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Dr. Jose Rodriguez
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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My glucose is 245. What is normal?

Dr. Jose Rodriguez
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
38K people helped
My glucose is 245.  What is normal?

Less than that:-(: Diabetes is defined as a glucose of higher than 126 while fasting or a random glucose of 200 or higher. So normal would be less than those numbers. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
22 years in practice
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Is 140 nonfasting glucose something to worry about? Thank you

Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
22 years in practice
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Is 140 nonfasting glucose something to worry about? Thank you

Diabetes range: 140 is in diabetes range. Make sure you recheck with a different glucometer. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Jennie Law
Board Certified, Endocrinology
9 years in practice
426K people helped
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I had a heavy Asian lunch and post two hour glucose level is 115. Is that good?

Dr. Jennie Law
Board Certified, Endocrinology
9 years in practice
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I had a heavy Asian lunch and post two hour glucose level is 115. Is that good?

Normal: Generally, a non-diabetic should have blood sugars remain below 140 after any meal, so 110's sounds fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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My glucose level was a bit hi and i'd like a list of foods that I can and cannot eat to stabilize this to the proper level?

Dr. Quang Nguyen
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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ADA diet: In general, eat more fruits and vegetables, non-starchy vegetables (broccoli, grean beans), whole grains over processed foods, dry beans, fish 2x/week, lean meats (things end with "loin"), non-fat dairy and as always, lots and lots of water. For more information, check out ada website: http://www.Diabetes.Org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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My glucose was 118 just took it at random is that normal?

Dr. Quang Nguyen
Board Certified, Endocrinology
27M people helped

Yes: For a non fasting level, it's excellent. Good work. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Board Certified, Pathology
23 years in practice
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How do glucose meters work?

Dr. Joseph Woods
Board Certified, Pathology
23 years in practice
8M people helped

By concentration.: These work by taking a sample of blood (0.3-1ul), and spread on a test strip containing chemicals that react with the glucose in the blood (glucose oxidase or glucose dehydrogenase). After about 3 seconds, the value is displayed in mg/dl or mmol/l. There are many models with many features, llike a clock and memory. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Haw much glucose 2h after diner (mmol/l) thank you?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Blood sugar level: In a healthy person who does not have diabetes, a 2-hour postprandial blood sugar test normally drops back to normal. The american diabetes association recommends postprandial glucose level < 180 mg/dl ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Fried
Board Certified, Diabetology
59 years in practice
308K people helped
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How does the body use glucose?

Dr. Alvin Fried
Board Certified, Diabetology
59 years in practice
308K people helped

For fuel: It is utilized by the body much as a car utilizes gasoline. The energy produced by the breakdown of glucose provides the energy needed to run all the body's cellular functions, such as contracting muscles, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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Is glucose 99 ok after supper for a type 2?

Dr. Quang Nguyen
Board Certified, Endocrinology
27M people helped

Yes: Good number. Anything less than 140 is normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Board Certified, Pathology
18 years in practice
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What is good glucose level?

Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Board Certified, Pathology
18 years in practice
414K people helped
What is good glucose level?

Normal is good: If your blood sugar is in the normal range it is "good". Normal blood sugar is <110; a better test is a1c, which should be <6%. ...Read more

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