Q. My fasting and PP sugar levels are 87 and 61, respectively. Why?

Answered by Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A


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Hello doctor,

My fasting sugar result was 87, and postprandial was 61. Why is it so? I had a usual breakfast, including carbs with some amount of protein. What could be the possible reason? Also, I struggle a lot with weight loss.

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Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar
Diabetology, General Practitioner


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A slight variation in fasting and PP (postprandial) glucose levels can occur. It is not unusual. Please tell me with the value 61 with food, did you have any symptoms of hypoglycemia? This looks like reactive hypoglycemia, which tends to happen in persons with excess weight plus when one takes too much of sugary foods or drinks like aerated drinks, juices, etc.

With a BMI (body mass index) of 33.57 you are already close to grade 2 obesity. Your ideal body weight should be 65 kgs, which means there is an excess of almost 30 kgs. This is one of the reasons for reactive hypoglycemia. It is also an indicator of future development of diabetes. So avoid sugary foods, juices, and sweets. Take a healthy diet, plus make serious efforts to reduce weight. Also please check your thyroid functions.

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