Matthew I. Kim MD


Blood Glucose

Discusses blood glucose tests used to diagnose diabetes and prediabetes. Covers types of tests, including fasting blood sugar, 2-hour postprandial blood sugar, random blood sugar, and oral glucose tolerance. Discusses how to prepare and what results mean.

Diabetes Care Plan

Your name: __________________ Date: _______________________ You can make the most of your office visit by having this form with you when you talk with your doctor. What to bring to every appointment Your blood sugar log. A list of all your medicines, vitamins, supplements, and herbal remedies. Other test results, if…

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

An oral glucose tolerance test measures the body’s ability to use glucose, a type of sugar found in fruits and many other foods. (Glucose is the main source of energy used by the body.) After the person has not had anything to eat or drink during the night, a blood sample is taken on the morning of the test. This is the…

Diabetes: Tests to Watch for Complications

The table below summarizes many of the tests that can be done to identify complications from diabetes, including those tests done during a physical exam. The physical exam evaluates your overall health. The doctor pays special attention to your eyes, blood vessels, heart, lungs, nerves, abdomen, and feet. Complications…

Diabetes: Tests to Watch for Complications

The table below summarizes many of the tests that can be done to identify complications from diabetes, including those tests done during a physical exam. The physical exam evaluates your overall health. The doctor pays special attention to your eyes, blood vessels, heart, lungs, nerves, abdomen, and feet. Complications…