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High Fasting Blood Glucose
Hypoglycemia: The two often go together with early DM. Consult with your MD. ...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'm obese, metabolic and have high fasting blood glucose after eating only vegies and lean meat for over a week, how can loose this weight?
Low calorie: Watch your calories. Avoid processed foods with unnatural ingredients. No fast food, and be careful if you eat out as most restaurants have high-calorie foods. Find filling, low calorie foods like whole wheat. Also pay attention to what you drink-soda, alcohol, etc can have a lot of calories. Exercise regularly. To lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume. ...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.
According to quest diagnostics, fasting blood glucose should be 65-99. Mine is 127, is this too high for a diabetic?
Probably: Your lifestyle, compliance, diet, metabolic needs, and stress all play into how "tight" you can control your sugar. Ideally, your diabetic sugar control should approximate a non-diabetic's. You are allowed "bad days, " though--if your hgba1c is in-range, then an occasional abnl--even on test day--is ok. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more
What to do if I had a fasting blood glucose test and have been told it was high, I now have to have a hba1c on tuesday?
HbA1c: This is a blood test that tells the doctor how well your blood sugar has been controlled over the last 3 months. If you had a high fasting sugar and your A1c is very high then you will know that you have diabetes and it is not well-controlled. If you have a low / normal A1c then you probably just starting to develop diabetes and can treat it with diet and exercise first. ...Read more
I go for a semi-annual checkup and had an overnight fasting blood glucose high of 102. I am labeled a high diabetic and puzzled (?).
Worried sick. Just had blood work done for routine physical. Glucose fasting was 98. I've never been that high. My doctor is not concerned.?
It is normal: A fasting sugar less than 100 is considered normal. If you are concerned about getting diabetes then do all that you can to avoid it. Here are some suggestions: maintain a normal weight, exercise daily, eat a low carb diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains. ...Read more
Blood protein low 5.8; lymphs high 47% rel/3.8 abs. Fasting glucose 95; non is only 77. Past high liver #s now normal. Rbc ok, stools neg for infect. Eating plenty. Persistent bloody stool. Causes?
My child had bad stomach flu and her glucose blood level was 135. Can being sick make it high? Is. 135 a concern after not eating and throwing up?
Normal body response: When you are sick, your body secretes certain hormones in response to the stress on the body, including steroids. This will cause a rise in the blood glucose, even if the child hasn't been eating. It is totally normal and expected. She is not diabetic and nothing to worry about. ...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 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
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
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
High for fasting: A blood glucose of 6.8 mmol/L (122 mg/dl) is within the range of a normal blood glucose, however it is high for a fasting blood glucose (10 hours after last eating. If your blood glucose was checked before you had eaten anything (i.e. fasting) then it should be less than 5.5 mmol/L. You may need other tests, such as HgbA1c or glucose tolerance test, to determine whether or not you have diabetes. ...Read more
Eight to Twelve: Eight to twelve hours should suffice.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes.: Seems normal. Why did we test this? ...Read more