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My blood glucose (not fasting) was 126. im 21, no known conditions and not overweight. diabetes doesnt run in my family. am i prediabetic? i had a little lemonade and an apple before the reading of 126

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Numbers are just...: Numbers are just numbers. Without details and the whole picture, such as why the tests were done, and what the patient's past and current situations are, numbers cannot tell much. There is little meaning without the whole picture (usually only one's primary care doctor has the whole picture). A blood sugar of 126 without fasting has no special meaning. One should do the routine tests FASTING.
Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
Normal : A glucose level of 126 in a nonfasting patient who has recently had fruit juice is quite normal. A family history of diabetes can be of some concern but maintaining an active lifestyle with regular aerobic exercise, keeping a healthy weight, aand eating a balanced diet with reasonable portion sizes is a good way to minimize your future risk for diabetes.

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