Sugar - Our Sweet Plague

Posted by Jessymeshak on February 4th, 2020

Oral glucose tolerance test OGTT StrictionD Review  involves extracting blood for FBS, making the subject drink 75 grams of sugar dissolved in a glass of water. Blood is extracted exactly two hours after the drink. A person is considered diabetic if the result is over 200 mg/dL. If the result is between 140 and 199, the patient has impaired glucose tolerance IGT. This is also a pre-diabetic condition. OGTT is the method of choice in confirming diabetes.

Glycosylated hemoglobin or hemoglobin A1c measures the average blood sugar for the past 120 days. It is more useful as a means of monitoring blood sugar than as a confirmatory test. Random blood sugar test can also be done on subjects who did not fast. This test assumes that the subject has had a meal and therefore has higher reference values than fasting blood sugar FBS.

After reading this I am sure you will agree that trying to self diagnose diabetes is not a great idea. If you are genuinely worried that you may have it then make an appointment with your Dr right away. Complications of diabetes may arise if the condition is not managed well. It can be exacerbated by other health problems like smoking, alcohol intake, sedentary lifestyle, overweight, high cholesterol levels and hypertension.

The complications of diabetes that can affect the entire body range from the head to the feet. The most common diabetes complication affecting the eyes is diabetic retinopathy. The damaged blood vessels leak protein and blood in the retina and cause the formation of brittle blood vessels. These brittle blood vessels may bleed, causing retinal scarring and retinal detachment. This occurs among patients who have had diabetes for about five years. Glaucoma and cataracts are also common in diabetics.

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