​Blood Glucose Testing at the Department of Family Medicine

Blood glucose testing is part of routine health screenings for all adults at risk for diabetes. For people who have diabetes, tests of the blood for glucose levels are routinely performed as well.

This simple test is typically performed with a finger prick, but sometimes requires drawing blood from a vein in your arm.

We can perform this test at our family medicine health clinics.

Some blood glucose tests require you to drink a sugary drink and sit while blood glucose measurements are taken over an hour or two.

If you have diabetes or are concerned that you might be at risk for diabetes, call one of our locations to set an appointment with a member of our care team.

Our family medicine doctors help people who have, or are at risk for, diabetes every day.

Learn more about diabetes management at the Department of Family Medicine.

Additional Resources on Diabetes and Blood Glucose Tests

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Contact a Family Medicine Health Center

UPMC's Department of Family Medicine has several locations throughout the city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.

Find a family medicine health center close to you and call us to make an appointment or find out how we can help you with your primary care needs.

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