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A 30-year-old female asked:

Type 1 diabetes high blood sugar?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes: Your blood sugar level remains high even while you are fasting due to lack of insulin.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Does having high blood sugar always mean diabetes?

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Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
Usually: Rarely other conditions can cause hyperglycemia, they are easily ruled out. In the absence of a glucose infusion or a recent ingestion of a high sugar food high blood sugar means diabetes.
A member asked:

Can high blood sugar cause diabetes?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Diabetes: Diabetes causes high blood sugar.Having a high blood sugar is diagnostic, in general, for diabetes.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Are the symptoms of diabetes the symptoms of high blood sugar only?

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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Diabetes Insipidus: Diabetes mellitus (dm) causes high blood sugars, and very high sugars can cause an increase in urine production. With diabetes insipidus (di), the kidney does not respond to a hormone that tells it to make less urine (vasopressin). So, the kidneys put more water into the urine than they should, and these people urinate more (and are always drinking water to compensate).
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is having high blood sugar levels a sign of diabetes?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes : If you are running consistently high blood sugars (>100-110), then you are at the very least on the verge of diabetes. High sugars are caused by either not enough Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or not being able to properly use Insulin (type 2 diabetes).
A member asked:

Do I have diabetes because I have high blood sugar?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Yes: If your fasting blood sugar level is more than 126 after a 8 hour fast than you have diabetes and treatment is needed. Please see your primary care physician.

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