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A 29-year-old female asked:

I'm not diagnosis dm but i've been checking my sugar 2hr pp is between 150 185 even when eating low carb meal. i'm 29, 130lbs, 5'6". should i be concerned?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Diabetes?: If you are concerned you may have diabetes, do fasting blood sugar when you first get up. Do you have diabetes symptoms—blurred vision, frequent urination, constant hunger, constant thirst, slow-to-heal wounds? See your fp for complete evaluation & initiation of treatment if indicated.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See your doctor: Point of care instruments for glucose measurement are not validated for diagnosing diabetes or performing glucose tolerance test. You should consult your doctor so see if you need to be tested for a1c, or by glucose tolerance test with the tests being performed by an accredited laboratory.

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