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I have a blood sugar level of 7.6 after fasting, Im tired and

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I have a blood sugar level of 7.6 after fasting, Im tired and have a dull ache in my back. Could this be diabetes? or are their any other possibilities?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Jef Burk replied 7 years ago.

Hi

 

Was the level of 7.6 just done on the pin prick test?

 

Dr Jef

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Hi,

 

I had a reading of 6.6 on my initial test, then 7.6 after fasting for 12 hours. Both tests were just pin prick tests.

 

 

Expert:  Jef Burk replied 7 years ago.

Hi

 

A value above 7.0mmol is considered diagnostic for diabetes - but this should be done on a proper blood sample not just a pinprick.

 

Dr Jef

 

Please get back to me if you need to.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Could there be any other explanations or possibilities?
Expert:  Jef Burk replied 7 years ago.

Hi

 

You do need to have a proper lab sample to make the diagnosis.

 

Sometime sugar levels can be raised if we are severely stressed or anxious - then return to normal.

 

If your lab sample comes back above 7.0mmol then that is consistent with diabetes.

 

Dr Jef

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