Capillary blood glucose test how

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Avatar n tn Hi Kumar, I am not a doctor, therefore I cannot answer your question in any scientific/medical terms. Your best bet would be to check with a doctor or peruse professional medical literature to find more specific explanations. My understanding of insulin resistance is narrowed down to the basic concept, which is that in insulin resistance patients the muscle, fat and liver cells don't use insulin properly causing excess glucose to bulid up in the blood.
Avatar n tn Is there usually a difference in the test results from blood drawn from the arm and blood drawn from the finger tip? I heard that the fingertip blood can test higher than blood drawn from the arm and I wondered if that is usually the case.
Avatar n tn It is not logical that the test personnel would re-use the same capillary tube to test consecutive patients. And if for some reason that happened, absence of visible blood is a strong indication that there was insufficient contamination to transmit HIV. You're not going to be the first person in the world in over 20 years to catch HIV through a testing procedure. For any more information or discussion, you'll have to re-post your question in the HIV Prevention and Safe Sex forum.
1209036 tn?1299178657 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). A blood glucose of 140mg/dL will identify 80% of women with gestational diabetes. When that cutoff is lowered to 130mg/dL the yield increases to 90%.
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.
Avatar f tn I just got home from by blood glucose test and feel really sick and tired. Is this normal? Does it mean something is wrong?
Avatar f tn Everyone is required to do it now. They just draw blood from your arm, like normal blood work. Mine came back negative, so my little boobear is ok:D and in a couple of weeks you'll get blood drawn again for glucose test...takes about an hr...lame. and then a few weeks after that, they do blood work again...but i forgot why this last time lol cow brains... haha or maybe this lastime was just me because im anemic and my platlets are very very low. Hmmm ..
Avatar f tn I am confused as to what microvascular angina and insulin resistance have to do with each other. I am pre-diabetic, 35 lbs overweight, 50 yo female. If I can get my blood sugar down, will I see an improvement in chest pain???
607566 tn?1221252380 Thanks for all the input, I just don,t get how she could say I have diabetes from a 126 glucose and I wasn't fasting for the last 2 test. I wasn't sure if the Dr was just a waste of my time diagnosing me on 2 non-fasting results.
Avatar n tn It now uses ultrasound technology to expose capillary blood vessels to measure blood-sugar levels. But in future versions, the device will scrape off the outermost layer of skin. Other companies have failed in efforts to market alternatives to needles for diabetics. In 2001, Cygnus Inc. won FDA approval for its GlucoWatch, a blood-sugar meter that could be worn like a wristwatch.
Avatar n tn Does anybody know the name of the disorder that causes a pigmentation change that sorta looks like a birth mark? This is due to the entaglement of blood vessels in the area. I can't remember whats its called exactly but it sounds something like nevinemasis?
Avatar f tn How far gone are you? I'm 26+1 & I haven't had my glucose test or even been informed about it? I'm not sure what it is or how they do?
Avatar f tn What happens at a glucose screening test? and how do I know if something's wrong?
Avatar f tn I have to take a 3 hour blood sugar test I'm nervous and scared :/ for whoever done it before how was it ?
Avatar n tn First, any prandial test (fasting and after meal) captures glucose only at test time, not yesterday, two days ago, or a three weeks ago. It really doesn't tell a doctor what is going with your glucose levels at all times of the day. Home glucose meters are good to see how well one is managing their glucose levels. Having scaled results (high to low, or normal to near high or above) calls for an A1c test to see the entire picture. An A1c test measures your glucose going back three months.
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?
Avatar f tn I know I already have a post but wondering how u lady's got by with your glucose test? Im terrible at having blood taken if I don't eat something before hand I pass out so im petrified cuz im not aloud anything but water from 10pm the night before how am I gonna manage having blood taken with no food?
Avatar f tn 28 weeks. It Is a blood test that evaluates how well your body processes sugars.
6710217 tn?1386110892 Blood test then an overly sweet drink then another blood tests a designated time after the drink.
4981292 tn?1381256805 What is the glucose test & what is the purpose of it? How does it work and how do you fail/pass the test :/ someone explain everything to.
Avatar f tn t contain anything)..Blood work when you go in, take the drink, blood work again and drink again and blood work again. It is no fun but hang in there and positive vibes sent your way!