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A 36-year-old male asked:

Is safe to have blood glucose & still feels fine? is that a good sign of diabetes or false readings the meter gives? i've taken medicine everyday & exercise. i don't know it's the meds that work or false readings.

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Confusing question: Yes, it is safe to have blood glucose (blood glucose is necessary for life; without it, a person could not survive). No, a glucose meter that is pretty new should not give false readings (but bring it to the doctor's office and compare its reading with that of the doctor's glucose meter). Yes, usually a patient's medications work, but many times adjustments in dose or type of medicine are needed.
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
No symptoms: Unfortunately, the complications of diabetes are insidious. Most don't know they have complications until the doctor starts looking or when things are very far along. Good blood sugar control and mgmnt of other co-occurring illness like high bp, dyslipidemia, obesity, and maybe sleep apnea will help also. Your meter can be checked thru your doctor's office. Meds may need to be adjusted, too.
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Last updated Jun 6, 2016

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