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If i test my glucose and it is 71 is that too low?

If i test my glucose and it is 71 is that too low?

No History: You did not provide us with any medical history. So, in general this is a normal blood sugar level for a healthy young male. ...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


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How come glucose give a positive result for fehlings test?

How come glucose give a positive result for fehlings test?

Monosaccharide: Glucose contains an aldehyde (c h o) which in the presence of fehling's solution, is oxidized, while the copper solution is reduced to cuprous sulfate - a dark red precipitant. ...Read more

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I failed 1 of the 3 tests for the 3 hour glucose so now what?

I failed 1 of the 3 tests for the 3 hour glucose so now what?

Diet & exercise: You are probably "pre-diabetic" or "glucose intolerant". I'd recommend a strict diabetic type diet, an aerobic exercise regime and i'd probably rx metformin.This drug has some evidence to support its ability to slow or prevent the progression to diabetes. ...Read more

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My glucose one hour test not fasting is 167. What do I need to do. Thank you.

My glucose one hour test not fasting is 167. What do I need to do.  Thank you.

Elevated glucose: It is good you are aware. First, adjust diet --- avoid sugar, breads, muffins, starches, desserts, pizza, and pasta. Minimize saturated fats. Eat only very lean meats, poultry, fish, and egg whites. Avoid high fructose drinks. Exercise daily. Achieve ideal weight. Consult dietitian. ...Read more

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What is test RDW and glucose?

What is test RDW and glucose?

Red cell distributio: It means the red cells in the blood are not all the same size. When someone has anemia, the RDW test can be used as extra info to find out what the anemia is from. Glucose means th sugar in the bloodstream .If it is high it could be a aign of diabetes in certain cases. It is unrelated to rdw. ...Read more

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For a glucose test, 6.0 is okay right?

For a glucose test, 6.0 is okay right?

May not be: If you're referring to the hba1c test, 6.0% may indicate a pre-diabetes condition if you don't already have a history of this or diabetes. If you have diabetes, then 6.0% indicates good blood sugar control overall (provided you aren't having lots of low blood sugars mixed in with high blood sugars). ...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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My glucose test is 167 what do I need to do?

My glucose test is 167 what do I need to do?

Clarify: Hi. Fasting? Post challenge? Random? Without clarification, we can't tell you what, if anything, you need to do. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you explain results of glucose test help!!?

Can you explain results of glucose test help!!?

Glucose: Normal blood glucose levels are roughly 70-140 mg. If your doctor has you checking your blood sugar you could start by measuring on alternate mornings and evenings. If either or both of the results are higher than the list above you need to discuss this with your doctor. At your age diabetes can be beaten. ...Read more

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Glucose A1c test showed 7.4. What does this mean?

Glucose A1c test showed 7.4. What does this mean?

A1c 7.4: That means you are not taking good enough care of your diabetes. May not be your fault but that of your doctor. Make a return doctor's visit and/or see a diabetes educator. ...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 can I do if my glucose fasting test is 107. Is it normal?

What can I do if my glucose fasting test is 107. Is it normal?

If it's: A lab draw and not a finger-stick, it's just above the upper limit of normal and in the bottom of the prediabetes range. You're probably overweight and Insulin resistant, so start with diet and exercise to lose weight now before it worsens. ...Read more

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Is there a proper technique to perform a fingerstick glucose test?

Not really: Hi. It's so easy, it's like falling outta bed! Hands should be clean, but unless you have a dirty job, no one washes just for testing if your hands are reasonably clean. Don't dip your fingers in honey over the test site; glucose on the skin would, of course, influence results. Otherwise, no special routine. No one uses alcohol pads (like they do at doctors offices, etc). It's SO easy! Good luck! ...Read more

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I have not slept night and i have to go now for 3 hour Glucose test. Will it skew results?

I have not slept night and i have to go now for 3 hour Glucose test. Will it skew results?

No: The results of the three hour glucose test should not be skewed by your lack of sleep. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a very tiny amount of candy and I have a glucose resistance test in 2 hours. Will this dramatically affect my results?

No: Good luck with your glucose tolerance test. Remember that if you do have adult-onset diabetes, you can do a great deal to manage it just by staying physically fit -- work with your physician on it. ...Read more

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3 hour glucose test results: fasting was 89, thirty minutes was 180, one hour was 198, two hour was 64.... what does this tell me?

Normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your results are within the normal limit. The one hour level is at the borderline. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003466.htm ...Read more

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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