Blood glucose test guidelines

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Avatar f tn Um just having my gtt test, last blood will be collected within 20 mins .. I don't whether I would pass or fail .
Avatar n tn Im in the UK and it seems the first step is the urine test according to my NHS walk in centre but you can ask for the blood test straight away if your really worried....but I think that depends on any symptoms. Ive heard different opinions on the urine test though, I have been told that its no good by one or two people but then afew others have said its fine for an intial check. Ive had a urine test and it was ok so Im just curious, as it was clear is that it? am I clear for diabetes? thanks.
Avatar f tn I got my glucose test back and they said it was lower than normal. It's supposed to be between 70-140. It's way lower than 70. Is there anything I can do more to make sure I have my heathy baby girl.
Avatar f tn I know for the first test i didnt have to fast but then my test was borderline so i had to go for the 3 hour which is a fasting one(and i passed)... so this round im not gonna eat before hand... last time i was worried about how the drink would make me feel and thought if i had something in my stomach that it would help but the drink really wasnt bad so like i said im not gonna eat prior this time...
1096641 tn?1271707225 1. Fasting: First thing in the morning b4 eating or drinking any colored liquids 8-10 hours prior. Normal levels are 70-99 mg/dl. 2. B4 each meal to get a baseline measurement 3. Two-three hours after each meal to see how the foods you ate affects your blood glucose. Normal levels are <180 mg/dl. Ask your Endo for he/she may want to see <140 mg/dl. [< means less than] Keep a written log of your test results and of the foods you ate. Stop eating foods that raise your glucose levels.
514349 tn?1272801633 Get enough sleep If you are wanting to pursue this further, you could get a home blood glucose meter to start testing blood sugars in response to foods. Avoid those foods that raise your blood sugars higher than about 120, 1.5 to 2 hours after eating. Hope this helps. Please come back and ask more questions.
Avatar m tn If you asking yourself, so why the preprandial and postprandial test if the A1c is the standard? Doctors as a whole tend to stay within certain guidelines which is A1c last. Go figure. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn The postprandial provides an insight of which foods are causing blood glucose to rise above normal. Blood glucose reaches its peak from foods eaten between 2 and 3 hours after consumption. Both prandial & postprandial ranges should be discussed with his doctor. Some doctors expect postprandial below <180 mg/dl, others at below <140 mg/dl.
Avatar n tn t fast (have not eaten for 8 hours or more), you must had a random glucose test done. they do have guidelines to tell what number is high. if your glucose level came up to be a bit above normal then you might be considered prediabetic. prediabetes means you you have a chance of being diabetic if you didn't change your eating habits, exercise and so on. If you start to incorporate healthy lifestyles, then you would have a chance of being normal again. hope this helps!
639406 tn?1308877111 Lastly, go to your local drug store and buy a home glucose meter, read the instructions carefully and test, test, test. Test first thing in morning b4 you eat then 2-3 hours after. Do this with every meal [b4 and after] to see how the foods you consumed affect your blood glucose levels. Avoid those that do. Read the other posts on this forum and Google search diabetes related information to educate yourself.
Avatar m tn Never test glucose directly after exercising. This is due to your body still releasing adrenalin and glycogen for needed energy. Doing so gets you false/positive results. Test time may vary with individuals. I find that 40-60 minutes of post exercise rest is my best time to test. Your A1c is a tad into prediabetes land where 5.3% and 5.4% equates to a daily glucose level of 105 mg/dl and 108 mg/dl. Try lowering your carb intake to help reduce your blood sugar levels.
Avatar m tn Hi. Sorry for this issue you have to deal with. Pregnancy is a great thing though so hope you are enjoying it otherwise. Did you have both glucose tests? I triggered a reading in the diabetic range the first 2 hour test. (I ate a sandwich before the test, oops) and then had to do the confirming test of 4 hours glucose test. That was about zero fun, I'll tell you. But with that one, my blood sugar was normal (I fasted properly). You've had both tests and your sugar is still high?
Avatar f tn ll have to fast before the test. I went in, they did a blood draw to get a baseline glucose level, when that came back they gave me the solution (about 30 min after I arrived). Then they drew blood on the hour for three hours. After the test they told me to go have lunch and come back for the results. My test was done in a lab at a hospital so I just went to the cafeteria quick. They were able to tell me my results right there - I did fine - no further testing or anything.
Avatar f tn The A1c provides an insight on your past 2-3 month glucose levels. Red blood cells live on average 2-3 months. Excess glucose rides on new red blood cells, the A1c captures this and provides an estimated three month daily average. " If a result such as 5.8% translates into an "average daily" value of 120 mg/dL, how can 5.8% be considered normal?" An A1c of 5.8% equates to an eAG [estimated daily Average Glucose] of 120 mg/dl, key word is estimated.
Avatar n tn Please provide an explanation and/or reference source about the various results one can expect from the glucose tolerance test versus time in individuals.
Avatar f tn There's a 3 day high carb test where you eat healthy but have extra servings of carbs (e.g. a meal could be wholemeal pancakes and yoghurt and fruit for breakfast or brown rice stirfry with a glass of orange juice for dinner - they give you guidelines)... It's meant to be far more accurate than the glucose test and not as much of an assault on your system. Many hospitals here (Australia) do this as their routine test, but lots still use the old system.
1813627 tn?1337722375 Had about 10 viles of blood taken which I gather is normal the first time. They also had be do an hour blood glucose test done which I thought was done later in pregnancy. So today I had to go for a 3 hr test sinces yesterday my number was 141 and they wanted me to be under 135. Anyone that can shed some light on this would be wonderful.
446049 tn?1649005835 Like I stated earlier, what is good for you may not be for the next person. Test, test, test until you know what is best for you.
709686 tn?1277432159 re concerned about your blood glucose levels, you can purchase a glucose monitor pretty cheaply at drug stores. I got one a few years ago for $10 at CVS. They usually come with 10 test strips and 10 lancets and instructions, which should be plenty to check your blood sugar throughout a couple of days. Extra test strips can be pricy. If you go this route, most recommend checking your blood sugar first thing in the morning (fasting) and 2 hours after meals.
390388 tn?1279636213 Being diabetic and having lots of heart trouble and high blood pressure issues myself, I can tell you that a fasting glucose reading of 200 would get my attention in a New York minute. Your arteries are becoming inflamed at that reading and you will start to experience high blood pressure as well as be at risk for blood clots in your heart arteries.
Avatar n tn I can understand the confusion when a lab has conflicting ranges. Why that is is unknown and only can be answered by the lab. Not all labs, or hospital labs, use the same ranges, in fact most are different from one to the other. Another puzzling fact is I know of labs within the same company that use different ranges. The big question is why doesn't the FDA and AACE [American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist] set stricter guidelines?
Avatar f tn And also said Ill have the glucose test my next apt. What would they have taken one more vial of blood for?