Why is blood sugar an important test?
This is because you can get gestational diabetes while pregnant. This is where you develop diabetes(i presume it's due to hormones), and if not taken care of, it can lead to the baby being diabetic, where the pancreas doesn't produce any/enough insulin to control the amount of sugar in the blood. This can lead to ketones, which are produced by the body, and basically turn your blood pH weird. I don't know if it's the same with gestational diabetes, but if you're diabetic you're supposed to keep your blood sugar level under 5 for the entire duration of the pregnancy. I'm diabetic, insulin controlled and i can promse you it's not fun.
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A Fructosamine test can more rapidly measure the average blood sugar levels over the past three weeks.
Yes, you can drink water. That is the one thing you can have. Do not eat or drink anything else for 8 hours before the test though.
sugar is important because it helps to maintain sugar levels with in your body. Sugar has an acidic base.
Carbohydrate is broken down to glucose (monosaccharide) it's absorber via facilitated diffusion or secondary active transport into blood stream
A blood test is a test that the doctor takes a sample of your blood to test it to see if you have any medical conditions or diseases, etc.
It usually depends on what type of blood test you need, but a doctor has to write an order for the test, no matter why type it is. Some tests can be performed in the doctor's office, but others have to be done at a hospital or lab. And others have to be drawn at the doctor's office or lab, and then …sent off to a specialty lab. (MORE)
Because early intensive glucose lowering not only indicate the end of diabetes but also reduction in mortality from chances of myocardial infarction.
Your blood courses through every single part of your body. Blood testing is a diagnostic tool used due to the fact that if you have poisons, bacteria, viruses, or cancerous cells, they're going to be found in the circulatory system.
Insulin. Many people with diabetes take insulin injections to keep their blood sugar level within a healthy range. When blood sugar is too high or too low, the person will feel sick. Working With Young Children by: Judy Herr
Glucose, C6H12O6. Can be found as such in some edibles, but largely formed by the hydrolysis of sucrose, C12H22O11, common table sugar.
you don't have to...most diabetics just find it easier. some people use their palms, forearms, and ive heard of people using their thighs.
Talk to any Endocrinologist or other medical person and theywill tell yes sugar does raise blood sugar. But so do other highglycemic foods, even some fruits. Other foods include white pasta,white rice , watermelon and bananas. Go online to check theglycemic index of foods and you will be fine if you… mainly stick tothose on the lower side of the index. We will all cheat but thatshould not be every day. BUT it is NOT "SUGAR" that causes diabetes. Yes, it can be veryconfusing because people use the term "blood sugar" when talkingabout getting a reading. "Sugar" though is actually glucose-- andmany types of other "sugars", like fructose and others ending in"-tose" are "sugars". Yet, it is also NOT glucose that causesdiabetes! Confused yet? The pancreas excretes insulin to regulate glucose (from everythingwe eat). Normally, insulin circulates in the bloodstream and "picksup" glucose molecules, and helps get the glucose into the cells.Insulin acts as baggage handlers and door men, carrying the glucoseto the cell, holding the door open, and ushering the glucosethrough the cell membrane. This works really well--as long as thepancreas keeps producing insulin. In a person with diabetes, the pancreas has become sluggish ordamaged. It does not produce enough insulin. There are not enough"baggage handlers"-- they've gone on strike! The longer they are onstrike, the more baggage (glucose) collects in the bloodstream.When too much glucose is in the bloodstream, the liver converts theglucose into glycogen and moves it into fat cells-- this is whydiabetics are often overweight. Because the pancreas is not working properly, the person needsexternal insulin products, either an oral medication or injections.This exogenous insulin (made outside of the body) are like "scabworkers" during a strike--they do the work of endogenous insulin.But sometimes the workers (exogenous insulin) all show up at once;or not enough show up; or the person eats more food exchanges thanthey are allowed; or some problem happens-- e.g. exogenous insulinis not as easy to regulate as the natural insulin the pancreasshould produce. Eating too much sugar can lead to weight gain over time. Sugaryfoods are high in calories, but often have few other nutrients, andcan lead to a quick energy rush followed by a slump afterwards.This may cause a person to feel sluggish and low in energy and canlead to cravings for more sugary foods, so that you eat too muchand put on weight. Thus, people with diabetes are often struggling with weight gainand trying to find the right balance between foods eaten and amountof insulin (exogenous insulin) they need. The problem is NOT abouttable sugar, and NOT about sugary foods. ALL foods contain someform of "sugars", e.g. glucose or a "-tose" that is converted toglucose. Answer: