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What should be the normal blood sugar reading first thing in the morning?

What should be the normal blood sugar reading first thing in the morning?

65-104: But that's only if drawn out of a vein and run through a lab. Finger sticks measure different glucoses and tend to read lower, plus monitors are much less accurate than lab equipment. ...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?

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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Is a blood sugar reading of 115 three hours after dinner considered normal for a non-diabetic person or is it something to be concerned about?

Is a blood sugar reading of 115 three hours after dinner considered normal for a non-diabetic person or is it something to be concerned about?

Blood sugars.: A blood sugar of 115 three hours after a meal can be completely normal. I wouldn't worry about it at all unless you are experiencing symptoms consistent with low blood sugar. Good luck. ...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?

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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I was wondering is a blood sugar reading of 142 high?

I was wondering is a blood sugar reading of 142 high?

Could be.: If this was a fasting number, yes. If you had eaten before this was drawn, no. For fasting numbers, diabetes is greater than 126. ...Read more

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What is an average blood sugar reading for a man that weighs 325 pounds?

Same normal: You should have the same normal glucose levels as anyone else, however, it's going to be much harder for you to do that with your extreme obesity and Insulin resistance. Hopefully, you're on diet, exercise and weight loss, plus probably several medications for diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure control. ...Read more

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Is a blood sugar reading of 129 bad? Had it checked today, but I don't know what it means.

Is a blood sugar reading of 129 bad? Had it checked today, but I don't know what it means.

Depends : Depends on when this is checked. If fasting, then not normal. If after meals, then it's ok. Blood sugar fluctuates depend on what you're doing. Need to interpret that in context of that. ...Read more

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Why did my fasting blood sugar reading go from 80 to 104?

Not much different: The FBS is not the same every day. It varies day to day so do not worry. ...Read more

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Is a 103 blood sugar reading bad?

It depends: Upon when it was drawn and whether it's a finger-stick or a lab sugar. If a fasting lab sugar, it suggests early prediabetes. If it's a post meal lab sugar, it's in good shape. Check diabetes.Org or your doctor. ...Read more

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Is 173 a high blood sugar reading?

High glucose: Is this glu fasting? Your glu after a meal varies with what you ate, the speed of your GI tract, etc. It is hard to precisely say whether a post meal glu is too high. If you are testing your sugars because you are worried about diabetes, best to check fasting and also follow your a1c. Normal fasting glu is 100 or less. Diabetes is 126 or more. "impaired" is in between. ...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