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Fasting Blood Glucose Results
Glucose monitoring: The whole purpose of monitoring your blood sugar levels is to let the doctor know what they are running so that the doctor can adjust your medications. Having good blood sugar control is essential in preventing complications. If the doctor isn't getting those values then I would wonder why you're checking it as well. Bring in the averages or ranges of blood sugars when you see your doc. ...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
I've had 20 hb1ac tests in the past 5 years. Results have never been > 6.0 (5.2 avg) yet my blood glucose never reads < 120 mg/dl even fasting.?
Hyperglycemia: If you are unsure about the A1c you may ask your doctor to do an oral glucose tolerance test after 8hour fast. ...Read more
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
I recently took an A1c test and blood glucose. The results from the A1c is 7% and fasting glucose 84. Would i be considered a diabetic?
31.9low glucose result in fasting blood test randomly done by Doctor. She wants to put me on med. Right away&i don't like that! How can we find cause?
Random blood sugar test result 375mg/dL repeat test done Fasting Plasma Glucose result 228mg/dL. Am I diabetic?
Yes!: You are def a diabetic. Get a glucose meter and check some fingersticks. Completely NL in the AM fasting is 70-100. 101-125 is borderline, >125 is diabetes. Go see a diabetes doc and get an A1C test. Normal is up to 5.7. Pre-diabetic is 5.7 – 6.4. Diabetes is >6.4. Check out this link from the NIH: http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/A1CTest/A1C_Test_DM_508.pdf. You need diabetic tx! ...Read more
Do these test result indicate a kidney problem? Fasting blood glucose : 103, urea: 27, creatinine: 1.5, total cholestrol: 248 triglycerid 308 mg/dL
Can I brush my teeth before a fasting blood test (glucose, lipids, etc.)? Does the toothpaste affect the results?
No: You can safely brush your teeth, don't swallow the half of the toothpaste tube! ...Read more
Ranges: Normal blood sugars run under 100 fasting. Anything over 128 is considered diabetes. Between 100 – 120 is considered fairly reasonable control for most diabetics. Oftentimes people on oral medication are controlled better than people on insulin. Only your doctor can give you the range that is right for you because there are many factors involved on our target selection. ...Read more
What is the range of normal "fasting" whole blood glucose? May i also get your reference? Thanks!
74-106: That's "technicaliy" the "normal range", but only for blood drawn from a vein in the fasting state. After meal glucoses and hba1dc determination are also important if you're concerned re: diagnosis of diabetes. Don't be worried if your glucose is slightly lower than the above range. Be aware that what is considered "normal" changes from time to time and has been slowly lowering over years. ...Read more
My fasting blood glucose has recently gone up to 6.6mmol. I've had reactive hypo for 11 years. Should i be concerned?
Yes, 11 years: Ago your so-called "hypoglycemia" was a return to normal glucose after a meal when you were obese and Insulin resistant. That has worsened with age (and probably with further weight gain) and you've gone from Insulin resistance into prediabetes and probably full diabetes. You need to eat less and exercise more and may need medication. See your doctor. ...Read more
Is higher fasting blood glucose early in the morning normal? I've had scores a bit high early in the morning, 102-103. But later they're under 90.
Interplay: Hi. Only insulin can lower blood sugar. Glucagon, epinephrine, cortisol, & growth hormone raise blood sugar. During a short fast (e.g., overnight), it's mostly interplay between insulin & glucagon. As longer fasts are encountered, the other hormones (esp. cortisol) play increasing roles. ...Read more
Normal fasting: 65-105 when drawn out of a vein while fasting. Various authorities have different "normal" levels. There are, however, no exact cut-offs, it's all a continuium. Finger sticks are not accurate enough for diagnosis. Two hour post meal should be less than 130-140, and any glucose >200 at any time suggests diabetes. An a1c >6% is also suggestive and needs further evaluation. See diabetes. Org for info. ...Read more