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How much time does the glucose test during pregnancy take?

How much time does the glucose test during pregnancy take?

1-3 hrs: 1 hour for the glucose screening-and 3 hrs for glucose tolerance (if u fail the 1hr screen) ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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My wife is 12 weeks into pregnancy. She just done 2 hr glucose test & the result is 3.7 during fast and 8.3 after 2 hours.she is 30yrs old.

My wife is 12 weeks into pregnancy. She just done 2 hr glucose test & the result is 3.7 during fast and 8.3 after 2 hours.she is 30yrs old.

Glucose test: If your wife has not been told by her doctor that the blood sugars are OK she needs to call her/him to find out. If it turns out she has diabetes and is pregnant she can still have the baby with careful control of diabetes. ...Read more

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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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Can I get a glucose test ordered by my regular doc for my 28th week of pregnancy instead of my obgyn?

Can I get a glucose test ordered by my regular doc for my 28th week of pregnancy instead of my obgyn?

Pregnancy sugar test: Absolutely. Any physician, do, or nurse practitioner/physician's assistant can order this test for you. ...Read more

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Normal glucose levels@ 26 wks of pregnancy-129 mg/dl.Baby 6 lbs @ 34 wks, so doc repeated 1hr glucose test @ 35 wk & levels are 152.Any complications?

Normal glucose levels@ 26 wks of pregnancy-129 mg/dl.Baby 6 lbs @ 34 wks, so doc repeated 1hr glucose test @ 35 wk & levels are 152.Any complications?

Elevated glucose: You have an elevated glucose, gestational diabetes. No cookies, cakes, ice cream ,candy. eat only 3 servings pasta ,bread ( 2 slices) potatoes, /day. F?U w/ your doctor and a nutritionist. Elevated diabetes, can cause large babies but also low sugar after birth. High blood sugar predisposes to infections(UTI) vagnitis http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/guide/gestational_diabetes ...Read more

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How much water is okay to drink before fasting glucose test ?

Not a big deal: The amount of water is not terribly important - 12-16 oz should be fine. Be sure you are fasting (not eating) for the required number of hours. ...Read more

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Can a fasting blood glucose test alone tell you if you have diabetes?

Can a fasting blood glucose test alone tell you if you have diabetes?

Yes, absolutely: Hi. Yes, a fasting serum glucose is easily diagnostic of diabetes. There are 4 means of diagnosing diabetes: fasting serum glucose, random serum glucose, 2-hr glucose tolerance test, and A1c. Fasting glucose is an easy test, and if positive, should be repeated for confirmation. Eat healthily and exercise regularly. Keep your diabetes, blood pressure, and lipids well controlled. DON'T SMOKE! ...Read more

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Can a fasting blood glucose test alone tell you that you have diabetes?

Can a fasting blood glucose test alone tell you that you have diabetes?

Needs confirmation: A single fasting blood sugar over 125 needs confirmatory tests to diagnose diabetes. this can be a second fasting blood sugar over 125, or a Hemoglobin A1c test over 6.5%. However any sugar over 300, or any sugar over 200 associated with vision change, excessive thirst or urination, or weight loss while eating more than usual is diagnostic for diabetes without a need for confirmatory testing. ...Read more

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Is fasting plasma glucose test by itself good enough to diagnose diabetes?

Is fasting plasma glucose test by itself good enough to diagnose diabetes?

No: Diabetes is diagnosed based on several criteria. One test is the fasting plasma glucose test, but this should be confirmed with a second elevated fasting glucose test. A glucose challenge test or a hemoglobin A1c test may be substituted as well. ...Read more

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Is the fasting plasma glucose test the best way to find diabetes of any type?

No: Diabetes is diagnosed based on several criteria. One test is the fasting plasma glucose test, but this should be confirmed with a second elevated fasting glucose test. A glucose challenge test or a hemoglobin A1c test may be substituted as well. ...Read more

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I need doctor's advice: could exercise & fasting alter my one hour glucose test?

I need doctor's advice: could exercise & fasting alter my one hour glucose test?

Exercise and fasting: Once your doctor has recommended a one hour glucose test the laboratory folks will tell you what you need to do (or not do) on the morning you are coming in for testing. Don't worry about it until you have the result. If everything is OK , great! If not your doctor will start you on the right track. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had a fasting blood glucose test, had a tiny bit of oj before, could that have affected the numbers?

Had a fasting blood glucose test, had a tiny bit of oj before, could that have affected the numbers?

It was not fasting: Even small amount of oj means you were not fasting. Repeat the test without drinking any caloric beverage. U can drink plain water though. ...Read more

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How do fasting insulin test and glucose test differ?

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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Went to gp complaining of repeated colds and been given a fasting blood glucose test? Is that even relevant?

Diabetes: Yes, if you have pre-diabetes or diabetes your immune function is weakened. There must be something the doctor is concerned about beyond just a simple cold. ...Read more

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


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