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Am I at risk for diabetes if my glucose tolerance test came out positive.

Am I at risk for diabetes if my glucose tolerance test came out positive.

Yes: There is more than one type of glucose testing. No matter which is used, if a test is positive, women should see an OB or endo provider or diabetes educator as soon as possible for an explanation of the test results, the condition and the next steps to take. A positive test does not necessarily mean women will need to take Insulin shots so they should not fear going in for followup. ...Read more

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Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


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I had a blood test done&my doctor check my hba1c levels even though i'm not diabetic, results came back clear but im still getting diabetic symptoms?!

I had a blood test done&my doctor check my hba1c levels even though i'm not diabetic, results came back clear but im still getting diabetic symptoms?!

Find another cause: Make a conscious decision to stop the obsessive idea that you have diabetes. If your personal physician cannot find the cause of your symptoms, get a consult. If you want to tell us what symptoms / signs you're having, i bet the healthtap team can suggest a few ideas -- including some that are often missed. ...Read more

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I got tested for diabetes around May My sugar level was at 98. Is it possible to get diabetes within 3 months? Blood shows I have a lot of hemoglobin

I got tested for diabetes around May My sugar level was at 98. Is it possible to get diabetes within 3 months? Blood shows I have a lot of hemoglobin

No: Fasting blood sugar of 98 is normal according to American Diabetic Association, but we holistic physicians prefer a level below 90. Hemoclobon A1C & 2 hour post prandial will help to sort out. Glucose tolerance test also can be done ultimately. ...Read more

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Should I take a HIV blood test after two negative oraquick at home test ? It been almost 2 years since my risk event and also 4 months past my second

Should I take a HIV blood test after two negative oraquick at home test ? It been almost 2 years since my risk event and also 4 months past my second

Yes: The chance of your being infected is extremely small, but this is still troubling you. You won't be at ease until you get a nucleic acid test. Wishing you a bright future, and that you'll love wisely and well. ...Read more

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Concerned. My fasting glucose test came back negative bt I have POCS, am thin & have symptoms of type 2 diabetes can I still have insulin resistance?

Concerned. My fasting glucose test came back negative bt I have POCS, am thin & have symptoms of type 2 diabetes can I still have insulin resistance?

Insulin resistance. : Glucose N in thin PCOS. Asks could I have insulin resistance. ANS: yes but not likely and detailed testing for IR rarely done in practice. Keep up the good work. ...Read more

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I had a normal blood sugar (72) about a week ago and today i had another test that resulted to high glucose level at 138. I am 12 weeks pregnant. ?

I had a normal blood sugar (72) about a week ago and today i had another test that resulted to high glucose level at 138. I am 12 weeks pregnant. ?

Fasting?: Was the 72 fasting and the 138 not fasting? That might explain the discrepancies. Otherwise, your doctor will ask you to do a glucose tolerant test. Just see your doc. He/she will know what to do. ...Read more

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Should I feel secure without having a blood test that I don't have advanced hiv/aids if I had a negative OraQuick hiv test at home?

Should I feel secure without having a blood test that I don't have advanced hiv/aids if I had a negative OraQuick hiv test at home?

Depends: The Oraquick test will take some time to turn positive after exposure to HIV if you get infected. You should repeat later (check package insert) to make sure you are not too early after exposure to be positive. ...Read more

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I just had blood tests for before I start IVF that tested for HIV hepatitis, rubella, diabetes etc what if I was positive?

I just had blood tests for before I start IVF that tested for HIV hepatitis, rubella, diabetes etc what if I was positive?

It depends: Some illnesses dramatically increase the risk of a miscarriage or a deformed baby. Some illness can be managed by avoiding a vaginal delivery. If you are going to spend a small fortune on ivf and the doc is going to spend a lot of time getting your pregnant, i think you both would like to have as much info as possible before you start. ...Read more

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Two weeks ago in an urine test i had ketonuria doctor said i had to do another test and again I have ketones . Blood test was normal im not on diets ?

Two weeks ago in an urine test i had ketonuria doctor said i had to do another test and again  I have ketones . Blood test was normal im not on diets ?

Ketonuria causes: Ketones in the urine can be see with high protein or low carbohydrate intake, hyperthyroidism, pregnancy to name a few. I don't know what blood tests were done but i'd return to your doctor for further evalution. ...Read more

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Hi,i am pregnant 30 weeks,and last Friday I have glucose test and I ate egg with bread before test the result is 152, yesterday I repeat this test and the 4 hours result is range 85-133-172-154 doctor say I have pregnancy diabetes if it's really diabet

Hi,i am pregnant  30 weeks,and last Friday  I have glucose test and I ate egg with bread before test the result is 152, yesterday I repeat this test  and the 4 hours result is range 85-133-172-154 doctor say I have pregnancy diabetes if it's really diabet

Gestational diabetes: Gestational diabetes is diabetes that didn't exist before the pregnancy and goes away after the high hormone levels of pregnancy fall back to normal after delivery.This requires repeat testing at about the time of your 6 week post-partum check-up to know for sure.It does increase the risk of developing diabetes later in life so it's a good idea to watch your diet and weight let your doctors know. ...Read more

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I fainted after a blood test and had a seizure. Hospital ran tests said it was due to low blood test. What you think. I am 34 years old?

I fainted after a blood test and had a seizure. Hospital ran tests said it was due to low blood test. What you think. I am 34 years old?

Syncopal epilepsy: When some people have blood taken or are surprised suddenly, they may have a syncopal episode. Some of these may result in a seizure which is not indicative of epilepsy. It results from a brief hypoxic spell (sudden reduction of oxygen or what is known as excessive vagus nerve stimulation. Work ups are usually negative. Anti seizure medications are not used. ...Read more

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For 4yrs i had single readings of 150//80, 140/80 at work. Blood and urine test normal last 2010. Dad has htn. Bp now 120/70.Do I have hi risk for ckd?

For 4yrs i had single readings of 150//80, 140/80 at work. Blood and urine test normal last 2010. Dad has htn. Bp now 120/70.Do I have hi risk for ckd?

No problem: If your blood pressure stays mostly below 130/ 80 and you do not have other risk factors such as diabetes then you are at low risk for developing kidney disease. Exercise, eat mediterranean type diet, use nsaids sparingly, maintain healthy weight and sleep and make sure you don't have sleep apnea or impaired fasting glucose. Check lipids and cardio CRP and you will have all your bases covered. :. ...Read more

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I think I have a stomach virus and I am scheduled for a blood test tomorrow morning (fasting lipid panel, CMP w/EGFR, CPK, PSA). Should I postpone?

I think I have a stomach virus and I am scheduled for a blood test tomorrow morning (fasting lipid panel, CMP w/EGFR, CPK, PSA). Should I postpone?

Should not impact: The tests you listed are not likely to change if not feeling well. Consider the phlebotomist, though and postpone if actively symptomatic so you don't transmit it. ...Read more

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Hello. Can type 1 diabetes cause a false negative hiv test i tested for hiv ab/ag at 3 months negative and hiv1,2 at 6mnths negative Is it conclusive?

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Can type 1 diabetes cause a false negative hiv test i tested for hiv ab/ag at 3 months negative  and hiv1,2 at 6mnths negative
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No and yes: HIV test is not affected by other disease conditions. A negative test at 6 months tells you that you didn't have the infection from that encounter. However it would not have ruled out HIV if you had been exposed to HIV infected blood or secretion subsequently. ...Read more

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Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more