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Yes XXXXXXX how is your sugar value?
regardning blood sugar test using strips of accu-chek
yes got the reports
fasting is 77
and post prandial is 114
Your sugar value seems to be very well.
not sure why accu-check gave such result
The accu-check abnormality may be due to two reason.
1. Error report
Here you will do a fasting blood sugar as you did yesterday.
ok. after that.
After taking the early morning sample in a fasting state, you will be given a specific amount of glucose.
And blood samples will be taken at specific intervals.
half an hour, 1 hour, 2 hours and may be 3 hours.
the time interval will depend as per protocols of the lab.
If sugar values of Glucose tolerance test is normal, then you need not be worried about prediabetes.
ok. so i need to ask for glucose tolerance test. right
Visit a good laboratory with NABL accredition.
Have you followed what I suggested?
suppose i am in prediabetes stage. is it possible to prevent it from advancing to diabetes stage
i got what you have said
A good life style and proper diet will allow you to prevent diabetes in the nearest future.
i did lab test for sister as well.
she is pregnant
her fasting level is 88 and
post prandial is 185
when she visited gynacologist
she suggested one more test
her post prandial sugars are not in limits for a pregnant women.
she told that hba1c would give accurate result
I would have liked to have the values under 180mg/dl.
yes doctor also told that
If I were to be the treating doctor, I would have ordered another test known as glucose challenge test or the same glucose tolerance test along with Hba1c.
so for me also can hba1c will give correct result?
But Hba1c is good enough to give a picture of how her sugars have been in the recent past.
i mean would it tell me if i am in prediabetese stage
This test gives an average sugar values for the last 3 months.
so glucose tolerance test would be the better option right?
Hba1c is an average blood sugar. It gives us information about sugar control in the recent past.
I prefer to do glucose tolerance test for any person suspected with prediabetes / diabetes.
Hba1c is an alternate choice.
Your sister can follow her gynecologist suggestions.
we will do that
She would have her protocol set if Hba1c is abnormal.
As far as you, glucose tolerance test is good enough.
Hope it is clear to you.
Do you have any other query?
i XXXXXXX t have any
bye for now
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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