Q. My fasting sugar is more than postprandial. Is this serious?

Answered by
Dr. Ankush Gupta
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Mar 23, 2016 and last reviewed on: Nov 27, 2019

Hi doctor,

My fasting sugar has been more than postprandial sugar levels consistently in the last few reports. The last four months values are 130 and 120, 125 and 113, 121 and 127, 118 and 99 respectively. With these data, I have not been given any medicines for diabetes. At present I am taking medicines for BP; Stamace 5 and Atorsave 10. Can you guide me on this? Is it abnormal or serious?

Dr. Ankush Gupta

Critical Care Physician Diabetology
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Hi,

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  • The decrease in postprandial blood sugar can be explained by stimulation of insulin release after food which will decrease the blood sugar.
  • Increase in blood sugar in empty stomach is due to glucagon secretion which will increase the blood sugar level.
  • You have not mentioned your weight and family history of diabetes. But, looking at your fasting blood sugar levels over time, it is more than normal range. So you have risk of developing diabetes in the future.
  • I would suggest you to start on tablet Glyciphage 500 mg (Metformin) once daily. Keep a track of your fasting blood sugar and report to me the progress.
  • Go for daily walk and avoid lifts. In food, avoid oily and high fat diet.

For further information consult a diabetologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/diabetologist


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