Blood Sugar Fasting Test in Pondichery
Fasting blood sugar is usually the preliminary test to check for pre-diabetes or diabetes. It is measured after 8 hours of fasting period. Diabetes is a grave health condition and if left unattended can damage eyes, kidneys, nerves, and blood vessels.
When you have symptoms like frequent urination, excessive thirst, insatiable appetite, or a wound that does not heal, all this point to high blood sugar levels. It is also healthy practice to check for blood sugar levels once every year as part of your preventive healthcare regime.
Fasting blood sugar test is recommended when diabetes is suspected or to rule out diabetes during pregnancy. It is important to check for gestational diabetes as unchecked blood sugar levels have serious complications on the unborn baby.
Fasting Blood Sugar is one of the most common laboratory tests performed. This test measures, the amount of sugar (glucose) in your blood after 1 hours of fasting. Glucose is produced from the carbohydrate foods we eat and is the main source of energy for the body. Insulin, a hormone secreted by the pancreas regulates the amount of Glucose in your blood. When blood glucose levels go up, the pancreas secrete or release this insulin which performs the function of reducing the blood glucose by taking it inside the cells of our body.
Fasting Blood Sugar Level
Normal level is below 100 mg/dl.
A pre-diabetic condition measures 100 – 125 mg/dl and anything above 125 mg/dl is diagnosed as Diabetes.
High Level is indicative of Pre-diabetes or Diabetes.
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