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Fasting blood glucose

Fasting blood glucose

(Science: endocrinology, investigation) a method for finding out how much glucose (sugar) is in the blood. The test can show if a person has diabetes.

a blood sample is taken in a lab or doctors office. The test is usually done in the morning before the person has eaten. The normal, nondiabetic range for blood glucose is from 70 to 110 mg/dl, depending on the type of blood being tested. If the level is over 140 mg/dl, it usually means the person has diabetes (except for newborns and some pregnant women).


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Fasting and bloodsugar

After a meal, there is increase in the blood sugar level (glucose), which is regulated by Insulin secretion. But during fasting, when there is no food directly provided to the body to get ...

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Fasting and bloodsugar

When you eat food your body is flooded with glucose, and so insulin is produced to keep the ... Of course if you then eat a large meal after fasting your body may take some time to compensate ... off the top of my head why it would make your blood sugar level rise more slowly unless you fasted ...

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