Blood sugar testing is normally done on people who have reasons to believe that they may be suffering from some kinds of sugar problems. The test is done to find out a persons glucose levels in the blood. Abnormality in the test is usually shown as sugar levels outside the normal range, which usually falls between 70-150 mg.
The frequency of blood sugar testing depends on the the type of problem a person is suffering from and the kind of tests they have been advised by the physician.
A person who has a pre-diabetic condition, should get themselves tested at regular intervals to get them treated quickly. However a person with diabetes will have to carry out blood sugar testing many times throughout the day, by using meters or monitors at home. Alternatively a physician may also recommend a hemoglobin A1c test for better diagnosing glucose levels, if needed.
Even normal healthy people are recommended to carry out sugar testing at frequent intervals to catch this dreaded condition in the early phase. The symptoms of diabetes do not become very apparent until at a very later stage. The earlier you catch this problem the better and more effective it is for treating it.
In case of an emergency, like a person falling unconscious or going into coma, a quick blood test is done to determine the actual problem, and wether the person has low or high blood sugar problem.
Numerous health fairs are organized throughout the year, to educate people on the importance of blood sugar testing and to emphasize on getting there glucose levels tested regularly.
It also recommended that a person undergo a thorough medical examination at-least once a year including a blood sugar test, to help rule out any upcoming problems. Always remember that sooner a person gets himself tested for a potential problem, the better it will be to carry out the necessary treatments and get there glucose levels back to normal.
Quick Tip #1
Recent research has suggested that caffeine may be responsible of elevating blood sugar levels, especially after meals. Please consult your doctor on what you can have and what you cannot.
Quick Tip #2
People who have type 2 diabetes should get involved in an exercise regimen. Exercising has also been know to help diabetic patients get rid of there medications.