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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for one to fake a high fasting blood sugar level?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
With fingersticks: If the hands and fingers aren't clean and dry, home blood sugar readings may be inaccurate. Sugar on the fingers could end up falsely elevating blood sugar. A concomitant venous sample in lab could demonstrate a discrepancy. Also, the meter may be inaccurate. Eating before a fasting blood sugar may raise the blood sugar in someone with diabetes because it would not be fasting anymore.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Non- fasting blood sugar of 114 is this high?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
not necessarily: Your glu after a meal varies with what you ate, how fast, the speed of your GI tract, etc. It is hard to precisely say whether your post meal glu are too high. If you are testing your sugars because you have diabetes, or are worried about diabetes, best to check fasting and pre-meal, and follow your a1c. Normal fasting glu is 100 or less. Diabetes is 126 or more. "impaired" is in between.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

What is the normal fasting blood sugar level at 65?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
Same as in younger : Normal fasting blood sugar for kids and adults is between 65-99 mg/dl. Young infants are not included in this category.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What is a normal non fasting blood sugar levels?

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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 30 years experience
High blood sugar: In most cases a blood sugar is high if greater than 200 mg/dl. A fasting blood sugar should be less than 126 mg/dl.
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Last updated Aug 23, 2017

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