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Does a diabetic fasting number of 136 mean that the diabetes is well controlled?

Does a diabetic fasting number of 136 mean that the diabetes is well controlled?

Not exactly: You can't focus on just fasting sugar to determine how well controlled your diabetes is. Mealtime blood sugars are also very important. A 136 fasting blood sugar is not optimal. Normal fasting blood sugar is less than 100. ...Read more

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Diag w/ reactive hypoglycemia years ago. Just had a fasting insulin number of 8 (9-29 range) what does this mean? Strong family diabetes. I'm small

Diag w/ reactive hypoglycemia years ago. Just had a fasting insulin number of 8 (9-29 range) what does this mean? Strong family diabetes. I'm small

Doesn't mean much: Independent of a concomitant glucose an Insulin level doesn't mean much. If blood sugar is high, low, or normal with an Insulin level of 8 uu/ml, the interpretation is completely different. ...Read more

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Overall cholesterol is good. Triglycerides are close to 300 (296) what does this mean for diabetes control? What causes this to rise, it was fine

Overall cholesterol is good. Triglycerides are close to 300 (296) what does this mean for diabetes control? What causes this to rise, it was fine

Elevated tri's: A couple of things cause triglycerides to rise like having eaten a fatty meal prior to testing, suboptimally controlled diabetes, hypothyroidism, excessive alcohol intake and too much protein in your urine (so called nephrotic syndrome). For you it sounds like suboptimally controlled diabetes may be the culprit. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hello dr. My uncle is having type 2 diabetes since 12years. How can I control 200 fasting and same ppbs?

Hello dr. My uncle is having type 2 diabetes since 12years. How can I control 200 fasting and same ppbs?

Diet/exercise: And weight loss are essential. Then discuss medication regimen with his doctor in an attempt to lower blood sugars consistently. Those values are too high on a regular basis. ...Read more

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My fasting is 7 mmol and HbAic is 8%. Have I become a patient of diabetes or can I control it by diet and exercise?

My fasting is 7 mmol and HbAic is 8%. Have I become a patient of diabetes or can I control it by diet and exercise?

You should: Follow ur treating physicians advice. They know you better than I (history, physical, labs, weight, diet).
Some diabetics can get off or stay off meds by losing 20-30 lbs (if overweight) by a careful diet and exercise regemin.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What does IFG mean in terms of future likelihood of developing Type 2 Diabetes? Can someone with IFG ever reverse to a state of normal fasting gluc?

What does IFG mean in terms of future likelihood of developing Type 2 Diabetes? Can someone with IFG ever reverse to a state of normal fasting gluc?

IFG and diabetes: Hi. IFG is a gray zone between normal fasting glucose and diabetes; such gray zones also exist for the 2-hour glucose tolerance test ant the A1c. Collectively, they are now prediabetes, because the risk of developing diabetes from prediabetes is much higher than from the "normal" category. Lifestyle modification and metformin have both been shown to reduce/delay progression to diabetes from predia ...Read more

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What are good ways I can fix my morning fasting gestational diabetes numbers?

What are good ways I can fix my morning fasting gestational diabetes numbers?

Follow instructions: Your OB or endocrinologist or maternal fetal medicine specialist is the best one to advise you how to keep your fasting blood sugars below 90. Some patients can do it with restricted diet alone, others need an oral medication and still others require insulin. You must check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can one blood test in the morning after 12 hours fasting show 126 means diabetes?

Can one blood test in the morning after 12 hours fasting show 126 means diabetes?

Probably: A single test should be verified by repeat testing, but over 125 mg/dl after 12 hours of fasting is considered elevated and in the range of diabetes. ...Read more

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Fasting blood sugar 126. Not diagnosed with diabetes. How quickly can I lower this before I am? Does this mean I do have it? Trying to avoid meds

Fasting blood sugar 126. Not diagnosed with diabetes. How quickly can I lower this before I am? Does this mean I do have it? Trying to avoid meds

You are at risk: For diabetes and perhaps even have it already with a fasting glucose 126, Diet, exercise, weight loss and sometimes a medication is prescribed even BEFORE you get a Diabetes Diagnosis- some think Metformin can prevent Diabetes in a pre-diabetic, SInce you have PCOS this medication may be appropriate to lower you risk of complications in the future. ...Read more

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Is fasting plasma glucose test by itself good enough to diagnose diabetes?

Is fasting plasma glucose test by itself good enough to diagnose diabetes?

No: Diabetes is diagnosed based on several criteria. One test is the fasting plasma glucose test, but this should be confirmed with a second elevated fasting glucose test. A glucose challenge test or a hemoglobin A1c test may be substituted as well. ...Read more

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If my fasting glucose is sometimes over 7.0mmol and most days over 6.0mmol. Does that mean I am developing diabetes? Hba1c is 27mmol/mol

Daibetic?: In general, the reference range (that found in healthy persons), of hba 1c is about 20–40 mmol/mol (4–5.9%). At 27 mmol/molm, yours is normal. Do not worry about variations in blood glucose levels, worry about the hba1c level. Reduce any risk factors you may have such as obesity, exercise more and you may not develop diabetes in the future. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have tested fasting blood sugar and result is 293 mg/dL But I don't have any symtons for diabetes. Please give suggestion to control my glucose.

I have tested fasting blood sugar and result is 293 mg/dL But I don't have any symtons for diabetes. Please give suggestion to control my glucose.

See doc, change diet: Hopefully, the machine is wrong. But you need to not count on that and check with your doc and get evaluated. In the meantime, exercise and cut the sugar from your diet and if you need to lose some weight, get started on a healthy weight loss diet (count calories!).High protein diets are not good ones (more studies showing this all the time). ...Read more

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My brother is having type 2 diabetes with glucose level on fasting being 283. Will the glucose levels control with medicine or need for insulin.

My brother is having type 2 diabetes with glucose level on fasting being 283. Will the glucose levels control with medicine or need for insulin.

Many options: There are many options which may be used to treat type 2 diabetes incuding metformin, insulin, glp-1 ras, sglt inhibitors and many others. The fasting glucose levels should be 85-110 and 2 hour post meal levels beliw 180. ...Read more

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Does sweet/strong smelling urine always mean diabetes? Got after eating sweet corn & lots of pasta. Glucose fasting normal be4 around same weight now

Does sweet/strong smelling urine always mean diabetes? Got after eating sweet corn & lots of pasta. Glucose fasting normal be4 around same weight now

No: 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.
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