Diabetes Information

This is a diabetes blog. It introduces diabetes information such as the symptoms of diabetes; the types of diabetes; diabetes supply; diabetes diet; diabetes care; diabetes treatment; diabetes diagnosis; diabetes mellitus and diabetes tests etc. The diabetes knowledge on this site comes from the medical books, medical research papers, American Diabetes Association and other reliable sources. Wish you all have a good health!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Diabetes Tests

The following tests are used for diabetes diagnosis:

1. A fasting plasma glucose test measures your blood glucose after you have gone at least 8 hours without eating. This test is used to detect diabetes or pre-diabetes.

2. An oral glucose tolerance test measures your blood glucose after you have gone at least 8 hours without eating and 2 hours after you drink a glucose-containing beverage. This test can be used to diagnose diabetes or pre-diabetes.

3. In a random plasma glucose test, your doctor checks your blood glucose without regard to when you ate your last meal. This test, along with an assessment of symptoms, is used to diagnose diabetes but not pre-diabetes.

Positive test results should be confirmed by repeating the fasting plasma glucose test or the oral glucose tolerance test on a different day.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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