Fasting Blood Sugar Level 106

In recent times, quacks would like us to believe that hypoglycemia or low blood sugar can happen in non-diabetic individuals. While this is possible in people with certain tumors and in those who take alcohol with tiny food, the majority of people who seem to be suffering from hypoglycemia are actually reacting to anxiety and stress.

In some cases, panic attacks may resemble hypoglycemia.

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This notion was later echoed by Carlton Fredericks, a food faddist who claimed that 20,000,000 north Americans were afflicted by hypoglycemia ; and Dr. Robert Atkins, the well-liked writer of a questionable diet book.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    diabetic: my blood sugar level could be 30 – 40 points high when I have to have a bowel movement – normal?
    if I have not had a bowel movement in a day or so, and I get the pressure feel, my sugar is elevated. my normal fasting blood sugar is 106 – today it was 145, re-did it was 154. went to the bathroom. 15 minutes later the sugar was 115. could lack of bowel activity raise the sugar?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it could. You have to have a way to let the sugars out of your body so to speak. Kind of like if your sugar is high and you have to urinate, it will lower your sugar. Hope this helps!

  2. QUESTION:
    fasting blood glucose level 111 at the lab, but less with home meter?
    Hi, I have a teenage son who is 15 years old. Overall in great health. Recently his doctor ordered some blood test for him as a routine phyical. His fasting sugar level was 106. I know it suppose to be less than 100. So, I bought a One Touch Ultra 2 and started testing him at home. When I use the One touch Ultra 2, his sugar level is always less than 100. (87-97) fasting. Someting after a meal it went up to 118. But nothing higher than that.

    A couple of days ago, his doctor asked us to repeat his fasting test again at the lab, and this time is 111. I wonder what’s going on. Can I just not trust these home test meters?

    Also, what can we do to help him reduce his blood sugar level? He doesn’t eat alot the sweat stuff and he exercise regularly.

    Thanks for any comment and suggestions.
    He is not diabetic as far as we know now.

    • ANSWER:
      The lab values will always be different than the at home tests by as much as 30% .

      Please take your son to an endocrinologist for a check up. This is not something your GP can take care of.

      His numbers seem perfect .He will need to do an A1c test to see if he even has diabetes.

      Diabetes is not only a disease of fat lazy people. many of us are thin and eat well.Kids do get diabetes very often.

      I wish you the best.

  3. QUESTION:
    I got three diff readings on my fasting blood sugar level, does anyone know why this happens?
    I took my first reading (after washing my hands) it was 106. I thought it was high , so a min later I did it again on a diff finger it was 89. I waited a min and tried another finger to get an accurate reading thinking the two readings would be the most accurate, it was 85. Is it normal to get three diff readings on 3 diff fingers? I usually get below 100 fasting in the morning..now im totally confused…

    • ANSWER:
      Tabea is right about error margin. Since it is not being performed by a laboratory there is an allowable range. When I called my meter manufacturer to discuss this very thing I was told an error margin of up to 30 mg/dl is acceptable. Also, testing between fingers and alternate site testing will differ to some degree based on the blood supply to the area.

  4. QUESTION:
    should i be worried about these blood sugar levels?
    my oldest daughter was told she was prediabetic last january. she is still complaining of lots of headaches, hungry all the time, and not feeling well. i checked her fasting blood sugar this morning and it was 121. my middle daughter has started to complain of headaches and not feeling well either lately so i checked her this morning and her fasting was 106. should i be worried? should i bring them in to have blood work done and check their a1c levels? thanks. please help.

    • ANSWER:
      For the first answerer: what is your source for giving this incorrect info to the asker?
      In any contemporary medical literature the values are now 70/80 to 110/120.
      For the asker :the glucose levels are not so bad but the symptoms are. Consult and endocrinologist, have various glucose levels measured and a glucose curve done and start medication, low carb diet and above all: exercise, exercise , exercise. (For a diabetic exercise does not mean a walk in the park, it means 40 minutes daily physical activity with the heart at 110 b/min. All the best.

