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Can I take medication during a blood glucose test?

Can I take medication during a blood glucose test?

Ask: It depends on your medication, some can effect blood glucose. You should ask the lab you are going to. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

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


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I am non diabetic, should I have a blood glucose test?

I am non diabetic, should I have a blood glucose test?

Diabetes: If you have not had a blood glucose test how can you know whether you do or do not have diabetes.Getting a blood glucose test is simple, quick, and minimally painful for a few seconds. ...Read more

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I'm non diabetic but should I still have a blood glucose test?

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

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Can a fasting blood glucose test alone tell you if you have diabetes?

Can a fasting blood glucose test alone tell you if you have diabetes?

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

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Can a fasting blood glucose test alone tell you that you have diabetes?

Can a fasting blood glucose test alone tell you that you have diabetes?

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

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Had a fasting blood glucose test, had a tiny bit of oj before, could that have affected the numbers?

Had a fasting blood glucose test, had a tiny bit of oj before, could that have affected the numbers?

It was not fasting: Even small amount of oj means you were not fasting. Repeat the test without drinking any caloric beverage. U can drink plain water though. ...Read more

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How could a 21-hour fast affect a blood glucose test?

How could a 21-hour fast affect a blood glucose test?

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

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My blood glucose test is consistently over 7 is this ok?

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

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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?

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?

Go in fasting: They're either doing a fasting serum glucose or a glucose tolerance test...either way, you have to go in fasting. They should have TOLD you this! Water or black coffee are OK, but no sugar, fat, or protein. Good luck! ...Read more

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Help please. Could drinking pepsi max before a blood glucose test effect the results?

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

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Went to gp complaining of repeated colds and been given a fasting blood glucose test? Is that even relevant?

Went to gp complaining of repeated colds and been given a fasting blood glucose test? Is that even relevant?

Diabetes: Yes, if you have pre-diabetes or diabetes your immune function is weakened. There must be something the doctor is concerned about beyond just a simple cold. ...Read more

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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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I received a blood glucose test about a month ago, and my number came up at 150. I went back today after a 12hr fast, and was 108. Am I pre-diabetic?

I received a blood glucose test about a month ago, and my number came up at 150. I went back today after a 12hr fast, and was 108. Am I pre-diabetic?

Maybe (not). . .: Pre-diabetes is a great term but definitions are rather loose. If checking glucose, best to draw blood after fasting all night long. Normal result should be less than 100. Impaired fasting glucose is 100-125. Diabetes is higher. Or check A1c which gives info re average sugar over past 3 months. Normal is less than 5.7. 5.7-64 is pre-diabetes or at elevated risk. Higher is consistent w/diabetes. ...Read more

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Why are there so many blood glucose test kits advertised for medicare patients?

Why are there so many blood glucose test kits advertised for medicare patients?

Choice: It is about choice and competition in business. Many manufacturers of medical drugs/products contract with insurance companies to get on formulary by way of competing against each other by giving the insurance companies the better deal. Glucometers may have small differences between them making brands slightly different from each other. For some those small details might be important in choosing. ...Read more

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Is there a different blood glucose test performed at the doctor than what you can do at home?

Yes: Home glucose monitors can check blood sugar at home. There are also home kits to test a1c, a measurement of your average blood sugar over 2-3 months. ...Read more

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If my glucose test shows my blood sugar is normal but insulin blood test shows I'm insulin resistant, should I ask for a second opinion?

Insulin resistant.: You can always seek a second medical opinion on any medical issue. That being said, it would not be unheard of to have insulin resistance with a normal blood glucose value. But you may want to have a hemoglobin A1C test to better qualify the “normal” blood glucose. ...Read more

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I recently got a blood glucose and urine glucose test, my results were 0.01g/dL glucose in my urine and a blood glucose of 69mg/dL. Is this worrisome?

Don't worry, but...: It would be most advisable to stop worrying about the reports on urine & blood glucose, but constantly work on healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession as described in http://formefirst. Com/eMagicPowerUHL. Html & mulling over Facts of Life-1, 2, &3 by clicking BUTTON on Left of www. ForMeFirst. Com. Thereby you gain insight on how to live a long happy life because life is aone-way street.. ...Read more

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Only one high blood sugar following a glucose test during pregnancy. What does that mean?

Only one high blood sugar following a glucose test during pregnancy. What does that mean?

Depends: If you did the one-hour test, it means you need to do the definitive 3 hour test. If it was one elevation on the 3 hour test, then you are not a gestational diabetic (unless your one was a really elevated fasting glucose). It is a good idea to watch your diet and carbs if you had one elevation tho. ...Read more

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What is a low blood glucose level after a one-hour glucose test during pregnancy?

THere are none: There are no low glucose levels with pregnancy gtt, only good normal levels. Hypoglycemaa doesn't occur in human beings who aren't receiving treatment for diabetes or have end stage cancer, liver or kidney failure, etc. Particularly in pregnancy, glucose normal levels are much lower than non-pregnancy, a lower number is an excellent sign, . ...Read more

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I tested my 3 yr old child 1 hr after eating, with a home blood glucose test and it was 168. Is that ok?

I tested my 3 yr old child 1 hr after eating, with a home blood glucose test and it was 168. Is that ok?

Reason for Testing?: There are lots of variables to take into consideration including the meter accuracy and if hands were completely dry after cleaning. Laffy taffy on the patient's hands was the reason a small boy was brought into the office for a blood sugar of 327 mg/dl. Cleaned hands and he was 87. Best to also wait 2 hr after food before test. If you're concerned enough to test, please see your child's doctor. ...Read more

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I accidentally picked my finger by blood lancet after taking from my patient blood glucose test can that transmit diseases or not??!!!! Help plz

Pricked finger: Highly unlikely to cause or transmit disease. That said, please be more careful.
By the way, what is your blood sugar and how well are you controlling it?
Let me know if you don't mind. ...Read more

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more


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Blood Sugar Monitoring (Definition)

Blood glucose monitoring refers to the ongoing measurement of blood sugar (glucose). Monitoring can be done at any time using a portable ...Read more