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Blood biochemistry: serial blood glucose

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David Bruyette

Synonym(s): BG


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

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • Requires 12-24 hour hospitalization of patient.

Technician (extrinsic) limitations

  • Shortened tests which are run over normal working day can miss significant hyperglycemia overnight.
  • A 2-3 hour post-prandial sample can be taken after evening meal.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMedResource and PubMed.
  • Martin G J W et al (1999) Food intake and blood glucose in normal and diabetic cats fed ad libitum. J Fel Med Surg (4), 241-251.

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