Talk to any doctor and they will tell you type 2 diabetesis a "LIFESTYLE" disease. If you change the way you eat, reducing alot of white foods in your diet and increasing your activity level,you make good changes. . Sugar does raise your blood pressure and so does carbs, becausewhen the carbs are in your stomach they turn to sugar, so if youeat a lot of sugar and carbs there's a lot of sugar in your body.And a lot of sugar in your body can spike your blood pressure andalso attack your nerves and you can end up having a anxiety attack,because of the sugar. Sometimes, an anxiety attack can lead to aheart attack within a mater of seconds, but the good thing is itall depends on how much you take in, because your body can'tcontrol or process all of that sugar and carbs, so your body mightmalfunction and lead to paralyzing your muscles or death. So, eatmore vegetables, fruits and hummus kids!! hehehe... I know, I sorryI gonna go know.....(closes door embarrassed). (MORE)
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Blood sugar normally falls in a range between 80 and 120. Outside of that range indicates that the person has a problem. It could be diabetes, low blood sugar, or some other disease. For a diabetic on insulin, a reading below 80 indicates that they need to eat certain foods to raise their blood suga…r. Conversely, a reading over 120 indicates that they may need to take more insulin. a. Blood sugar determination is important in the detection of diabetes mellitus and hypoglycemia. b. To diagnose toxic or inflammatory conditions of the liver due to galactosemia, presence of excess lactic acid, acidosis, and thymine deficiency. c. adjusting insulin diagnose. (MORE)
When reducing sugars treated with Benedict solutions, the blue copper sulphate (Benedict reagent) reduces into cuprous oxides ,it gives different colours due to presence of sugar in urine.
Well you can do it with about anything, but with lancets are the safest way,and u still need to get blood from either your fingertips or arm.
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Why do people with diabetes have to test their blood sugar level before injecting themselves insulin?
Once you test your blood sugar, you can figure how much insulin to give yourself. Because your blood sugar varies every time you check, that is why.
The score recommended for your control solution will tell you how accurate it should be. For OneTouch machines their control solution should produce a reading of 5.5-7.5mmol so you know from that you should be within 2mmol of accuracy. But it also depends where you do your tests. I got ranges of be…tween 2.7 and 6.3 with four different blood tests within 5 minutes... one from each side of my palm on each hand. I know fingers are meant to be more 'accurate' in showing low/hypoglycemic scores than other body areas such as thigh (I think its only Lifescan that let you test on areas of your body other than finger though). (MORE)
If you are having blood work done and are told to fast, then you can drink nothing but water. If it is non-fasting, then you can have coffee, but be sure to tell the person doing the blood work.
Not exactly, but it is part of the diabetes tests as it shows whether your diabetes is controlled effectively. Haemoglobin is the red pigment which gives the colour to your blood. It carries oxygen and carbon dioxide inside the red blood cells. Either too much (Polycythemia, Hamochromatosis), too …few (anaemias), or genetically defective (Sickle cell anaemia, Thalassaemia) haemoglobin could impair the proper function of the body. That is why haemoglobin tests (MCH, MCHC) are done normally. Glucose in the blood sticks to haemoglobin. The higher the level of glucose in the blood, the more glucose sticks to the haemoglobins (glycated haemoblogin). If the diabetes is well controlled (less glucose in the blood), the A1c test shows less glycated haemoglobins. Since red blood cells last for about 120 days (in normal conditions), the tests to see how well the diabetes is controlled, are usually done about this intervals. (MORE)
The glucose challenge screening test, is usually done during the 24th to the 28th week of pregnancy. If you are at increase risk for gestational diabetes or you start spilling sugar in your route urine sample, the test will be done earlier in the pregnancy as need develops. A prior pregnancy where… you developed gestational diabetes, if you are obese or if you have given birth to a very large baby in a previous pregnancy you are considered at risk. (MORE)
No. However, insulin shock can be mistaken for intoxication. The question is nearly beside the point, considering that alcohol is one of the last things a diabetic should drink.
Eating before a blood test will cause your blood sugar levels to rise. That is why they are referred to as "fasting" blood tests, meaning you are not supposed to eat or drink anything but water before having them.
Why am I thirsty all the time and tired after meals even though I got my blood sugar tested and it is normal?
I have found that if you eat beef at night, it could cause you to be sleepy. sometime a short walk will make you feel better. I am thirsty a lot also, unless I drink ice cold water. It seems to work for me. Adrienne
I know it does. I am a diabetic. I got upset today and my sugar reading went from 94 to 224 before bedtime.
