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This test enables diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes in pregnant women.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before this test. The individual undertaking the test should fast for 12 hours prior to the test and have a meal with at least 75 gms of carbohydrates. After the meal, the patient should not take any food before having the test. Take rest for two hours during the waiting period and do not work or strain yourself because exercise may sometimes increase the blood sugar levels. If you are pregnant then there is no need to fast.
Glucose is the primary energy source for the body’s cells and the only energy source for the brain and nervous system. A steady supply must be available for use, and a relatively constant level of glucose must be maintained in the blood Postprandial blood sugar test is used to measure the amount of glucose present in our blood, after two hours of eating. This test indicates how your body responds to sugar and starch after you have a meal.
To determine if your blood glucose level is within a healthy range; to screen for and diagnose diabetes and prediabetes and to monitor for high blood glucose (hyperglycemia) or low blood glucose (hypoglycemia).
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