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Blood Sugar Test

Happy living is a God-given gift. It is necessary to be healthy to make it into reality. Nowadays, living standards are going worst due to global warming instead of in ancient days. So, everyone has to take care of health by having some physical exercises and also meditation. Regular health checkups are also advisable to monitor health. A blood sugar tests measures the amount of sugar in your blood. This tests helps diagnosis and manage diabetes. Blood glucose tests can be fasting or random. Fasting tests provide the most accurate results and are easier to interpret than random tests.

Values:

  • Less than 100 mg/dl = Normal
  • Between 110-125 mg/dl = impaired fasting glucose (i.e:prediabetes)
  • Greater than 126 mg/dl on two or more samples = diabetes

Preparation:

This tests requires a 12-hour fast. You should wait to eat or take a hypoglycemic agent (insulin or oral medication) until after test has been drawn, unless told otherwise.

Glucose testing is primarily done to check for type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes. Diabetes is a condition that causes your blood glucose level to rise.

The amount of sugar in your blood is usually controlled by hormone called insulin. However, if you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or the insulin produced doesn’t work properly. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. Increased level of blood sugar can lead to serve organ damage if left untreated.

In some cases,blood glucose testing may also be used to test for hypoglycermia. This condition ouucrs when the levels of glucose in your blood are too low.

Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and teenagers whose bodies aren’t able to produce enough insulin. It’s a chronic, or long term condition that requires continuous treatment. Late-onset type 1 diabetes has been shown to affect people between the ages of 30 and 40.

Type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed in overweight and obese adults, but it can develop in younger people as well. This condition occurs when your body doesn’t make enough insulin when the insulin you produce doesn’t work properly. The impact of type 2 diabetes may be reduced through weight loss and healthy eating.

Gestational diabetes occurs if you develop diabetes while you’re pregnant. Gestational diabetes usually goes away after you give birth.

After receiving a diagnosis of diabetes, you may have to get blood glucose tests to determine if your condition is being managed well. A high glucose level in a person with diabetes may mean that your diabetes isn’t being managed correctly.

Other possible causes of high blood glucose levels include:

  • Prediabetes, which happens when you are increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid.
  • Kidney problems
  • Pancreatitis or inflammation of your pancreas
  • Pancreatic Cancer

In rare cases, high blood glucose levels could be sign of kidney failure, a hormonal disorder called acromegaly or Cushing’s syndrome, which occurs when your body produces too much cortisol.

It is also possible to have levels of blood glucose that are too low. However, this isn’t as common. Low blood glucose levels or hypoglycemia may be caused by:

  • Insulin overuse
  • Starvation
  • Hypopituitarism or underactive pituitary gland
  • Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid
  • Addison’s disease, which is characterized by low levels of cortisol.
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Liver disease
  • Insulinoma, which is a type of pancreatic tumor.

A blood glucose test may also be ordered when someone has signs and symptoms of high blood glucose (hyperglycemia) such as:

  • Increased thirst, usually with frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing wounds or infections
  • Itchy skin
  • Sexual dysfunction among men Or symptoms of low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) such as:
  • Sweating
  • Hunger
  • Trembling
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Blurred vision

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No need to go anywhere for various blood tests, all blood tests such as kidney function test, liver function test, thyroid function test, Preventive Health Checkup blood sugar test, CBC Test, full body checkup test, Lipid Profile test, Quadruple Marker Test, vitamin d3 test, vitamin b12 test and HbA1C test, etc are provided at all our branches across the Delhi NCR, such as Gurgaon, Noida, Noida Extension, Greater Noida, Raj Nagar Extension, Vaishali, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Faridabad, and Dwarka. Ours is a well-established diagnostic, pathological lab with all advanced lab equipment. We always keep the environment customer-friendly, and our lab technicians have sound experience.

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