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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

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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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 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 the normal fasting blood sugar level at 65?

What is the normal fasting blood sugar level at 65?

Same as in younger: Normal fasting blood sugar for kids and adults is between 65-99 mg/dl. Young infants are not included in this category. ...Read more

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Is 5.8 a high fasting blood sugar level? And how come after I eat, an hour later it's 4.0 and I feel a little off/ shakey? Is this normal?

Is 5.8 a high fasting blood sugar level? And how come after I eat, an hour later it's 4.0 and I feel a little off/ shakey? Is this normal?

Slightly high: Hi. Yes, your fasting blood sugar is slightly high, but for diagnostics, you can't use finger stick glucose, you use serum glucose (drawn from a vein in your arm). Are you overweight/obese? If fasting serum glucose is 5.8 (or reproducibly above 5.5), you have prediabetes. You may be briskly secreting insulin in response to food intake, giving you your symptoms. Eat healthily and exercise regularly ...Read more

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Hba1c level is normal but still fasting blood sugar level is 7.2! What does this mean?

Hba1c level is normal but still fasting blood sugar level is 7.2! What does this mean?

Random result: Your HbgA1C result reflects 3 months of blood sugars and a normal value is awesome. This makes the random fasting blood sugar of 7.2 less worrisome. So overall your glucose control is excellent. ...Read more

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Fasting blood sugar level is 6.3. The 3 month average test is normal. Does this mean I am pre diabetic?

Fasting blood sugar level is 6.3. The 3 month average test is normal. Does this mean I am pre diabetic?

Impaired: This is called "impaired fasting glucose", and statistically you have a higher than average chance of getting diabetes, hence the term "pre-diabetes". But now is the time to do something about it: weight loss, exercise, healthy living. You can reverse this. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling very thirsty and I have checked my fasting blood sugar level which is 98 mg/dl, is it normal?

What to do if I'm feeling very thirsty and I have checked my fasting blood sugar level which is 98 mg/dl, is it normal?

Probably: Thirst will come with a high sugar because it makes the body sense a high osmolarity and triggers a thirst. High sodium intake can do the dame so your glucose could be normal but if you had high salt food (take out Chinese for eg) you may have a thirst due to the MSG ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling very thirsty and I have checked my fasting blood sugar level which is 98 mg/dl, is it normal?

What to do if I'm feeling very thirsty and I have checked my fasting blood sugar level which is 98 mg/dl, is it normal?

Sugar and thrist: You glucose level of 98 mg/dl is normal. Diabetes who have high glucose readings, which causes an osmotic diuresis, that makes them urinate a large amount of urine. That is what makes them thirsty. If you are not urinating excessively, you should not have an elevated glucose. Perhaps you need a greater intake of fluids. ...Read more

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Anybody know how to get your fasting blood sugar levels down without going on insulin?

Lifestyle, oral meds: Lifestyle measures including aerobic exercises 2-3 hours/week, weight loss 5-7% of current body weight, and controlling carbs intake in diet (amount depends on your body) can have significant impact to lower blood sugar levels. If these meaures are inadequate, there are many types of pills that can help: metformin, tzds, secretagogues, dpp-4 inhibitors, bile acid resins, bromocripine, and others. ...Read more

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Is having high fasting blood sugar levels but low hba1c good or bad?

Is having high fasting blood sugar levels but low hba1c good or bad?

Bad: High fasting blood sugars is bad and usually associated with high hba1c levels. But very low levels may be harmful (say less than 6). ...Read more

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How do I lower my fasting blood sugar level?

Wt loss & exercise: How much do you weigh? What is your fasting glucose? Losing weight, at least 10% of existing weight (unless you are underweight), and exercising vigorously at least 30 minutes a day, may reduce fasting blood sugar, or at a minimum keep it from going up. You must consult your doctor before you embark on wt loss and vigorous exercise. ...Read more

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My fasting blood sugar level is 65 mg/dl? Is it okay?

Be happy: You have normal glucose metabolism. Besides, it it was a finger stick they are not totally accurate and generally read low. In any event, 65 is normal fasting even by a lab. ...Read more

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How many hours to fast before a fasting blood sugar level test?

How many hours to fast before a fasting blood sugar level test?

Fasting: Depends on what's being measured but nothing after midnight for 8 am lab draw is adequate. Make sure you drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Is it possible for one to fake a high fasting blood sugar level?

Is it possible for one to fake a high fasting blood sugar level?

With fingersticks: If the hands and fingers aren't clean and dry, home blood sugar readings may be inaccurate. Sugar on the fingers could end up falsely elevating blood sugar. A concomitant venous sample in lab could demonstrate a discrepancy. Also, the meter may be inaccurate. Eating before a fasting blood sugar may raise the blood sugar in someone with diabetes because it would not be fasting anymore. ...Read more

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Fasting blood sugar level almost the same as after 2 hours. What does this mean?

Good beta cells?: If I understand the question, your fasting glucose is the same as the glucose 2 hr after eating, or after a glucose load? And both glucose levels are normal? During a glucose tolerance test, or a meal tolerance test, it is common for the glucose to stay fairly flat, i.e. Not go up much. It means your Insulin response is very robust. That is good. ...Read more

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Fasting Blood Sugar (Definition)

Fasting blood sugar is blood level of blood glucose after fasting (not eating) for 8 to 10 hours. Normal range ...Read more