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Posted by: Des | 2009/11/10

Glucose tests

My GP sent me for a FPG fasting test. The results were 5.9. He says I should control my sugar intake and exercise and do another test in 2 months from now. If i fast from the previous night but use my home testing glucose machine, would I get similar results. What is the difference between the FPG test done at a lab and the test done at home?.

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Hallo Des
I think the lab's test would be more sensitive but the home test would also give you reliable results if you do it right and your machine is correctly calibrated.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: John | 2009/11/10

I go for HbA1c test. Give your ave. sugar over 3 months.
Your home testing machine only give you what it is at the moment. NOT THE SAME.
FPG not the same

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2009/11/10

Hallo Des
I think the lab's test would be more sensitive but the home test would also give you reliable results if you do it right and your machine is correctly calibrated.
Dr Bets

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