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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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While fasting for fasting glucose test can I eat foods with a zero glycemic index (eggs, steak with no sauce, etc)? I don't see why not.

While fasting for fasting glucose test can I eat foods with a zero glycemic index (eggs, steak with no sauce, etc)?  I don't see why not.

No: Body can convert proteins and fats into carbohydrates, therefore fasting means fasting. You should fast at least 8 hours before a fasting glucose test. Nine hours for fasting lipids. ...Read more

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What specific foods can I eat before glucose test during pregnancy?

What specific foods can I eat before glucose test during pregnancy?

FASTING: To get accurate result of glucose, you should be fasting before blood test. Just eat regular food. ...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

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I am 24wks preg. Dr wants me to do glucose test but I don't have time in my life for this. There's no fam hist of diabetes. Is this really necessary?

I am 24wks preg. Dr wants me to do glucose test but I don't have time in my life for this. There's no fam hist of diabetes. Is this really necessary?

Making time for: this means that you are making your baby's well being a priority. Even if there is no family history of diabetes -this does not mean that you couldn't develop gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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How is the one hour glucose test performed?

How is the one hour glucose test performed?

Many protocols: You take your blood test before, take a set amount of boost or any other high calorie supplement (i prfer just have the patient have a normal meal) and you do a blood sugar 1 hr after. Some people might still be using glucola 1.75 gm/kg of weight to a max of 75 gm (adult dose). ...Read more

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If the result of the glucose test is 147, what does it mean?

If the result of the glucose test is 147, what does it mean?

Depends: A fasting glucose over 125 is consistent with a diagnosis of diabetes. If the test was done within a few hours of eating it may be normal, or indicate some degree of glucose intolerance. You should get a hemoglobin a1c to better assess your overall glucose level. ...Read more

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What time frame can a glucose test work?

What time frame can a glucose test work?

The A1c: Test measures your average glucose over the past three months, but is weighted toward the most recent weeks. ...Read more

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How do fasting insulin test and glucose test differ?

Different tests: Insulin & glucose are 2 different ways to measure diabetes. Insulin is produced by pancreas to keep sugars under control. We measure glucose to see how well sugars are controlled. We can measure Insulin to determine how much effort pancreas is making to control sugars. Think of glucose as speedometer & Insulin as tachometer (hgba1c is avg trip speed - ask a car nut if this doesn't make sense). ...Read more

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How long do you have to fast for an elevated fasting glucose test?

8-10 Hrs: I ask my patients to fast 8-10 hours, minimum. Please take your meds on schedule (except dm meds - ask your dr), and get plenty of water, so your veins are full.. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is simple glucose test can diagnose diabete?

Hoping you can tell me, is simple glucose test can diagnose diabete?

Yes: Fasting glucose, 2 hour post-meal glucose and hba1c are all used together to help diagnose diabetes. Your doctor can assist you. ...Read more

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My glucose test is tomorrow at 2pm. Do I eat breakfast? If so what can I eat?

My glucose test is tomorrow at 2pm. Do I eat breakfast? If so what can I eat?

Glucose test: For glucose test you should be fasting for at least 8 hours, you may drink water and black cfee withot sugar.Thats the reason most of the time we do fasting blodd work including glucose and cholesterol and triglycerides in the morning so that you can eat after that. ...Read more

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A glucose test i took came back 488 30 min after i ate could I have diabetes?

Diabetes: You are very ill. You have dangerously, even life threateningly high blood sugar. Please get to medical care today for your diabetes. ...Read more

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I'm scared I have diabetes. Tomorrow is my glucose test. How soon will I know ?

I'm scared I have diabetes. Tomorrow is my glucose test. How soon will I know ?

Verdict: It's been 2 weeks. You should already know by now. Sorry for the delayed response. Hope it came back negative. ...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