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About Fasting Blood Sugar test

Fasting Blood Sugar test

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Know more about Fasting Blood Sugar test

Why Fasting Blood Sugar test is done?

The fasting blood sugar test helps to detect if you are suffering from Type 1, Type 2 and prediabetes.

When Fasting Blood Sugar test is prescribed?

Symptoms of fasting blood sugar are:

Feeling thirsty, dry mouth, extreme tiredness, blurred vision, drowsiness, frequent urge to urinate, high blood pressure, overweight, high triglycerides (a type of fat present in your blood) followed by nausea/fatigue.

More details on Fasting Blood Sugar test

High levels of glucose most frequently indicate diabetes, but many other diseases and conditions can also cause elevated blood glucose.

Glucose is the main energy source for the cells of the body. A steady supply of energy indicates a maintained glucose level in the body. 

While glucose producing energy, during that process, a hormone is produced by the pancreas called insulin. Thus the main role of insulin is to transfer glucose in the form of energy to cells of the body.

Besides, carbohydrates generally break down into the formation of glucose and simple sugars. Also, if there is an increase in the level of insulin it can lead to a fall in blood sugar levels. It further causes hypoglycemia in the body.

When there is a decrease in the level of insulin it can alternatively lead to high blood sugar levels in the body. It results in hyperglycemia.

How to improve your Fasting Blood Sugar test results?

You will be advised to fast for 8 hours before going for the test.

Depending on your test results, the doctor will prescribe you medication and lifestyle changes.

Lifestyle Changes: Starting with daily exercise will help you to lose some extra weight. Also, reduce the intake of alcohol and smoke intake. It will automatically bring down your glucose level.

In terms of consuming a healthy diet should be your priority to improve your glucose tolerance test results. Add more of bitter food like ivy gourd, kale, melon, turmeric, artichokes and some amount of black coffee (with no milk and no sugar).

In some cases doctors even prescribe anti-diabetic medication as a supplement varying on patient’s history. Most common drug generally advised by doctors is metformin, diuretics, antidepressants and beta-blockers. 

How Fasting Blood Sugar test is conducted?

Test Method: A blood sample will be collected from a vein of your arm.

Test Report: Turn around time is 24 hours.

Who should get Fasting Blood Sugar test done

when your doctor suspects you of suffering the symptoms of diabetes, you will be prescribed to take this test.

Additional conditions under which Fasting Blood Sugar test is prescribed

Chronic kidney disease, Cushing syndrome, Hyperthyroidism, Pancreatic cancer, Pancreatitis, Diabetes.

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