Blood Sugar test in Kolkata
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the normal range of blood sugar?
Blood Sugar Test measures blood glucose levels in a person’s blood to detect whether you have diabetes or not. If the blood sugar level is less than 140 mg/DL, it signifies everything is normal & there is nothing to be worried about. However, if the levels are higher than 200 mg/DL, it indicates diabetes, and reading between 140 and 199 mg/DL points to prediabetes.
2. What should you not do before a blood sugar test?
In most cases, doctors may call for a fasting blood sugar test to get accurate blood sugar levels, so you should not eat or drink for at least 8 hours before the test. If you have diabetes or any other existing illness, talk to your healthcare professional to be prepared for the test accordingly.
3. Which blood test is used to measure blood sugar levels?
A1C test, also known as Hba1c test, is a blood test used to measure blood sugar levels and diagnose diabetes and prediabetes.
4. How does high blood sugar make you feel?
A patient with high blood sugar feels thirsty all the time, even after gulping tons of water, has frequent urges to pee, or is tired all the time. If you are experiencing any of the above, make sure to get tested before it’s too late.
5. How to test blood sugar?
Our healthcare expert will insert a needle into your vein and draw blood for a sample. After analyzing our laboratory and determining your test results, you may expect your reports within the same day.
6. Can I drink water before fasting blood sugar test?
Yes, you can drink water before a fasting blood sugar test; however, you are not allowed to drink anything other than water before the test, as certain liquid products might affect your results.
7. Does smoking affect a blood sugar test?
Yes, smoking does affect your blood sugar levels. Smoking contains nicotine, which increases your blood sugar levels and makes it challenging to handle. Thus, if you decide to smoke right before the test, the chances are very high that it will influence your blood sugar levels and give you a false interpretation of your tests.
8. How many hours to fast before a blood sugar test?
You are required to not eat or drink (except for water) for 8–10 hours, as fasting is considered ideal before going for a blood sugar test.
9. How often should I test my blood sugar?
If you exhibit the signs and symptoms of diabetes, it is recommended that you continue to monitor your blood sugar level by having it tested once a month. On the other hand, if your blood sugar levels fall within the normal range, and get tested once a year.