Done after refraining from eating or drinking any liquids for eight hours.
Glucose is the primary source for the body’s cells and the only energy source for brain and nervous system. During digestion dietary sources are broken down into glucose .Using glucose for energy production depends on Insulin, a hormone produced by the...
Normal fasting Glucose 70-110 mg/dl
Pre diabetes: 110-125 mg/dl
Diabetes > 125 mg/dl
When to get Tested
When a person of any age has risk factors (Overweight, physically inactive, PCOS , High BP , Low HDL level and high Triglyceride level, h/o cardio vascular disease)
When there is s/s of high Glucose (Increased Thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, blurred vision, slow healing wounds or infections )
When there is s/s low blood glucose (Sweating, hunger, trembling, Anxiety, confusion, blurred vision)
Chronic kidney disease
Drugs – Corticosteroids, Tri cyclic antidepressants, Diuretics, Phenytoin , Lithium
Alcohol consumption in excess
Drugs – Acetaminophen, Anabolic steroids
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