  5. QUESTION:
    Will stress cause my blood sugar to go up to 110?
    I was sick and stressed out and my doctor had me take two fasting blood sugar tests (different days). The results were between 108-110. I bought an AccuCheck and have been testing daily in the mornings when I wake up and my sugar levels are under 90. I was stressed out last night/this morning (to the point of having palpitations, etc.) and my blood sugar was 106. My doctor said I was prediabetic, but is it my stress that is causing a spike of glucose? Every time I test myself in the mornings when I’m not stressed my levels are normal.
    Please help… I’m worrying! I’ll give best answer.

    • ANSWER:
      oh man! I get the palpitations like crazy too when I get stressed out!
      Depending on what you eat before going to bed can affect your BS in the morning so eat some low carb, protein stuff before going to bed and see if that makes any difference. Last night I foolishly had cereal and milk before going to bed, my BS was 105 this a.m., the night before, I smartly ate hamburger and some mixed veggies before going to bed and my fasting that morning was 96, so be careful what you eat the night before going to bed. Stress will definitely raise blood sugar as well. I’ve seen in when I wake up with palpitation and when I dont. Some times I wake up with adrenaline rushes and I know it will be high, other times I wake up feeling normal and it is normal too. so watch what you eat before going to bed, stay relaxed as possible and enjoy life!

      Oh I forgot to mention this thingy called the dawn phenonmenon (spelling), it is when you wake up and your BS can be one number and an hour later it will be higher, this is normal, so check as soon as you wake up, do not wait an hour to test and see if that changes anything..

  6. QUESTION:
    Concerned about my blood sugar levels…?
    I began testing my blood with a home glucose tester. I’m afraid to poke myself with the device that pops the lancet up… I poke myself by hand. Anyway…My dad has diabetes. I am overweight – 5ft. 4in. 220 lbs.

    Upon waking after fasting for about 14 hours my blood glucose was 106.

    I ate oatmeal and an hour later it was 174.
    Two hours after the oatmeal it was 121.

    A random stick during the day, about 3 hours after lunch it was 98.

    No matter what I’m going to change my lifestyle. I plan to cut back on sugar and lose weight. I will get this tested ASAP by my doctor as well. I’m just looking for some in-the-mean time thoughts. Thanks so much.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, I would like to inform you that your blood sugar is around the normal range, it is a tiny bit high but it is way below the limit of diabetes. My father has diabetes also and that had me worried because diabetes runs in genes.

      When my father was diagnosed with diabetes his blood sugar level is almost 300. He is a type 2.

      I am 5-8 195 pounds. My blood sugar is around 100 first thing in the morning. When I used weight 178, my blood sugar was around 90, so it makes sense that if you lose weight your blood sugar will drop if you lose weight.

      Here are some diet advises:
      1. lay off sugar.
      2. eat healthy carbohydrate such as whole wheat bread and brown rice. Lay off white bread and white rice.
      3. If you do crave sugar, eat fruits. Sugar in fruits are easier to break down so they wont raise your blood sugar too much.

      Also exercise plenty in the morning and at night. If you are hungry at night eat a fruit instead of snacking.

      If you need more advise or simply a word of encouragement, email me anytime, i’d be more than happy to hear from ya!

      God bless!

  7. QUESTION:
    high blood sugar levels diabetes?
    i had a blood test recently and the nurse told me to see my doctor. said my “blood glucose levels” were 289.

    how high is that???

    i remember a year and a half ago…the numbers were 106 and the doctor at that time said i was “pre-pre diabetic”.

    the test to determine both was a fasting before the blood test.

    • ANSWER:
      That’s very high (289). You don’t want your blood sugar to go over 200 at any given time, even right after eating. With a fasting score of 289, your very likely diabetic. Some doctor’s don’t even bother to do a follow up test fasting or non if your over 200.

      Your doctor is going tell you that your diabetic. It’s not the end of the world and it’s not the end of a normal life either. However, to keep in good health, your going to want to make some lifestyle changes. Your doctor can be quite helpful and point you in the right direction.

      Diabetics is very manageable. Again, it requires lifestyle changes though, such as first, avoiding sugar and cutting down simple carbs in your diet. Getting regular physical activity. All those things will help lower your blood sugar. Also, your doctor is going to advise you that you monitor your blood sugar daily and may prescribe some medicines to help your sugar levels.

      Hang in there, you can get control of your blood sugar and led a very happy, productive, and healthy life.

