The key here is: what is normal
? You'll find different parameters from different sources all over the place, booklets from the doctor's office, the ADA, magazines, online sites, your mother-in-law and people here on the forum, you name it. I've also read in several places that fasting 100 to 126 is "pre-diabetic" and over 126 is diabetic. If that person has blood sugar results like that on two different occasions, the doctor would probably order a glucose tolerance test. A morning fasting test will only tell you the blood sugar that morning and whatever you ate for dinner the night before will affect it. On the other hand if someone keeps having blood sugar tests that are higher than "normal" (like above 100) all the time, I think that person should take steps to try to keep the blood sugar in line: lose weight if necessary, change eating habits, get into a regular exercise regime and follow up with talks with the doctor for maybe the glucose tolerance test. Montana, it does make my head spin, too. And supposedly, a normal person's blood sugar would not move too much from the 80's even after a meal. Perhaps a meal high in carbs would send it higher but they would recover to normal readings faster than we would. I will say this though, for several years, my own fasting blood tests at my yearly physicals were creeping up, borderline diabetic, not quite full-fledged "diabetic", but it was only a year ago that the doctor started me on the glucose monitor. I wish I had started testing years ago so I could have been more aware of my blood sugar, etc. I was fooling myself thinking I was only "pre" diabetic. Since I wasn't "diabetic", I didn't do much about
learning how to control it. I was in denial. So, ptddsdo, if your fasting results are around 102, I would suggest doing everything you can to keep it from creeping up. Keep in touch with us.
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds