Post Prandial Sugar test

Know more about Post Prandial Sugar test

A postprandial sugar test is conducted to determine the levels of sugar (known as glucose) in the blood after the meal is taken. The amount of sugar recorded in the test is the vital source of energy how a body function and by taking certain precautions you can improve your health and avoid problems.

The symptoms associated with Post Prandial Sugar are:

Increased thirst, headaches, facing problem in concentrating, blurred vision, frequent urination, feeling weak and tired, sudden loss of weight followed by increased blood sugar levels (more than 180 mg/dL).

The postprandial is also known as after-meal hyperglycemia. It occurs when your blood sugar levels reach or increase by 180 mg/dL within 2 hours after you eat. A normal person has 140 mg/dL blood sugar levels after a meal.

Normally, when a person eats a meal his glucose levels increases. This increase in sugar levels causes the pancreas to release insulin. The released insulin helps the body in eliminating additional glucose from the body and using it for future use. People suffering from diabetes might not able to produce insulin properly as their blood sugar remains high.

If the blood glucose levels remain high for a longer period, it can damage our body parts such as eyes, kidneys, nervous system, and blood vessels.

The doctors recommend you to keep a check of your blood sugar levels after taking a meal by a blood sample. With this 2-hour postprandial blood glucose test, the diabetic patient can know whether he has successfully controlled their blood sugar levels or not.

You will need to consume food 2 hours before the test.

The doctor will recommend the following treatments and prevention depending on your test rresults.

Drink more water: By drinking more and more water, you can remove excess sugar from your blood with the passage of urine and avoid dehydration.

Exercise more often: By exercising regularly, it will help in lowering your blood sugar levels and under certain conditions, it will make your blood sugar levels high. Ask your doctor to recommend you the right exercise.

Change your diet plan: Meet a dietician who will give you the right diet chart and the right types of foods.

Change of medications: The doctor will recommend you to change the medication timing or type of diabetes medications after seeing your reports.

Regular blood sugar check: Make sure to test your blood sugar levels regularly.

Test Method: A blood sample test will be collected from a vein of your arm.

Test Report: Turn around time is 24 hours.

The doctor prescribes this test to control high blood sugar levels when:

Pregnant women with gestational diabetes or with blod sugar levels between 5 and 9 mmol/liter after eating.

Individuals finding it hard to control diabetes or tried new insulin/dosage.

People who have taken multiple medications and those with a history of blood sugar just after eating food.