  8. QUESTION:
    Do you have advice on blood sugar issues?
    I had my yearly physical last week. My physcian wanted to test my thyroid for the 3rd year in a row. It always comes back normal. My mother has severe hyperthyroid, so my dr. always worries. After reveiwing my file, she decided to skip the thyroid test. Since I had not had anything to eat or drink (other than water) she decided to test my blood sugar. It came back as 106. Since then she has had me monitor my glucose level. It typically stays around 120 or so, but has gotten as high as 151. It has dipped below 100 a couple of times, and I got the shakes & felt really sick. I fasted for over 24 hrs & tested, just to see where it was at. It dropped to 74. Besides feeling very hungery, I felt great. My dr. thinks my body is just out of wack because I never sleep and eat less than 1000 cal. a day. On top of that I have tons of food allergies, and I am on my feet and carrying heavy things at work everyday. I am very active, but can’t loose weight. Any advice????
    The reason I eat so little, is not to try and lose weight, it is becaus of my food allergies. I cannot eat anything with wheat in it, or glueton. No yeast, no dairy (with the exception of hard cheeses), no sugar cane (yes, that means I cannot even use Splenda.)

    The list of what I can eat is shorter than what I cannot. That includes beverages.
    Adina T., thanks for the tips. I have worked in conjuction with my physician for years with my diet and food allergies. She was the one who tested me for them. She does have me on replacement meals. They are called “Ultra Meals”. They are made for people with severe food allergies & are low on the glycemic index. My physician specializes in female hormones & food allergies. She thinks my whole body is out of sync from having insomnia for 31 years. Got the sleep walking issues and all. I greatly appreciate your advice. I have been useing a sumplement called Reslora to help me sleep. (Trust me when I say, we have tried EVERYTHING!) So far it has worked better than any prescription meds I have been given & better than melatonin. Keep the good ideas going out there. Thanks!
    My blood sugar has been all over the place. My phycisian has also had me taking my temp. w/ a basal themometer every morning. My temp has been low, which typically means hyperthyroid issues. My mom & and several of my aunts on my mom’s & dad’s side have hyperthyroid issues. I have been tested once a year for several years now. My thyroid was on the high side on normal, but within normal range.

    • ANSWER:
      Get thee to a dietitian! Seriously, with all of your food allergies, you could really use the help of a nutrition professional to give you ideas on meals and replacements for some of the foods you must eliminate. To find a dietitian near you, call your local hospital or visit www.eatright.org and click on “find a nutrition professional” on the top right hand side of the page…it’s kind of hidden, but you’ll find it!

  9. QUESTION:
    High blood sugar and underweight. why?
    Im 22 my fasting blood sugar is 107. I am underweight according to my BMI. Also there is no one in my family with diabetes. Any reasons you can think of?

    Also I had a test done in 07. my blood sugar was 107. then i just had one done this year and its 106. I ate anything i wanted for those three years and no change in the level. What can be the cause if food is not changing it and there is no weight problem and no family history of it?
    I have seen a doctor and he said to diet and exercise. I run every morning and do resistance training 3-4 times a week. I test my blood every now and then and my blood sugar varies from 85 to 108 in the morning before a meal.

    • ANSWER:
      I would like to apologize for the other respondents as you have asked a serious question and deserve a well-reasoned and thoughtful response. Although it is true that there is an association between obesity and type 2 diabetes many type 2 diabetics are of normal weight. In addition there is no association between weight and type 1 diabetes. Genetics are certainly an issue but they do not tell the whole story as genes may or may not be passed along and they may or may not be ‘expressed’. A non-diabetic’s fasting glucose is typically 70 to 100 mg/dL or 3.9 to 5.6 mmol/L. A non-diabetic’s post-prandial (after meal) glucose typically does not exceed 140 mg/dL or 7.8 mmol/L. Please note that I say ‘typically’ as there will be some variation from day to day. Although the diagnosis should never be based upon a single reading you have multiple readings above the reference range suggested above. My interpretation is that you most likely have ‘early’ diabetes. A test called C-Peptide will distinguish type 1 from type 2. Insulin is produced by the beta cells of the pancreas and it is stored as proinsulin. When insulin is released the C and N terminals of proinsulin are cleaved off and insulin is released into the blood stream. A positive C-Peptide means that you are a type 2 diabetic and a negative C-Peptide means that you are a type 1 diabetic. Type 1 diabetics must take insulin although type 2 diabetics often start with life-style modification. This would mean a low glycemic index diet with little to no refined carbohydrates, weight loss if over-weight which is not your circumstance, and regular exercise. Being lean does not preclude either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. As diabetes is a progressive disorder even when well controlled prompt diagnosis and decisive intervention is essential. Thus I would strongly encourage you to discuss this matter with your physician. Besides the C-Peptide a glycated hemoglobin A1C should be done. The A1C provides the 90 day mean (average) glucose. After these test results are in then your physician will be able to provide you with further guidance. If I may be of further assistance please let me know. I participate in this forum as a public service and I answer any and all health-related questions free of charge. I wish you the very best of health and in all things may God bless.

