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Can I take medication during a blood glucose test?

Can I take medication during a blood glucose test?

Ask: It depends on your medication, some can effect blood glucose. You should ask the lab you are going to. ...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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Only one high blood sugar following a glucose test during pregnancy. What does that mean?

Only one high blood sugar following a glucose test during pregnancy. What does that mean?

Depends: If you did the one-hour test, it means you need to do the definitive 3 hour test. If it was one elevation on the 3 hour test, then you are not a gestational diabetic (unless your one was a really elevated fasting glucose). It is a good idea to watch your diet and carbs if you had one elevation tho. ...Read more

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What is a low blood glucose level after a one-hour glucose test during pregnancy?

What is a low blood glucose level after a one-hour glucose test during pregnancy?

THere are none: There are no low glucose levels with pregnancy gtt, only good normal levels. Hypoglycemaa doesn't occur in human beings who aren't receiving treatment for diabetes or have end stage cancer, liver or kidney failure, etc. Particularly in pregnancy, glucose normal levels are much lower than non-pregnancy, a lower number is an excellent sign, . ...Read more

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Is a level 7.1 anemic dangerousness for 29 weeks pregnant? And 135 bad for a blood glucose test, i now have to take the 3 hour test, should I worry ?

Is a level 7.1 anemic dangerousness for 29 weeks pregnant? And 135 bad for a blood glucose test, i now have to take the 3 hour test, should I worry ?

Tests: Anemia is taxing to the system suggest nutritional deficiency or blood loss. Gestational diabetes a consideration that can affect both mother and child. Your obstetrition doctor will guide you though this remember after child is born need to be retested for diabetes. Approx 80% gestational diabetics are just diabetic. ...Read more

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How could a 21-hour fast affect a blood glucose test?

How could a 21-hour fast affect a blood glucose test?

Abnormal OGTT: Prolonged fasts are often considered around 72 hours, but 8-12 hours is all that's required for an ogtt. The longer the fast, the higher the circulating levels of free fatty acids, which has a negative impact on glucose tolerance. 21 hours may not significantly alter the blood sugar results. If results are really abnormal, repeating the ogtt under proper fasting requirements may be necessary. ...Read more

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My blood glucose test is consistently over 7 is this ok?

If you mean: Your hba1c test, the answer is no. Your sugar is chronically above normal and your risk of dying of a diabetes related problem has increased by 20-40%. Work with your doctor to improve your glucose control. There is no "magic number" where you're suddenly healthy. The lower the better. ...Read more

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What to do if I am going in for a blood glucose test tomorrow. I don't know how they will test this. can you tell me what will happen?

What to do if I am going in for a blood glucose test tomorrow. I don't know how they will test this. can you tell me what will happen?

Go in fasting: They're either doing a fasting serum glucose or a glucose tolerance test...either way, you have to go in fasting. They should have TOLD you this! Water or black coffee are OK, but no sugar, fat, or protein. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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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


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Blood Sugar Monitoring (Definition)

Blood glucose monitoring refers to the ongoing measurement of blood sugar (glucose). Monitoring can be done at any time using a portable ...Read more