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What is a normal blood glucose reading? I took mine and it

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What is a normal blood glucose reading? I took mine and it was 176. Is that bad?

Dr. Natasha :

helo

Dr. Natasha :

hello

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I see that you are not online any more

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here are some important numbers for you

Dr. Natasha :

  • A normal fasting (no food for eight hours) blood sugar level is between 70 and 99 mg/dL

  • A normal blood sugar level two hours after eating is less than 140 mg/dL

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Diabetes is diagnosed by any one of the following:



  1. Two consecutive fasting blood glucose tests that are equal to or greater than 126 mg/dL

  2. Any random blood glucose that is greater than 200 mg/dL

  3. An A1c test that is equal to or greater than 6.5 percent. A1c is an easy blood test that gives a three month average of blood sugars

  4. A two-hour oral glucose tolerance test with any value over 200 mg/dL

Dr. Natasha :

So, you do not technically have diabetes, but your number is XXXXX high

Dr. Natasha :

you did not specify if this was fasting or not- if it was, then it suggests that you may have diabetes

Dr. Natasha :

But you should definitely be followed up for this and get more testing done- including fasting

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and checking an A1c

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I hope that this helped

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