Impaired Fasting Glucose

Blood glucose levels checked early in the morning after night-long fasting or fasting for at least eight hours reveal fasting glucose levels, and fasting blood glucose levels below 100 mg/dL are considered to be normal. Prediabetes or impaired fasting blood glucose level refers to levels above 100 but below 125 mg/dL, and levels above 126 mg/dL indicate type 2 diabetes.

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What is the cause for fluctuating fasting blood sugar levels from very low to very high within a week?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60 year old working woman, and my weight is 80 kg. I am not diabetic, but my recent reports showed my fasting blood sugar level to be 105 and HbA1C was 6.2. After seeing the report, I got scared, so I redid the test after a week. This time, my fasting blood sugar was 143 and pos...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears that you do not have diabetes but just impaired fasting glucose, or in other words, you might develop diabetes in the next few years if you do not have a proper diet control. I would suggest that you control your diet by eating low fat, low carbohydrate, d...  Read Full »

Kindly go through my reports and suggest whether I am diabetic.

Query: Hi doctor, Please check my report and advise if everything is normal or not.  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reports which you have attached are almost normal except a few (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The other things that are of mention are as follows Your fasting blood sugar is 101. Usually, the cut off we take is 100. The fasting blood sugar value be...  Read Full »

Kindly go through the routine health checkup report of my mother and advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I am seeking your medical opinion on the routine health checkup done for my mother. She is 76 years old. There is no major health issue like sugar or heart problem. She is mildly hypertensive and is on medication for the last 15 years. Here, I have attached her routine checkup report for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports of your mother (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The only thing of concern here is raised fasting blood sugar 140. You need to perform an oral GTT (oral glucose tolerance test ) to confirm this. As she is aged above 70, kind...  Read Full »

Does my mother need Insulin to lower sugar levels?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is 63 years old. She has a fasting blood sugar of 190 mg/dL and a postprandial of 330 mg/dL. Is it normal or she has to go for insulin? She is taking Metformin 850 mg now. Before few days, she had dizziness. Due to COVID-19, I was unable to take her to the hospital. Can she take ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the history. Her glucose level is high and it indicates that her present treatment is totally inadequate. She has an increased weight with a BMI (body mass index) of 43.96 and she has an excess weight of 46 kilograms. This is the main culprit against...  Read Full »

What is the acceptable range for blood glucose levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I have gotten different answers from various different doctors on this question. Maybe, you can give me a straight answer. What is the acceptable range for blood glucose levels? Some people say the lower end is 70 and some others say the lower end is 130. Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Many types of blood sugar testings are there, and the values for that are different. But worldwide, the most commonly used tests for the detection of diabetes are Fasting Blood Sugar and Post Prandial Blood Sugar. Fasting blood sugar test is done by taking the blood sa...  Read Full »

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