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A 35-year-old female asked:

Have graves disease and my glucose level is a bit elevated.. does it mean that i have diabetes?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Depends: Was your glucose fasting or random and how elevated? Was it repeated? Was a hga1c done to check your 3 month average blood sugar? You may be normal, pre diabetic or diabetic. It's hard to tell from the information given . Having graves does not necessarily predispose to diabetes but those with diabetes frequently get thyroid disease.
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A 58-year-old female asked:

My glucose level is 134 is that bad and does it mean I have diabetes?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Depends: If this was after meals, then it's normal. If fasting, then it's in the diabetes range. Normal bs is <100 fasting, <140 2 hrs after meals. You need a real blood test to diagnose diabetes. The glucometer is not accurate enough so it's used for monitoring only.
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