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Dr. Melissa Haglund
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Fasting Blood Sugar (Overview)

Fasting blood sugar is blood level of blood glucose after fasting (not eating) for 8 to 10 hours. Normal range is 70 to 100.


Dr. Melissa Haglund
153 Doctors shared insights

Fasting Blood Sugar (Overview)

Fasting blood sugar is blood level of blood glucose after fasting (not eating) for 8 to 10 hours. Normal range is 70 to 100.


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M58, what do you say about fasting blood sugar is 140 and two hours after meal is 170. (this with 500 mg glucophage).?

M58, what do you say about fasting blood sugar is 140 and two hours after meal is 170. (this with 500 mg glucophage).?

Hb A1c: You know that you have diabetes and need to control your blood sugar. For monitoring the control of blood sugar, hemoglobin A1c is a better test than blood glucose. It is good to keep Hb A1c below 7.0 ...Read more

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Fasting blood sugar (Tip)

Low sugar can be reversed by taking a carb load or candy you should keep around you in case needed. ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
Once
Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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What is considered a dangerous fasting blood sugar during preg?

What is considered a dangerous fasting blood sugar during preg?

Gestational diabetes: In pregnancy, blood sugar can goup high...called Gestational diabetes. Normal fasting blood sugar is >60 mg up to 99 mg. If it is between 100-125 mg, it is prediabetes. Anything over 125 mg is considered diabetes. Dangerous levels are anything that is beyond normal range.. Ask your Ob to help you sort it all out and guide you further. ...Read more

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Doctor my nape painful had examine blood cholesterol triglyceride low and fasting blood sugar normal what is ur interpretation?

Doctor my nape painful had examine blood cholesterol triglyceride low and fasting blood sugar normal what is ur interpretation?

Need more history: Neck pains can be from whip lash, following a motor vehicle or other accident, It can also be due to infections in the region, narrowing of cervical spine or other forms of arthritis or spondylosis. You should see a doctor soon to get a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor your blood pressure at home
Daily
See your doctor regularly and work with him/her to control your blood pressure
Once
Take your medication as instructed without fail
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Should I worry about the my result of fasting blood sugar 102?

Should I worry about the my result of fasting blood sugar 102?

Evaluate: It's not normal and I would certainly look into it to make sure you are not truly prediabetic. This is an important time point and what you do right now could influence your future. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your ac1 is a 6.3 My fasting blood sugar was a 155?

What does it mean when your ac1 is a 6.3 My fasting blood sugar was a 155?

Borderline A1C: A1c is a rough estimate of your last 2-3 months of blood sugars. Your level roughly correlates to an average sugar of 140. Based on this level you are not quite a "diabetic". However, your fasting number qualifies you. It should be repeated but you should begin making lifestyle changes regardless. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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Is it possible for one to fake a high fasting blood sugar level?

Is it possible for one to fake a high fasting blood sugar level?

With fingersticks: If the hands and fingers aren't clean and dry, home blood sugar readings may be inaccurate. Sugar on the fingers could end up falsely elevating blood sugar. A concomitant venous sample in lab could demonstrate a discrepancy. Also, the meter may be inaccurate. Eating before a fasting blood sugar may raise the blood sugar in someone with diabetes because it would not be fasting anymore. ...Read more

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Is 74 low fasting blood sugar during pregnancy?

Normal: Blood sugars typically run lower during pregnancy. 74 is a normal reading whether you are pregnant or not. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
once
Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
once
Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
once
If male, schedule a prostate exam
once
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Is 6.5 fasting blood sugar bad?

A1c: The 6.5 is not a sugar level but reflects how well your blood sugar is being controlled.
It is best known as a1c which reflects uptake of sugar on your red blood cells.
6.5 is an ok number but don't get higher. ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
Once
Follow up with your treating physician
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Fasting blood sugar 75. Is that good?

Fasting blood sugar 75. Is that good?

Yes: Your fasting blood sugar should be less than 90 and above 60 in a healthy adult. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
once
Have your medications adjusted if needed
Once
Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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How worrying is a fasting blood sugar of 136?

How worrying is a fasting blood sugar of 136?

That is elevated.: But don't jump to conclusions - your physician will evaluate further to determine if you have diabetes melitus. ...Read more

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Non- fasting blood sugar of 114 is this high?

Non- fasting blood sugar of 114 is this high?

Not necessarily: Your glu after a meal varies with what you ate, how fast, the speed of your GI tract, etc. It is hard to precisely say whether your post meal glu are too high. If you are testing your sugars because you have diabetes, or are worried about diabetes, best to check fasting and pre-meal, and follow your a1c. Normal fasting glu is 100 or less. Diabetes is 126 or more. "impaired" is in between. ...Read more

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How unhealthy is a fasting blood sugar of 136?

How unhealthy is a fasting blood sugar of 136?

Not healthy: Its unhealthy over 125 at 135 sugar will not be in the urine but still damages nerves eyes etc.
They should loose weight, exercise and if still 135 begin something like glucophage (metformin) ...Read more

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I have 119 fasting blood sugar what is it means?

I have 119 fasting blood sugar what is it means?

It's "high": And may mean a pre-diabetic or early TYPE II diabetic phase of sugar intolerance!! many Diabetes experts now recommend aggressive treatment of this however the first "treatment" is DIET and EXERCISE...discuss with your PCP (Primary Care Physician)
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can having fasting blood sugar of 102 mg be healthy?

Depends upon: Your definition of "healthy". It is only slightly above normal and in the prediabetes range. You need education, diet, exercise, weight loss, monitoring, and see your doctor to find out of they want to begin you on medication or wait to see if it worsens. ...Read more

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What is now considered standard fasting blood sugar range?

70-100 mg/dL: Normal fasting blood sugar is 70-100. Between 100-125 is pre-diabetes. Two fasting blood sugar levels of 126 or higher is diagnostic of diabetes. Consult this site for more information.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003482.htm ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fasting blood sugar?

What is the definition or description of: fasting blood sugar?

12 hours of fasting: Fasting blood sugar is blood level of blood glucose after fasting (not eating) for 8 to 10 hours. Normal range is 70 to 100. ...Read more

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Should I worry about the my result of fasting blood sugar 102?

Evaluate: It's not normal and I would certainly look into it to make sure you are not truly prediabetic. This is an important time point and what you do right now could influence your future. ...Read more

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How can I lower my fasting blood sugar from 233 safely and quickly?

How can I lower my fasting blood sugar from 233 safely and quickly?

An oral: Hypoglycemic agent is indicated but only after you have received dietary/exercise instructions and those conservative methods fail. There is no safe way to reduce this level "quickly"!!!!! You may, in fact, require medication and your Health care Professional will know what to prescribe in your case!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What medications should not be taken prior to a fasting blood sugar test?

What medications should not be taken prior to a fasting blood sugar test?

Fasting blood sugar: NONE!
Please go as early in the morning as possible. Once blood is drawn you can relax and eat breakfast. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your ac1 is a 6.3 My fasting blood sugar was a 155?

Borderline A1C: A1c is a rough estimate of your last 2-3 months of blood sugars. Your level roughly correlates to an average sugar of 140. Based on this level you are not quite a "diabetic". However, your fasting number qualifies you. It should be repeated but you should begin making lifestyle changes regardless. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

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