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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
70-99mg/dl fasting: Normal blood sugars are between 70-100mg/dl when you are in a fasting state (at least 8hrs). Diabetes is present when the number hits 126mg/dl in the fasting state. When the sugars fall in between these ranges (100-125), this would be considered impaired fasting glucose or pre-diabetes (borderline diabetes). ...Read more
Annually: Patients with impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose don't usually need to check their blood sugar regularly. The mainstay of therapy is dietary and lifestyle modification. If you smoke, please try to cut down. You should have your fasting serum glucose and lipid profile assessed annually. ...Read more
I smoke rarely, every few days I would have one. Would I be able to keep a good blood glucose/sugar level if I just have just one cigarette?
Your blood: Sugar depends upon thousands of things, most of which you cannot control. You can, however, control diet, exercise, risk factors, medication, monitoring, glucose control etc. Smoking is one of those thing you an also control. It's not up to me to tell you how much you can get away with before you have trouble, because it's impossible to state with certainty. Your choice. I can't give permission. ...Read more
I read blood sugar over 140 at any time is considered prediabetes but here Drs say my sugar curve is normal with values around 170 at 1h. Why?
Try different test: HgA1c, C-peptide, will clarify your situation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Normal: These are essentially normal values.Get a more detailed answer ›
Age29.weight 110. my blood glucose fasting should be 74-106 but report is 109.so is it ok or I have sugar. And if it is not good then is it curabable?
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
I have prediabetes and my triglicerides is 231, can I take cinnamon tablets to help with my blood sugar?
Myths: Yes. But they will not have any efficacy in lowering your sugars or your weight. ...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
Blood glucose 95 fasting in March. However I drink 20oz bottles of regular soda 1x or 2x a day. How long before prediabetes on avg sets in?
Prediabetes: Soda itself will not create a prediabetic or diabetic state. Insulin lack characterizes type 1 diabetes. Relative insulin resistance (and even high insulin output after a carb load) characterizes type 2 DM, and prediabetes. Excess body wt and slow metabolism are usual with prediabetes and most type 2 DM. Be trim, be active, eat complex carb, lean protein, modest fat. Have a soda alternative. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar)
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