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Cataract operation with high blood sugar levels. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   my father want to have catreat operation for eye
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but when he got his blood test
User :   it was showing 151
User :   and 110
User :   with fasting and without fasting
Doctor :   Is this blood sugar levels?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   what does this mean
Doctor :   Is fasting levels 151 and post prandial 110.
User :   does this just mean that he has high sugar levels or does this mean he is suffering from blood sugar?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Let me explain it to you.
Doctor :   1) fasting levels is done with 24 hrs fasting without consuming anything. I mean water too.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Normal levels of fasting are 80 to 120.
User :   ok
Doctor :   As your father has 151 is it considered to be high.
Doctor :   You need to get a confirmatory test to confirm if he suffering from diabetes or not.
User :   so what is different between high sugar and diabetes
Doctor :   Glucose tolerance test is considered to be a confirmatory test and Glycosylated HB1AC test to check his control of blood sugar in the past 6 months.
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   It seems that you have moved away from the chat window, I will have to close the chat window.
User :   I haven't
User :   I am here
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   As I was explaining you the causes of high sugar levels.
User :   why is this getting disconnected?
Doctor :   Might be due to some technical problem.
User :   please go on
Doctor :   As I was explaining you, consumption of anything before the test can cause high sugar levels.
User :   ok
Doctor :   There are probabilities of him suffering from Diabetes. It is better to get confirmatory test done.
User :   when you say Glycosylated HB1AC test to check his control of blood sugar in the past 6 months. does this mean the test has to be done over 6 months?
Doctor :   No, It is a test to see whether he had good control from the last 6 months.
Doctor :   It is a single time test.
User :   ok
User :   one more questino
User :   with these sugar levels
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   can he go over the eye operation?
Doctor :   It has to controlled before going going to the operation.
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   no
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care. Bye for now.
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