Blood glucose testing measures the amount of sugar (glucose) in your blood. The amount of glucose in your blood can indicate how your body processes carbohydrates. The doctor may want to check your blood sugar level by ordering a blood glucose test to look for signs of diabetes. This test is also performed if the doctor is monitoring someone who already has diabetes.
Common Questions About Blood Glucose Testing:
What symptoms require a blood glucose test?
You may need to take a blood glucose test if you are showing symptoms that may indicate a possibility of diabetes. Symptoms include: Recent weight gain Blurred vision Fainting spells Seizures (for the first time) Confusion or a change in the way you normally talk or behave
How should you prepare for a blood glucose test?
You will be asked not to eat or drink anything (other than water) for 8 to 14 hours before your test. Brushing your teeth or using mouthwash will not influence your test results. We will provide you with specific instructions in how to prepare for your blood glucose test.