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Is a fasting glucose level of 63 any concern?

Is a fasting glucose level of 63  any concern?

On insulin?: Are you on insulin? If you are not on insulin, then a fasting glucose of 63 could be normal in a younger person that is physically active. If you are on Insulin and are diabetic, it is a little bit too low and your Insulin dose needs adjustment. ...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


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Is an a1c of 5.8 and a 99 fasting glucose level a reason for concern?

Is an a1c of 5.8 and a 99 fasting glucose level a reason for concern?

Nope.: Both of those values are actually associated with reduced risk of developing diabetes type 2. So this is good news. Thanks for asking! ...Read more

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How could a fasting glucose level increase?

How could a fasting glucose level increase?

Liver glucose output: The liver manufactures glucose. Many things regulate it, but the reason most people have elevated fasting glucoses is because the liver may become resistant to insulin. Normal Insulin production/sensitivity helps to keep liver glucose output normal. When the liver becomes resistant to the effects of insulin, it will not be able to keep glucose production down to normal. This ⬆risk for diabetes. ...Read more

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Hii my fasting glucose level is 122 while my hab1c is 5.5 %. Please advise if the numbers are good or bad.

High glucose: The hba1c of 5.5 is normal, but a fasting glucose of 122 is high (normal under 100). You should have it repeated to see if it was a lab error. If still high, it means you have impaired glucose tolerance, it would be helpful to monitor sugars at home, before and 2 hrs after meals. ...Read more

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My fasting glucose ranges from 5.6 to6.9mmol.should I take measures to reduce this.is this level causing damage?

Proper diet,activity: The range of 5.6 to 6.9 mmol is equivalent to the range of 100.9 to 124.3 mg/dL. This would equate to a hemoglobin A1c range of 5.14 to 5.94. You have prediabetes if A1c is 5.7-6.4, and fasting blood glucose is 100-125. Diabetes for A1c 6.5 or above and FBG 126 or above. Practically speaking, diabetes complications are avoided if A1c remains below 7. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Does the length of fasting affect fasting glucose levels?

Does the length of fasting affect fasting glucose levels?

Fasting Glucose: There are variations based on length of fasting but basically the test is checking if you have normal regulation of your blood sugar - checks if it is too high while fasting (i.e. diabetes) or too low (i.e. hypoglycemia) or if it is within normal limits. Too short of a fasting time may reflect the food still being absorbed from the stomach/gut. If longer than recommended, not likely to matter. ...Read more

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Sudden fasting glucose jump concerning? Normal Range : 65-100 MG/DL Feb 2014: 81 MG/DL, Jul 2014: 79, Dec 2014: 84, Feb 2015: 80, Apr 2015: 96

Sudden fasting glucose jump  concerning?
Normal Range : 65-100 MG/DL
Feb 2014: 81 MG/DL,
Jul 2014: 79, 
Dec 2014: 84,
Feb 2015: 80,
Apr 2015: 96

Numbers are numbers: The rest of the story is needed, as these blood test result themselves are all in the normal range... which has no worrisome meaning without hearing the rest of the story. One's regular doctor, who knows why a blood test was ordered and who has examined the patient, can be helpful here. Otherwise, these numbers are just numbers... without much meaning. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about a fasting glucose lvl of 96. from high 80's a year ago. Is it possible that somthing could have thown the test off a littl?

Yes need to follow: B"sd
both levels are normal, but should continue to monitor, also would check after meals and have a HgbA1c done.
You might also want to review your weight, diet and exercise situation. Take into consideration family history. It is best to control diabetes while it is still pre-diabetes and prevent or slow the onset of diabetes. Happy to discuss details. ...Read more

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Why're morning fasting glucose levels higher than after meals?

Why're morning fasting glucose levels higher than after meals?

Dawn: The dawn phenomenom, during early morning hours your liver will generate glucose to help you respond to stress of waking up, if you are Insulin deficient you cannot cunteract thtat and your sugar gets high. ...Read more

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My fasting glucose is 107 and my triglycerides are 296. my doctor mentioned prediabetes,Should I be concerned?

My fasting glucose is 107 and my triglycerides are 296. my doctor mentioned prediabetes,Should I be concerned?

Revert it: The numbers are concerning but can be very easily reverted back to normal in 4-6 weeks.

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What fasting glucose level is normal for pre-diabetic and diabetic?

What fasting glucose level is normal for pre-diabetic and diabetic?

It's all one: Disorder; only the name changes as your sugar gets higher. The health risks don't change as the name changes, you're at the same risk right from the beginning - that's why it's important not to wait but begin diet, exercise, weight loss and education now. See diabetes.Org for the numbers if you absolutely feel you need them. ...Read more

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Fasting glucose level higher than post-prandial level? Is that possible?

Fasting glucose level higher than post-prandial level?  Is that possible?

Flat curve: That is what you see in people that have a flat glucose tolerance curve, you metabolize(burn) carbohydrates very efficiently. ...Read more

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Could I have diabetes if my fasting glucose is sometimes around 6.6 and daytime glucose levels are normal?

Could I have diabetes if my fasting glucose is sometimes around 6.6  and daytime glucose levels are normal?

