Fasting Blood Sugar Level

The test used to check the blood sugar level after eight hours of fasting is called fasting blood sugar level. A fasting blood level between 70 to 100 mg/dL is considered normal, and levels between 100 to 125 mg/dL is considered as prediabetes. If two consecutive tests show levels higher than 125 mg/dL, then you have diabetes.

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Please suggest the Metformin dosage.

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 33 and weight is 80 kg. My glycosylated fasting sugar 106 and postprandial is 115. Will Metformin help me to lose weight? Which medicine is better, either Metformin or Metformin extended release? How much dosage should I take?  Read Full »


Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your sugar reports, it is confirmed that you are not diabetic. But, you are prone to get diabetes as fasting sugar is impaired and normally it should be less than 100. So, I would recommend you lifestyle modification like exercise for at least 30 minutes per day fo...  Read Full »

Why is my fasting blood sugar level more than PP?

Query: my fasting sugar is 94 and pp sugar 70 ... please tell me the remedy  Read Full »


Dr. Pratap Vgm

Diabetologist

Answer: Dear madam Welcome to Icliniq According to your query, your fasting sugars are more when compared to post prandial sugars.. Usually fasting sugars are regulated by basal insulin, which regulates hepatic glucose output. Hepatic glucose output means our liver constantly releases glucose into...  Read Full »

What is the reason for persistent high FBS even after medication?

Query: Hello doctor, My FBS used to be around 100-115 while on Metformin 500 mg twice daily (diabetic and PCOS). Recently I have been tired, and feeling hot in the nights, getting night sweats. My FBS was between 150-165 and I visited my doctor and some tests confirmed and he diagnosed me with NASH and pu...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have to wait at least two weeks to know whether the drug is working or not. Do regular exercise and yoga. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Eat green leafy vegetables and fruits. Avoid irregular meals, please check whether you are suffering from hypothyroidism or metab...  Read Full »

What is the reason for low fasting blood glucose in an older adult with diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, This query is for my 71-year-old grandmother. She is facing some issues in fasting sugar and glucose levels for three to four days. Other conditions are blood pressure, thyroid and minor arthritis issues. Since four days she is having low levels of fasting sugar. Before having a me...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She needs to decrease her Basalog to 6 units and check her blood sugar fasting if it is between 90-120 it is fine. But if it is still less than 90 the next day decrease another 2 units and give 4 units then. If fasting blood sugar increase over 130 then you can increase...  Read Full »

Can I redo GCT in a different laboratory to confirm the results?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 16 weeks pregnant with high GCT results. I would like to reconfirm the results. The value found today was 232 mg/dL. Can I redo the test in different laboratory to confirm the same? Is there any challenge in taking glucose again?  Read Full »


Dr. Saumya Mittal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, of course you can do it in another laboratory. I recommend FBS (fasting blood glucose), GCT (glucose challenge test) and HbA1c. Let me know the test reports. Revert back with the reports to a diabetologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/di...  Read Full »

Kindly comment on my father's sugar value.

Query: Hi doctor, Four months ago, my father's fasting blood sugar level was 110 mg/dL and postprandial was 136 mg/dL. Before that he had sugar levels in the normal range according to regular checkups done. However, there is a spike in his blood sugar level and the detected levels were fasting 214 mg/dl an...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fasting blood sugar should be less than 126 mg/dL and postprandial should be less than 140 mg/dL after 2 hours. Since your father has fasting blood glucose level of 214 mg/dL and postprandial levels of 301 mg/dL along with classical features of increased thirst, increas...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have burning sensation in feet with high sugar levels?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is having leg cramps from the past two to three months. And now from the past two weeks, she is complaining about feet sole pain and burning sensation which is almost intolerable. We got a few blood tests done as advised by our family doctor as per which two tests are worryin...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the history and mentioned investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Fasting blood sugar 129 mg/dL is something to worry about because it is in the diabetic range. I will be happy to help you better if you can upload all the inve...  Read Full »

What is the indication of insulin during gestational diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 2.5 months pregnant now. And I have developed gestational diabetes and consulted with a gynecologist in the nearby polyclinic and made HbA1c (blood sugar monitoring test) and the result is 6.4 % reference range normal up to 6%. Before pregnancy diabetes range used to be always...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that your blood sugar is not very high as to start insulin treatment as of now but you need to be closely monitored as regards to blood sugar, ultrasound fetal monitoring by an obstetrician and a die...  Read Full »

What are the normal sugar levels of kids?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5 years 6 months old with 92, 87 and 90 as fasting blood sugar level in last two months. Is it a normal range? Does sugar level of kids differ from adults? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your kid's sugar level is normal and is slightly on lower side. Yes, sugar level of kids differs slightly from adults. For further information consult a diabetologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/diabetologist  Read Full »

Is it possible to have post prandial blood sugar lesser than fasting blood sugar level?

Query: Hello doctor, I am diabetic and hypertensive. I also have arthritis. I am taking Gemer-1, Folvite, Febituz, Methotrex weekly once, Ecosporin and Repace 25. My fasting blood sugar level is 140 mg/dL and on taking Gemer-1 my postprandial blood sugar is 72 mg/dL. Why this happens?  Read Full »


Dr. Hariharan V

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Nutritionist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it happens. In a diabetic, fasting blood sugar usually results from a combination of factors, the two most important being, 1) What you ate the day (or night) before and how high your blood sugar spiked. If you have very high blood sugar the night before, you s...  Read Full »

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