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A 35-year-old member asked:

If our blood sugar level is low, does it mean we have diabetes or only high blood sugar matters?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Rare disorder: Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia never occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis.
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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 37 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.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is having high blood sugar levels a sign of diabetes?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 36 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).
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