glucose tolerance test

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Noun1.glucose tolerance test - test of the body's ability to metabolize carbohydrates; used in the diagnosis of hypoglycemia and diabetes mellitus
diagnostic assay, diagnostic test - an assay conducted for diagnostic purposes
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Multiple linear regression was used to investigate the association of cobalamin with fasting blood sugar level after adjusting for gestational age and gravidity.
Increased waist circumference, fasting blood sugar and triglycerides were associated with an increased likelihood of exhibiting metabolic syndrome (p<0,05 each).
Fasting blood sugar, hypertension and dyslipidaemia were not found to be independent predictors of multivascular morbidity, although they were significant risk factors on univariate analysis.
All of the patients were subsequently subjected to fasting blood sugar levels and glycated hemoglobin HBA1C with their consent.
Within this plant is a magical alkaloid, berberine, that doctors and researchers have known for some time has a very positive effect on fasting blood sugar, post-meal blood sugar, and A1C levels (your three-month blood sugar average).
For people who have high blood sugar, preventing diabetes could amount to just another day at the office, maintains a study in Preventing Chronic Disease, in which employees enrolled in a workplace intervention program as a group lost more weight, showed greater reductions in fasting blood sugar, and ate less fat than employees who received only written health guidelines for diabetes prevention.
MetS is a cluster of risk factors--high triglycerides (blood fats), reduced HDL ("good") cholesterol, high blood pressure, high fasting blood sugar (a measure of blood sugar taken after you've fasted for 12 hours), and a large waist measurement--that can occur singly or together.
The variables evaluated in this study were age, gender, job, education, BMI, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, fasting blood sugar (FBS), systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, waist circumference, triglycerides, smoking, physical activity, the duration of diabetes, history of cardiovascular diseases, and the ratio of waist circumference to hip circumference.
Results: Waist circumference, fasting blood sugar, triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure were shown to be the factors that affect the area of epicardial fat.
In fact, an extra two hours per day standing rather than sitting was associated with about two percent lower average fasting blood sugar levels, and 11 percent lower average triglycerides (fats in the blood).