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Can I determine if I am a diabetic by using a glucose monitor?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Its possible

There's a few different diagnostic criteria for diagnosing diabetes.
The simplest one, is any random blood sugar greater than 200. The other criteria involve checking 2 separate fasting levels, or taking a glucose tolerance test or checking your blood for something called an a1c.

In brief: Its possible

There's a few different diagnostic criteria for diagnosing diabetes.
The simplest one, is any random blood sugar greater than 200. The other criteria involve checking 2 separate fasting levels, or taking a glucose tolerance test or checking your blood for something called an a1c.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. Richard Scofield
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

A morning fasting value of greater than 126 will indicated diabetes as well as any random blood sugar of 200 or more.
Both of these readings should be repeated on another day to verify. This should be done with guidance from your physician.

In brief: Yes

A morning fasting value of greater than 126 will indicated diabetes as well as any random blood sugar of 200 or more.
Both of these readings should be repeated on another day to verify. This should be done with guidance from your physician.
Dr. Richard Scofield
Dr. Richard Scofield
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