Trying to understand this .....

By Sugarmomma39 Latest Reply 2015-03-07 08:58:40 -0600
Started 2015-03-06 18:12:59 -0600

Why do I have to wait 20 days to get another blood test done when on my first test my blood sugar was high ? I'm new to this diabetes thing …is it to confirm that I have diabetes ? I'm confused …

4 replies

haoleboy 2015-03-06 19:00:04 -0600 Report

Do you have any of the symptoms of diabetes such as increased thirst, more frequent urination, blurred vision, unexplained weight loss, slower healing of sores? If not a second blood draw is usually required for a definite diagnosis.

good luck … and stay calm

Sugarmomma39 2015-03-06 19:12:53 -0600 Report

I had one already done and was diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes . The doctor ordered another blood test to be done . It says on the order that it must be done on 3/31 …I'm just confused as to why I have to wait to do another one

haoleboy 2015-03-06 19:40:29 -0600 Report

you first blood test … was it a fasting blood glucose test done in a lab? or perhaps a 'finger poke' random blood glucose test done in the doctor's office? perhaps the next one is an HbA1c.
here's an explanation of various tests:

Sugarmomma39 2015-03-07 08:58:40 -0600 Report

It was a fasting one … I called the doctors office and they said it was fine to get it done earlier .. It was a misunderstanding …then after that's done I'm making an appointment with my doctor to take it from there …I'm nervous