A glycohemoglobin level (or hemoglobin A1C) can measure the average of more than several weeks of blood sugar levels, due to the fact that glucose molecules attach themselves to hemoglobin in the red blood cell. (The average lifespan of the red blood cell is 120 days.)
No. They are very different. Normal blood sugar is "regularized" by your pancreas, liver, basically your whole endocrine system. However, what foods you eat that contain carbs and sugars affect your blood sugar. Normal blood sugar is about 80-160, and it does go somewhat higher when you eat, or …lower when exercising; but your pancreas responds by secreting insulin into your blood stream, supposing you are non diabetic. Ex: Suppose you drink a diet mountain dew, which contains zero carbs,and zero sugar. Your blood sugar would NOT be zero. (MORE)
What is a normal level of glucose in a fasting blood sugar test used to diagnose insulin resistance?
A normal level should be below 100 mg/dL, 100 to 125 mg/dL is evidence of insulin resistance (prediabetic), 126 mg/dL is considered diabetic.
Many reasons. Glucose levels, hormone levels, cholesterol, infections, anemia, cancer indicators, kidney function, liver function, & on and on the list goes.
Blood sugar tests include several different tests that measure the amount of sugar (glucose) in a person's blood.
im a diabetic u shouldn't have to force it till it hurts your finger if blood isn't comin out enough to test then sett the pricker to a higher needle setting but yer it shouldn't hurt hope this helped
Can a company take a urine sample tell you that they are testing for blood sugar and instead test for drugs such as Marijuana?
Yes they can. They can detect lots of other illegal drugs by taking urine samples too.
Sugar is energy ( to be simple ) . Our body needs energy to do any work . The energy is stored in the form of carbohydrates . So naturally there is a certain level of sugar otherwise called glucose present on the blood. When excess glucose is present the condition is called diabetes !
Thyroxine is the precursor to active thyroid hormone, which is essential for life. Thyroid hormone also plays an important role in brain development. A child with untreated low thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism) will develop a condition known as cretinism, which is marked by severe physical and mental… abnormalities. (MORE)
For the best methods of testing your blood sugar levels you should ask your physician. The American Diabetes Association has information that can assist you also.
An HBA1C test can be ordered by your doctor. The most common method, however, is to buy a traditional home blood sugar monitor. They come at a variety of sizes, accuracy and cost.
may I eat a sugar free jello during a fast before a blood chemistry test. Its a non glucose test also.
"Yes, the hemoglobin ac1 is used as the most common test for blood sugar levels. It is what's used in a daily monitor that a diabetic uses to check their levels based on what their doctor has prescribed."
Yes, sugar free foods can raise blood sugar. It depends if it has more then 5 carbohydrates in then most likely it will raise the blood sugar a bit but if you are not carbohydrate counting then i wouldn't worry too much about it
Why is that you some time feel real weak and your blood sugar is low but when you get tested for blood sugar problem they find nothing?
Blood sugar fluctuates. How do you know it is low if you are not tested when you are experiencing the symptoms?
When blood sugar levels are too high, there is a risk for coma andseizure. It may also lead to a condition known as diabeticketoacidosis which may lead to death if left untreated.
Blood is a common finding with a kidney stone, but the sugar has nothing to do with the kidney stone, and deserves further evaluation with a history, exam, and additional lab testing.
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Blood sugar isn't really sugar, but a measure of the amount of glucose bound into a person's blood cells. We use glucose for "fuel" essentially, to power various cellular processes.
a few lab investigations require empty stomach. for fasting sample it is not good to take coffee before blood tests.
Common sugar tests, like Somogyi or Benedict test, focus in a simple reaction, the reduction of a part of the sugar skeleton. Simple sugars, like glucose, have an alpha-avaliable conformation, which lets Somogyi or Benedict reactives interact with the molecule and change it chemically. Some sugar f…oods have a tasy sugary flavor but lack real sugars. Scientists found molecules that taste sugary, but don't have the chemical structure and properties of real sugar (saccharoses). Otherwise, some real sugars, lack this reactive site, because it may be bounded with another molecule and isn't free to react with the test reactives. (MORE)
for fasting blood sugar 7 or 8 hours sufficient. for random or ppbs there is no need for fasting.
It is beneficial for those who are diagnosed with diabetic to decrease their blood sugar level. This is essentially because high blood sugar level can increase the risks of strokes and even heart attack, which can be life threatening. For more advice on how to control to blood sugar level, it is rec…ommended for one to visit their doctor. (MORE)
For a postprandial glucose test, you are required to eat 2 hours before a sample of your blood is taken. The results of your postprandial glucose test should be ready in 1-to-2 hours.