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9 mos. Ago glucose level was in normal range. Could someone develop diabetes in that amount of time?

9 mos. Ago glucose level was in normal range. Could someone develop diabetes in that amount of time?

Diabetes development: In the development of type 2 diabetes, the glucose usually elevates gradually, going from normal to "impaired", and then to "diabetes". If your glu (fasting) was less than 100, it will probably not shoot up to more than 126 in nine months unless something changed: weight gain, steroid use, infection, other illness. But it is easy to get this checked out. Get a fasting glucose or a1c done. ...Read more

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Is serum cretanine of 1.28 high for a person with diabetes! Is it alarming. What is the normal range.?

Is serum cretanine of 1.28 high for a person with diabetes! Is it alarming. What is the normal range.?

See below: Your result is at the upper limit of normal. You should consult your doctor for further evaluation, especially to see if there is protein in your urine. Medication can stabilize renal function. It is very important to maintain glucose control. See this site for more info.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/creatinine/basics/results/PRC-20014534 ...Read more

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If you get diagnosed with type II diabetes, but then blood tests show you are in normal range, & md says stop meds, what should be done going forward?

If you get diagnosed with type II diabetes, but then blood tests show you are in normal range, & md says stop meds, what should be done going forward?

Maybe: If you been diagnosed to have dm2 and your hga1c is normal then it could be normal because of the meds. It is hard to make a intelligent answer if the hga1c is not available. If the hga1c is. ...Read more

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What is the normal range of sugar diabetes type 2 tow hours after meal?

What is the normal range of sugar diabetes type 2 tow hours after meal?

< 180: In a person without type 2 diabetes a 2 hour postprandial of < 140 is normal. For diabetics we recommend pre-prandial (before meal) 70-130 and 2hour postprandial < 180. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the normal range of sugar in blood (diabetes) 2 hours after meal?

What is the normal range of sugar in blood (diabetes) 2 hours after meal?

DIABETES: It should be less than 140 mg/dl regardless of your meal or activity. But, many people remain less than 110 mg/dl depending on their meal ; activity after eating food; such as walking even for 15 minutes. In pregnancy, we check one hour postprandial and it should be less than 120 mg/dl or 6 mmol/l. In elderly type 2 patients as long as the 2 hr postprandial remains less tban 160mg/dl, it is accept. ...Read more

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I am hearing that a healthy normal range of blood glucose in a healthy adult can be 70--120. Some MD's think 120 means high diabetes and insulin (?).

I am hearing that a healthy normal range of blood glucose in a healthy adult can be 70--120. Some MD's think 120 means high diabetes and insulin (?).

Yes: Early Type 2 Diabetes or "Pre-Diabetes" is now a TREATABLE disorder and it is thought that EARLY treatment is beneficial but NOT INSULIN. An oral hypoglycemic (such as METFORMIN) is usually chosen!
(along with dietary changes and weight loss if obese)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Hypoglycemia? My blood sugar is 63 now hr 110 BP 140/53. I feel faint, dizzy, irritable. Labs for 12 hr fast are normal range, no diabetes.

Hypoglycemia? My blood sugar is 63 now hr 110 BP 140/53. I feel faint, dizzy, irritable. Labs for 12 hr fast are normal range, no diabetes.

Easy solution: Eat a piece of candy or a tsp of sugar - if you're all better in 10 minutes, low sugar was the culprit! (63 is borderline and sx depend on how quickly it fell). ...Read more

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My friend who has diabetes and on meds has his fasting normally in range but PP is high. Why is it happening. What shud he do. Help?

Diabetes: The beta cells of the pancreas are wearing out. Please see the health care provider for assessment as to whether a medicine to help post prandial sugar elevation would be a helpful addition. ...Read more

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HbA1C 5.4 (<5.5 normal). FBS 5.3 (<6.0 normal) with last meal 14 hours before test. Family hx of diabetes. Is FBS too high? At risk range? Thnx.

HbA1C 5.4 (<5.5 normal). FBS 5.3 (<6.0 normal) with last meal 14 hours before test. Family hx of diabetes. Is FBS too high? At risk range? Thnx.

