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Does pre diagnosed type 1 diabetes cause high blood glucose levels?

By Anonymous December 26, 2009 - 5:04am
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I am 16 and about a week ago i was playing with my friends glucose moniter, i hadn't eaten or drank for 8 hours and i tested my self and my result was 7.8mmol is this normal?

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Dear Anon

Thanks for your question.

Your result was fairly high for not having eaten in the last 8 hours but since you were fooling around with a testing kit that was not your own, the result may not be accurate.

Normal rates should be less than 100 (or 6.1) with no food taken or less than 140 (7.8) a couple of hours after taking food.

If you are concerned, have your levels taken by a qualified professional.

Do you think you may have an issue with diabetes?

Empowher's encyclopedia discusses symptoms for Type 1 to include :

Weight loss
Increased urination
Extreme thirst
Fatigue, weakness
Blurry vision
Skin infections
Poor wound healing
Weight loss
Reduced or no appetite
Numbness and tingling in hands and feet

Symptoms for Type 2 include :
Weight loss
Increased urination
Extreme thirst
Blurry vision
Frequent or recurring infections
Poor wound healing
Painful leg cramps when walking
Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
In women: frequent vaginal yeast infections
Problems with gums

Are you having any of these symptoms? If you are, or you have a family history of diabetes or you are over-weight, it might be a good idea to get checked out.

Does this information help you?

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