How is a blood glucose test done

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Avatar f tn t know how I would react to the test. But my dr had me do a 2 hr test. I was there for about 2 and a half hours, but it was at a lab, not the drs office.
1813627 tn?1337722375 a blood glucose test is normal when you first see the doctor around 8 to 10 weeks if your doctor thinks you have a risk factors for gestational diabetes such as being overweight. I am overweight and the doctor does 1 for me at 8 weeks and then again later on at the normal time. also your number could have been high if you didn't fast the night before.
607566 tn?1221252380 When your nonfasting blood test comes back with a count of over 100 tryglycerics it means that your glucose blood count is too high. Anything over 100 tryglycer.... is a reason to have your glucose blood counted. Do whatever the doctor tells you to do in preparation for the diabetes test.
Avatar f tn Glucose screening is usually done between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy.
Avatar n tn Yes just 1 test can be wrong. Ask for an OGG test Oral Glucose Tolerance test. Make sure that when they do the test that they test your BG every 30 min for 3 hours.
1209036 tn?1299178657 During this second test, called the 100-gram oral glucose tolerance test, your blood glucose level will be tested four times during a three-hour period after drinking the cola-like drink. If two out of the four blood tests are abnormal, you are considered to have gestational diabetes.
Avatar f tn How many hours ahead are you suppose to eat before you take your glucose test and does it matter if you eat 30-40 minutes before you go? Any advice on how to prepare for it? And how much blood do they draw from you?
Avatar f tn Home glucose checking is designed to only give a ballpark snapshot of what our blood glucose is at that moment of time. Blood flow through the body is dynamic and the chemistry, including glucose, at any given point will very from one moment to the next. That said unless you took a blood sample and tested it many times (not taking a new sample for each test, thus a different blood chemistry) the variance in readings you recorded are normal.
Avatar m tn If you are concern about it, you could get a test done to see if you are diabetic/prediabetic/healthy. The test is a two hour glucose tolerance test. you have to fast for 8 or 12 hours, they test your fasting glucose, then they give a sugary drink. 2 hours after, they test your blood sugar again. if your blood sugar is >11.
Avatar f tn After that I am having a hospital tour and then going to do my gift registry. They wanted me to do my glucose test after my ultrasound but I got it moved to Wednesday so I can eat and drink before my ultrasound to get LO to move.
Avatar f tn I had all my first blood work done at 17 weeks including all the genetic test today at 20 weeks I went back they said everything was normal except my pap smear which I have to repeat in 12 months. Anyways they took one more vial of blood today but they didn't say what for? And also said Ill have the glucose test my next apt. What would they have taken one more vial of blood for?
11165184 tn?1429569382 The only time my blood was taken was when I chose to have a test done in which they drawl blood to see if I was a carrier for something (I don't remember..lol..probably bc it was neg!) and when I had my glucose test done. But I'm 34 weeks and 4 days so I'm not too sure in how everything else works just quite yet..sorry wish I knew more!
Avatar f tn Im 23 weeks pregnant baby num 2 i have my glucose test 11th nov...i never had this with my 1st..i know abit about it..wat did others think off it..
Avatar f tn So When You Get Any Test Done Will They Let You Know If They Find Anything? Im 28 Weeks Now And I Have Not Been InformedAbout Anything To Do With My Blood Tests.
293845 tn?1227997530 It is a test for gestational diabetes. I don't know about false positives because it will actual give your glucose level. The drink is interesting. It's tastes like the syrup they put in pop (soda) without the carbonation. They usually refridgerate it so it's nice and cold. You have to drink it within 10-15 minutes and then they'll draw your blood an hour later!
Avatar f tn re a healthy weight. It is called the one hour glucose tolerance test because your blood is drawn one hour after drinking the glucose drink. If you fail and have to do the three hour the draw your blood first, make you drink the drink, and then draw blood at specific time intervals throughout the next three hours. The purpose of the test is to see how your body responds to and processes a large amount of glucose.
Avatar m tn That is to high. Get glucose intolerance test done. U could be insulin resistance/ pre diabetic control why I still can. I'm 30 last yr found out I'm insulin resistance and have PCOS. My dad his dad and 4 siblings all have diabetes. Good luck to you!
Avatar f tn When is the glucose test done and is it for every pregnant tomen?
8924846 tn?1410572901 You're doing the one hour glucose test. The three hour test is usually done if you "fail" the first or if there is an unusual/concerning result. The 3 hour is a fasting test. No eating between 8 and 12 hours prior to drinking the drink and then they draw your blood at the first hour mark after you drink, then the second hour mark after, and finally the third hour mark after and look at the results together.
645800 tn?1466860955 At 6PM last night I had checked my glucose and it was 319 so I figured I better wait a while before I had dinner. At 11PM I a6te my dinner and almost immediately after eating I had either a mild heart attack or angina occurring. Since it felt just like the last time when I went to the ER and they claimed it was just MS Hug (which I never really believed as how would the MS HUG effect my left arm) I figured it was angina and so I climbed into a hot shower to get my arteries to open up.
10389360 tn?1410823968 If that comes back positive, you have to fast overnight and go to the lab in the morning, where they will test your blood over a period of a few hours. I had gestational diabetes in my last pregnancy. It's a tough diet to follow, but not life ending.
3055148 tn?1368211800 My doctor gave me the paper work at my last appointment when I was 24 weeks to get it done. I'm now 26 weeks. She said go before my next appointment which is on Oct 10th so they have the results. I also have to get blood work done while I'm there I guess to confirm I'm rh negative because I will be getting the shot on Oct 10th. Will tomorrow be to early to go take the glucose test & blood work done or should I wait another week.
8467907 tn?1407411342 So im suppose to get my glucose test done 2day...
Avatar f tn t eat from midnight the night before your test. You have a blood test, drink 2 big cups of lucozade. Sit in waiting room for 2 hours. Have another blood test and go home. It's horrible I wanted to throw the whole lucozade up. If you eat breakfast it will mess us your results. This is in the UK though not sure where this page is based.
Avatar f tn Its when you have to fast (not eat) and then they give you a sugary drink and take your blood to see how your body processes the sugar. They do it to see if you have gestational diabetes which can be potentially dangerous if you don't get it under control.
Avatar f tn I loved the drink it tasted like orange pop, youdo get a sugar ccrash, atleast I did and my baby wouldn't stop moving, I had the hour long test done twice do to a idiot student nurse who didn't take my blood right.