Diabetes mellitus blood test

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Avatar n tn I'm guessing that s/he is not a diabetes specialist and that's the type of physician who should be guiding your diabetes care. Specialists might be called endocrinologist or diabetologist. None of us here is a physician, but we're long-time diabetics or care-givers for diabetic children. You didn't mention if you've been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2, and the treatment options vary for these types. Your instincts are good, Candikane.
1469903 tn?1286650297 Type 2 diabetes was also referred to as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), or adult onset diabetes mellitus (AODM). In type 2 diabetes, patients can still produce insulin, but do so relatively inadequately for their body's needs, particularly in the face of insulin resistance as discussed above. In many cases this actually means the pancreas produces larger than normal quantities of insulin.
Avatar m tn Glucose Challenge Test: (1 hour after a 50-gram glucose drink) Less than 140* mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L) Normal screen 140* mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L) and over Abnormal, needs OGTT (see below) * Some use a cutoff of >130 mg/dL (7.2 mmol/L) because that identifies 90% of women with gestational diabetes, compared to 80% identified using the threshold of >140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L). Gestational Diabetes Diagnostic: OGTT (100-gram glucose drink) Fasting* 95 mg/dL (5.
1441916 tn?1284965082 Other conditions with high ANA titre include primary biliary cirrhosis, Addison disease, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Mixed connective tissue disorders also cause a high ANA. What is important is the pattern of ANA staining: homogenous, speckled, or nucleolar. Rheumatoid arthritis is more or less ruled out. Depending on the pattern of ANA staining, other antibody tests will have to be done.
Avatar n tn com/22ornr that covers · Hypoglycemia Overview · Hypoglycemia Causes · Hypoglycemia Symptoms · When to Seek Medical Care · Questions to Ask the Doctor · Exams and Tests · Hypoglycemia Treatment · Self-Care at Home · Medical Treatment If you have been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes Mellitus there are medical papers associating renal failure with hypoglycemia. I’m not a doctor and cannot say hypoglycemia can cause renal failure (kidney) but the potential is there.
Avatar f tn Hello, Glycosuria is nearly always caused by elevated blood glucose levels, most commonly due to untreated diabetes mellitus. Get your blood sugar levels and HbA1c levels done to confirm the diagnosis. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
Avatar n tn If your problem is in the liver, there are several possible explanations. Fatty liver, associated with diabetes mellitus, can cause asymptomatic elevation of the liver tests. Obstruction of the bile ducts must also be considered. The best first step is an ultrasound of liver, gall bladder, bile ducts and pancreas.
Avatar n tn Extrahepatic diseases such as myeloid metaplasia, peritonitis, diabetes mellitus, subacute thyroiditis, and uncomplicated gastric ulcer. If bone cancer is truly a concern, a bone scan would be a reasonable first step for an evaluation. This is not the most specific test - since other causes can give false positives (i.e. trauma etc.) This can be discussed with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
Avatar f tn Hello, To check the status of diabetes, you should get your blood sugar levels evaluated and also get your HbA1c levels checked. HbA1c is the most accurate test for diabetes mellitus and you should get it done. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
Avatar m tn I was wondering that now a days it's been said that for pregnant women a 100g Glucose and 3 hrs test gives a valid result as compared to 75 g glucose 2hrs test. What do you say about it? I live in Oman and had my GTT with fasting level of 3.89 and after 75 g 2 hrs test 8.6 mm/mol. After this I was required to do a hyperglycemic profile and it was normal. I took the GTT in the evening and I was wondering my high blood sugar level might be due to slow metabolism in the evening.
Avatar n tn Rarely, exocrine cancers of the pancreas cause diabetes mellitus (high blood sugar) because they destroy the insulin-making cells. More often, there are slight problems with sugar metabolism that do not cause symptoms of diabetes but can still be recognized by certain blood tests. I know you must feel anxious about your symptoms and the diagnosis of diabetes, so if it's possible I'd suggest that you go ahead and do the CT scan -just to put your mind at ease.
Avatar n tn Certain disorders such as diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus,and Addison's disease can increase the excretion of urine and thereby lead to dehydration. Because people with Type 2 Diabetes produce some Insulin, ketoacidosis does not usually develop. However, the blood sugar levels can become extremely high (often exceeding 1,000 mg/dL). Such high levels often happen as the result of some superimposed stress, such as an infection or drug use.
Avatar n tn Hello, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a non-specific screening test for various diseases. It is usually found in pregnancy, diabetes mellitus, end-stage renal failure, heart disease, collagen vascular diseases, malignancy,infections,arthritis,connective tissue disorders and vasculitis. As only the ESR is raised with no other abnormality in lab investigations, so I think best would be to wait for a few days and then getting it repeated.
Avatar f tn //www.webmd.com/diabetes/features/five-ways-to-control-type-2-diabetes#1. Cutting down on carbohydrates, eating a heathy diet are important as is getting to a good weight that is within healthy BMI. But do note that simply working on it and losing 'some' weight is better than nothing and you will impact your health in a positive way by doing this. As for hypertension/high blood pressure. Again, there are life style things to try.
