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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Diet, weight loss: Impaired fasting glucose is a warning sign that you are at risk of diabetes. Typically, being overweight or eating a high carb diet can exacerbate thi ... Read More
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44 years experience Family Medicine
Diabetes ?: Without numbers, hard to answer. Depending on the level of impairment you may have diabetes. If you have not, i would consult a doctor. The "big 3" ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Fasting: Fasting alone does not result in diabetes. Glucose levels can be high when you over eat as a result of a fast but this does not constitute diabetes.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Diabetes: The beta cells of the pancreas are wearing out. Please see the health care provider for assessment as to whether a medicine to help post prandial suga ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Diabetes: Based on what you have reported you do not have diabetes. You certainly don't need to check several times a day. For completeness check one morning an ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: It's one way to diagnose diabetes. Another way is to check a a1c. That test does not require fasting.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Prediabetic: Having a fasting sugar of 100-125 puts you in the "prediabetic range" , meaning you are at higher risk of developing diabetes over the next few years. ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Not exactly: You can't focus on just fasting sugar to determine how well controlled your diabetes is. Mealtime blood sugars are also very important. A 136 fastin ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes you can: A1c test can be done without fasting and can be done at random and one can diagnose diabetes from this test nrmal value is 4.5 to5.6 if you are using ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: But it's a different procedure. It should not be over 200 if you have taken food (glucose) recently. But that is for diagnosis not for following diabe ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal insulin level: Normal fasting insulin level is less than 25mlU/L. Insulin levels normally rise after meals in order to prevent prolonged hyperglycemia. High fasting ... Read More
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