Matthew I. Kim MD


Diabetes: How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy

What is a colonoscopy? A colonoscopy is a test that lets a doctor look inside your colon. The doctor uses a thin, lighted tube called a colonoscope to look for small growths (called polyps ), cancer, and other problems like bleeding. During the test, the doctor can take samples of tissue that can be checked for cancer…

Diabetes: How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy

What is a colonoscopy? A colonoscopy is a test that lets a doctor look inside your colon. The doctor uses a thin, lighted tube called a colonoscope to look for small growths (called polyps ), cancer, and other problems like bleeding. During the test, the doctor can take samples of tissue that can be checked for cancer…

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

Discusses oral glucose tolerance test that measures glucose (blood sugar) levels. Explains that test checks for gestational diabetes, prediabetes, and diabetes. Covers the types of tests done and how to prepare for them.

Home Blood Sugar Test

A person with diabetes uses a home blood sugar (glucose) test to measure the level of glucose in his or her blood. The test can be done on a daily basis at home or anywhere, using a small portable machine (blood glucose meter). A home blood sugar test involves pricking the skin (usually the side of a finger) with a…

Fasting Blood Test

A fasting blood test is a blood sample taken from a person who has not eaten for 8 to 12 hours. Usually, the blood sample is taken early in the morning. Examples of blood tests that may be done after a period of fasting include fasting blood sugar (fasting plasma glucose) and lipid profile (cholesterol and triglycerides).