Why might I need a blood glucose test?

A glucose (blood sugar) test can help your provider check for diabetes and whether it's in good control. High blood glucose levels can lead to atherosclerosis and artery wall damage. A glucose test may also show if you've had a stressful event (such as a heart attack) that may raise your blood glucose.

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