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Fasting Blood Sugar And Postprandial Blood Sugar
Diabetes Control: Fasting under 100 is normal, treated under 120 is pretty good, over 140 not so good. 2 hours after meals normal is 140 to 150 and good control is the same , add 10-20 or so. Many people manage looser but i try to get better control without risking low blood sugars which can be very bad so be careful and work with your doctor closely. ...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
100mg/dL or less: Physicians measure patient's fasting blood glucose. This is the blood sugar taken when the patient hasn't had food or drink for at least 8 hours. "normal" is considered to be 100mg/dl or less. There is a little leeway before a level is high enough to raise concern and necessitate intervention though. A non-fasting blood sugar - or random should be less than 150... Especially 2 hours after you eat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Increase blood sugar: Increase blood sugars is a side effect seen with niacin.( a dose-related effect). Close blood glucose monitoring is advised for diabetics/ potentially diabetic patients during treatment with niacin; adjustment of diet and/or antidiabetic therapy may be necessary. See your physician for evaluation and care. ...Read more
Minor difference: There is about a 15% difference between whole blood glucose and plasma glucose, with the plasma glucose being higher. If you use a fingerstick glucose monitor, it is measuring whole blood glucose, whereas when you have blood drawn and sent to the lab, it is measuring plasma glucose. Some fingerstick meters will correct for the difference by adding 15% automatically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
70-99mg/dl fasting: Normal blood sugars are between 70-100mg/dl when you are in a fasting state (at least 8hrs). Diabetes is present when the number hits 126mg/dl in the fasting state. When the sugars fall in between these ranges (100-125), this would be considered impaired fasting glucose or pre-diabetes (borderline diabetes). ...Read more
My father is 50years, his fasting blood sugar is 108 and postprandial blood sugar is 205. Is it normal? If not what diet to follow? Thank you!
Need to control BS: Your father has to see his doctor , for medication and diet . Complications of diabetes like kidney failure , vascular & peril nerve degeneration problems could be prevented by early intervention , just eating low carbohydrates, exercise is not enough need physician supervised treatments. ...Read more
I have pcos. My fasting blood sugar and postprandial gtt are all normal. Do i also need to get my insulin levels to see whether I am insulin resistant or not ?
Depends: On how much information you and your doctor like to know. Knowing your fasting Insulin level will likely not change how you are treated, but if it is high, it might help give you motivation to stick with your healthy lifestyle changes that you should be employing anyway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is my fasting glucose always higher (90s) than my post-prandial glucose (70s)? I am not diabetic nor on and meds that affect blood sugar.
Don't worry: Your blood glucose results are in the normal range. To maintain good health, exercise about 30 minutes/day, 5 days/week, have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, legumes, lentils, beans, small amounts of lean meats, low fat milk products, limit saturated fats, no tobacco and no more than one alcoholic drink a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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