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FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) in Pune

Also known as FBG (Fasting Blood Glucose), Glucose - Fasting (F), Fasting Blood Sugar
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  1. Overnight fasting (8-12 hrs) is required. Do not eat or drink anything except water before the test.

Understanding FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) in Pune

What is FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) in Pune?

An FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) test measures your blood glucose levels at an affordable price in Pune with TATA 1mg labs. This test is essential for detecting, monitoring, and managing conditions like diabetes and prediabetes and is done after overnight fasting (8-12 hours). This test provides insights into how well your body manages blood sugar levels, as altered levels can lead to several health issues, including increased risk of diabetes, nerve damage, cardiovascular diseases, kidney problems, and vision impairment. This insight also enables your doctor to intervene timely through lifestyle modifications or medications. This test can also be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment measures in patients with abnormal blood glucose levels.

What does FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) measure?

A fasting blood sugar test measures the glucose level in the body under overnight fasting conditions. Glucose serves as the body's energy currency and is broken down through metabolism to produce energy. Hormones and enzymes produced by the liver and pancreas control this process. The hormone insulin, produced by the pancreas, regulates blood glucose levels. When these levels are high, such as after a meal, insulin is secreted to transport glucose into cells for energy production. Elevated glucose levels in the body after fasting may indicate a risk of developing prediabetes or diabetes, which can be of two types- Type 1, caused by little or no insulin production, and Type 2, caused by insulin resistance or decreased insulin production.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) in Pune

Frequently Asked Questions about FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) in Pune

Q. What is a Fasting Blood Sugar test?

A Fasting Blood Sugar test measures the glucose (sugar) level in the blood after a fasting period, typically for at least 8-12 hours.

Q. Why is an FBS test important?

An FBS test is important because it helps assess a person's risk for serious health problems, like diabetes and other glucose metabolism disorders. It also helps monitor blood sugar levels over time in people with diabetes.

Q. How do I prepare for an FBS test?

Do not eat or drink anything except water for 8-12 hours before the test. It is also important to inform your doctor about any medications you are taking, as some of them can affect blood glucose levels and may need to be adjusted or temporarily discontinued before the test.

Q. What are the risks associated with a Fasting Blood Sugar test?

The risks associated with a Fasting Blood Sugar test are generally minimal. However, some people may experience mild pain or discomfort at the site from where the blood sample is taken.

Q. Can I take a Fasting Blood Glucose test during pregnancy?

Yes, a Fasting Blood Glucose test is commonly used during pregnancy to screen for gestational diabetes, which is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy.

Q. What is hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia is when the blood sugar levels fall below normal. This is commonly found in cases of nutritional deficiency.

Q. What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia?

Symptoms of hypoglycemia include excessive sweating, frequent hunger, shivering or trembling, confusion, and blurring of vision.

Q. What is hyperglycemia?

Hyperglycemia is when the blood glucose level is above the normal range. This condition may indicate prediabetes or diabetes and may cause significant health problems.

Q. What are the symptoms of hyperglycemia?

Symptoms of Hyperglycemia include increased thirst, frequent urge to urinate, weakness, tiredness (fatigue), blurring of vision, and slow wound healing.

Q. What are the risk factors for diabetes?

The most common risk factors for diabetes include being obese or overweight with low physical activity, having a family history of diabetes, or having high blood pressure. Other reasons that can cause diabetes include low good cholesterol or high triglyceride levels, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or cardiovascular diseases.

Q. Can factors other than hormones and diet affect my blood sugar levels?

Yes, blood sugar levels may increase due to certain medications, during pregnancy, and temporarily due to stress.

Q. What are the common complications of diabetes?

Diabetes causes an increase in blood sugar levels. If not controlled, this may cause several complications over time. Some common complications of uncontrolled diabetes include heart diseases like coronary artery disease, diabetic retinopathy (damage to the retina of the eye), and diabetic neuropathy (damage to the nerves). It may also cause diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage), diabetic foot (foot ulcers that may turn gangrenous), and other serious conditions like hearing impairment and severe skin conditions.

Q. What other tests can be prescribed by the doctor in case the result of a Fasting Blood Sugar test is not normal?

Additional tests that may help diagnose diabetes include the HbA1c, Urine Glucose, Blood Glucose - Post-prandial (PP), Random Blood Glucose, and Oral Glucose Tolerance Test.

Q. Can I book an FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) test in Pune?

Yes, you can book an FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) test in Pune with Tata 1mg Labs. The test can be booked easily, is affordable, and comes with an easy-to-understand report.

Q. Is home sample collection possible for an FBS test in Pune?

Yes, home sample collection is possible for an FBS test in Pune with Tata 1mg Labs. You can also choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I book an FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) test with Tata 1mg Labs in Pune?

The booking process for an FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) test with Tata 1mg Labs in Pune is straightforward and hassle-free. Follow these steps to schedule a test online: 1). Go to the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add your preferred test to the shopping cart. 3). Choose a time and day that works for you as long as you also take the essential prerequisites into account. 4). A confirmation notification will be sent to you with all the details once the booking is complete.

Q. What is the cost of a Fasting Blood Glucose test in Pune?

Tata 1mg Labs allows you to book tests at an affordable price in Pune. A Fasting Blood Glucose test can be booked at a pocket-friendly budget of Rs. 99.

Q. How long does it take Tata 1mg Labs to provide the reports of an FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) test in Pune?

We at Tata 1mg Labs recognize the value of prompt results. We strive to deliver test results with quick turnaround times so you can receive the information promptly. The reports of an FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) test in Pune are often provided in 15 hours.
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