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Why You Should Get A Fasting Blood Sugar Test Regularly

Healthcare providers encourage all individuals to have a fasting blood sugar test performed on an annual basis in conjunction with their physical. In fact, this practice is not only promoted in medical environments, but is also becoming a common component in workplace programs. The goal of this test is to not only promote awareness . . . → Read More: Why You Should Get A Fasting Blood Sugar Test Regularly

Why Fasting Blood Sugar Levels Are Checked

During an annual physical, your healthcare provider may recommend a routine test of fasting blood sugar levels or FBS. Or it may be a component of an annual workplace screening to make employees increase their overall awareness of their health, and offer ways to improve it. But why is a fasting glucose recommended?

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When Are High Fasting Blood Sugar Levels Too High?

Healthcare providers perform fasting blood sugar tests to detect diabetes – a lifelong, incurable disease. But as your doctor reviews your results, you may wonder what the numbers mean, if they are abnormal and how this impacts your overall health. What are Healthy Levels?

A fasting blood sugar test (FBS), also known as a . . . → Read More: When Are High Fasting Blood Sugar Levels Too High?

What Are Normal Fasting Blood Sugar Levels

One of the most important health screens a person should have performed during a yearly physical is a fasting blood sugar test. Also called a fasting blood glucose or FBS, this test is performed after 8 hours of fasting – with blood typically being drawn in the morning to obtain the most accurate results. . . . → Read More: What Are Normal Fasting Blood Sugar Levels

Normal Blood Sugar Levels For Men When Fasting

There is a slight variation between normal glucose levels for men and women. However, the variation is so slight; rarely will you find reference range charts that contain levels for men and women. The standard reference range for normal glucose levels is 70 mg to 150 mg. Some reference range charts have lowered the . . . → Read More: Normal Blood Sugar Levels For Men When Fasting

Normal Blood Sugar Levels For Women Fasting

Glucose is the primary energy source of the body’s cells. Glucose levels fluctuate depending on the foods consumed during the day. Levels will drop during sleep. Upon waking, glucose levels will be lower. However, once food or drink is consumed, the levels will rise.

The laboratory reference range for glucose levels does not include . . . → Read More: Normal Blood Sugar Levels For Women Fasting

Normal Blood Sugar Levels Non Fasting

Normal blood sugar levels (non fasting) should not exceed 200 mg/dl. By contrast, normal glucose levels following a lengthy fast should not exceed 126 mg/dl.

Why the big difference between fast and non-fast?

Blood sugar levels normally rise sharply immediately after each meal. This occurs because the body converts carbohydrates into glucose very rapidly. . . . → Read More: Normal Blood Sugar Levels Non Fasting