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I keep reading various limits for diabetes onset. For instance, the ama uses 180 for post-prandial, while out here the docs say 140. Please clarify.?

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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Diabetes definition

Diabetes is defined as a fasting blood sugar of greater than or equal to 126 on two different occasions, a blood sugar anytime greater than 200 or a hba1c of greater than 6.
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In brief: Diabetes definition

Diabetes is defined as a fasting blood sugar of greater than or equal to 126 on two different occasions, a blood sugar anytime greater than 200 or a hba1c of greater than 6.
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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fasting less 125

The best diagnosis involve a sugar level after 8hours of fasting that needs to be less than 126mg/dl any random blood sugar needs to be greater than 200.

In brief: Fasting less 125

The best diagnosis involve a sugar level after 8hours of fasting that needs to be less than 126mg/dl any random blood sugar needs to be greater than 200.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Spectrum of diabetes

Normal 2 hour post meal is up to 140.
Over 200 (twice) meets the criteria for diabetes. In between is impaired glucose tolerance. For people with diabetes who are being treated, up to 180 is considered acceptable.

In brief: Spectrum of diabetes

Normal 2 hour post meal is up to 140.
Over 200 (twice) meets the criteria for diabetes. In between is impaired glucose tolerance. For people with diabetes who are being treated, up to 180 is considered acceptable.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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