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Diabetes
Care

Blood sugar abnormalities affect millions of Americans, and many live without diagnosis. Getting a blood glucose levels test at Local MD is a great healthcare decision. Diabetes is a serious – and oftentimes a lethal -  illness, so we strongly encourage proper testing to determine if you’re diabetic. 

Local MD Urgent Care helps clients manage chronic conditions like diabetes and its complications, such as high blood pressure.

About Glucose Level Testing

If you have not previously been diagnosed with diabetes, your doctor may routinely monitor you for prediabetes, which occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal.

Potential High Risk Groups

You may be at risk for prediabetes if you:

 

  • Are 45 Years+

  • Are Overweight

  • Do Not Exercise Regularly

  • Have High Blood Pressure

  • Have A History Of Gestational Diabetes

  • Have Given Birth To A Baby Weighing Over 9lbs

  • Have A History Of Insulin Resistance

  • Have A History Of Strokes

  • Are Asian, African, Hispanic, Pacific Islander or Native American

  • Have A Family History of Diabetes

Types Of Blood Glucose Levels Tests

Our team of medical professionals will help you find the appropriate blood glucose test. Results from any blood glucose levels test will be evaluated against any blood sugar monitoring you’ve done at home. If the results yield blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, it may be an indicator of prediabetes.

  • Glycated Hemoglobin (A1C) Test: This blood glucose levels test shows your average blood sugar levels from a span of 2 to 3 months. Hemoglobins are red blood cells that carry oxygen. When there is too much sugar in your blood, the excess glucose attaches to your hemoglobin. The higher your blood sugar levels, the more hemoglobin you’ll have with sugar attached. 

  • Fasting Blood Sugar Test: Blood sugar values are measured in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or millimoles per liter (mmol/L). A blood sample will be taken after an overnight fast. A fasting blood sugar level less than 100 mg/dL is considered normal. 

  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test: For this test, you fast overnight and let FastMed measure your blood sugar level. you come to FastMed. We then provide you a drink that is high in sugar and periodically test your blood glucose level for 2 to 3 hours. A reading greater than 200 mg/dL after two hours may indicate diabetes. 

  • Random Blood Sugar Test: A random blood sugar test does not involve fasting. Regardless of when you last ate, a random blood sugar level of 200 mg/dL or higher is suggestive of diabetes.

On-Going Diabetes & Pre-Diabetes Care

Caring for yourself or a loved one with diabetes is difficult enough, let alone how difficult making regular appointments with a primary care doctor can be. By trusting your local team at Local MD Urgent Care with your diabetes care, you can save yourself time and energy from running around. We offer the preventative care you need with the ease of an urgent care. Schedule an appointment to have your glucose levels tested, or walk into a location today!

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