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Prediabetes And Fingerstick Blood Sugar Levels
Depends: It depends on whether the 167 is fasting or not. If it's not, 167 is normal. If it's fasting, anything over 126 is in the diabetes range. Please keep in mind we don't use fingerstick blood sugar to diagnose diabetes or prediabetes. To do that, you will need a blood draw as it is more accurate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Prediabetes!: If you are overweight, then you are looking at type two diabetes and 113 is in the prediabetic range. get aggressive with your exercise, any time you see a number over 99 go on a brisk 30 to hour minute walk and recheck your blood sugar afterwards. Exercise burns glucose in your muscles and will lower your serum blood sugar. This will reverse diabetic state with other lifestyle changes! Try it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't know: Get a fasting sugar and an hba1c to find out. A glucose of greater than 200 at any time indicates diabetes, or a 2 hr after meal glucose of >130. Since i don't know when yours was done, i can't tell. Plus finger stick glucoses generally read lower than lab glucoses. Above numbers are for lab glucose values. ...Read more
My fasting blood sugar is 94, my fasting insulin is 9.25, my homa-ir is 1.2, I am scared, am i prediabetes?
Don't be scared: Your glucose is normal, the Insulin and homa measurements are meaningless. Don't be scared. There is a natural progression from normal to prediabetes to diabetes as you age and get more overweight, particularly if you have a positive family history. Start weight loss diet and exercise now to retard or prevent that progression. Being scared doesn't help prevent disease. ...Read more
My fasting blood sugar was 41 mg/dl this morning. I am not diabetic and have never taken my blood sugar before. Why so low? Should i be worried?
False blood sugars: One, you do not need to be testing. Why would you put yourself through the pain of this? Second, that reading is not accurate. So, do not worry about it. You do not have diabetes, or other illness that would require you to be monitoring your sugars and any results you get with 'testing for fun' are inconsequential. ...Read more
Maybe: You need two positive tests to give you a diagnosis. A fasting blood sugar over 126 is one positive test. You need another one to confirm, either repeat another fasting blood sugar (through blood draw), or measure a hba1c which is a blood test that does not require fasting, or do an oral glucose tolerance test which is more cumbersome and is more time consuming. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i check my fasting blood sugar level was 114 and 2 hours after meal was 169, am i diabetic?
Have i got pre diabetes i'm not a diabetic but my blood sugars were 6.5 mmol higher then yesterday. Is this worrying?
Possibly: Sugars vary throughout the day depending on your diet, exercise, stress and infection. A diabetic meter is not an exact reading. Rather it gives you a number in the range of a sugar from a blood drar but can easily be 15mg percet high ot low. If you are worried, have your lab do a hemaglobin a1c. ...Read more
Diabetes: A hgbA1c of 6 is at the upper limits of normal and correlates with an fbs of 126. This may signify a borderline or prediabetic status. You could do a glucose tolerance test to see how your system handles a sugar load. Nevertheless I would consider yourself to be prediabetic and strive for ideal body weight, avoid concentrated sweets and decrease intake of starches and repeat your HgbA1c in 3 month ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My fasting blood sugar is above 120, but I am asymptomatic for diabetes. Could I still be diabetic?
Yes: You may have impaired fasting glucose (pre-diabetes), possibly diabetes. Please see your doctor. You'll need more testing to determine which it is. If you don't have diabetes already, you're at risk. A lifestyle change including weight management, diet, and exercise will likely be recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: You are defined as being pre-diabetic and probably not diabetic. The easiest way to determine if you are diabetic is to get your hemoglobin A1c tested. The good news is that pre-diabetics that exercise and change their diets can often return to normal. Avoid products with white sugar, white flour, white rice, and pasta. ...Read more
My fasting glucose level is 86 (70-110) and fasting insulin level is 0.96 (1-25). I use metformin already for PCOS. Do I have diabetes now? Thanks.
Insulin Resistance: PCOS is an early sign of insulin resistance. The change should be in your lifestyle. Metformin is only a temporary fix. Change your lifestyle with good nutrition(plants) and exercise and the PCOS will resolve. You do not have diabetes now but you are at risk due to history of PCOS. Further vitamin B12 is low with metformin use and other problems ensue. So take care of lifestyle and it will change. ...Read more
Why is my fasting glucose always higher (90s) than my post-prandial glucose (70s)? I am not diabetic nor on and meds that affect blood sugar.
Don't worry: Your blood glucose results are in the normal range. To maintain good health, exercise about 30 minutes/day, 5 days/week, have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, legumes, lentils, beans, small amounts of lean meats, low fat milk products, limit saturated fats, no tobacco and no more than one alcoholic drink a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have checked my blood sugar level after fasting 12 hours. its 7.7mmol/l. am I diabetic?
Yes: Hi a fasting serum glucose of 7.7 mM (which is 138.7 mg/dl) meets criteria for diabetes (fasting serum glucose 126 mg/dl or greater, or 7.0 mM or greater). If the value was on a finger stick meter, they're not approved for diagnosis, and I suggest redoing with a real serum glucose. Doesn't hurt to repeat to confirm abnormality in any event. Healthy diet & regular exercise help any drug work better ...Read more
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