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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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What are normal blood sugar levels for a non-diabetic?

What are normal blood sugar levels for a non-diabetic?

Fasting glucose: Blood glucose, after an overnight fast should be below 100 mg/dl. Blood sugar between 100-125 is pre-diabetes. ...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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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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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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What's the average fasting blood glucose range for a type 2 diabetic?

What's the average fasting blood glucose range for a type 2 diabetic?

Normal below 100: The normal blood glucose range is the same in a diabetic patient as in anyone else - below 100. This is the goal that we generally aim for in treating patients. Often, however, patients blood sugars will be higher than this. ...Read more

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What is normal blood sugar leval and cholestoral level for a diabetic?

See below: Normal blood sugar varies by the timing of eating. Fasting levels run between 65-100mg(normal people) . Post eating the values go up between 100mg to 180mg(normal individuals). Diabetetics will have values slightly higher than in normal people. Cholesterol level should be under 200mg. But it is important to obtain a lipid profile whic includes levels of all fats including triglycerides, ldl/hdl. ...Read more

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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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What is the normal blood sugar levels for diabetics?

What is the normal blood sugar levels for diabetics?

Diabetic: How long have you had diabetes. If it was recent in years you would be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The goal of type 2 diabetes is to get your blood sugar under control and gradually get rid of it once your diabetes has gonE ...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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What is a normal non fasting blood sugar levels?

What is a normal non fasting blood sugar levels?

High blood sugar: In most cases a blood sugar is high if greater than 200 mg/dl. A fasting blood sugar should be less than 126 mg/dl. ...Read more

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

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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Does 103 fasting blood sugar considered as diabetes? Post lunch was normal though.

Does 103 fasting blood sugar considered as diabetes? Post lunch was normal though.

No: Do get checked from time to time. If it's over 126 mg/dL perhaps on more than one occasion, the diagnosis might be made. ...Read more

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What is a normal blood sugar level for non diabetic and diabetics?

What is a normal blood sugar level for non diabetic and diabetics?

Normal Fasting sugar: It is70 mg to 99 mg.If the sugar is over 125 mg in a fasting state, that is the current definition of diabetes. ...Read more

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Is having high blood sugar levels a sign of diabetes?

Is having high blood sugar levels a sign of diabetes?

High blood sugars: Are = diabetes: fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and > 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting 126 and higher and > 2 hours after eating 200 and greater is diabetes. ...Read more

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What is normal blood sugar range?

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Depends . . .: If fasting, 60-99mg/dl is considered normal. 100-125mg/dl is impaired fasting and 125mg/dl or greater on two separate occasions defines diabetes. Random >200mg/dl plus symptoms also defines diabetes. Think of blood sugar like speedometer in car which varies all time depending upon road conditions. Average speed is akin to hemoglobin a1c which is average sugar over last 3 months, ideally <5.7%. ...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