Avatar m tn Both diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus fall into this realm but both are separate mechanisms. This forum deals mostly with type 2 diabetes, people who have high blood sugar levels [mellitus]. Diabetes insipidus is kidney related. For best answers, the forum to post on is Kidney Disease & Disorders.
Avatar n tn I actually just ran upon this and quite enjoyed these responses(especially syd420). I too have diabetes Mellitus (i am 20 now and got it when I was 11). I do produce SOME insulin, so perhaps it just depends on each individual diabetic. What i do NOT believe is that MJ can actually HURT a diabetic... because it's not the weed that's doing it, it's the person. You can't blame your 33 year old son's death on pot... because it wasn't the pot.
Avatar n tn So if blood sugar abnormalities and/or Diabetes is more prevalent amongst heppers does anyone here follow a particular diet regimen? Maybe one that pays strict attention to the hypoglycemic index of foods. My brother who I said in an earlier thread is a type 2 Diabetic follows a strict regimen. He takes lots of meds and checks his blood sugar about 6 times a day. He keeps a notepad with him at all times and records everything.
Avatar f tn Sometimes diabetes mellitus and hypothyroidism could cause the symptoms described by you. A simple blood test could help detect diabetes and hypothyroidism. Consult your primary care physician for these tests. Regards.
Avatar m tn My PCP ruled out diabetes mellitus based on my 3 month blood glucose test. She refuses to test for food allergies, but I did get tested for celiacs disease (negative). Why do you think my blood sugar drops low? I would also appreciate any suggestions that would help me figure out what is going on with me.
1469903 tn?1286650297 My mom has been diagnosed with type II diabetes mellitus recently.Her post prandial blood sugar is 214mg/dl.Her triglyceride , VLDL cholesterol,total protein is slightly raised.Her liver is enlarged & there is fatty infiltration.Her weight is 80 kg and height is 5 feet.She is taking medications to controll blood sugar.Is there any risk to develop hepatitis or cirrhosis from fatty liver??????
Avatar m tn Thyroid is 1.10 (range 0.5-5.0) In addition, in the blood test that was taken concurrently with the 'morning' urine sample (specific gravity 1.012), both UREA and CREAT readings were reported as below the norm (2.9L mmol (range 3.0-7.5), 56L umol (range 60-110) respectively). My Doctor has suggested I measure the level of fluid urinated over a 24 hour period. I feel certain that my level will be above 2l, but I can't understand how this would distinguish insipidus from polydipsia.
Avatar m tn I have NEVER seen diabetes go away after treatment. I have seen the blood sugar improve but diabetes disappear? Never. Co Digestive Diseases and Sciences Jan 16, 2009 Diabetes Mellitus Is Associated with Impaired Response to Antiviral Therapy in Chronic Hepatitis C Infection. Elgouhari HM, Zein CO, Hanouneh I, Feldstein AE, Zein NN. Avera Center for Liver Disease, Transplant Institute, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, USA.
146021 tn?1237208487 Former Names Preferred Names Type I juvenile diabetes insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus IDDM type 1 diabetes Type II adult-onset diabetes noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus NIDDM type 2 diabetes [Top] What is pre-diabetes? In pre-diabetes, blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be characterized as diabetes. However, many people with pre-diabetes develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years. Pre-diabetes also increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.
1774905 tn?1314266465 Fitting Changes Into a Diabetic Diet A registered dietitian can help you to determine the optimal caloric and carbohydrate intake for blood sugar control. The American Diabetes and Dietetics Associations recommend consuming 40 percent to 50 percent of calories from carbohydrates, 20 percent to 30 percent of calories from protein, and the remaining 20 percent from healthy fat sources.
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Avatar f tn Generally a high ANA titre indicates an autoimmune disease (SLE, Sjögren's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune hepatitis, scleroderma, polymyositis, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, dermatomyositis, primary biliary cirrhosis, Addison disease, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, and type 1 diabetes mellitus). Mixed connective tissue disorders also cause a high ANA. What is important is the pattern of ANA staining: homogenous, speckled, or nucleolar.
1750799 tn?1314967114 Human Insulin shall be the preferred choice. Regarding other tests, none other than repeated blood glucose test is required. Hope that this information helps and hope that you will get better soon. Thank you for using MedHelp's "Ask an Expert" Service, where we feature some of world's renowned medical experts in their fields. Millions have benefitted from our service to get personalized advice for them and for their loved ones. Best Regards, Dr.
Avatar n tn As for waking in the middle of the night to urinate, this can be caused by high blood sugars. Again, test to see where your blood sugars are at. Good for you on making some great changes in your lifestyle; it really makes a difference!
Avatar f tn Statin drugs (lowers cholesterol) black box warning is high blood sugar and type 2 diabetes. I hope you aren't on that drug! Zero benefit to women in any age group! All carbs turn to insulin. High carb diets is why there is a epidemic of obesity and diabetes. 50% of diabetics die of heart disease. And that is the power of high insulin. Fat, diabetic and heart attack on a plate. I am so reversing this!