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Normal sugar blood level?

Holly Barth Dr. Barth
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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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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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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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Does low fasting glucose levels auto. Mean good glucose homeostasis?

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

How low?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, it would have helped had you provided the actual result. ...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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Normal range for blood glucose?

70-100: Normally a range between 70 and 100 is ideal. ...Read more

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What id normal glucose level?

What id normal glucose level?

Glucose level: Normal glucose levels are typically between 80 and 120. ...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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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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High pth blood level but normal calcium blood level?

High pth blood level but normal calcium blood level?

PTH: Low vitamin d or a diet low in calcium can cause PTH elevation in the setting of normal calcium. Also kidney problems can cause a similar process due to difficulties processing vitamin d. ...Read more

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Blood results: alt/sgpt serum level=40 iu/l, serum alkaline phosphatase=43 iu/l, serum bilirubin level=2 umol/l, serum urea level=2.3 mmol/l. Normal?

Blood results: alt/sgpt serum level=40 iu/l, serum alkaline phosphatase=43 iu/l, serum bilirubin level=2 umol/l, serum urea level=2.3 mmol/l. Normal?

Normal: It is very important to know why these were drawn in what sounds to be an otherwise healthy 19 year old. Did you expect to find something wrong? ...Read more

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Recently blood glucose levels for non fasting males?

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

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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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Im 40 years old my fasting plasma glucose is 6.0 it is normal or high?

Im 40 years old my fasting plasma glucose is 6.0 it is normal or high?

Not normal: Fasting glucose of 6 mmol/l is equal to 108 mg/dl which put you in the pre-diabetes range (100-125 mg/dl). If this is the first time you see this, repeat it again to see if this was not just a lab error. If you truly worries about diabetes, ask for a a1c test on the next blood draw as well. This test is more stable and give an average of your last 3 month blood sugar. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your plasma glucose levels are only high on a fasting blood test?

What does it mean if your plasma glucose levels are only high on a fasting blood test?

Unclear question: Did you have a glucose tolerance test and only the fasting glucose was high? How high was it? Fasting plasma glucose is 100-125 it is pre-diabetes and 126 or higher, if noted on two occasions is diagnostic of diabetes. ...Read more

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