Blood glucose screening diabetes

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Avatar f tn t need to do Lab work on me because I see a Rheumatologist every three months, and he always has my blood checked for the meds I take for rheumatoid arthritis. The last two years I have asked my PCP if I could have a fasting glucose screening, and she said I don't need one. Last year she said I didn't need the screening because my cholesterol was very good last cholesterol testing several years ago. I'm confused as I thought a diabetes screening was a part of an Annual Exam?
Tbd I just recently had a health screening and after fasting 12 hours my blood glucose was 111. Should i be overly concerned with that? Will they put me on meds or just monitor it. My history of blood glucose levels range over the last 4 years from 94 to the current 111.
Tbd Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for abnormal blood glucose in adults aged 40 to 70 years who are overweight or obese, and repeating testing every 3 years if results are normal. Persons with family history of diabetes or other risk factors should be considered for earlier and more frequent screening.
1209036 tn?1299178657 The oral glucose tolerance test involves quickly drinking a sweetened liquid (called Glucola), which contains 50 g of glucose. The body absorbs this glucose rapidly, causing blood glucose levels to rise within 30 to 60 minutes. A blood sample will be taken from a vein in your arm about 60 minutes after drinking the solution. The blood test measures how the glucose solution was metabolized (processed by the body).
Avatar f tn ) I have been ordered to take a first trimester blood glucose test to check for diabetes early. I cannot tell you how awful it is to be here, empty stomach fasting, and have to drink that syrupy stuff when I'm still in the throws of 1st trimester nausea. Trying not to throw up. But already dizzy. If you did a 1st trimester blood glucose screening, how did yours go?
306245 tn?1244384967 The accepted ways of screening for diabetes are a fasting glucose, a random glucose(not as good) or a 2 hour glucose tolerance test. A HgB A1C is sometimes used by doctors but it is not widely accepted as a good screening measure, so I suggest a fasting or an OGTT. You should also have a thyroid screen(TSH) done. Fasting glucose is not perfect, so yes you can have a "false negative" in terms of saying you have no abnormalities in glucose handling.
Avatar n tn I just had my 1-hr glucose screening test last Thursday. I was told not to fast at all. I did eat before I went to the appointment. I also had an apple & 2 cookies that day as well before my appointment. I ended failing the test. :( The cutoff was 139 and my result was 141. Now I have to go tomorrow to take the 3-hour test. I think it was the cookies (stupid me!!) and apple that pushed me over. Thoughts? I really doubt that I have gestational diabetes.
Avatar m tn She said there were traces of glucose and white blood cells in my urine. She has asked me to go in for a blood test and I think a Prostate psa test. I'm worried it could be something serious?
Avatar n tn If your urine tested high for glucose you should have your screening early. Diabetes in pregnancy is a risk for the baby. Insulin resistance increases rapidly as the pregnancy progresses. While the A1c of 5.2 is quite reasonable, it measures the last 3 months and it could be that your sugars have recently increased. In the meantime limit your carbs (particularly sweets, white bread, fruit and fruit juice, soda) and try to walk 30 minutes twice a day, if possible.
12208248 tn?1424755226 Yes it does vary depending on your Dr but according to the National Institute of Health the glucose screening is generally done between the 24-28 weeks unless you have glucose in your urine which the Dr usually tests every time you are in and if you have an abnormal glucose screening or 1 hour test then you go on to the glucose tolerance test or 3 hour test. If anyone ever has questions www.nlm.nih.
599954 tn?1227493985 I feel horrible!!!! Today the Dr. did lots of blood work and set us up with the glucose screening...I need some input on screening. Can it vary thru different days? Can glucose be different from hour to hour?
Avatar f tn My family has no history or diabetes but I am over weight and at a high risk for high blood pressure because I get high blood pressure on birth control with estrogen. (Bp closer to 110/65 normally). For this one my appointment isn't until 2 Bu they said I can eat just nothing with high sugar.
Avatar f tn That is the glucose screening. It checks for gestational diabetes. It is very wise idea to do it. Having gestational diabetes that you don't know about can be very dangerous.
Avatar f tn I am due Feb 24 and have been avoiding the glucose test because of personal reasons. My doctor finall have me an ultimatum last week that if I wanted to do VBAC, I had to do the gestational diabetes screening. My one-hour level came back at 135 and now they want me to do the 3-hour test. I CANT!!! I was so sick, dizzy and weak from the 1-hour screening that I know I won't be able to do the 3-hour test.
1132307 tn?1357908608 I had my glucose screening at 26 weeks and it came back elevated. The doctor has now scheduled me for the 3 hour screening, which I'm not looking forward to. Has anyone had an elevated screening and then passed the longer test? I eat really well, exercise on average 4 times a week and have only gained 8 pounds so far in my pregnancy so I just don't get why my blood sugar was elevated?? I feel very down today.
Avatar f tn I've taken Glucose/diabetes test, 1st trimester screening (opt'l), Flu shot, and 2 ultrasounds. I'm sorta high risk prego. Good luck at ur appt!
Avatar f tn If the test, which screens for gestational diabetes, reveals elevated levels of blood glucose (sugar), a glucose tolerance test is then given to confirm the gestational diabetes diagnosis
Avatar f tn If you have any concerns, ask your doctor to arrange for you to have a glucose test, or a HbA1C blood test. The home monitoring prick testing kits only will show the sugar levels in the blood at the time that you do the test. The HbA1C blood test shows the percentage of sugar levels in your blood system over a period of 9-12 weeks. The glucose sticks to the red corpuscles and they are renewed every 9-12 weeks. Best wishes.
Avatar f tn What happens at a glucose screening test? and how do I know if something's wrong?
Avatar n tn My son has type two diabetes and is 20 years old. He has had it for approximately 8 years. Here is the problem. His blood sugar will plummet to 20 if I'm not with him, and he goes into seizures. We've met with doctors and have tried to follow their advice, but since he is an adult, he handles it his way. Help. I'm afraid that he is going to die. I scheduled to meet with the screening board at Robert Wood Johnson for a pancreas transplant, but he refused to go.
Avatar f tn Also be aware that new research says that mothers with high normal glucose readings have babies at higher risk for problems than mothers with diabetes who manage their blood sugar.
Avatar f tn If your glucose is to high at this test then you get the diagnosis of gestational diabetes. So accurate blood glucose is critical so the fasting is very important. Some docs skip the screening 1 hour test altogether and start with the three hour, which accounts for the variability in the answers above.
Avatar f tn I am 25 weeks and am scheduled for my glucose screening a day in advance before my 26th week, which is in three days. My ob says I should not consume anything sugar fir 8 hours prior to my time of screening. This is my first test and since it's only 8 hours of sugar-fasting I have been eating fruits, rice, sone candy, moderate fast foods, and bread. These all have sugar. Should I be worried? Am I taking my test too soon, even though its just by a say ahead?