What is blood sugar for diabetes?
The blood sugar level for diabetes is 200 mg/dl. (Milligrams per deciliter – mg/dl is a metric for determining the concentration of a substance in a liquid – in this case, sugar in the blood.) FastMed Urgent Care centers do blood sugar testing at our in house labs, so you can get your results back faster . We’re open every day of the year, including holidays, so you don’t need to miss work to get your sugar tested. We accept most major forms of insurance – just type in your zip code to find a location near you.
Testing: What is Blood Sugar for Diabetes?
The oral glucose tolerance test is a common test for Type 2 diabetes, It determines whether or not you have any blood sugar level abnormalities, such as hypoglycemia or prediabetes. The oral glucose tolerance test is also used to check for gestational diabetes.
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test:
When you take an oral glucose tolerance test, you should not eat anything for 8 hours before you come to FastMed. Don’t not smoke or drink coffee either.We will draw an initial blood sample then give you a sugary drink – 75 grams of sugar, 100 grams if you are pregnant. Over the course of three hours, we will draw blood samples five times to see how your body is processing the sugar in your blood. For a person with healthy blood sugar, the glucose levels will rise and then fall quickly. For someone with diabetes, glucose levels go up higher than normal and don’t come back down as fast.
The oral glucose tolerance test can produce the following results:
Normal Levels: Blood sugar levels are normal - the 2-hour glucose level is less than 140 mg/dl, and all values between 0 and 2 hours are less than 200 mg/dl.
Impaired glucose tolerance (prediabetes): The baseline blood sugar level is less than 126 mg/dl and the 2-hour glucose level is between 140 and 199 mg/dl.
Diabetes: A person has diabetes when two tests done on different days that show blood sugar levels over 200 mg/dl