  10. QUESTION:
    Do I have diabetes or am I just being paranoid?
    Hello everybody. I apologize in advance because this will prolly look like an essay by the time i’m done. I’m a 21 yr old male. 5’6″ 185 lbs. I do alot of cardio and weight training. I’m a little overweight but in no way obese. I don’t really have a family history of diabetes. I do however consume an abundant amount of carbs and sugar a day. Anyways, about 2 weeks ago I started feeling extremely thirsty. It seemed like no matter how much water I’d drink, I would still feel thirsty. It felt like the inside of my body was evaporating. I did some research to see what can possibly be causing this and the first thing that came up was diabetes. I freaked out and automatically diagnosed myself with having diabetes. I didn’t tell my parents because I didn’t want to worry them. Unfortunately over the past week I developed a few more symptoms, an increase in appetite, urinating more frequently, and a tingly sensation in my hands and feet (Only happens when my hands and feet are in a certain position like when my feet are crossed). After those symptoms came about, I knew I needed to be checked out. However since I don’t have a doctor because I just moved to Florida from NY 2 months ago, I went to the hospital. I explained my symptoms to the doctor and told her my fear of possibly having diabetes. She took my blood pressure, temperature, 8 tubes of blood and a urinalysis (I knew they were going to take my blood to check my sugar, so the day before so I took it upon myself to fast. I fasted for about 14-15 hrs) Finally after waiting about 30 min, the doctor came in and told me the results. She said my blood pressure and urinalysis were normal, and that my sugar level of 106 was normal and did not indicate any diabetes. I was extremely relieved and i asked her if it’s possible for my symptoms to be nothing or just all in my mind brought on by paranoia. She said yes. Now when I got home i was curious as to what a sugar level would have to read to indicate diabetes. So i came across a chart that states for a fasting blood sugar of 126 or higher usually means a person has diabetes, 100-125 is pre-diabetes, with 80-99 considered normal. My reading was 106; So according to the chart I have pre-diabetes. If that’s true then why didn’t my doctor tell me this, why did she say it was normal? Is it? I’m totally freaking out right now because according to her i don’t have diabetes yet i still feel all of these symptoms. Is it possible that it’s all in my head? I mean i am constantly thinking about diabetes, so maybe my mind is convinced i have it and is creating these symptoms to cope with it. Also could it be because i just moved to Florida from NY. and i’m just adjusting?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you are being paranoid. Everyones blood sugar goes up and down, and what is normal for one person is not normal for another person. Charts are made to give us a number to compare things by, it does not mean that if your readings are different than the chart, that you have diabetes. It also depends on when you do your readings. A non diabetic should have reading somewhere in the neighborhood of 70 to 99 fasting and 70 to 140 two hours after a meal.. If your doctor would have thought there was reason to tell you that you are a diabetic, she would have. The symptoms you have could be from a lot of things, especially your tingling sensations…they were most likely caused because your feet were crossed…that is normal. I think you are fine and are obsessing with certain symptoms. You said your appetite has increased, that may be why you have been drinking more. Put away the charts.. Let it go and go have fun.

  11. QUESTION:
    am i becoming diabetic? or just paranoid?
    Of course ill always seek advice from my doctor, but I wanted to ask some people on here who might know, so i can rest tonight.
    i have been having issues with my blood sugar lately (i have a home testing thing because i was diagnosed as “hypoglycemic” years ago. And while I have had a couple of low blood sugar episodes, I’m kind of confused on what is normal for a fasting blood glucose result. during the day after normal meals (i generally stay low carb..kind of always have) and my blood sugar RARELY even touches 150. My fasting blood sugar levels are a little higher than they used to be for me. It used to be that my fasting sugar was 77, and now its up to 106 ish. is this a sign im being more predisposed to diabetes? I hear that the highest for a fasting result should be 95, but I don’t know how accurate that source was.

