Fasting Blood Sugar
Fasting Blood Sugar is one of the most common laboratory test performed. This test measures, the amount of sugar, i.e. Glucose in your blood after a 12 hour fasting period. Glucose is produced from the carbohydrate foods we eat and is the main source of energy for the body. Insulin, a hormone secreted by the pancreas regulates the amount of Glucose in your blood. When blood glucose levels goes up, the pancreas release insulin and controls the level. Fasting blood sugar is usually the preliminary test to check for pre-diabetes or diabetes. Fasting Blood Sugar is usually measured after 8 hours of fasting period. Diabetes is a serious health condition and if left untreated may damage eyes, kidneys, nerves and blood vessels.
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