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How is a diabetes test given?

How is a diabetes test given?

Blood: 1st step is simply check the random blood sugar. Your random blood sugar requires a blood sample. Your random blood sugar should be between 70 and 120. If the blood sugar is higher than 120 (dependent upon how much higher), the next step would be a blood a1c test or a glucose tolerance test. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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What are the tests for diabetes?

What are the tests for diabetes?

Blood Glucose: The initial test for diabetes is a fasting (8-12 hours) blood glucose test - usually done by a finger prick check but can also be done by a blood draw. Typically fasting blood sugar values below 100 are considered non-diabetic, 100-126 pre-diabetes, and greater than 126 as defined by diabetes. A hgba1c blood test can then be done to monitor progress of treatment as this is a roughly 3 month avg. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diagnosing diabetes?

What are the tests for diagnosing diabetes?

Testing for diabetes: Hi. The tests for diabetes (fasting glucose, post-challenge glucose, 3-month average glucose, and random glucose) all have their strengths and weaknesses. A1c is an excellent test and vital to the modern management of diabetes; it's NOT the most sensitive diagnostic test, however. Fasting and post-challenge glucoses can both reveal more subtle abnormalities. Random glucose is a blunt instrument. ...Read more

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Can soda/ pop drinks effect tests for diabetes?

Can soda/ pop drinks effect tests for diabetes?

Yes: Certainly sodas with sugar can raise one's blood sugar, at least temporarily. Even diet sodas can lead to changes from the caffeine, and stimulation of hormones in the GI tract when the taste buds sense something sweet. This is why patients are advised to avoid everything but water when coming in for fasting blood tests. Tests for glycated hemoglobin, or a1c, are not affected by food or drink. ...Read more

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I'm curious what occurs during a diabetes test?

I'm curious what occurs during a diabetes test?

Easiest are: The kind that are simple tests on blood sample fasting sugar, ranom blood sugar, hemoglobin a1c that , if exceed standards , define presence of diabetes. ...Read more

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Where on my body can do they do the diabetes test?

Where on my body can do they do the diabetes test?

Fingertip or vein: A fasting blood sugar can be done in your doctor's office or health department , a hemoglobin A1c can be obtained via a venous test. ...Read more

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How do you get diagnosed with diabetes? What test?

How do you get diagnosed with diabetes? What test?

Blood sugar: Typically a blood sugar test is done, and two abnormal tests confirm the diagnosis. In adults for type 2 diabetes common tests are: hgba1c of 6.5% or greater; a fasting plasma glucose of > 125; a random glucose of 200 mg/dl or greater; or a 2-hour post-load glucose after 75 g oral glucose of 200 mg/dl or greater. ...Read more