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A 31-year-old member asked:

If i am now 24 and had a blood sugar reading of over 300 am i type one or type 2 diabetic?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Can't tell: If ketones in urine more likely type 1 but that is not a perfect marker either md needs to review your total appearance, then can decide if acutely ill, go to er for immediate evaluation.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What should be the ideal blood sugar level for type 2 diabetic?

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Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Diabetes: Ideal blood sugar should be near 100 or less the side effect of being too aggressive in lowering sugar is hypoglycemia. Yet, in large studies, that's the price you pay for good control and avoidance of complications since those who never get hypoglycemia typically run higher averages and may get complications sooner.
A 25-year-old female asked:

Diabetic condition and what to do when blood sugar goes down for type 2

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Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Depends on symptoms: No matter how low your blood sugar goes, you don't necessarily have to feel cold, clammy or lightheaded. If you do feel those things you might want to swallow some real granulated sugar, of which you should always have a packet or two in your pocket or purse. If it is not so urgent, but you feel it coming on, you could try something less dramatic like a cracker or two, a banana, like that.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is a normal blood sugar level for a type 2 diabetic?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
125 - 150 : A fasting blood sugar of 125 and a blood sugar 1hr after eating of 140 would be good. An a1c test measures your average sugar for the previous 90 days. An a1c of less than 7 is recommended and that correlates to an average blood sugar of 150.

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