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A 26-year-old male asked:

6'3" 155 lb non fasting glucose 62 mg/ dl. ate meal oatmeal fruit peanut butter < 1 hour before. doc surpised i didn't have symptoms. why low level?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not that low: Lots of people have level in that range without symptoms. Usually what causes symptoms most often is not the number itself but how fast the blood sugar drops.
Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Could be the read: Sometimes, glucometers don't read your blood sugar correctly. If the data doesn't feel the symptoms, then you should consider it to be lab error.

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