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High-normal Fasting Blood Sugar Above 87 Mg/dl Could Signal Diabetes Risk

Men and women with fasting plasma glucose levels in the high-normal range of 87 to 99 mg/dL should be counseled with regard to weight and lifestyle, and assessing their lipid profiles. Young men with fasting plasma glucose levels in the high-normal range appear to be at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, especially if they are on the heavy side and have high serum triglyceride levels. That’s the finding of researchers who studied more than 13,000 apparently healthy young men in the Israeli defense forces. The investigators found that so-called "normal" test values may actually predict type 2 diabetes. "Higher fasting plasma glucose levels within the normoglycemic range constitute an independent risk factor for type 2 diabetes among young men, and such levels may help, along with body-mass index and triglyceride levels, to identify apparently healthy men at increased risk for diabetes," wrote Amir Tirosh, M.D., Ph.D., from the Israeli Defense Forces Medical Corps and colleagues at various Israeli institutions. According to the American Diabetes Association, fasting plasma glucose (FPG) levels below 100 mg/dL (5.55 mmol/L) are considered to be normal, whereas levels between 100 mg Continue reading >>

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  1. marip1

    I'm pre diabetic and recently had a blood test to check for diabetes, kidney function and liver function. I did not fast. I had eaten about 2 1/2 hours before the test. It showed my glucose 155.
    Is this a normal number to have after 2 1/2 hours after eating? Or should the number be lower?

  2. lowcarbwalking

    marip1:
    I'm pre diabetic and recently had a blood test to check for diabetes, kidney function and liver function. I did not fast. I had eaten about 2 1/2 hours before the test. It showed my glucose 155.
    Is this a normal number to have after 2 1/2 hours after eating? Or should the number be lower?
    Hi marip1,
    A person's blood glucose level 2.5 hours after eating, if they do not have pre-diabetes or diabetes, would be under 100 and most likely in the 80's. As a person with type 2 diabetes my goal at 2 hours after eating is to be under 100 and best case would be if I was back in the 80's range.

  3. marip1

    Does this mean I'm diabetic?

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