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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
I have been told I have high blood sugar levels, but no need to change my diet? Am I prediabetic ?
Yes: If you have high blood sugars, you are likely diabetic or prediabetic. It depends on how high your sugars are. In either event you need to be avoiding concentrated sweets (cakes, cookies, ice cream, candy, fruit juice, soda, etc.) at a minimum. If you are overweight, your sugars would likely improve with weight loss. This is best done by decreasing starches (bread,potatoes,rice,pasta) in the diet ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you were diagnosed with prediabetes, are you always be prediabetic forever?Im scared. My fasting blood sugar is 104mg/dl.Can my bg go back to normal
Last month i had my 1st fasting blood sugar, it was 104mg/dl. Afr 1 month of diet and exercise it came down to 81mg/dl.Is it good?Am i prediabetic?
Very good, no longer: Excellent job with diet and exercise. At 104 you qualified as prediabetic but now your sugars are well within the normal range, so as long as you maintain a healthy diet ; exercise you are no longer prediabetic. But ron rosedale, a diabetes specialist, says we are all prediabetic in the sense that anyone might develop diabetes unless they maintain a healthy diet ; lifestyle. Keep up the good work! ...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
I got blood sugar tested after fasting 12 hrs by finger prick.It is 95 mg.Is it considered prediabetic?.Dad &btother have type 2 dm but controlled
Does a single reading of fasting blood sugar of 103mg/dl always means you're prediabetic?Im so worried of having dm type 2.Alot stress before the test
I measured my mom's fasting blood sugar using my home monitor.first it was 97, in a second try(in a minute) it was 103.is it prediabetic number?
Not necessarily: Home glucose meters are not validated by the Food and Drug Administration for diagnosis of Diabetes or pre-diabetes. You need to have plasma glucose tested by an accredited Lab. The patient should have fasted for at least 8 hours before the test. Alternatively you could get a hemoglobin A1c test that does not require fasting, but is subject to effects of red cell life span. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got my blood sugar tested after fasting 12 hrs by finger prick & was 95 mg, is it considered prediabetic?.My dad, brother have type2 dm, but controlled
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