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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Abnormal Fasting Glucose (Overview)

Abnormal fasting glucose is a test result in which the blood glucose (blood sugar) level is high, usually above 100, in a blood sample taken in the morning after a person has fasted (not eaten or drank anything containing calories) overnight.


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Is non fasting glucose of 94 good?

Is non fasting glucose of 94 good?

Normal: Any random non fasting glucose of under 200 mg/dl is considered normal. Fasting blood sugars should be less than 126 mg/dl. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
15 Doctors shared insights

Abnormal Fasting Glucose (Overview)

Abnormal fasting glucose is a test result in which the blood glucose (blood sugar) level is high, usually above 100, in a blood sample taken in the morning after a person has fasted (not eaten or drank anything containing calories) overnight.


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Abnormal fasting glucose (Tip)

Low sugar can be reversed by taking a carb load or candy you should keep around you in case needed. ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Can you tell me about diabetes symptoms, but normal fasting glucose?

Can you tell me about diabetes symptoms, but normal fasting glucose?

Variable: Some people will develop the neuropathy in their feet (burning, stinging) before their sugars become significantly abnormal. Often episodes of hypoglycemia (low sugars) precede overt diabetes. People who are developing type II DM will experience weight gain, fatigue, possibly increased minor infections. ...Read more

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I am scheduled fasting glucose & lipid panel blood work in the morning, will my morning dose of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) interfere with test?

I am scheduled fasting glucose & lipid panel blood work in the morning, will my morning dose of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) interfere with test?

Should not: Unless specifically instructed to hold (/not take) your usual meds, should be ok to take. If you do not take the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) all the time / every day, could just as well pick that am for a "med holiday." either should be fine. ...Read more

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Abnormal fasting glucose (Tip)

Good control of your blood sugar will increase the chance that you and your baby will stay healthy! ...See more

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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
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Stop smoking and avoid secondhand smoke
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Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
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1 month ago fasting glucose 98, postpandrial 95.Today I just measure it with an apparat, I think 30mins after take juice and coffee. Was 165! too high?

1 month ago fasting glucose 98, postpandrial 95.Today I just measure it with an apparat, I think 30mins after take juice and coffee. Was 165! too high?

Equivacle: 30 minutes after a caloric intake, the number of 165 is not that severe. Follow-up with your doctor to be tested officially with fasting lab work and they can educate all about diabetes and how best to avoid it through exercise, diet and healthy living. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Having upper left sharp abdominal pain that comes and goes lasting seconds and showing mild ketones in urine. Fasting glucose test norm a month ago.

Having upper left sharp abdominal pain that comes and goes lasting seconds and showing mild ketones in urine. Fasting glucose test norm a month ago.

Probably nothing: +1 ketones in the urine seldom means anything beyond that you were hungry. Transient twinges are very common -- I'm betting this is texidor's, a knife-like pain that is worse when you breathe in, due (i think) to a fold in the lining membrane of a body cavity. ...Read more

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Abnormal fasting glucose (Tip)

Most important recommendations are good blood pressure and blood sugar control. ...See more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor your blood pressure at home
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See your doctor regularly and work with him/her to control your blood pressure
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Take your medication as instructed without fail
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Does low fasting glucose levels auto. Mean good glucose homeostasis?

Does low fasting glucose levels auto. Mean good glucose homeostasis?

No: Not sure if you mean low as in hypoglycemia, or low as in not high. Even if fasting blood sugar is normal, post-prandial blood sugar may not be. However, it is always good to have normal fasting blood sugar. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez Dr. Parvez
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Abnormal fasting glucose (Tip)

Strict blood sugar control for those with gestational diabetes. ...See more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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What should I do for high fasting glucose with normal random glucose?

Diet/exercise: It's not normal to have a high fasting blood sugar. By definition, it means you have pre-diabetes. This is an important time to look at your lifestyle choices because you can bring it back to normal with the right diet/exercise routine. If you are overweight, work on losing some weight. Watch portion size and try at least 30 min of moderate exercise 5 days/week. ...Read more

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How could a fasting glucose level increase?

How could a fasting glucose level increase?

Liver glucose output: The liver manufactures glucose. Many things regulate it, but the reason most people have elevated fasting glucoses is because the liver may become resistant to insulin. Normal Insulin production/sensitivity helps to keep liver glucose output normal. When the liver becomes resistant to the effects of insulin, it will not be able to keep glucose production down to normal. This ⬆risk for diabetes. ...Read more

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Abnormal fasting glucose (Tip)

If diabetic: get blood sugar levels in normal range & have thyroid checked to prevent miscarriage or defect. ...See more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
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Make dietary changes
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Take a stool softener
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See your doctor
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What does a non fasting glucose of 114 mean?

Not much: If you're going to check a glucose, do it fasting or two hours after a meal. Those are the only times that there are standardized normal values. A glucose of 200 or greater at any time is indicative of diabetes. ...Read more

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My fasting glucose is 118. Am I diabetic?

My fasting glucose is 118. Am I diabetic?

Impaired: Fasting blood sugars between 100-125 mg/dl are considered in the pre-diabetes phase. Incorporating lifestyle changes to include a healthy diet, exercise, and quality sleep may help you to not develop diabetes. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Abnormal fasting glucose (Tip)

Eat well. Control weight, bp, sugar. Don't smoke or drink! See your doc regularly! ...See more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Is fasting glucose of 105 good for a diabetic?

Almost perfect: Ideally the glucose should be under 100 but 105 is very good. ...Read more

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Could I be diabetic with a fasting glucose of 94?

Unlikely: We don't typically follow 1 number to diagnose diabetes but a fasting sugar of 94 is normal and is not in the diabetes range. Fasting sugar > 126, random blood sugar > 200 (with symptoms like thirst, excess urine output, weight loss) or a test called hemoglobin A1c > 6.5% will give you the diagnosis of diabetes. An oral glucose tolerance test is another test you can do to diagnose diabetes. ...Read more

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Abnormal fasting glucose (Tip)

Keep blood pressure under control. Follow doctor's orders carefully. ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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Have your medications adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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Is morning fasting glucose 109 ok for a type 2 diabetic?

Aim for: You should be aiming for a morning fasting glucose of under 100. Since you are only 38 you have many years to potentially develope diabetic complications. ...Read more

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Does the length of fasting affect fasting glucose levels?

Does the length of fasting affect fasting glucose levels?

Fasting Glucose: There are variations based on length of fasting but basically the test is checking if you have normal regulation of your blood sugar - checks if it is too high while fasting (i.e. diabetes) or too low (i.e. hypoglycemia) or if it is within normal limits. Too short of a fasting time may reflect the food still being absorbed from the stomach/gut. If longer than recommended, not likely to matter. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more