Q. Blood sugar fasting 97, HbA1c 6. 89 and mean blood glucose 144. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Saumya Mittal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Aug 14, 2018 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

I got my blood test results today. My fasting blood sugar is 97 mg/dL. But, my HbA1c is 6.89 with mean blood glucose at 144. I am going through premenopause and I am 49 years old female. Please help.

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your message. I think I can help you.

  • This is suggestive of a possible impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). I would suggest getting an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).
  • While many do consider it out of date, I think in your case it would yield the diagnosis.
  • Upload the report for further suggestions. Meanwhile, start diabetic diet. Avoid sugar and high carbohydrate diet.

Revert back after the tests to a diabetologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/diabetologist

Hello doctor,

Over the last three months, I have been pretty stressful since my daughter got married 33 days back. Will this have any effect on the test? Does this mean that I am diabetic or a high disposition to diabetes?

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine
#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • If the OGTT comes out to be positive, then you may be a diabetic.
  • As of now, I would suggest that you have a predilection for diabetes.
  • However, high calorie diet may have influenced HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin), in which case OGTT should be normal.
  • Stress as such would not cause this.

Revert back with the reports to a diabetologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/diabetologist

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