Q. My fasting blood sugar level is 94, and PP is 70. Please suggest a remedy.

Answered by
Dr. Pratap. V. G. M
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 27, 2020 and last reviewed on: Apr 28, 2021

Hi doctor,

My fasting blood glucose level is 94 mg/dL, and my postprandial blood glucose level is 70 mg/dL. Please give me a solution.



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According to your query, your fasting sugar level is more when compared to your postprandial sugar level. Usually, basal insulin (which regulates hepatic glucose output) regulates fasting sugar levels. Hepatic glucose output means our liver constantly releases glucose into the blood through portal veins. The pancreas secretes insulin throughout day and night, maintaining hepatic glucose output, which maintains fasting sugar levels between 80 mg/dL to 120 mg/dL. The pancreas maintains postprandial sugar levels by secreting insulin, which we call meal-related insulin secretion. So now, by your values, you have sudden and fast bolus insulin secretion, which will suddenly decrease the postprandial sugars and even lowers the hepatic glucose output. It is like taking insulin while fasting sugar levels are normal. So the best thing to do is decrease the carbohydrate load and take food in smaller quantities frequently. Avoid simple carbohydrates like sweets and junk foods. Instead, try to take complex carbohydrates like fruits, rice, etc. Please follow up if you have any queries. Thanks.

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