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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Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old, my weight is 147 lbs, and my height is 5.7 feet. I had diabetes since last year. In the morning, my FBS is 140 mg/dL, and after eating three to four chapati it reaches 250 mg/dL. I am not on any medications. Kindly advise me on safe medicine and diet plan. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your query, and I can understand your concern.Firstly, you will need to accurately check your blood sugar levels. Along with FBS (fasting blood sugar), you have to do post-prandial blood sugar after two hours of breakfast or lunch. Also, you should understand... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My father's age is 80. My father's fasting sugar is 111 mg/dL and PP is 83 mg/dL. Is it considered normal? Why is the PP less than fasting sugar? Please help us with your kind advice. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is he taking any medicines for lowering sugar? If not, the PP (postprandial) might be lower as it depends upon the calories taken in during breakfast and the amount of insulin produced by the body. Provided both are in the normal range and above 75 to 80, it does not ma... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is with a height of 5' 2" and having weight of 158 pounds. We checked her BSL in lab for fasting and BP a year back and both results were normal. Yesterday we again checked the reports and her reports are like fasting BSL 172 mg/dL, urine: no sugar detected. After two hours of lun... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is very possible. Ladies who develop gestational diabetes are more prone to develop diabetes in the near future. It is like a warning sign to start healthy lifestyle measures so that you can avoid developing diabetes. Currently your wife is having diabetes and s... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My fasting blood sugar is 130 to 135 mg/dL over last four years. My postprandial sugar is between 90 to 110 mg/dL. Yes, my postprandial is less than my fasting sugar level. Usually, the reading will be taken after 1 hour 45 minutes or 2 hours after eating breakfast. I am unable to bring d... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to tell you that different mechanism of our body act to control our fasting and postprandial sugars. Firstly, you are doing well with your blood sugars. The fasting sugar is slightly higher, but no issues. Secondly, you should take your medicine Glycomet ... Read Full »