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Does a diabetic fasting number of 136 mean that the diabetes is well controlled?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not exactly
You can't focus on just fasting sugar to determine how well controlled your diabetes is.
Mealtime blood sugars are also very important. A 136 fasting blood sugar is not optimal. Normal fasting blood sugar is less than 100.

In brief: Not exactly
You can't focus on just fasting sugar to determine how well controlled your diabetes is.
Mealtime blood sugars are also very important. A 136 fasting blood sugar is not optimal. Normal fasting blood sugar is less than 100.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not necessarily
The better test for diabetes control is the hemoglobin a1c, which measures one's average blood sugar over a period of time.
The best value for the A1c is controversial, but generally, if one is a long-time diabetic on insulin, then one can aim for an A1c of < or = 7.0. If one is a new diabetic (diet-controlled or on oral med), then perhaps one can aim for < 6.5 or even perhaps < or = 5.6.

In brief: Not necessarily
The better test for diabetes control is the hemoglobin a1c, which measures one's average blood sugar over a period of time.
The best value for the A1c is controversial, but generally, if one is a long-time diabetic on insulin, then one can aim for an A1c of < or = 7.0. If one is a new diabetic (diet-controlled or on oral med), then perhaps one can aim for < 6.5 or even perhaps < or = 5.6.
Dr. Ester Kwok
Dr. Ester Kwok
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