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Doctor insights on: How To Test For Diabetes

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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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How do we test for diabetes before ttc?

How do we test for diabetes before ttc?

Blood test: Blood tests will tell you if you have diabetes. Either fasting blood sugar, hemoglobin A1c test or an oral glucose tolerance test. See your doctor to have these order for you. ...Read more

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How does the fpg test define diabetes and pre-diabetes?

How does the fpg test define diabetes and pre-diabetes?

99 vs 126: By definition, a fasting plasma glucose over 126 on two separate days is confirmed diabetes. A fasting plasma glucose over 99 is pre-diabetes. ...Read more

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How can I test urine for diabetes?

How can I test urine for diabetes?

Dip stick: you can buy urine dip sticks they will change color and you can see roughly what your glucose is. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should people test for diabetes?

Doctors can you tell me how often should people test for diabetes?

Depends Severity &Tx: Unclear if asking before apparent or after recognized. One of the best tests, currently available clinically, for pre-dm is the NMR particle test lp-ir score. This measures lipoprotein particles, not glucose or Insulin resistance, as implied by the name. It relies on strong population correlations with lipoprotein behavior & Insulin resistance & can predict type ii dm 15-20 yrs before hba1c ?6.5%. ...Read more

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I was just wondering when and how to test blood sugar for diabetes?

I was just wondering when and how to test blood sugar for diabetes?

Diabetes test: The best test is a fasting sugar and a hemoglobin a1c. If there is a question doing a test 2 hours after a large meal or a glucose tolerance test can be diagnostic. ...Read more

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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