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Blood Sugar Level Test
What do you advise if i had my blood sugar level test done (gluco meter) a weekand sugar increased my sugar level before the test?
Re check: It is possible you have or are pre diabetic. ...Read more
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
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
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
Does the anxiety and the stress effects the sugar blood level test result ? And if did the test in the morning but i felt that my stomach is not empty
Yes: Yes to both questions. Anxiety and stress raise cortisol levels and Epinephrine is induced which increases blood sugar levels. Hey fasting glucose is greater than 12 hours without eating or drinking sweet drinks. If you had been eating for greater than 12 hours from the test or you were stressed this will raise your blood glucose levels and give you an artificially high reading blood glucose level. ...Read more
Is having a fasting blood sugar level of 106 high? (I had two cups of black coffee before the test)
Need to retest:
Fasting blood sugar test should be done after an overnight fast of at least 8 hours. Do not eat or drink anything other than water. 106 is not too high but by some it may be considered pre-diabetic.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Fasting blood sugar level was 110. Typically in mid 90s. Was nervous/anxious just prior to test. Could this cause a spike? At home I'm always ~82.
Calibration?: Cortisol has been associated with stress & blood sugar; however, the variations are relatively small & can fluctuate throughout the day. Similar to blood pressure readings, which may rise in the doctors office due to stress, a blood sugar reading in the office should be checked more than once, & taken in context, when deciding to treat it. A hemoglobin A1C can show 3 month average blood sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fasting blood sugar level is 6.3. The 3 month average test is normal. Does this mean I am pre diabetic?
Fasting blood sugar level is 6.3. The 3 month average test is normal. Does this mean I am pre diabetic? And if so is pre diabetic reversable?
No: If interested have GTT done, get C- Peptide checked. ...Read more
Why is glucose screening test done exactly at 1hr? Does blood sugar level only peak then? After that does it drop or can it increase further?
Just a standard way.: Blood glucose testing can be done prior to eating (when you are fasting) and the "1 hour after" is only because it has been done this way for many years and will give a typical indication of your response to eating. It can go much higher in some diabetics and even higher in normal people at an hour after eating. The usual and in my view better indication of your blood sugar status is the HgbA1c ...Read more
I've been very thirsty at night for the last 2 wks. My non-fasting blood test had blood sugar level of 98. What could cause night thirst ?
Thirsty: One cause of night time dry mouth is having nasal congestion, which causes mouth breathing while sleeping. Also, be sure you avoid diuretics (medicines which induce urination) in the hours before bedtime. Lastly, "dry mouth" is sometimes a side effect of a medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The past two days, while vacationing in hot country. I Been feeling very thirsty. Took a blood test one year ago, blood sugar level was normal. ?
What was true: a year ago is nit necessaeiky the case today. Repeat the test ...Read more
Sugar: Hi. Are you talking about diabetes and treating hypoglycemia? I hate to guess. Insulin therapy is the BIG risk for hypoglycemia. But as you would imagine (and your doctor should have told you), treat low sugar with sugar. If you're very low but conscious, use liquid sugar (e.g., juice, sugar soda). If you're unconscious, someone can give you glucagon or call paramedics. Good luck and be safe! ...Read more
In the long term: Hi. If you run sugars in that range in the long term, then of course it's dangerous...to your eyes, kidneys, nerves, blood vessels, infection risk, amputation risk, etc. Fortunately, in the short term, it's not the least bit dangerous. If you have insulin, it's very easy to treat. If you don't, you should get some! Good luck! ...Read more
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