Arzoo...If you have a fasting blood sugar of 126, it is indicating a problem. The best way to determine is to test your blood sugars in the morning before eating and test one hour or two hours after eating. Your doctor can also do a blood test A1c to see what your blood sugars have been averaging for past 90 days.
With proper diet and exercise, one can keep the blood sugars in line and not have to take medication in many instances. However if you have a fasting blood sugar of 126 or above 110, it does indicate you may be pre-diabetic.
With the proper nutrients one can control blood sugars and avoid taking meds. In fact some of the doctors of alternative medicine believe that people can be cured of diabetes if they follow a strick diet and take the proper supplements.
Hello Arzoo, please go back and read the answers to your original posts back in October. I think you're asking some of the same questions again here. In short, diagnosing diabetes requires a few tests, not once but maybe a couple of times. It's true that even a normal person might register a "high" blood glucose reading once in awhile due to some circumstances, so in order to correctly diagnose the disease, the doctor will probably order a glucose tolerance test. Another test, the A1c, records what your average blood sugar has been over the previous 3 months - but that's only an average. A pre-diabetic may also have "normal" blood sugar readings after meals or morning fasting, like me, but this is because of my controlled diet and exercise plan. Although I can register "normal" readings on blood tests, I am still a pre-diabetic. And that term is actually deceiving. For all intents and purposes, I am a diabetic, but I'm able to control my numbers so far. If I ate the exact same food my husband eats, my blood sugar would be much higher in the diabetic range and then I would be considered "diabetic". Diabetes, especially type 2, tends to run in families, so you need to be vigilant and have your blood sugar levels tested annually. Athletes eat a lot of protein and carbs for energy but they probably don't consistantly test over the normal range for blood sugar. (I'm presuming this because if they're not diabetic, their blood sugar would be normal.) The bottom line is that if a person has high blood sugar readings on more than one occasion, especially on the glucose tolerance test, that person is diabetic. It might be that he can still control his blood sugar with diet and exercise but that person will always have problems with blood sugar. You can call him a "pre-diabetic" if you want but it doesn't change the fact that he cannot eat carbohydrates like a normal person and have normal blood sugar readings afterwards.
I hope this has answered your questions.
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