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Print Overview Prediabetes means that your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be type 2 diabetes. Without lifestyle changes, people with prediabetes are very likely to progress to type 2 diabetes. If you have prediabetes, the long-term damage of diabetes — especially to your heart, blood vessels and kidneys — may already be starting. There's good news, however. Progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes isn't inevitable. Eating healthy foods, incorporating physical activity in your daily routine and maintaining a healthy weight can help bring your blood sugar level back to normal. Prediabetes affects adults and children. The same lifestyle changes that can help prevent progression to diabetes in adults might also help bring children's blood sugar levels back to normal. Symptoms Prediabetes generally has no signs or symptoms. One possible sign that you may be at risk of type 2 diabetes is darkened skin on certain parts of the body. Affected areas can include the neck, armpits, elbows, knees and knuckles. Classic signs and symptoms that suggest you've moved from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes include: Increased thirst Frequent urination Fatigu Continue reading >>

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  1. Mamma Lucia

    Hello,
    My dad is in his early 60s, and gets his glucose checked regularly because diabetes in our family is rampant. We are practically the only two people who have managed to fight off this terrible disease thus far. Now, some misunderstanding from the part of the lab results may indicate that my dad has fallen victim to this illness.
    My dad ALWAYS fasts when having his blood sugar checked. The normal range is from 13 to 130, and he always got 98, 99. Yesterday, blood test results came in, and he got 103, where the normal range is 13 to 130. This time however, there was a note printed from the lab that does the blood work that specificially said that the 103 is normal for patients who are NONFASTING. But what if the patient was FASTING before getting the glucose test, then is 103 still within the normal range?
    As you can imaging we are quite concerned that this may signal that my dad has diabetes. Please tell us the normal glucose range for those who are FASTING 10 hours before the test. What other things should we look into? Thanks.

  2. Pika

    I have one non fasting tested in Australia. The normal range is very different from yours. Mine was 6.6 mmo1/L (3.6-7.7). * Note: The Glucose range quoted is for a Random Blood Glucose * Fasting Blood Glucose Range is : 3.0 - 6.0 mmo1/L. I had this test done was because my urine glucose with ++++. Dr said don't know how high it is so he wants me to have a test in the blood. Gastro dr said is very unusual, that high level of glucose in the urine is not a diabetic!
    My mum is a diabetic for nearly 40 years. She says that add 10% on the normal fasting range if you are non fasting. Does it make sense?
    Pika.

  3. SamQKitty

    Mama Lucia,
    One thing I don't understand is the normal range you are quoting..."13 to 130." First of all, a blood sugar as low as 13 might be low enough to cause death! That is way below any normal range.
    Second, 130 is high for a fasting blood glucose. Normal is 70-100, with anything from 101-125 being considered as "impaired glucose tolerance" and anything above 126 being considered diabetic.
    As for the lab indicating that it was a non-fasting, just ask your Dad if it was fasting or not. Labs make mistakes all the time, especially when someone doing the intake misunderstands or gets distracted by the phone or another person coming in. The blood tests are probably accurate, but the designation "non-fasting" may not be.
    If it was, in fact, a fasting bg, then he is creeping into the "impaired glucose tolerance" or "insulin resistance" area (they mean the same thing.) Diet and exercise should handle it for the time being, and maybe for several more years.
    Ruth

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