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A 35-year-old female asked:

At over which level in mmol for fasting glucose should diabetes meds b started if diet and lifestyle changes hav been made?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: Diagnosis of diabetes is made if two fasting blood sugar values are higher than 7 mmol. However, it is some times prudent to start medication in a person with pre-diabets. It would require and individual evaluation, best done by your doctor. For information on pre-diabetes, you may consult this site. http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/guide/prediabetes

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Last updated Jan 16, 2015

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