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• I am diabetic since 5 years,for the last 5 years my fasting blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my blood sugar level two hours after eati?

•	 I am diabetic since 5 years,for the last 5 years  my fasting  blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my  blood sugar level two hours after eati?

No specific question: The fasting blood sugar results you are providing do indeed point to diabetes. Are you under the care of a physician and being treated for the diabetes? If you are on medication I would advise that you follow up with your physician to discuss your results. Heed the lifestyle advice that your doctor gives you, changing your diet and exercising will greatly affect you long term outcome. ...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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What is a normal morning non-diabetic blood sugar reading?

What is a normal morning non-diabetic blood sugar reading?

65-100: If drawn from a vein and processed by a lab. Finger sticks are less accurate and more variable. See diabetes.Org for more info. ...Read more

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I'm a type II diabetic age 64 male. Just took my blood sugar reading after dinner 30 to 45 minutes ago. Reading = 96. Is that a normal reading?

I'm a type II diabetic age 64 male. Just took my blood sugar reading after dinner 30 to 45 minutes ago. Reading = 96. Is that a normal reading?

Maybe: I'm concerned that your sugar may be too low. Recent studies have shown that low blood sugar can be more dangerous than higher blood sugar. Are you having periods of feeling weak and sweaty, or dizzy? You may need to decrease your medication. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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If I am now 24 and had a blood sugar reading of over 300 am i type one or type 2 diabetic?

If I am now 24 and had a blood sugar reading of over 300 am i type one or type 2 diabetic?

Can't tell: If ketones in urine more likely type 1 but that is not a perfect marker either md needs to review your total appearance, then can decide if acutely ill, go to er for immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Im a type 2 diabetic my blood sugar reading has been in the 22.3-24.4 range, what symptoms should i watch for?

Im a type 2 diabetic my blood sugar reading has been in the 22.3-24.4 range, what symptoms should i watch for?

Diabetes: You are not a diabetic - you have diabetes and should aim to get rid of it. You should ask your doctor to refer you to a diabetes educator. Over time, if you follow the advice you can overcome your diabetes. ...Read more

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What blood sugar reading do diabetics need to go on to insulin?

What blood sugar reading do diabetics need to go on to insulin?

No absolute value: Hi. That's an overly simplistic question. I must assume (hate to do that) that we're talking type 2 here. It depends on what other diabetes medications the patient is on. Often other non-insulin meds can be used before insulin. Nothing is more effective than insulin at bringing sugar down, but other drugs may be perfectly adequate without the risk of hypoglycemia that comes with insulin. Good luck ...Read more

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Which blood sugar reading results in a diabetic coma?

Which blood sugar reading results in a diabetic coma?

Not all blood sugar: A coma does not result as much from the sugar, as the other metabolic changes. With typical type 1, lack of Insulin gives ketoacidosis. Coma is from acidosis, dehydration, etc and the glu may not be extreme (eg 400). A type 2 may get hyperosmolar coma, where glu is very high, but dehydration and electrolyte abnormality is the biggest problem. ...Read more

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Non-diabetic with a blood sugar reading of 234 about half-hour after eating candyshould I be scared?

Non-diabetic with a blood sugar reading of 234 about half-hour after eating candyshould I be scared?

No need to be scared: However, your bs did exceed the threshold of what we consider abnormal and may represent the early stages of beta cell dysfunction in the pancreas/ diabetes. I advise you to start adopting a healthier life style that includes stress reduction and best if you proceed with an endocrine evaluation as early intervention can make a huge difference. Good luck. ...Read more

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