    Anyway, my fasting is usually 100 now, one hour after a normal complex carb meal is less than 120 (around 98-106) and my sugar levels at the two hour mark are either the same or a little lower.
    I generally eat complex carbs, high protein, and about 5-6 small meals a day…so are my tests accurate, or do I need to buff up my carbs for three days and test AGAIN to find real glucose tolerance results?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, your idea of finding “real glucose tolerance results” from what you do at home is nonsensical … unless you’ve found a way of giving yourself a measured amount of glucose … normally 75 grams … and then drawing your own blood, to be tested in a pathology laboratory.

      To be frank with you, you need to see your doctor, explain your symptoms to him/her, and s/he will determine whether or not you warrant further testing. It is then that you’ll have a GTT (Glucose Tolerance Test) done.

      I’m afraid I don’t know where you get the idea that you should be testing your blood glucose levels at one hour after you eat. This would be a pointless exercise in the home setting as the glucose level would still be high. (Diabetics are told to test their blood glucose levels 2 hours post-prandial (after eating).)

      The fasting blood glucose levels for a non-diabetic would be in the range 70-99 mg/dL.

      In a non-diabetic, the post-prandial blood glucose level would not be expected to raise above 140 mg/dL. There are, however, times when this can occur, such as illness/infection, and times of extreme stress.

      Your fasting blood glucose level of 106 mg/dL indicates that you may now be pre-diabetic, but it MUST be a practising MD (Medical Doctor) to make an official diagnosis of this.

      I do hope that you’ll see your doctor to have yourself checked out.

      Be well.

  12. QUESTION:
    gestational diabeties or no?
    Of course ill always seek advice from my doctor, but I wanted to ask some people on here who might know, so i can rest tonight.
    i have been having issues with my blood sugar lately (i have a home testing thing because i was diagnosed as “hypoglycemic” years ago. And while I have had a couple of low blood sugar episodes, I’m kind of confused on what is normal for a fasting blood glucose result. during the day after normal meals (i generally stay low carb..kind of always have) and my blood sugar RARELY even touches 150. My fasting blood sugar levels are a little higher than they used to be for me. It used to be that my fasting sugar was 77, and now its up to 106 ish. is this a sign im being more predisposed to diabetes? I hear that the highest for a fasting result should be 95, but I don’t know how accurate that source was.

    Anyway, my fasting is usually 100 now, one hour after a normal complex carb meal is less than 120 (around 98-106) and my sugar levels at the two hour mark are either the same or a little lower.
    I generally eat complex carbs, high protein, and about 5-6 small meals a day…so are my tests accurate, or do I need to buff up my carbs for three days and test AGAIN to find real glucose tolerance results?

    • ANSWER:
      How far into your pregnancy are you? Gestational diabetes isn’t really diagnosed until the third trimester, but it won’t hurt to let your doctor know so they know what’s coming in your future because sugar management gets trickier as your pregnancy progresses. It’s those darn hormones messing you up! Supposedly you definitely are more at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes though if you get gestational diabetes, but at least you’re already in the habit of watching your carbs and sugars so you should be ok as you know what to look for and how to manage yourself.

      I have gestational diabetes right now, I didn’t have it with my previous pregnancies. I’m also not diabetic in my normal non-pregnant mode so this has been a whole new thing for me. My limits given to me by my obgyn are no more than 90 fasting and no more than 120 two hours after meals. I was barely breaking 100 for my fasting and they put me on Glyburide. So yeah, 106 fasting isn’t terrible, but it’s definitely high enough to cause concern. The diet they have me on is 2200 cal/day, with 3 meals and 3 snacks. I’m not to go longer than 3 hours without eating something to keep my sugars level. Except when I’m sleeping at night, of course.

      Your method seems fine to me, they will do a glucose tolerance test later on down the road but I never had to buff up carbs or anything. Just do what you normally do. That’s essentially how they’d want to test you anyway so the result is consistent with your habits. They’ll take a 1 hour glucose tolerance test first and if you pass that then you don’t have to worry. If you don’t, you take a 3 hour test and is a whole load of fun.

