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How bad is 460 for blood glucose reading?

How bad is 460 for blood glucose reading?

Out of control: Treat the person, not the number -- but this is a blood glucose that reflects serious troubles. This may herald ketoacidosis or hyperosmolar nonketotic coma, or just mean somebody's really not got the diabetes under good control. ...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


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Need help understanding my 3 hour blood glucose readings? What are the maximum normals?

Need help understanding my 3 hour blood glucose readings?  What are the maximum normals?

Up to 139 mg/dL: By 2-hr following the oral glucose challenge, anything 140 mg/dl or more is abnormal. 140-199 mg/dl is impaired glucose tolerance (pre-diabetes). A blood sugar of 200 or more is diabetes. ...Read more

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Is satisfactory blood glucose meter readings good?

Is satisfactory blood glucose meter readings good?

Yes: A good quality glucometer may not be as accurate and a true blood test but it is a great and very precise mode of checking you sugar on a daily basis ...Read more

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Are finger sticks or blood draws more accurate glucose readings?

Are finger sticks or blood draws more accurate glucose readings?

Same: With thecnology blood drawing is no better because blood takes time to getmto the lab, and red blood cells continue to consume blood sgar. Fbs has to be ordered aftder a 12 hr fasting with an hba1c. ...Read more

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Will i lose more weight if I do cardio with a higher blood/glucose mmol reading?

No: A calorie is a calorie, no matter what your blood sugar is. If you're sugar is high, you should talk w/your doctor about altering your therapy so your sugar is normal. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my six year old has been having blood glucose readings from 150 to 233 is this normal?

What do you suggest if my six year old has been having blood glucose readings from 150 to 233 is this normal?

Absolutely not: The first thing that needs to be done is accurate measurement of his blood glucose levels, HgbA1C, blood ketones and several other labs. I've seen way to many young kids have "abnormal" levels on blood glucose machines designed for adults only and not being appropriately used on a 6 year old. So go to doctor, tell them you've been checking it on whoever's machine, and then get accurate tests run. ...Read more

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My six-year-old has been having blood glucose readings from 150 to 233. Is this normal? Should I be concerned?

My six-year-old has been having blood glucose readings from 150 to 233. Is this normal? Should I be concerned?

Not normal: There is either a testing error or an abnormality in the child's glucose metabolism.I would arrange an appointment with his doc as early as possible. ...Read more

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Is safe to have blood glucose & still feels fine? Is that a good sign of diabetes or false readings the meter gives? I've taken medicine everyday & exercise. I don't know it's the meds that work or false readings.

Is safe to have blood glucose & still feels fine? Is that a good sign of diabetes or false readings the meter gives? I've taken medicine everyday & exercise. I don't know it's the meds that work or false readings.

No symptoms: Unfortunately, the complications of diabetes are insidious. Most don't know they have complications until the doctor starts looking or when things are very far along. Good blood sugar control and mgmnt of other co-occurring illness like high bp, dyslipidemia, obesity, and maybe sleep apnea will help also. Your meter can be checked thru your doctor's office. Meds may need to be adjusted, too. ...Read more

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A2 hrs after meal my blood glucose reading is 17?

A2 hrs after meal my blood glucose reading is 17?

Very low: Would be concerned the machine you are using or the test strips you are using are not working properly. With a blood sugar of 17 you would not be conscious. Please have your testing device and strips checked. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Would a blood glucose monitor with a low battery, but still working, give a false reading?

Would a blood glucose monitor with a low battery, but still working, give a false reading?

It Might: Like any other electronic device a good battery supply is essential if we want to get accurate readings. Your numbers may be coming out accurate but change the battery to make sure. If you have already done that then your number should be accurate. I wouldn't place a whole lot of stock in blood sugars before you changed the battery as they may have been off. Start for now and you will be confident. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a non fasting blood glucose reading of 110. Do what to do if I have pre diabetes?

What to do if I have a non fasting blood glucose reading of 110. Do what to do if I have pre diabetes?

Thats good: THat value isn't bad. If you are prediabetic you can loose weight, cut out sugary treats, no pies cakes , avoid excess carbs, eat less and walk more ...Read more

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Recent blood test showed fasting glucose reading of 102 mg/dl. I'm not overweight and exercise regularly.?

Recent blood test showed fasting glucose reading of 102 mg/dl.  I'm not overweight and exercise regularly.?

Ideal: Ideal is 100 or less. A more adequate test is the hemoglobin a1 c test; it represents your average blood sugar over the past 2-3 months. An ideal a1c is 5.5 or lower. Above 6.0, one should consider a diabetic medication if diet is not helping to lower the blood sugar. ...Read more

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My hba1c is 27mmol/mol , what is this converted to a blood glucose reading like on my meter in mmol eg 5.0 etc?

Normal: A hba1c of 27 mmol/mol corresponds to 4.6% in the us. This is a normal level, and means that your average blood sugars are normal (4-5.6 mmol/l before meals). You cannot use hba1c to try to make a diagnosis of hypoglycemia or low sugars. ...Read more

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What does fpg reading of 131 blood glucose level mean ? I was not fasting yhough, when blood samples were taken

What does fpg reading of 131 blood glucose level mean ? I was not fasting yhough, when blood samples were taken

Nothing specifically: It depends on when you ate last. If it were fasting it might be significant. If you are worried about diabetes or hypoglycemia, ask your doctor for a specific test. ...Read more

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I get an average blood glucose reading (over weeks) of 5.3 mml on my OneTouch Ultra and a 6.3 one shot at the Lab. Discrepancy?

I get an average blood glucose reading (over weeks)  of 5.3 mml on my OneTouch Ultra and a 6.3 one shot at the Lab.  Discrepancy?

Expected: Lab glucose is measured in plasma whereas OneTouch measures in whole blood. Whole blood readings are expected to be lower. You may wish to ask your doctor to measure Hb A1c. ...Read more

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What should a normal blood glucose reading be 2 after eating a meal?

Normal glucose: Less than 200 mg/dl, but in my experience in most normal people it is no more than 140-160 (more toward the lower end). ...Read more

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Do you think I should see a doctor for my blood glucose readings?

Maybe: I suspect you're a diabetic that must monitor your blood glucose. Aren't you doing this on your own at home? You should have a glucometer which measures the blood glucose with a tiny drop of blood. I'm uncertain why you'd need to see your doctor unless you're having h1ac blood tests done, which measures blood glucose averages over months. ...Read more

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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