Ask The Doc: Everything Athletes Need To Check in A Full Blood Test, Why and Interpreting Results

June 6, 2013
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Dr. David Minkoff joins the show to answer your questions on calcium deposits and blood testing. With blood testing, he goes over a full list of what every athlete needs to check and why, and how best to interpret results — for example, many mainstream norms are not necessarily normal and there still could be a problem.

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Comments (4)

  • JS says:

    I’m vegetarian and used to eat lots of carbs. My blood glucose was in the low 100’s. I completely changed my diet a few years ago. Still veggie, but high fat and protein, very low carb. I’ve also tried chromium, cinnamon, bitter melon. And the needle hasn’t moved. I still have glucose in the low 100’s. what more can I do?

    • RickESimpson says:

      fasting blood glucose of the low 100's is in the pre-diabetic range….are these measurements fasting???? If not get a fasting blood glucose.
      If these readings are fasting you should have your A1c checked and consult with a physician. Also, you might look at your weight and if you are overweight consider losing some weight–you should consult with your Doctor on this. I just had my fasting blood sugar done and it was 76 (normal range for this lab = 65-99) so low 100's is quite a bit different.


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