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what is the blood glucos#`s to have to start taking meds

By Anonymous December 13, 2011 - 10:09pm
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two years ago my fasting #s was 265-290 .so i took the three hour test that also came back with diabetic #`s my dr said to controll it with diet so i did and got it down to 110-135,but i have moved to a new town with a new dr.this dr says i am not a diabetic and should not keep check on my #s but lately it has been going up to154-189 after fasting and also crashing down to 65-72 and i am on the same suger free low carb diet i have been on for two years what should i do should i contact another dr or is my #`s even considerd diabetic.thanks for your help

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Dear Anonymous,

Your current glucose levels could probably be controlled with a modified diet and not necessarily medications. Talk with your current doctor or nutritionist about the diet that you're currently on and what you can do to help your numbers (even though you've done a great job bringing down your original levels).

Normal Blood Sugar levels are: 

Fasting blood glucose:

70-99 milligrams per deciliter (3.9-5.5mmol/L)

2 hours after eating (postprandial):

70-145 mg/dL (3.9-8.1 mmol/L)

Random (casual):

70-125 mg/dL (3.9-6.9 mmol/L)

All the best!


December 14, 2011 - 6:52am
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