I haven't been checked for diabetes but bought a blood sugar monitor


Q: I haven't been checked for diabetes but bought a blood sugar monitor today before I ate this morning blood sugar was 86 than ate some soup n milk than 3hrs later checked again and it was 84..is that bad and what can I do to raise it filling weak and sweaty


A:   Hello,
Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.com

I understand your concern.
The value which you noted down in the morning can be considered to be your fasting and the reading is normal.

The value recorded after 3 hours of eating is again normal, as the sugar levels are normal within 2 hours after eating a meal, provided the insulin is adequate.

So your sugar levels are not alarmingly low, they are within normal limits.
However, I will advise you to get it evaluated properly, with a repeat FBS and PPBS ( 2 hours after meals ).
If the values are found to be low, dietary modifications can be done to ensure glucose levels are adequate. Also, get a CBC done to rule out anemia.

Hope this was helpful,

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