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Does a glucose test level of 126 mean I’m diabetic?

Patient: I had a glucose test done today and my level was 126. I had been fasting for 12 hours when I did the test. Does this mean I have diabetes.

 

 

Doctor: It means you have pre-diabetes, meaning the chance to be a diabetic is higher.

 

 

If fasting sugar is more than 126, it means you have diabetes, between 110 to 126 is prediabetes. I will advise you to do more physical activity and seek the help of a nutritionist.

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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