Impaired glucose tol: A fasting glucose over 7 mmol/l on two occasions would be considered diabetes. A level of 6.6 would be impaired glucose tolerance. I would get a hba1c, if above 6.5, you have diabetes. In any event, a no concentrated sweets diet is in order, and if you are overweight, you must lose weight. Do regular exercise. ...Read more

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My fasting glucose was 67 and my Dr is not concerned. I've been feeling very tired lately and at times shaky. should I be concerned?

Probably no: The lab finding by itself is completely normal, albeit on the lower end of normal. There are many causes of feeling run down that are more likely to be related to symptoms (stress, sleep deprivation, irregular meals, etc). Do any of these sound like you? Try focusing on getting good nutrition/hydration, sleep, exercise and see if your symptoms improve. Good luck! ...Read more

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Fasting glucose typically around 93-97.Under the old guidelines that was OK, but now aren't those levels considered pre-diabetic or IGT?

Fasting glucose typically around 93-97.Under the old guidelines that was OK, but now aren't those levels considered pre-diabetic or IGT?

Still normal: Fasting glucose below 100 is normal. You may improve your glucose tolerance through exercise and weight loss. Of the two regular aerobic exercise is more important.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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.
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Dr.hinkle, My fasting glucose level is 84. However, my after meal glucose for 1hr is 152, after 2 hrs is 125 and after 3hrs is 115. Is this normal?

Well.. . no...: but there is a definite pattern here of pre-diabetes type II.
In diabetes type II, the body doesn't respond to insulin. The insulin level compensates by going sky high. If sugar in (food) then, the blood glucose is unregulated HIGH because it doesn't respond to insulin to lower it. BUT that high insulin sticks around and when food gone sugar bottoms out.
Diet, exercise, weight loss, metformin,etc ...Read more

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Suffering from diabiaties type 2 fasting glucose level 115 mg/dl after food 128mg/dl but still i lose my weight and last 1 month i no using my tablet?

Suffering from diabiaties type 2 fasting glucose level 115 mg/dl  after food 128mg/dl but still i lose my weight and last 1 month i no using my tablet?

Type 2 diabetes: Your fasting and post meal glu values are rather good. It appears you have discovered that weight loss and diet (and exercise?) is more powerful than medications for blood sugar control. It would be nice if you can get your fasting glu below 100. But you should still be talking to your doctor. There is more to diabetes than blood sugar. Blood pressure? cholesterol? Eyes? Feet? Kidneys? ...Read more

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Could you have diabetes if your fasting glucose level and hba1c levers are normal?

Could you have diabetes if your fasting glucose level and hba1c levers are normal?

Unlikely: If both HbA1c and fasting glucose are normal you are most likely fine. Occasionally people are having much higher sugars AFTER they eat (measured 2 hours) and are diabetic without knowing it. This would have been reflected in the A1c though which is why I think you're probably fine! ...Read more

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Does low fasting glucose levels auto. Mean good glucose homeostasis?

Does low fasting glucose levels auto. Mean good glucose homeostasis?

No : Not sure if you mean low as in hypoglycemia, or low as in not high. Even if fasting blood sugar is normal, post-prandial blood sugar may not be. However, it is always good to have normal fasting blood sugar. ...Read more

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Why is there a huge flux in my glucose levels, from a fasting glucose of around 90 but to a peak after meals around 190?

Why is there a huge flux in my glucose levels, from a fasting glucose of around 90 but to a peak after meals around 190?

Postprandial glucose: You are by definition a diabetic. You have postprandial raise in blood sugars. If you are slightly overweight, you may benefit from metformin. ...Read more

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At over which level in mmol for fasting glucose should diabetes meds b started if diet and lifestyle changes hav been made?

At over which level in mmol for fasting glucose should diabetes meds b started if diet and lifestyle changes hav been made?

Depends: Diagnosis of diabetes is made if two fasting blood sugar values are higher than 7 mmol. However, it is some times prudent to start medication in a person with pre-diabets. It would require and individual evaluation, best done by your doctor. For information on pre-diabetes, you may consult this site.
http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/guide/prediabetes ...Read more

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6'3" 155 lb non fasting glucose 62 mg/ dl. Ate meal oatmeal fruit peanut butter < 1 hour before. Doc surpised i didn't have symptoms. Why low level?

6'3" 155 lb non fasting glucose 62 mg/ dl.  Ate meal oatmeal fruit peanut butter < 1 hour before.  Doc surpised i didn't have symptoms.  Why low level?

Could be the read: Sometimes, glucometers don't read your blood sugar correctly. If the data doesn't feel the symptoms, then you should consider it to be lab error. ...Read more

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I recently was told that i had high insulin resistance and low fasting glucose levels. What does this mean?

Pre diabetes: Insulin resistance is the precursor to type 2 diabetes. It is estimated that people who eventually develop diabetes have had Insulin resistance for at least 10-15 yrs beforehand. Obesity, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, and high fasting glucose are indicators of Insulin resistance (if you have at least 3 out of 5). Weight loss and exercise are essential for treating. ...Read more

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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more