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Is it possible to have diabetes with normal sugar level?

Is it possible to have diabetes with normal sugar level?

Question isn't clear: There are 2 criteria for diagnosis of diabetes. One is fasting blood glucose higher than 126 mg/ml. Another is 2 hour glucose tolerant blood glucose higher than 200 mg/ml. Either one abnormal makes the diagnosis. So if fasting test is normal, it is still possible to have diabetes. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Does anyone have some suggestions for how to keep bloog sugar at normal levels when you have diabetes?

Does anyone have some suggestions for how to keep bloog sugar at normal levels when you have diabetes?

Yes: Be compliant with your treatment protocol: follow the proper diet, exercise regularly if you can, take your medications as prescribed and follow-up with your doctors at appropriate intervals. There is no cure for diabetes at this time but on a proper treatment regimen, it can be controlled and you can prevent development of complications. ...Read more

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I've got diabetes symptoms but my blood sugar level is normal..What else could it be?

I've got diabetes symptoms but my blood sugar level is normal..What else could it be?

Depends on which: Symptoms! many possibilities eg: extra urination - diabetes insipitus fatigue=many systemic diseas see family md, internist. ...Read more

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Urinalysis showed +4 sugar; do i already have diabetes? Will lifestyle modification bring back sugar level to normal?

Urinalysis showed +4 sugar; do i already have diabetes? Will lifestyle modification bring back sugar level to normal?

4+ urine sugar DM?: 39 F notes urine sugar 4+ and asks do I already have diabetes? Will lifestyle correct this. ANS: Many things can cause 4+ sugar can help narrow this down and help by doing 2nd opinion with me now. Adult onset diabetes can almost always be improved by life style. Key is to get BMI below 25. ...Read more

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Got diagnosed having diabetes type 2 since a year back .is there any way to may the sugar level normal as the criteria for military is to be normal?

Got diagnosed having diabetes type 2 since a year back .is there any way to may the sugar level normal as the criteria for military is to be normal?

Exercise & diet: Exercise and diet is the first step to treatment of diabetes. Often weight loss occurs and can also help. Speak with primary doctor to make sure it's safe and get specific exercise and diet prescriptions. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a normal blood sugar level for people with type 2 diabetes?

Anyone know what is a normal blood sugar level for people with type 2 diabetes?

80 - 120: The hope is to keep the blood sugar within the normal range in persons with type 2 diabetes. *0-90 up to 120-130 is usually an acceptable range. A normal hemoglobin a1c which measures what the blood sugar has averaged over the last 10-12 weeks is also a good measure of blood sugar stability. Ideally the hemoglobin a1c should be under 7=7.5. Your doctor, however, depending on your medications, diet. ...Read more