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The “normal Blood Sugar Range” May Be Misleading You

A fasting blood sugar test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood after you have not eaten for at least eight hours. Checking for an ideal fasting blood sugar is one of the most commonly performed tests to check for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. So what should your fasting blood sugar be? The normal blood sugar range is 65-99 mg/dL. If your fasting blood sugar is between 100 and 125 mg/dL, you have “impaired fasting glucose,” also referred to as “prediabetes.” If your fasting blood sugar is more than 126 mg/dL on two or more occasions, you have full-blown diabetes. What Is Prediabetes? People defined as having impaired fasting glucose/prediabetes are individuals whose blood sugar levels do not meet criteria for diabetes, yet are higher than those considered normal. These people are at relatively high risk for the future development of diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), prediabetes is not a disease itself but rather a risk factor “for diabetes as well as cardiovascular disease.”[1] However, the ADA also state that prediabetes can be considered an “intermediate stage” in the diabetes disease process.[1](On Continue reading >>

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  1. pre-diabetes

    I am healthy as a strong horse. I learned that my glucose is high, 103.
    I saw a dietician about the diets and execrises. How do you take care of yourself when your glucose is high?

  2. Pynetree

    Pre-diabetic = a little bit diabetic, just like a little bit pregnant or a little bit dead. LOL! And 103 being a high BG reading! No Way! You need a second opinion! My Dr. has admitted that he tells some people they are "Pre-diabetic" , if they are headed that way, to force them to clean-up their act…eat healthier!

  3. mimi3727

    ok I have a question then. we have been doing the fasting blood test, no glucose and I have been running a 140 and they said I am diabetic an put me on a pill I take when I eat. said it was pre~ diabetic and it was caused by my failing liver. I am really confused and my dr. doesnt have much bedside manner to explain. so what does it all mean because I already have a strict diet because of my other health probs

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