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Blood Glucose Reading Chart
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
Not all blood sugar: A coma does not result as much from the sugar, as the other metabolic changes. With typical type 1, lack of Insulin gives ketoacidosis. Coma is from acidosis, dehydration, etc and the glu may not be extreme (eg 400). A type 2 may get hyperosmolar coma, where glu is very high, but dehydration and electrolyte abnormality is the biggest problem. ...Read more
FBS: I presume you have type 1 diabetes given your age. My apologies if your doctor has said you have type 2 diabetes and he is correct. Very unlikely unless you are substantially overweight. You should check your blood sugar almost all day if you have type 1 diabetes. There is excellent safe equipment for continuous blood sugar control. Can you please give me some more information about your diabetes. ...Read more
Diabetes: Your fasting sugar and a1c indicate poor control of diabetes. For type 2 diabetes there are several options for med combinations. Your doctor can counsel you on which meds are optimal to bring the numbers down, and Insulin is certainly an option for non-oral management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High glucose: Is this glu fasting? Your glu after a meal varies with what you ate, the speed of your GI tract, etc. It is hard to precisely say whether a post meal glu is too high. If you are testing your sugars because you are worried about diabetes, best to check fasting and also follow your a1c. Normal fasting glu is 100 or less. Diabetes is 126 or more. "impaired" is in between. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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