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A 58-year-old female asked:

My glucose level is 134 is that bad and does it mean i have diabetes?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Depends: If this was after meals, then it's normal. If fasting, then it's in the diabetes range. Normal bs is <100 fasting, <140 2 hrs after meals. You need a real blood test to diagnose diabetes. The glucometer is not accurate enough so it's used for monitoring only.
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
134 a Poor Indicator: 134 likely refers to mg/dL Like all numbers, it has no useful meaning without specifying the units of measurement. Assuming 134 mg/dL, these are units clinically only used for a momentary value & Is Not the issue with DM. Momentary glucose values are constantly changing, thus any momentary value is a poor indicator of cumulative behavior. Get HbA1c which reflects last 2-3 months Av.; Optimal 5.0%
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: on if it is fasting or non fasting and where it is taken in relation to a meal. If you are concerned about diabetes see your doctor. A hba1c blood test tells how your bs has run overall for several months and will tell if you are normal, pre-diabetic or diabetic.
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Have graves disease and my glucose level is a bit elevated.. Does it mean that I have diabetes?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Depends: Was your glucose fasting or random and how elevated? Was it repeated? Was a hga1c done to check your 3 month average blood sugar? You may be normal, pre diabetic or diabetic. It's hard to tell from the information given . Having graves does not necessarily predispose to diabetes but those with diabetes frequently get thyroid disease.
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A 58-year-old female asked:

My glucose level is 134 does that mean I am a dietaba?

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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Glucose levels : In order to diagnose diabetes you need more than one sample of random glucose testing, or oral glucose test or Hemoglobin A1C Test. One random glucose level is insufficient to answer your questions. You didn't mention if you were fasting or not at the time this glucose levels were obtained. Please see your internist or family doctor for adequate diabetes test.
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They say albumin is indicative of diabetes, but my glucose level is fine. So what does the high albumin mean?

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Dr. Philip Kern
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