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I just did the blood sugar test (fasting) and it comes 95 , so in the same time i did do the test through the lab and its comes 100 and hb1ac was 5.3?

I just did the blood sugar test (fasting) and it comes 95 , so in the same time i did do the test through the lab and its comes 100 and hb1ac was 5.3?

Okay overall: Fingerstick sugars will not be the same as blood sugars for a number of reasons. The most likely is that none of the glucose monitors is that precise. A 10-15% variation is considered acceptable. A fasting glucose under 100 is normal, as is a hba1c under 5.7%. ...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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Can eating sugar a night before the fasting blood sugar test affect the results ?

Can eating sugar a night before the fasting blood sugar test affect the results ?

Yes: You should not eat for 12 hours before a fasting test is done. You can have some water if thirsty. ...Read more

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How many hours to fast before a fasting blood sugar level test?

How many hours to fast before a fasting blood sugar level test?

Fasting: Depends on what's being measured but nothing after midnight for 8 am lab draw is adequate. Make sure you drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Is 11 hours fasting fine for fasting blood sugar level test or is too much and will give inaccurate reading or lesser reading?

Sounds fine: A variety of blood tests gives more accurate results if the patient has not eating food, drank beverages other than water, or taken certain medications that might influence test results. For checking fasting blood sugars, a patient can fast overnight (about 10 hours, but 8-12 hours should be fine) and then give his blood sample before taking his morning vitamins or medications. ...Read more

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Can i drink water before a fasting blood sugar test?

Can i drink water before a fasting blood sugar test?

Yes: Water has no carbohydrates (the part of food that causes a rise in blood sugar) so there is no reason you can't drink it before a blood sugar test. ...Read more