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Avatar n tn It is a Fasting Glucose Test and it only measures Blood Sugars. If you got an A1c test it measures Blood Sugars over and extended period of time - like 3 months. The other test that you may be thinking of is a Glucose Torerance Test. This test measures the body's ability to process a specific amount ofglucose over a specific period of time. Neither one of these tests actually measures Insulin levels in your body just the ability of your body to use Insulin effectively or not.
Avatar n tn Testing anytime is not a good idea as it fails to provide an accurate insight on your blood sugar levels. Also, be certain to sterilized your test site prior to using a lancet to avoid contamination, or you will end up with inaccurate results. Lastly, I suggest you see your doctor for an A1c [HbA1c, HgbA1c, HA1c] test. The A1c measures your blood sugars over the past 2-3 months and provides a better idea if you are a diabetes candidate or not.
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 What is more important than that fructosamine level is your HGa1c. That is a test that measures glucose levels over a 3 month period. You should be having those done at least twice a year I would say.
Avatar n tn To determine this there are 2 simple tests a Dr. can do. First is an A1c test. This simple blood test measures blood sugar levels over an extended period of time - approximately 3 months - even though it is only taken once. The second test is a GTT (Glucose Tolerance Test) this test measures how quickly a persons body responds to a given amount of sugar ingested. This tells the Dr. if your body is producing and using its Insulin normally or not.
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 m tn in non-diabetics it can show up as measurably increased insulin secretion or high fasting glucose levels around dawn.. First thing to do is either double check the glucose meter you are using against a simultaneous reading in a laboratory, or use another meter that has been validated in such a way to assure that the readings you are getting are accurate.
Avatar n tn ve been told by my doctor that my glucose levels in urine have been rising.Also that blood glucose test you do at forgot how many weeks,she said I passed it,but very close to not passing. I do not think the way they measure it in the doc's office is very accurate, by using strips put into urine. I have done some checking myself at home,by pricking the finger before and after each meal. On empty stomach in the morning,my number was 4.0.
1154802 tn?1266485720 1. A1c - Measures you glucose levels over the past 3 months. Very solid test to determine whether you have diabetes. A fasting test tests your glucose levels at the time of the test, not what is was 3 hours prior, the day or the week before. 2. TSH - Thyroid test to check for hormone disorder that may affect glucose levels. 3.
306245 tn?1244384967 This is a longer test that measures your blood sugar levels before during and after consuming specific levels of Glucose over a specific period of time. I have not heard of any false positive readings on either test but I do not know that for sure.
Avatar n tn A fasting glucose test will give a fairly accurate reading of the amount of excess glucose floating around your blood streams. A measurement of 5.0 mmol/l is considered normal, not diabetic.
Avatar m tn The blood glucose test is ordered to measure the amount of glucose in the blood right at the time of sample collection. It is used to detect both hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, to help diagnose diabetes, and to monitor glucose levels in persons with diabetes. The urine glucose is seldom ordered by itself. At one time, it was used to monitor diabetics, but it has been largely replaced by the more sensitive and “real time” blood glucose.
Avatar m tn simply stated, tells you how much of your red blood cells have glucose attached. Since red blood cells live 120 days, the test can tell how well your blood glucose has been controlled over 3 months. Normal level (without diabetes) is below 7%. A1c is now being recommended to diagnose Type II diabetes, instead of doing 2 FPGs. It's a very accurate test. Keeping your BG under control will bring it down. Good luck!
349463 tn?1333571576 Its sorta hard to explain, so sites say it should be a fasting glucose test, when i asked two days b4 i had my test, they told me i did not have to fast, and i had a burger 3 hours b4 my test, my levels was 138. A lot of women do fail the first one and pass the second one. Make sure you ask all the questions you need to no when you call the office or at your next appt.
Avatar m tn The A1c is instead a measure of glycated hemoglobin, which serves as a marker for average blood glucose levels over approximately previous 8 weeks, as this is the half life of red blood cells.
Avatar n tn Go see your doctor and get tested, at least get the HgbA1c test. A fasting test only measures that moment at the time of the test not over period of days. The A1c goes back three months. The latter will determine whether you are a diabetic and/or a candidate. This site will show you a range of 'normal' glucose ranges and as you will see they drift all over the place from a low of 70 up to 160 depending on when you test. http://tinyurl.
Avatar f tn 8, so I had to do the 2 hour glucose test. I ended up throwing up halfway through the 2 hour glucose test and the doc sent me to the diabetes counsellor for precautionary measures. After about 2 weeks of testing my blodd te doc let me retake the 2 hour test and my levels came back perfect and i dont have to see the diabetes doc anymore!
Avatar f tn Here is clarification on glucose testing; a fasting glucose (GTT) or an oral glucose test (OGTT) measures glucose in your blood at the time of the test. It does not take into count what you levels were three months ago, a week ago, or the day before the test. The Hemoglobin A1c (HgbA1c or HbA1c) test measures your average glucose level over the past three months. The results are presented in % (percentile) where below 6% is considered normal.
304573 tn?1345577338 Anyone start having problems with their blood glucose levels...seems I am becoming hyperglycemic.....
Avatar m tn HI 48 year old male, 5 feet 8 inches. 164 lbs. Recently had blood test , Blood sugar came back 128m/dl. Doctor has not recommended any medicines . He suggested to exercise and control the diet. Day before the test had a pasta lunch with cola and small pasta fried fish dinner with 2 drinks(alcoholic). dinner complete at 9.00pm. Also had a antidepressant for sleep. Went the next morning for test around 8.am. Is it possible for my test to be wrong given the previous days gluttony.