Diabetes: Relax! There is no evidence, based on your numbers, that suggests you have diabetes.
That said, with a family history of diabetes it would be wise to get advice from the family about the best foods and drinks for someone concerned about diabetes. ...Read more

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My wife has gestational diabetes. She's keeping her glucose in the healthy range but still feels really tired. Is that normal?

My wife has gestational diabetes. She's keeping her glucose in the healthy range but still feels really tired. Is that normal?

PREGNANCY BY ITSELF: Can cause quite a bit of fatigue. As well, there are other potential causes of fatigue so close follow up is important, and good sugar control can also be achieved by eating well and exercising regularly. ...Read more

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What are the blood sugar ranges. For fasting, Before & after meals what is pre diabetes. What is normal ranges? Thanks 4 your time explaining them!

What are the blood sugar ranges. For fasting, Before & after meals what is pre diabetes. What is normal ranges? Thanks 4 your time explaining them!

Blood sugar levels.: For fasting glucose, up to 100 normal, 101-125 prediabetes and 126 and up diabetes. For A1C, up to 5.6% normal, 5.7-6.4% prediabetes, 6.5% and up consistent with diabetes. Blood sugar should be lower than 140 two hours after eating. ...Read more

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Cold feet and looks like bruising on my ankles purple Redish colour. Even wearing socks feet still cold. Blood range normal not diabetes.

Cold feet and looks like bruising on my ankles purple Redish colour. Even wearing socks feet still cold. Blood range normal not diabetes.

Cold feet: Looks like there is a problem with blood flow to your feet. It is important to have this seen by your doctor ASAP. If things are not OK you are likely to be referred to a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Can one live a normal life with diabetes?

Can one live a normal life with diabetes?

Yes: Of course. With reasonable care with proper diet, meds as needed, optimal weight, appropriate exercise, keep your doctor visits, optimal glucose control. This is what we all need to do to live normal lives. Like I mentioned in a previous answer, we love life so much we kill ourselves. Rj. ...Read more

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Do normal children need to be tested for diabetes?

Do normal children need to be tested for diabetes?

No: If the child is normal, not obese and exhibiting no signs of high blood sugars (unexplained weight loss, excessive thirst or urination, fruity smell on breaths all the time...), then there is no need to test for diabetes. ...Read more

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What is diabetes? And what is normal and critical stage?

What is diabetes? And what is normal and critical stage?

Diabetes: Diabetes is a condition in which blood sugar is higher than normal.
I suggest you go online and read some articles about diabetes.
You could start with looking up the American Diabetes Association. ...Read more

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Signs of early, developing diabetes in a normal-weight person?

Signs of early, developing diabetes in a normal-weight person?

None: Eary diabetes often has no signs or symptoms. Speak to your doctor about the appropriate blood tests. ...Read more

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How can I help my child live a normal life with type I diabetes?

How can I help my child live a normal life with type I diabetes?

Love: Treat them as normal kids with unique needs. Find them a caring competent pediatrician and endocrinologist. Listen, assess, let them know your limits, let them figure out answers on their own for the most part, but always with appropriate limitations. Don't spoil them or let them develop an attitude of feeling entitled. Sound like good advice for any parent? It is. ...Read more

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What's a normal score on the A1c diabetes test?

What's a normal score on the A1c diabetes test?

Less than 6.0: This is a test of the chronic level of blood sugar and is useful to monitor the effectiveness of diabetic treatment. You should, if you are a diabetic, endea vor to get this below 7.0 and even lower if possible. The higher numbers show an increased risk of rather bad complications of diabetes. ...Read more

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For a diabetes patient, is 150/80 a normal BP level?

For a diabetes patient, is 150/80 a normal BP level?

Lower is preferred: Less than 140/90 is preferred and ideally it should be less than 120/80. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have diabetes with normal sugar level?

Is it possible to have diabetes with normal sugar level?

Question isn't clear: There are 2 criteria for diagnosis of diabetes. One is fasting blood glucose higher than 126 mg/ml. Another is 2 hour glucose tolerant blood glucose higher than 200 mg/ml. Either one abnormal makes the diagnosis. So if fasting test is normal, it is still possible to have diabetes. ...Read more