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Could I Be Diabetic With A Fasting Glucose Of 94
Unlikely: We don't typically follow 1 number to diagnose diabetes but a fasting sugar of 94 is normal and is not in the diabetes range. Fasting sugar > 126, random blood sugar > 200 (with symptoms like thirst, excess urine output, weight loss) or a test called hemoglobin A1c > 6.5% will give you the diagnosis of diabetes. An oral glucose tolerance test is another test you can do to diagnose diabetes. ...Read more
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
Can fasting glucose reading be greater than pp in non diabetic person Two readings 108/84 99/94 First is fasting reading Hb1ac - 5.3?
Could I have diabetes if my fasting glucose is sometimes around 6.6 and daytime glucose levels are normal?
Impaired glucose tol: A fasting glucose over 7 mmol/l on two occasions would be considered diabetes. A level of 6.6 would be impaired glucose tolerance. I would get a hba1c, if above 6.5, you have diabetes. In any event, a no concentrated sweets diet is in order, and if you are overweight, you must lose weight. Do regular exercise. ...Read more
Diabetes: A hgbA1c of 6 is at the upper limits of normal and correlates with an fbs of 126. This may signify a borderline or prediabetic status. You could do a glucose tolerance test to see how your system handles a sugar load. Nevertheless I would consider yourself to be prediabetic and strive for ideal body weight, avoid concentrated sweets and decrease intake of starches and repeat your HgbA1c in 3 month ...Read more
Variable: Some people will develop the neuropathy in their feet (burning, stinging) before their sugars become significantly abnormal. Often episodes of hypoglycemia (low sugars) precede overt diabetes. People who are developing type II DM will experience weight gain, fatigue, possibly increased minor infections. ...Read more
Unlikely: If both HbA1c and fasting glucose are normal you are most likely fine. Occasionally people are having much higher sugars AFTER they eat (measured 2 hours) and are diabetic without knowing it. This would have been reflected in the A1c though which is why I think you're probably fine! ...Read more
Non-fasting glucose was 72. Blood sugar drops when I exercise and I have been using glucose tabs for a year. No history of diabetes. What could it be?
It's all one: Disorder; only the name changes as your sugar gets higher. The health risks don't change as the name changes, you're at the same risk right from the beginning - that's why it's important not to wait but begin diet, exercise, weight loss and education now. See diabetes.Org for the numbers if you absolutely feel you need them. ...Read more
Yes: Exercise lowers glucose, but the body responds to lowered glucose by dumping more glucose into the blood stream, which can raise sugar slightly for a period of time. Also finger stick glucoses are not that accurate. It may be an aggressive response to exercise that can be seen in people who are already overweight and Insulin resistant. ...Read more
Fasting glucose typically around 93-97.Under the old guidelines that was OK, but now aren't those levels considered pre-diabetic or IGT?
Fasting glucose below 100 is normal. You may improve your glucose tolerance through exercise and weight loss. Of the two regular aerobic exercise is more important.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Usually my fasting glucose is between 93 and 97. few weeks ago it was 97. then just couple of weeks later it was 104 first time ever in the pre-diabetic range. It is strange to have a rise of seven points like this in only two weeks?
Need more tests: An a1c of 5.7-6.4 is in the prediabetes range according to american diabetes association guidelines and aace since 2010. However you need 2 positive tests to give you a diagnosis. Another a1c > 5.6 or fasting glucose 100-125. It is time to put together a healthy diet and exercise routine. ...Read more
Diet, weight loss: Impaired fasting glucose is a warning sign that you are at risk of diabetes. Typically, being overweight or eating a high carb diet can exacerbate this problem. If there is a family history of diabetes, that also increases your risk. Weight control is essential, and you should minimize carbs and sugars like soda, alcohol, bread, pasta, rice, and desserts. Regular exercise is also beneficial. ...Read more