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Normal sugar blood level?

Normal sugar blood level?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Carson
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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Definition)

Gestation diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. This develops when pregnancy hormones change a patient's metabolism so that they can not regulate their blood sugar. A patient with GDM will have to go on a low sugar and low carb diet and monitor blood sugars very carefully. Sometimes they will require medications. There is a 30% chance ...Read more


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Glucose normal levels in diabetics?

Glucose normal levels in diabetics?

ADA: Per american diabetes association, target blood sugar levels in non-pregnant adult diabetics are fasting below 130, 2-hour post meal below 180, and A1c below 7%. ...Read more

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What is normal fasting blood sugar level fbs?

What is normal fasting blood sugar level fbs?

Normal FBS: Between 65-99 mg/dl - impaired fasting glucose (ifg), prediabetes, is between 100-125 mg/ dl. Fbs of 126 mg/dl or higher is in the diabetic range. ...Read more

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Is 124 blood glucose level considered prediabetes?

I would guess: That it definitely yes. Wise up before it is too late and get rid of all that sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more

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What is a normal fasting blood sugar level?

What is a normal fasting blood sugar level?

If fasting overnight: And drawn out of a vein by a lab, it's less than 100. Check diabetes.Org. ...Read more

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How should small ketone levels with normal blood sugar affect hemoglobin A1c levels?

How should small ketone levels with normal blood sugar affect hemoglobin A1c levels?

High acidity: Ketone is acidic state means your body is braking down fat since it is not getting proper nutrients. To alter this increase vitamin d intake daily use aloe cleanse - 3 day inner fillet pure aloe drink 1 bottle per day for 3 days then 4 days off with b vitamins daily i liked activated b (isotonic) do this cycle for 3 months and repeat your testing should normalize. Check morning urine ph (nr6.8-7). ...Read more

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Can Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) be used for short-term monitoring of blood sugar level?

Can Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) be used for short-term monitoring of blood sugar level?

FBS: I presume you have type 1 diabetes given your age. My apologies if your doctor has said you have type 2 diabetes and he is correct. Very unlikely unless you are substantially overweight. You should check your blood sugar almost all day if you have type 1 diabetes. There is excellent safe equipment for continuous blood sugar control. Can you please give me some more information about your diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the normal blood sugar levels fasting and one hour after meals with gestational diabetes?

Here you go...: The chart below shows what blood sugar usually should be during different times of the day. Ask your doctor or midwife what targets are right for you. Before eating less than 95 one hour after eating less than 130 two hours after eating less than 120. ...Read more

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Blood sugar normal person?

Blood sugar normal person?

Normal Ranges: Fasting: 65-99g/dl; 2 hours following a meal, no more than 139 mg/dl. ...Read more

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Does normal blood sugar vary by age? What are the normal fasting and normal after-eating blood sugar ranges?

Does normal blood sugar vary by age? What are the normal fasting and normal after-eating blood sugar ranges?

Same: Except for newborns, normal fasting blood sugars range from 65-99 mg/dl. 2 hours after eating blood sugar should be no higher than 139 mg/dl to be considered in the normal range. ...Read more

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Can my sugar levels indicate diabetes?

Can my sugar levels indicate diabetes?

Diabetes: The diagnosis of diabetes is based having either a fasting blood glucose (from a blood draw) of 126 mg/dl on 2 separate days or a random blood glucose of 200 one time with symptoms like increase thirst and urination. Other test like a glucose tolerance test and a hemoglobin a1c can also be used to diagnosis diabetes. ...Read more

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Can creatinine levels be transiently high over baseline during hyperglycemia (sugar ~ 500)? Asking because creatinine values are normal when fasting

Can creatinine levels be transiently high over baseline during hyperglycemia (sugar ~ 500)?  Asking because creatinine values are normal when fasting

Yes: Depending on method for creatinine testing, presence of ketosis, that may accompany hyperglycemia, the result may be falsely elevated. Make sure to control your glucose and A1c. 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. 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. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What is the normal blood sugar levels fasting and one hour after meals with gestational diabetes?

Here you go...: The chart below shows what blood sugar usually should be during different times of the day. Ask your doctor or midwife what targets are right for you. Before eating less than 95 one hour after eating less than 130 two hours after eating less than 120. ...Read more

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I am 27 weeks pregnant and have gestational diabetes what is a normal blood sugar level should be. I tested this morning and it was 141?

I am 27 weeks pregnant and have gestational diabetes what is a normal blood sugar level should be. I tested this morning and it was 141?

Fasting <95: The fourth international workshop-conference on gestational diabetes mellitus recommends the following glucose values: premeal (fasting) < 95 mg/dl, 1-hour after meals < 140 mg/dl, and 2-hour after meals < 120 mg/dl. The american college of OB gyn guidelines are the same except that the 1-hour postprandial glucose value is considered acceptable at either 130 or 140 mg/dl. If high, call your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the recommended blood sugar levels and when do you go on insulin if diagnosed with gestational diabetes?

What are the recommended blood sugar levels and when do you go on insulin if diagnosed with gestational diabetes?

