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Do you have to fast before hgbaic?

No: It is a measure of sugar control over a prolonged period of time (3 months) and will not be affected by a fasting or non fasting state. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Carson
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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Definition)

Gestation diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. This develops when pregnancy hormones change a patient's metabolism so that they can not regulate their blood sugar. A patient with GDM will have to go on a low sugar and low carb diet and monitor blood sugars very carefully. Sometimes they will require medications. There is a 30% chance ...Read more


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Do i need to fast before blood tests?

Do i need to fast before blood tests?

Depends: Depending on what kind of blood tests are being done, you may need to fast. If you are having a metabolic panel, liver panel or cholesterol panel you will need to fast. Probably would be best if you check with your ordering physician to make sure that you understand what you need to do. This will make you avoid potentially abnormal results or the need for a repeat test later. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have gestational diabetes. How to lower my fasting blood glucose level during pregnancy?

What do you suggest if I have gestational diabetes. How to lower my fasting blood glucose level during pregnancy?

Lower Blood Sugar: I recommend consistent mild cardio exercise each day, eat low carb diet, but plenty of vegetables, including dark leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, colorful vegetables, healthy fats like avocadoes, eggs, olive oil, nuts, lean proteins. ...Read more

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How do we test for diabetes before ttc?

How do we test for diabetes before ttc?

Blood test: Blood tests will tell you if you have diabetes. Either fasting blood sugar, hemoglobin A1c test or an oral glucose tolerance test. See your doctor to have these order for you. ...Read more

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I don't want to do a gestational diabetes test so can I just refuse it?

I don't want to do a gestational diabetes test so can I just refuse it?

Why jeopardize baby?: You could refuse it, but why? Having gestational diabetes could cause significant harm to you and/or your child. Simple dietary changes and/or meds could prevent that damage. There are other blood tests that can be done to assess for gestational diabetes, if you're reluctant to do the oral glucose challenge test. Ask your OB doc to refer you to an endocrine (or diabetes) clinic. ...Read more

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Do you have to fast the day before a hba1c test?

Do you have to fast the day before a hba1c test?

No: The hemoglobin A1c is a measure of the amount of hemoglobin that is bound to glucose (blood sugar) in red blood cells. Red blood cells live about 120 days, so the A1c gives an idea of diabetic control over 3 months. Eating on the day of the test will make no difference. Be sure, though, that no other tests, such as fasting lipid panel or fasting chemistries, have been ordered along w a1c. ...Read more

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What to do if i wanted to know at what blood sugar level (in mmol/l) will i get diabetes?

What to do if i wanted to know at what blood sugar level (in mmol/l) will i get diabetes?

There is no: Level at which you "get" diabetes. It's a continuous progression from normal to Insulin resistance to prediabetes to diabetes. There are no sudden changes, just worsening over time. Get your education now and begin diet, exercise and weight loss before it's too late. Prevention is always better than trteatment. ...Read more

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Do you need to fast before getting a thyroid n cvc test?

Do you need to fast before getting a thyroid n cvc test?

No: You do not need to fast for a thyroid blood test. I don't know what you mean by "cvc" test. Do you mean a "cbc", which is a complete blood count. You don't need to fast for that either. ...Read more

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Do I need a test for gestational diabetes?

Do I need a test for gestational diabetes?

Yes: The american college of obstetrics and gynecology recommends that you take this test sometime between 24-28 weeks. They also recognize that if you are very low risk, you may not necessarily need to take this. Talk to your doctor to see what your risk level is. ...Read more

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Do you need to fast before a renal ultrasound?

Do you need to fast before a renal ultrasound?

No: no not unless thet are looking at the arteries of the kidneys also ...Read more

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What test do doctors conduct to see if I have gestational diabetes?

What test do doctors conduct to see if I have gestational diabetes?

Glucose testing : Between 24-28 weeks you will be given a 50g glucose drink. Your glucose level will be checked 1 hr later to see how your body responds. It sounds like alot of sugar, but it is roughly equal to 10 jelly beans. If you pass this test you do not have gestational diabetes. If you fail this test you will have to do a 100 g fasting 3 hr glucose test to diagnose diabetes. ...Read more

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Why do you need to get a glucose tolerance test if you tested positive for gestational diabetes?

Why do you need to get a glucose tolerance test if you tested positive for gestational diabetes?

To rule out diabetes: Women with gestational diabetes are more prone to developing diabetes after the pregnancy. Glucose tolerance test allows the doctor to asses resistance to Insulin and diagnose diabetes. ...Read more

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How can I have gestational diabetes if I used to have low sugar before my pregnancy?

How can I have gestational diabetes if I used to have low sugar before my pregnancy?

Insulin resistance: Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. Early on, high Insulin can cause hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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For what reasons do we need to fast before cholesterol test ?

Lipids: For years we've fasted overnight as you note. Recent evidence suggests it isn't necessary. Practice is only changing slowly being cautious. ...Read more

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What to do if I have gestational diabetes, can I still drink international cafe?

What to do if I have gestational diabetes, can I still drink international cafe?

Pregnant women: should avoid caffeine and gestational diabetics should not eat sweets so decaf, unsweetened coffee ok ...Read more

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I have gestational diabetes and it's at 61 fasting so i eat a sugary treat to get it back up how long should I wait to take my blood sugar again?

I have gestational diabetes and it's at 61 fasting so i eat a sugary treat to get it back up how long should I wait to take my blood sugar again?

One hour: The low blood sugar is a signal that you need to change your way of eating because a sugary treat will cause your blood sugar to continue to bounce. Eat six equal meals with lots of vegetables and avoid sugar, fruit juices, sweet fruits, and processed grains. Relax fora few minutes and do light exercise for 10 minutes if possible after each meal. In a few weeks you will feel much better. ...Read more

Dr. Alison Stuebe
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Gestational Diabetes (Definition)

Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more