Blood Glucose Test
Welcome to our guide on your blood glucose test results. This test is also sometimes called a blood sugar test. Your doctor may have ordered the blood glucose test or you checked your blood sugar with a home blood glucose monitor.
Your blood sugar level may stay in a relatively tight range, or it may fluctuate considerably during the day. A single blood glucose test result depends on several factors, such as whether you:
- Were fasting when the test was done or had something to eat or drink recently
- Have diabetes
- Take medication that lowers blood sugar levels
- Have pre-diabetes (also referred to as insulin resistance)
To help you understand what your blood glucose test result means, we need to start with the actual test result.
What was the result of your blood glucose test?
Source: from Harvard Health Decision Guides, Harvard Health Publications, Copyright © August 2010 by President and Fellows of Harvard College. All rights reserved. Used with permission of StayWell.