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What should be the result of glucose fasting test during 9 weeks pregnancy?

What should be the result of glucose fasting test during 9 weeks pregnancy?

Family practice : They usually perform a 2 hr post prandial glucose test to determine gestational diabetes. If elevated you will be put on a strict diet and rarely Insulin if sugars remain too high. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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My son's fasting glucose was 102 this morning. His urine screening was negative. What could have caused his reading to be in the diabetic range?

My son's fasting glucose was 102 this morning. His urine screening was negative. What could have caused his reading to be in the diabetic range?

It's not: Who told you 102 was in the diabetic range? 80-120 is normal blood sugar range. Of course there are plenty of times that we can have individual outliers (below or above) and still be considered normal. 102 is perfectly normal. ...Read more

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My ogtt results in the 24th pregnancy week showed: fasting 78mg/dl; 75g glucose, after 1 hour: 97mg/dl, after 2 hours: 154mg/dl. Is it a lab error?

Probably not: Why would you think this a lab error? You need to be followed carefully and the test repeated during the remainder of the pregnancy and after you have delivered. ...Read more

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My fasting plasma glucose 162, 1hour post glucose 271, 2 hour post glucose 261, 31 weeks of pregnancy gdm detectd?

My fasting plasma glucose 162, 1hour post glucose 271, 2 hour post glucose 261, 31 weeks of pregnancy gdm detectd?

Yes!: Yes you most certainly have impaired glucose metabolism and gestational diabetes. This requires prescription medication, strict diet modification and exercise asap to prevent pregnancy complications. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about fasting plasma glucose 162, 1hour post glucose 271, 2 hour post glucose 261, 31 weeks of pregnancy gdm detectd?

That's diabetes: Hi. Yes, Ma'am, that's diabetes, by both fasting glucose and OGTT criteria! Your OB will get you on insulin (or refer you to someone for that). Control your diabetes for your sake and your baby's. Good luck! ...Read more

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Yesterday I had a health screening at work. My non-fasting blood glucose was 72. I ate about 2 hours before and am not diabetic. Is this too low?

Yesterday I had a health screening at work. My non-fasting blood glucose was 72. I ate about 2 hours before and am not diabetic. Is this too low?

Diabetic: No you don't have diabetes! I dislike the term "diabetic" if you don't have insulin deficiency.Folks who have insulin resistance should get rid of that term and work towards getting rid of diabetes. Yes, that should be the goal! ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...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