Blood Sugar

November 26

Did you know that if you don’t fast long enough you can have a high glucose level on a test? If you eat a lot of high sugar foods it can spike up. Then the doctor can have another test run that will will measure it a different way. I am unsure what it is called. I just know you don’t want high glucose levels.

There is an oral glucose test or tolerance test/OGTT that can be done where you drink this glucose rich drink and your blood glucose level is measured 2 hours afterwards.

 If it is normal it would be below 149 mg/dl two hours after you drink it.

If you are pre-diabetic it would be between 140-199.

 If it is more than 200 you would really be diabetic.

They would want your cholesterol and triglycerides checked to see if you are at risk for diabetes, heart disease, and maybe cancer.


Posted by on November 26, 2010 in Business Health, Children and Teens Health, Family Health, Mens Health, Parent Category

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