Blood sugar values and Diabetes mellitus

Patient

Q: I am not diabetic, but I do check my bs because it has been spiking high at fasting 130 to 242. sometimes 2 hour after meals is 148 and higher. why is this happening:?

Doctor

A:   In order to have a diagnosis of Diabetes mellitus one of the following criteria have to be met
1) Fasting blood glucose > 126 mg/dl
2) 2 hr post prandial 75 g glucose challenge test blood glucose >200 mg/dl
3) Classic symptoms of diabetes : polyphagia, polyuria - increased urination, polydypsia- increased thirst along with a random bld glucose of >200 mg/dl
In your case your fasting glucose ranges from 130-242 which indicates that you may have developed diabetes. You need to consult your physician for a complete physical examination and maybe further testing along with starting either lifestyle changes like exercise, healthier diet , weight reduction and/or medications for diabetes.

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