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Normal Blood Glucose Testing Results
Chest pain on&off. Tested for low iron. Results normal (iron 62, Ferrin 5). However low blood glucose of 56. (did not fast) Why blood glucose low?
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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
Chest pain on&off. Tested for low iron. Results normal (iron 62, Ferrin 5). However low blood glucose of 56. (did not fast). Age 25, Why low glucose?
Hmm... different lab:
Ferritin 5 is awfully low at every lab I've ever seen. Hypoglycemia can occur from medicines, starvation, a LOT of exercise, paradoxically from obesity and insulin insensitivity (so more is put out and the body eventually overreacts to it), elevated insulin levels (very very rare).
or.. no clear cause (most common and common in your demographic group). ...Read more
Just got test results back. Blood Glucose was 77 out of a range of 60-125. Fructosamine was 1.8 out of range of 0-2.0. Is this normal?
Yes: Both values are in the normal reference range so I would say they are normal. ...Read more
I had a normal blood sugar (72) about a week ago and today i had another test that resulted to high glucose level at 138. I am 12 weeks pregnant. ?
My grandmom is 76 and has an ESR of 45 mm/hr. all other results (hb,wbc count,blood glucose) are normal, should I be concerned?
My grandmother is 76 and has an ESR of 45 mm/hr. All other results (hb, WBC count, blood glucose) are normal, should I be concerned?
Blood test results showing high creatine 1.28 and low egfr 55. Glucose is normal but 99. All were normal 6mo ago.No diabetes. Hypothyroid&Hashmotos.
Hello. I had blood test results and i just wanted a second opinion. My mch is at 32.2 fl bit high, mchch is at 33.1fl its normal, mcv is a 97.6%. Also, my carbon dioxide is at a 32 mmol and glucose at a 104. Everything else is in the normal range.
Blood Tests Results today.. CBC all normal except for MCH 31.2 High. I don't know that is should I be worried? Other items out of line were Glucose 115 H, T.Chol/HDL Ratio 3.7 L, A1c 6.2 H and VItamin D 25OH Total 29.8 L. The rest are all in normal.
Prediabetic..: The MCH isn’t bothering me as much as the vitamin D deficiency and possible Prediabetes. The blood glucose and A1C are in the prediabetic range, putting you at increased risk for the eventual development of diabetes. Discuss options with your regular provider and consider 2000IU of vitamin D3 daily. ...Read more
I just did urinalysis and the result show "Trace of protein" in the urine. PH - 6.5, Leucocytes - Nil, Blood - Nil, Glucose - Nil, Ketone - Nil, Ascorbic Acid - Nil, Bilirubin - Nil, Urobililnogen - Normal, Nitrite - Nil, what should I worry about.
Likely, these are ok: I would not worry about this UA report, which most likely bears no clinical significance. But when, how, and why did you get this urinalysis? As always, it should be always correlated with clinical profile. To drill out more clinical significance, peruse articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onUTI.html. Thereby you can work well with doc so to reach right diagnosis for right care. ...Read more
When testing glucose can I milk the test site if not enough blood or will this cause a false high or low?
Squeeze away: Whatever it takes to get enough blood to test. This won't affect the result significantly. ...Read more
Four times aday: You should do a fasting in the morning and a finger stick after every meal. ...Read more
Are you allowed to take medication or not while testing blood glucose after taking medicine at breakfast?
Hi. I'm confused. For standard diabetes tests (either fasting glucose or a glucose tolerance test) you go in for the test FASTING (i.e., NO BREAKFAST!). I'm not as worried about the meds messing up the test as I am by the fact you ate breakfast! The test is probably invalid. Be sure to tell your doctor who ordered the test. May have to repeat it. Good luck.
PS Water is OK before & during test. ...Read more
Any part: The finger is normally used because it is easy, but anywhere you can stab and get blood will work. ...Read more
I had a few sips of alcohol around midnight last night, how long before it won't affect my blood test? I'm going for glucose testing, among others..
Few sips: If it is only a few sips that you had then withing 8 hours it should no longer have an effect on your blood tests. ...Read more
After having a uti, finding glucose in my urine, and testing negative for blood sugar problems, i haven't been able to hold urine at times.
Glucose in urine: It is not normal for you to have glucose in your urine. I am not sure what you mean by "testing negative for glucose problems". Have your physician order a hemoglobin a1c test. If it is normal, then you do not have diabetes. Your description of not being able to hold urine, at times is a concern. Have your physician sent you to a urologist to see why you have problems with holding your urine. ...Read more
What is better? Testing urine, sticking finger, getting blood draws while in the hospital for glucose control?
Finger stick: Sticking finger.Get a more detailed answer ›
Blood sugar levels.: For fasting glucose, up to 100 normal, 101-125 prediabetes and 126 and up diabetes. For A1C, up to 5.6% normal, 5.7-6.4% prediabetes, 6.5% and up consistent with diabetes. Blood sugar should be lower than 140 two hours after eating. This is for someone who isn't diabetic. For diabetics, finger sticks should be 90-135. ...Read more
How low?: What is you definition of low? Normal blood sugars go between 70 and 100 before meals. At times they can be in the 60s and still be normal. Below 60 is truly low. Have you been measuring your sugar or do you simply feel like your sugar is low? It is very rare for people not on glucose lowering meds to have truly low sugars. It requires further evaluation of Insulin production in that case. ...Read more
Why not wating? : The better thing to ask is why go five days without eating? ...Read more
What is the range of normal "fasting" whole blood glucose? May i also get your reference? Thanks!
74-106: That's "technicaliy" the "normal range", but only for blood drawn from a vein in the fasting state. After meal glucoses and hba1dc determination are also important if you're concerned re: diagnosis of diabetes. Don't be worried if your glucose is slightly lower than the above range. Be aware that what is considered "normal" changes from time to time and has been slowly lowering over years. ...Read more
I've had 20 hb1ac tests in the past 5 years. Results have never been > 6.0 (5.2 avg) yet my blood glucose never reads < 120 mg/dl even fasting.?
Hyperglycemia: If you are unsure about the A1c you may ask your doctor to do an oral glucose tolerance test after 8hour fast. ...Read more