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Tests recommended to confirm High sugar on fasting. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   interested in approach to dealing with high sugar 115 on fasting
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   58/M/software professional/married/yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any other health problems?
User :   marginal BP using amlodac 5mg daily nothing else
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is the PPBS level?
User :   what is that - fasting?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   the after lunch value
Doctor :   thats done after fasting
Doctor :   and having food
User :   160 plus 2hrs after meal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you been given any medications?
Doctor :   are you there sir?
User :   no medications so far
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you overweight?
User :   was wondering if I need to consult with a specialist
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you need to get oral antidiabetic drugs
User :   slightly 85 Kg height 170cm
Doctor :   prescribed
Doctor :   but as the post lunch is borderline
Doctor :   ok'
User :   canI not manage with more exercise?
Doctor :   you can try
Doctor :   first you need to avoid all sweet foods as might be known to you
Doctor :   alreadt
User :   when does it become necessary to go for antidiabetic drugs?
Doctor :   when did you get these done?
Doctor :   the tests
User :   I use a home device to test the blood sample - forget the name - useing the strips
User :   stip and the meter gives the reading
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you get a re examination done at a lab
Doctor :   i suggest FBS, PPBS, LIPID PROFILE
Doctor :   as its better to get them checked at your age
Doctor :   We suggest to get the investigations done at an accredited and barcoded lab, like . You can find out the nearest location at
User :   thanks, but when does it become necessary to use drugs - what is the border case where one transitions to drugs
Doctor :   high fasting is an indication
User :   what is high for fasting?
Doctor :   please confirm your details
Doctor :   70-110
Doctor :   yours could be called borderline
Doctor :   thats why i am asking for
User :   I thought up to 95 is normal
Doctor :   a lab investigation
Doctor :   the GRBS machines
Doctor :   dont work properly sometimes
Doctor :   a lab test is better always
User :   thanks shall do - butyou did not tell me the limit at fasting beyond which one needs drugs
Doctor :   high fasting above 110-120
User :   yes details OK email and mobile
Doctor :   ok
User :   thanks that was helpful
Doctor :   gewt the test report at a reliable institute
User :   sure
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   done
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please let us know of the reports
Doctor :   anything else i can help you with?
User :   sure - do I just come on chat again?
Doctor :   yes you can
User :   thanks
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bye
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