Over 150: If you have been diagnosed with gdm, you can safely take glucophage (metformin) but if not controlled you would need insulin. If your readings were consistently above 150 you would need insulin. ...Read more

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I have gestational diabetes and my blood sugar levels that i check 4 times a day are at lower edge(around 90), even if i eat many carbs.wht it means?

I have gestational diabetes and my blood sugar levels that i check 4 times a day are at lower edge(around 90), even if i eat many carbs.wht it means?

90 is great!: Normal glucose range for someone without diabetes is 60-100, so no dangers whatsoever from a sugar of 90. Target range for a young person with diabetes is 80-120, and a little lower, maybe 70-110, during pregnancy.. Sounds like you're doing great! ...Read more

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What level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes causes you to have big babies?

Pattern not number: Baby begins to make their own Insulin during mid pregnancy & any moment that moms levels are high will push glucose across the placenta, forcing baby to store the excess as fat.Any maternal levels above normal can lead to enlarged organs, defects, large baby & the need for IV fluid treatment after birth . The better mom's control, the less problems for baby, the worse control, the bigger the pbs. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a high level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes to have big babies?

Anyone know what is a high level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes to have big babies?

Over 140: A blood sugar of 140 will enable diagnosis of gestational diabetes. If you have been diagnosed, your baby is in danger of growing at a too large rate. This causes the baby's system to produce insulin at a higher rate, which fuels growth. There are multiple complications at risk. You can use exercise to bring blood sugar back to normal range. Be sure and follow your doctor's orders to a T. ...Read more

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What are the optimal blood glucose levels for pregnant women with gestational diabetes?

Low!: Less than 95 fasting, and less than 120 2 hours after meals. (some are a little more liberal with fastings, allowing less than 105). Gestational diabetic are less likely to have problems with fasting sugars as they are with postprandial (after meals) sugars. ...Read more

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For gestational diabetes what is 150 sugar level?

For gestational diabetes what is 150 sugar level?

Depends: What your level should be depends on when you took it. The ideal for your sugar before you eat in the morning is about 90. 2 hours after meals should be less than 120 and one hour after a meal should be 130. If you are talking about the screening for gestational diabetes (a one hour glucose tolerance test) then cut off is 130-140 for normal. ...Read more

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Hello what are the blood suger levels supposed to be in between, that are healthy and safe for baby when i have gestational diabetes?

Hello what are the blood suger levels supposed to be in between, that are healthy and safe for baby when i have gestational diabetes?

Ask your OB!: You are smart to ask this question. I'm sure you have researched it and feel confused. Gestational diabetes is common, and the main complication is large baby size. You know what you need to avoid (sugar! ). Excellent hydration will also help keep your blood sugar lower. Moderate exercise will help too. Eat healthy and don't obsess over this. Wising you a safe delivery of a healthy baby! ...Read more

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Have gestational diabetes.use home sugar monitor.numbers are always in range.2 hours ago ate very sweet snack,now blood sugar is 157.concern?

Have gestational diabetes.use home sugar monitor.numbers are always in range.2 hours ago ate very sweet snack,now blood sugar is 157.concern?

No: Sugar fluctuations are a part of life. Continue taking your medications and continue to track your blood sugar. You should be concerned only if the sugar elevations are persistent. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have gestational diabetes. How to lower my fasting blood glucose level during pregnancy?

What do you suggest if I have gestational diabetes. How to lower my fasting blood glucose level during pregnancy?

Lower Blood Sugar: I recommend consistent mild cardio exercise each day, eat low carb diet, but plenty of vegetables, including dark leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, colorful vegetables, healthy fats like avocadoes, eggs, olive oil, nuts, lean proteins. ...Read more

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Is increased thirst normal at 38 weeks pregnant? Blood sugar is normal & no gestational diabetes.

Is increased thirst normal at 38 weeks pregnant? Blood sugar is normal & no gestational diabetes.

Not a problem: Hopfully you are not eating lots of salty food. Living in hot climate will certainly require increase fluid intake. ...Read more

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What blood draw schedule is needed for gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes: Checking your blood sugars with gestational diabetes is a way to ensure that they are normal. Blood sugars are usually checked 2 hrs after eating and may also include a blood sugar just before eating. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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When my blood sugar is dropping and i f don't have gestational diabetes what does that mean?

When my blood sugar is dropping and i f don't have gestational diabetes what does that mean?

Blood sugar: It probably doesn't mean anything serious. Just that you need to eat a small meal every 2 to 3 hours. But check with your physician if this doesn't help. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had gestational diabetes. How soon after having the baby should I get my blood glucose rechecked?

I had gestational diabetes. How soon after having the baby should I get my blood glucose rechecked?

Immeidately: This answer has 2 parts. First, gestational diabetes may take a few weeks to improve, so follow fingerstick sugars immediately. Second, 10% of women will be diagnosed with diabetes and 20% have elevated sugars 6 weeks after delivery, and up to 70% of women develop diabetes within 10 years. Formal testing should be done about 6-12 weeks after delivery (hemoglobin A1c test, or oral tolerance test). ...Read more

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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


Dr. Alison Stuebe
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Gestational Diabetes (Definition)

Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...Read more