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Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

Welcome to my site, my name is Jess Indaja. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after struggling with my weight throughout my teen years and adulthood. My doctor informed me about all of the dangers associated with my diet and exercise habits. I was encouraged to change the way I ate and moved in an effort to reverse my blood sugar problem. I made the changes, but still struggle with controlling my blood sugar. After going through this trying situation, I decided to make a site that may help others with problems associated with type 2 diabetes. I will discuss diagnostic procedures, treatments and medical research concerning this disease. I hope you visit often and learn all you can to control your type 2 diabetes or help others with this condition.

Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

Get Ready For Your Full Body Scan

by Carla Hudson

A full body scan can help you spot internal problems long before they start to make themselves known. The scans can also help gauge the current state of a known health issue. No matter the reason why you're having a scan done, you'll have to do some preparation.

Eating and Drinking Will Be Restricted, but Not for Long  

Like most tests, you'll be restricted from eating and drinking certain things for a certain length of time before you have your scan. However, it won't be long. Usually, you'll need to refrain from eating for anywhere from a few hours to a day before the scan. You may have to restrict specific ingredients for a longer time; these tend to be minerals and additives that may interfere with the scan.

Your Physical State Matters

You may have to cut back on exercise the day of the scan and possibly the day before (or more). General movement is certainly fine. But really strenuous exercise can affect how your body absorbs medications or compounds that you may have to take for the scan (more on those in the next section).

Reschedule your scan if you feel ill, too, and try not to get overheated. If your scan takes place in summer and you have no air conditioning at home, which can lead to you getting very overheated, let the clinic staff know so they can give you advice on what to do in the days before your full body scan.

You May Have Preliminary Appointments to Receive Medications

Depending on the specific procedure, you may have preliminary appointments that require you to show up a day or two before the scan. You'll receive medications if you have health conditions that require you to be on other medications that would normally interfere with the full body scan; otherwise, you may get only a radioactive tracer that allows the scan to produce an image.

Follow this schedule carefully. Whatever you're told to take at whatever time, whatever times you're told to come in, follow those. These medications are often somewhat timed, meaning they have to be taken a certain number of hours before the scan, for example.

This sounds like a lot, but that's only because it's new and unusual as far as your schedule is concerned. The staff at the clinic doing the scan can answer any questions you have. Get all the details you need so that your scan can happen without delay.

Contact a medical representative to learn more about full body scans