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A 44-year-old member asked:

How do you know if you have low or high blood sugar of if you have diabetes, without a blood test?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Urine test for sugar: Presence of sugar/glucose in urine would be an indiation of high blood glucose and possibly diabetes. Low blood sugar can only be detected with a blood test.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Does having high blood sugar always mean diabetes?

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Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 37 years experience
Usually: Rarely other conditions can cause hyperglycemia, they are easily ruled out. In the absence of a glucose infusion or a recent ingestion of a high sugar food high blood sugar means diabetes.
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Is having high blood sugar levels a sign of diabetes?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Yes : If you are running consistently high blood sugars (>100-110), then you are at the very least on the verge of diabetes. High sugars are caused by either not enough Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or not being able to properly use Insulin (type 2 diabetes).

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