SUGAR COUNT FOR DIABETES

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paticus
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   Posted 7/12/2010 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm searching but can't find the blood test sugar amount number to be borderline diabetes. Can anyone help with this number?

LanieG
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   Posted 7/12/2010 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello paticus, welcome to the forum.  Most doctors follow the guidelines from the American Diabetes Association for diagnosis.  Normal fasting is accepted as under 100; "prediabetic" would be 100 to 125 and diabetes is 126 and higher.  However, most doctors will have you test a few times and if they see an upward trend, they might order a glucose tolerance test and an A1c, which is a simple blood test that gives an average of your blood sugar over the past 3 months.  Some medications like prednisone and other steroids can cause high blood sugar while you're taking it.  There are other meds that cause high blood sugar too.  I hope this helps.
Lanie
 
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Phishbowl
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   Posted 7/17/2010 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   
The ADA/CDA/JDF, etc all have web sites with the info you're looking for but, most of us here find them to be a little out of date with what diabetics are currently doing to manage their 'D'. Lanie gave you the summary above. If you want to learn a little more about how it all works (high blood sugars/ what the numbers mean), you might do a search on "blood sugar 101". It's a great information site that is regularly updated with current info.
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus


LanieG
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   Posted 7/17/2010 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh yes, thanks, phishbowl!  That's a great site and there's a lot of information on it.  Click on this:  www.phlaunt.com/diabetes
 
Paticus, are you diabetic or have you been told you are "prediabetic"?   The confusion that so many of us have had is the conflicting information we get from the Internet, the booklets from our doctor's waiting room, the doctors themselves and well-meaning family and friends.  You will hear different parameters of blood sugar when diagnosing diabetes.  I encourage you to gather all the information you can from different sources and ask lots of questions when you see your doctor.
Lanie
 
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diabetes controlled so far by exercise and a low/no carb diet

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