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Many older adults who are unlikely to live more than 10 years still are given routine screening tests for cancer, new studies show. But those tests are unlikely to help them and may have risks, the authors say. One study used 10 years of data from a U.S. gove...

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Lab Test Interpreter


Blood Glucose Test

Most people with a blood sugar level under 40 mg/dL will have symptoms. These include:

- Episodes of feeling warm, sweaty and "out of touch"

- Unexplained episodes of heavy sweating

- Extreme hunger at unexpected times

- Feeling shaky and lightheaded

- Difficulty concentrating

 

Maybe you mentioned these symptoms to your doctor and that is why you had this blood test.

 

Why was the blood glucose test performed?

It was part of a routine blood panel.

My doctor was concerned about my symptoms.

I am not sure why the blood sugar test was done.

Date Last Reviewed: 5/3/2010
Date Last Modified: 5/3/2010
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