Pregnancy glucose test: how it is done, fasting time and results

The test to diagnose gestational diabetes should be performed between weeks 24 and 28 of pregnancy, even when the pregnant woman has no symptoms such as an exaggerated increase in appetite or frequent urination. However, the test can also be done before 24 weeks when the pregnant woman has elevated glucose levels in a urine […]

Symptoms of Diabetes – Best Guide

The main symptoms of diabetes are usually intense thirst, increased urinary frequency, abnormal increase in the desire to eat and weight loss for no apparent reason, being able to manifest at any age. However, type 1 diabetes usually arises mainly during childhood and adolescence, while type 2 diabetes is more related to excess weight and […]

Bariatric surgery: what it is, types, advantages and risks

Bariatric surgery is a set of surgical techniques used to treat excess weight, where the digestive system is altered in order to reduce the amount of food that enters the body and to modify the natural digestion process, facilitating the loss of weight and improving or curing diseases associated with obesity. There are several surgical […]

Hypoglycemia: What it is, symptoms and how to treat?

Hypoglycemia is a condition that occurs when blood sugar (glycemia) decreases below normal values, usually the body maintains stable blood sugar concentrations between 70 and 110 mg / dL, below this the individual may have some symptoms such as cold sweats, dizziness, nausea and weakness. This occurs because glucose, in normal physiological situations, is the […]

Type 2 diabetes: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by the body’s resistance to insulin and increased blood sugar levels, which produces classic symptoms such as dry mouth sensation, increased urination, increased thirst, and even, weight loss without apparent cause. Unlike type 1 diabetes, people are not born with type 2 diabetes, but the disease develops […]

Diabetic diet plan – Everything you need to know

In the diabetic diet, the consumption of simple sugars and foods with high glycemic index such as those containing white flours should be avoided. It is also necessary to reduce the portion of carbohydrates ingested in the diet, whether they are healthy, such as fruits, brown rice or oatmeal. Reducing the amount of carbohydrates served […]

What is the glycosylated hemoglobin test for?

The glycosylated hemoglobin test, also known as HbA1c, is a blood test that helps identify and accompany the development of diabetes. This test works because the sugar present in the blood binds to a component of the red blood cells, hemoglobin, staying together until the red blood cell cycle, which lasts on average 120 days, […]