Get a Blood Glucose Test at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Keystone Point
A blood glucose test measures the amount of sugar (glucose) in the bloodstream. The results can be used to diagnose diabetes and also to manage its treatment. Because the test is performed after a period of fasting (typically eight hours without any food or beverage intake except for water), it is more reliable than a randomly conducted finger-prick test. You can receive fast and accurate blood glucose testing at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Keystone Point, where your results will be immediately analyzed by a UHealth – the University of Miami pathologist in addition to an on-site physician.
In some cases, diabetes goes undiagnosed and untreated until its symptoms become so severe that they can no longer be ignored. A blood glucose test performed at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Keystone Point can be an excellent proactive approach if you have an elevated risk of developed diabetes or are experiencing possible symptoms of the condition, which include:
- Excessive thirst
- Frequent urination
- General fatigue
- Unexplained weight loss
- Recurrent infections
- Slow-healing wounds
- Tingling sensations in your arms and legs
- Blurred vision
- Vomiting and abdominal pain
In almost all cases, type 2 diabetes is preceded by prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes or produce warning signs. It is important to identify prediabetes as early as possible with a blood glucose test, because prompt treatment can often return blood glucose levels to their normal range before the condition progresses to diabetes or leads to serious complications, such as cardiovascular disease.
If the results of a blood glucose test confirm a diabetes diagnosis, a physician at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Keystone Point can recommend an appropriate treatment plan to help you stay healthy by keeping your blood sugar in check. In general, if you eat nutritious foods, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy body weight, manage your stress level, avoid tobacco use, and make other positive lifestyle changes, you will likely find it easier to live with diabetes and reduce the risk of major complications.
If you’d like to schedule a blood glucose test or learn more about our full range of on-site lab testing and urgent healthcare services, contact us today.