Yep. It's that time. I have my first "Adult" physical on Saturday morning. I did some research for my own purposes, but I thought it might be helpful to share.
Here are some things the Doc will check out.......along with the numbers I want to see:
- Blood pressure: less than 120 over 80 is a normal blood pressure.
- Heart rate: Values between 60 and 100 are considered normal.
- Glucose levels: A "random" blood glucose test taken at any time. A normal blood glucose range is in the low to mid 100s. A diagnosis of diabetes is made if your blood glucose reading is 200 mg/dl or higher and you have symptoms of disease such as fatigue, excessive urination, excessive thirst or unplanned weight loss
- Total: Below 200mg,
- Triglyceride: 150mg
- LDL: 100mg
- HDL: +60mg
During my research, it said a lot of doctors make you fast for 12 hours before the exam. My doctor didn't mention anything like that, so I think I'm going to have to give him a call tomorrow and check if he needs me to do so.
I get pretty bad anxiety when it comes to doctors and health, but I'm hopeful, and confident for great results and the relief I will feel when I get a thumbs up.
I have a whole line up of fun activities for the weekend, and hopefully I'll remember to use my nice camera to document. Have an amazing long weekend!