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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
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
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
My six-year-old has been having blood glucose readings from 150 to 233. Is this normal? Should I be concerned?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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