Blood glucose tests also known as blood sugar tests are usually used to monitor and assist with the management of diabetes.
People with diabetes often monitor their own blood glucose at home through a finger-prick test with a blood glucose monitor.
The standard blood glucose tests measure your blood sugar level at a particular time and can help you to see the effects of food, exercise, medication and illness on your blood glucose levels.
As blood glucose monitoring detects your blood sugar levels at a particular point in time, it is not an accurate tool to assist with the diagnosis of diabetes. Your blood glucose levels generally go up or down during the day based on food, exercise, hormonal changes, and illness.
However, high levels of glucose can indicate diabetes or being at risk of diabetes. At Star Pharmacy, we are able to conduct such a screen and discuss with your what the test results mean for you, given your specific circumstances.