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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)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in 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

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How accurate is the A1c test for diabetes?

How accurate is the A1c test for diabetes?

Very: In my opinion this test was one of the most significant advances in medicine I have seen. To be so simple, it is so valuable. Why didn't i think of it. Rj. ...Read more

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How to avoid blood test for checking diabetes?

How to avoid blood test for checking diabetes?

Health Testing: Not sure why or what you are asking from us here. To determine the blood sugar one needs a blood test. ...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?

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