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Tracer Blood Glucose Test Medication
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
Docs, could a multivitamin/can of diet caffeine-free sprite/blood pressure medication affect a blood glucose test?
Shouldn't: I would think that would be okay although, to be really safe, it's usually recommended that you fast beforehand. ...Read more
Screening test: Hi. Yes, at age 45 (your stated age) it is recommended you be tested for diabetes; sooner than 45 if you have risk factors. Type 2 diabetes can be present but go undiagnosed for years, during which time it is damaging various organ systems in the body. So, perhaps you should say you're not known to be diabetic! ;-) Get tested...you'll either be relieved, or get going on managing it! Good luck! ...Read more
Yes, absolutely: Hi. Yes, a fasting serum glucose is easily diagnostic of diabetes. There are 4 means of diagnosing diabetes: fasting serum glucose, random serum glucose, 2-hr glucose tolerance test, and A1c. Fasting glucose is an easy test, and if positive, should be repeated for confirmation. Eat healthily and exercise regularly. Keep your diabetes, blood pressure, and lipids well controlled. DON'T SMOKE! ...Read more
Needs confirmation: A single fasting blood sugar over 125 needs confirmatory tests to diagnose diabetes. this can be a second fasting blood sugar over 125, or a Hemoglobin A1c test over 6.5%. However any sugar over 300, or any sugar over 200 associated with vision change, excessive thirst or urination, or weight loss while eating more than usual is diagnostic for diabetes without a need for confirmatory testing. ...Read more
Had a fasting blood glucose test, had a tiny bit of oj before, could that have affected the numbers?
A gir \u0026#40;11 years old\u0026#41; urinates too frequently.So we took her glucose test in blood on morning.It was once 122mg/dl \u0026 the second day 132 mg/dl?Is it like juvenile diabete type 1?
Abnormal OGTT: Prolonged fasts are often considered around 72 hours, but 8-12 hours is all that's required for an ogtt. The longer the fast, the higher the circulating levels of free fatty acids, which has a negative impact on glucose tolerance. 21 hours may not significantly alter the blood sugar results. If results are really abnormal, repeating the ogtt under proper fasting requirements may be necessary. ...Read more
If you mean: Your hba1c test, the answer is no. Your sugar is chronically above normal and your risk of dying of a diabetes related problem has increased by 20-40%. Work with your doctor to improve your glucose control. There is no "magic number" where you're suddenly healthy. The lower the better. ...Read more
What to do if I am going in for a blood glucose test tomorrow. I don't know how they will test this. can you tell me what will happen?
Yes: The lab is far more accurateGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes it can: Pepsi Max does not contain sugar. Pepsi Zero Sugar (previously known as Diet Pepsi Max & Pepsi Max is sweetened with aspartame. Diarrhea is a possible side effect of aspartame & Sucralose. REF: http://www.livestrong.com/article/450435-diet-soda-diarrhea/ However, some people have a release of insulin after ingesting these artificial sweeteners & this can lead to drop in blood sugar level. ...Read more
Went to gp complaining of repeated colds and been given a fasting blood glucose test? Is that even relevant?
Blood glucose test showed 4.8 after fasting. Finger prick showed 11.3, ate chips and cola about an hour before?
What to do if I had a fasting blood glucose test and have been told it was high, I now have to have a hba1c on tuesday?
HbA1c: This is a blood test that tells the doctor how well your blood sugar has been controlled over the last 3 months. If you had a high fasting sugar and your A1c is very high then you will know that you have diabetes and it is not well-controlled. If you have a low / normal A1c then you probably just starting to develop diabetes and can treat it with diet and exercise first. ...Read more
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