Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Serial blood glucose

Contributor(s): David Bruyette

Overview

  • Serial blood glucose measurement gives much better assessment of pattern of glycemic control than a 'spot' sample.
  • Allows confirmation of time of peak insulin activity and duration of insulin effect.
  • Ideally sample at 1-2 hourly intervals.

Sampling

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Tests

Availability

  • Glucose assay widely available at commercial laboratories.
  • Glucometers may be available in practice Glucometer.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • Requires 12-24 hour hospitalization of patient.

Technician (extrinsic) limitations

  • Shortened tests which are run over normal working day may miss significant hyperglycemia overnight.
    As a minimum a 2-3 hour post-prandial sample should be taken after evening meal.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

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