Diabetic

@hemvaish (105)
India
February 7, 2007 12:20am CST
What is the exact level of sugar to indicate that you are a diabetic person.
5 responses
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
The normal blood sugar level is between 60 - 110 mg/dL. But there are different test and different values to confirm that diagnosis and that is what I am going to clarify to you. The fasting blood sugar level means that you have not eaten in 2 hours time before the test, the normal value is 110 mg/dL. So if your blood glucose is beyond that you are a diabetic. So the doctor decided to let you eat and after 2 hours, get another measurement. This is called 2 hours post prandial and the normal level should be 140 mg/dL. Going beyond that will reinforce that you have diabetes. So if you have a fasting blood glucose of more than 100 mg/dL or 2 hours post prandial of more than 140 mg/dL then you are diabetic. The difference of the test is done so that they can take your blood glucose level anytime. Imagine waiting for hours if you have ate somthing to get your blood glucose level when there is another measure that can be done. Hope this helps.
@hemvaish (105)
• India
9 Feb 07
Thanks for all the trouble in responding to my query. I think I should strictly stick to these reading 110 mg/dl and 140 mg/dl thanks once again bye n take care Hemant
@hemvaish (105)
• India
13 Feb 07
Hi, Just wanted to confirm that if sugar level falls below (70)is it still called diabetic Hemant
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
Wow what an info! In my place FBS is done differently we are told not to eat anything for 8 hours. Meaning after dinner we have to fast for 8 hours and not eating breakfast too. First time I have heard about post prandial test. What we have in here is that you are given a small glass that is very sweet and you have to drink it and be tested after an hour or so. I guess there's some similarity to it.
• United States
9 Feb 07
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By the levels you give it sounds like you may be borderline diabetic, meaning not quite diabetic but on your way. It is a wake up call to start watching yourself!! When I was diagnosised I was at a wonderful 474 but now I am back to normal levels. The good level for people, with diabetes, as told by my doctor,confirmed by Lilly, is between 80-120mg/dl for fasting and 80-145mg/dl 2hr. after meal. What is the actual level where they diagnose a person... according to the Managing Your Diabetes Handbook by Lilly, people with NORMAL Functioning blood sugar usually stay under 100mg/dl. So if your doctor does not diagnose you then PLEASE take this as a wake-up call and start watching yourself as your levels already show high sugar levels (although good for a diabetic. Good luck with lowering that sugar and have a great day!!!
@hemvaish (105)
• India
9 Feb 07
Yes alarm bells have sounded. I consulted another doctor he too told me that I should now look out for keep my weight undercontrol, I am 41, 5'5inches and weigh 90kgs (approx 180pounds). Further doctor told me that by doing exercise or daily walking, will help me to burn sugar. thanks once again bye and keep in touch Hemant
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• United States
9 Feb 07
The diet and excercise route is the best to go right now as you are a little high but nothing severe. When you exercise it boosts your metablism and it is the meablism that helps to burn the sugars. But don't just rest on exercise along since you do not want to tax your system (make it burn more than it has to) since that may cause more harm to your already weakened system. Watch your sugar and carb intake as these are the two worse for you, get plenty of rest, and listen to them ALARM BELLS. Thank you for the reply and have a great day!!
@Dzbfree (94)
• United States
7 Feb 07
There are 2 tests. One is called the A1C and it measures sugar levels for about the past 3 months. It does that by measuring how much glucose is adhering to your hemoglobin, and hemoglobin cells live for about 3 months. If your test result is 7.0 or above, you are diabetic. When testing with a meter, your sugar should be 100 or less, and 125 is considered diabetic. There is a lot of variation that can happen with this test, depending on how long ago you ate, and what you ate recently. Also I have noticed that with the glucose monitors I have, I can test myself with 2 of them at the same time and have as much as 50 points variation in the results.So the A1C is probably the more reliable test.
@hemvaish (105)
• India
8 Feb 07
Thank you for responding, it was very kind of you. But I want to know whether these reading differ from place to place, like i stay in India, the the range here from two difference hospital varies. (110 fasting and 140 2 hours after eating). In one hospital I was confirmed to have more sugar, the reading (147) was underlined in red. Talking to doctor, she said it was over 200 you are a diabetic person. What a confusion! hemant
@hemvaish (105)
• India
13 Feb 07
Thanks for responding and educating me on sugar levels Hemant
20 Feb 07
Obviously you must check with your GP, but I was actually reading an article today in a magazine that said any reading over 7 mmol means diabetes although if you do have a reading slightly over 7 mmol for example say 7.4 mmol it will mean it is very mild and probably in its beginnings and the medical term used will most probably be 'insulin resistant' and this is the time to try and stop it before it becomes 'full blown' if I had known this earlier I could have probably saved myself going on to develop diabetes, but maybe I can help someone else nip it in the bud, I don't know the other measurements the mg/dl as I don't measure that way but I think there is a blood converter if you type in mmol to the search engine and it will convert the readings for you if you don't use mmol, I am a diabetic myself I hope this helps you. In case you don't know and also if it helps these are good herbs and spices to help a diabetic- cinnamon, cayenne and the indian spice turmeric, all have blood sugar lowering properties, but always follow you doctor's advice in conjunction with any alternatives. I don't know how these herbs and spices would affect a type 1 diabetic although they probably could help, I am speaking from the experience of a type 2 diabetic.
@hemvaish (105)
• India
22 Feb 07
Thank you for your response. Yes there are some herbal medicnes. simple, as my grandmother told me that to reduce sugar levels you should drink bitter-groud juice, empty stomach, I am now trying this, will try to keep you posted. bye Hemant
@sahira (1072)
• Philippines
20 Feb 07
If your blood sugar is more than 120 count then you are diabetic..Do not just rely on medicines,you can research about herbal medicines because it helps a lot...from the word DIA-betes,you have to DIET to reduce blood sugar.