Confirmatory Test For Diabetes

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

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My father's FBS is slightly higher than normal. By the way, Fasting Blood Sugar, better known as FBS, is just a screening test for diabetes. Because of his elevated FBS result, he needs to undergo a follow-up evaluation to confirm diabetes.

One of the confirmatory tests for diabetes is oral glucose tolerance test. This laboratory examination would involve extraction of blood for a fasting plasma glucoses test. The patient is then given a very sweet drink, specifically a drink that contains 75 grams of sugar. At timed intervals of 1, 2 and 3 hours, blood samples are collected after taking the sweet drink.

As of this date, my father has not agreed to undergo any confirmatory tests for diabetes. But I hope that his elevated FBS result is not an indication of such metabolic disorder.

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