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Fasting Blood Sugar Determination
Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) screening is done to determine the level of sugar particularly glucose in the blood. The person who wish to undergo FBS screening is advised to abstain from taking in food for at least 8 hours prior to screening. He is also advised not to drink anything aside from water. In this way the determination of glucose level is accurate.

The normal value for FBS is 70 to 100 mg/dl. If the value falls between 100 and 125 mg/dl this is considered as prediabetic level. FBS level of 126 and above is considered as diabetic. A diabetic also has accompanying symptoms of increased hunger and thirst, weight loss, and frequent urination.

Every first wednesday of the month we conduct free FBS determination in our clinic at 6:00AM to 8:00AM. This is sponsored by different pharmaceutical companies and we usually have around 30 to 40 individuals going regularly for the screening. This helps the diabetics monitor their blood sugar and to catch prediabetics and diabetics who are still not on medication.
posted by Amelyn R. Rafael,MD @ 5:06 PM  
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