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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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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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How can I get home diagnostic kits to test for diabetes?

Many: While they don't diagnose diabetes, there are many glucose monitoring meters and strips available in your local drug store. If your sugar tests higher than normal fasting (less than 104) or more than 200 at any time of the day, you need to be checked for diabetes or at least pre diabetes. Get a head start by diet, exercise and weight loss now. Don't wait. There are also a1c test kits available. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood test results for diabetes?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood test results for diabetes?

By the next day: A fingerstick glucose level is immediate. Results from tests such as a HGB a1c return overnight. ...Read more

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How do you test for diabetic complications?

How do you test for diabetic complications?

Variety: Check for the kidney funciton and how much of protien you are losing in the urine. Dilate the eyes and check the retina and make sure there is no bleeding. Check the sensation in the feet and legs and make sure that ther nerves are still functioning. ...Read more

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How can you test for arteriosclerosis?

How can you test for arteriosclerosis?

Depends where it is: Most tests aim to detect plaque causing obstruction to blood flow (e.g. Stress test to look for narrowing in coronary artery). However, atherosclerosis builds up slowly over time, and ideally should be detected before causes blockages. Doppler tests of carotid arteries or legs can image nonobstructive plaque in these locations noninvasively, and tell you if you're predisposed to this problem. ...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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How to test for glucose in food?

How to test for glucose in food?

Published work: There are helpful reference guides to help you estimate the content of glucose, other sugars, and other nutrients in food. Before you undertake this, learn something about the principles of scientific (as opposed to "pop" / "fad") diet planning. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can you test for arterial health?

How can you test for arterial health?

Check your pulses: Arteries usually are pulsatile and you can feel the pulses you can get more sophisticated doing pvr's and volume recordings as well as duplex scans of te arteries. ...Read more

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How do drs test for diabetes?

How do drs test for diabetes?

Glucose: A fasting glucose or a hemoglobin a1c will generally establish the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you test for pid?

How can you test for pid?

EXAM/LAB/IMAGING: The diagnosis is made by history, symptoms, physical exam, lab tests and imaging like cat scan or ultrasoung exam so there is not one test it is combination of all that.That is the only way we the doctors make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get A1c blood test results for diabetes?

How long does it take to get A1c blood test results for diabetes?

About an hour: Point of care test may be available in a matter of minutes. Test done in the main lab takes about and hour. However, it usually takes longer for the results to get back to the ordering doctor due to time taken for blood collection, transportation to the lab, processing in the lab, recording of results. Retesting in a limited number of cases etc. ...Read more

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How can you test for celiac disease?

How can you test for celiac disease?

Antibody blood test : The definitive test is intestinal endoscopy with duodenal biopsy but screening for celiac disease aka gluten enteropathy is by a blood test for antibodies associated with the disease - ttg-a & ttg-g. Serum IgA is also obtained. If the patient has not been on gluten for a while antibody levels often fall into the normal range. ...Read more