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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connor
34 years experience Emergency Medicine
Excellent: It appears that you keep diabetes under excellent control Do you check your Hemoglobin A1C yearly.

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Erectile dysfunction: Since you have prediabetes, not diabetes itself, it is unlikely that erectile dysfunction is caused by this. Please see your doctor about ED.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Pre-diabetic: Diabetes is a better term than "diabetic" Either you have high blood sugar levels and need medication or you do not. Why would your doctor say you h ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Eat all in 8 hours: More important than how many meals you eat is if you can eat all your meals within an 8 hour period and fast for 16 hours; doing this even a few days ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
<140 2-4 hours..: After eating.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
FBS: I presume you have type 1 diabetes given your age. My apologies if your doctor has said you have type 2 diabetes and he is correct. Very unlikely unle ... Read More
A 89-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Diabetes Control: Fasting under 100 is normal, treated under 120 is pretty good, over 140 not so good. 2 hours after meals normal is 140 to 150 and good control is the ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Normal FBS: Between 65-99 mg/dl - impaired fasting glucose (ifg), prediabetes, is between 100-125 mg/ dl. Fbs of 126 mg/dl or higher is in the diabetic range.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Because: You have diabetes and are not on an appropriate regimen of diet, exercise, medication etc. Check w/your doctor or diabetes care team.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
100mg/dL or less: Physicians measure patient's fasting blood glucose. This is the blood sugar taken when the patient hasn't had food or drink for at least 8 hours. "nor ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
I would guess: That it definitely yes. Wise up before it is too late and get rid of all that sugar and sweeteners.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No, but these: Are also not likely to do you any good. Rubbing sugar on your skin will not raise blood sugar.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No and yes: There is no cholesterol in beer but a lot of carbohydrates that convert into sugar and fat. Therefore, some people get a beer belly, .
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Do you have diabetes: If you have diabetes the more sugar you take the higher your blood sugar is likely to be. If you don't have diabetes it is likely that 4 grams of s ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
No: Insulin specifically lowers blood sugar. The only other thing to do that is physical activity. Your diabetes may worsen over time, or your weight may ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
15 years experience Pharmacology
Increase blood sugar: Increase blood sugars is a side effect seen with niacin.( a dose-related effect). Close blood glucose monitoring is advised for diabetics/ potential ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Opposite action: Insulin will deliver glucose to the cells of your body and has the potential to cause hypoglycemia. In the presence if hypoglycemia or with fasting, g ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Heed high level: There isn't any glucose in the urine until you pass a threshold of 200 blood glucose.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Fasting < 100: For everyone (diabetics and non-diabetics) fasting glucose should be less than 100 for optimum health. For diabetics it is important to take oral medi ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
See below: Whole blood sugar is before the liquid (plasma) is separated from the cells. Plasma glucose values are generally 10-12% higher than whole blood value ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Insulin resistance: Normal sugars don't rule out Insulin resistance, because as long as the pancreas can make enough Insulin to overcome the resistance, sugars will stay ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Unusual: Your Insulin is appropriately suppressed for a low fasting blood sugar. It isn't what we usually see in patients with pre-diabetes, however. What di ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
If fasting overnight: And drawn out of a vein by a lab, it's less than 100. Check diabetes.Org.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Depends on guideline: Fasting blood sugar is usually under 100 and the one hour test should usually be less than 165 depending upon whose guidelines your physician uses.

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