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Fasting Plasma Glucose

Fasting Plasma Glucose

8Hrs fasting

Fasting plasma glucose is a laboratory test that measures the concentration of glucose in the blood after an individual has fasted for at least 8 hours. The test is used to diagnose or monitor diabetes mellitus, a chronic condition characterized by high levels of glucose in the blood due to defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Normal fasting plasma glucose levels are typically in the range of 70-99 mg/dL. Levels between 100-125 mg/dL are indicative of prediabetes, while levels above 126 mg/dL on two separate occasions are diagnostic of diabetes.

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If your FPG level is high, it may be indicative of diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes is achronic condition characterized by high levels of glucose in the blood due to defects ininsulin production, insulin action, or both. Prediabetes is a condition that can progress todiabetes if left untreated. It is characterized by elevated blood sugar levels that are not highenough to be diagnostic of diabetes.

No, you should not eat or drink for at least eight hours prior to an FPG test. This prohibits eating and drinking anything other than water. To guarantee that the findings of the test are accurate, it is crucial to adhere to the directions given by your healthcare provider or the laboratory conducting the test.

Yes, certain medications can affect FPG test results. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements, as they may affect the results of the test. Your healthcare provider will be able to advise you on whether you need to stop taking any medications before the test or if any adjustments need to be made to the test to account for the medications you are taking.

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