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By September 14, 2016 - 5:51am
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Hi had a blood sugar (diabetes test) last wednesday and it was 6.9 and had to do it again today and its now 7.0 should i be worried as i havent eaten anything since monday and my doctor is saying that its normal but i have 3 out of the 6 symptoms so i dont know if im worrying about anything

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It was just a finger prick test

September 15, 2016 - 9:48am
Guide (reply to Ashleigh27)

Hi Ashleigh27,

That's for that information. Think of this test as a screener. If you had a higher level, your doctor would have ordered more testing. You can accept that your score was in the normal range.


September 16, 2016 - 9:13am

Hi im 27 and my height is 5'6 and im 13 stone my symptoms are extreme thirst, tirdness all the time and frequent urination and i also have asthma

September 15, 2016 - 6:13am
Guide (reply to Ashleigh27)

Hi Ashleigh27,

Thank you for the additional information. Again, your specific lab results from the glucose testing are dependant upon which test was done and what the normal range is.

If your physician thinks your test result is within the normal range, together you need to work at determining why you are have the above mentioned symptoms.


September 15, 2016 - 8:31am

Hello Ashleigh27,

Welcome again to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to our community with your concern but with such limited information, I refer you to speak with your physician.

How old are you? What is your height and weight? Do you have any other underlying medical conditions? What other symptoms are you currently experiencing?

Have you been fasting or not eating since Monday? Why? Were you told to fast prior to the test? Have you eaten afterwards?

Ashleigh27, what specific blood glucose testing was done? On the lab report, there should be a posted normal value range. Without that information, I must accept your physician's acceptance that your level is normal.

I can provide you with general information.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, which is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal.

If you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time it isn't able to keep up and can't make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.

Signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes often develop slowly. Signs included increased thirst and frequent urination, increased hunger, weight loss, fatigue and blurred vision. Frequent infections and slow-healing sores are associated with type 2 diabetes.

Some people with type 2 diabetes have patches of dark, velvety skin in the folds and creases of their bodies — usually in the armpits and neck. This condition, called acanthosis nigricans, may be a sign of insulin resistance.

Blood tests used to diagnose type 2 diabetes include the glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test.

This blood test indicates your average blood sugar level for the past two to three months. It measures the percentage of blood sugar attached to hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells. The higher your blood sugar levels, the more hemoglobin you'll have with sugar attached. An A1C level of 6.5 percent or higher on two separate tests indicates you have diabetes. A result between 5.7 and 6.4 percent is considered prediabetes, which indicates a high risk of developing diabetes. Normal levels are below 5.7 percent.

A fasting blood test can be ordered. A blood sample will be taken after an overnight fast. A fasting blood sugar level less than 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L) is normal. A fasting blood sugar level from 100 to 125 mg/dL (5.6 to 6.9 mmol/L) is considered prediabetes. If it's 126 mg/dL (7 mmol/L) or higher on two separate tests, you have diabetes.

With a random blood sugar test, regardless of when you last ate, a level of 200 mg/dL (11.1 mmol/L) or higher suggests diabetes, especially when coupled with any of the signs and symptoms of diabetes, such as frequent urination and extreme thirst.

Hope this helps, but do speak with your physician.


September 14, 2016 - 8:23am
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