      So yeah, you’re definitely in the range of being gestational diabetic but if you’re still early in your pregnancy your doctor may go ahead and put you on medication or just ask you to continue monitoring yourself. Usually if you’re that high now it’s just going to get higher because the hormones mess with your insulin’s ability to do its job. Anyhow, good luck to you!

  13. QUESTION:
    I dropped my Blood Sugar From a 30+ (540 mg/Dl to 5.5 (99 mg/Dl) in two weeks. Is this normal?
    My units are in Canadian and American. Under 7 (126 mg/Dl) is considered a target value for diabetics. I accomplished it by cutting almost all carbs and taking 1500 mg of Metformin and a single pill of Januvia, as well as some extra walking for exercise.

    For 7+ years my fasting glucose was 5.9 (106.2 mg/Dl) I believe a severely stressful incident that nearly caused a nervous breakdown triggered the diabetes. My reading from the lab was 22 (396 mg/DL)

    I was probably walking around for more than a year with glucose over 30 (540 mg/Dl). When I first started monitoring my glucose was to high to measure. The limit on high measurement was 27.8 (500.4 mg/Dl) The doctors recommend that I follow the GOVERNMENT food guide but my diet is lean protein (chicken and fish/tuna) and low carb veggies.

    A medical person said that was unlikely since at that high level I wouldn’t be able to function. But some how I still managed to everything but I had no energy in the evening since I expended it at my job. They were relieved to find out it was diabetes!?!? since they suspected substance abuse – rampant in my profession

    My blood pressure today is 109/74 (optimal)

    Any ideas or advice? Needless to say I wont be contributing to any retirement anymore plans since I probably won’t live past 55 (my gut feeling).

    Thanks for reading and my support and best wishes to you all.

    HK.

    • ANSWER:
      Is this your H1AC fasting glucose level. I suspect it is your regular blood reading from your test meter. Your fasting is going to the more accurate since it will tell if you liver/pancreas is working properly
      But having good reading with your meds mean that they seem to be doing what they are supposed to.

      If you are now running around 100 mg/dl that is great. Keep up the good work. The extra walking is doing wonders. I wish I could do more myself.
      Your definately doing something right. best of luck

  14. QUESTION:
    About prostate enlargement, erectile dysfunction & I am a diabetic also?
    My prostat is about 34 grams. I am taking one Tamsulocin tab. daily. PSA is 1.4. I am a diabetic. I take two tablets of Metformin one each afte lumch & dinner since last four months. before taking medicine my blood sugar level was Fasting = 138 PP =263 I got it checked up few days back again. Fasting was 96 & PP 123. I have been advised to continue with the same medicines)
    On 25th Feb I had my following medical check up in empty stomach
    ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASUREMENT
    Age=== 59 yrs
    Height = 171 cm
    weight = 77 kg
    B M I = 25.5
    A/C/I/O Gland — nil
    Pulse == 84
    BP = 120/84
    CHEST , LUNGS, HEART == Clear
    CNS == NORMAL
    ENT == NAD but full of Wax
    Dental == Requires scaling
    skin examination == small 2 mm dia whilte spot on left legs
    Bone mineral density == – 1.9 ( Osteoperic)
    Eye examination
    DV > 6/6 6/6
    NV +2.5 D
    DV == PLANO
    ECG==
    Heart rate=75 bpm
    Leads P(uV) Q(uV) R(uV) S(uV) T(uV)
    L1 74 0 519 -21 201
    L2 169 0 212 -84 222
    L3 95 -307 42 -10 63
    aVr -95 10 74 0 -201
    aV1 -21 0 477 -31 127
    aVf 127 -53 21 0 137
    V1 -84 0 21 -583 -95
    V2 31 -1017 -116 -116 360
    V3 74 – 10 106 – 1462 455
    V4 84 -10 530 -901 455
    V5 84 0 816 -392 254
    V6 84 0 572 -95 201

    Interval(ms) — PR = 160 QRS == 92
    QT = 312 QTc == 358
    ST = 80
    Axis (deg) P = 61 QRS = 3 T = 36
    Blood Test—-
    Hb = 14.0
    sugar Fasting = 96 ( earlier 3 months back it was 138)
    sugar PP= 123 ( earlier it was 263)
    Urea= 28
    serum creatinine= 0.9
    Uric Acid = 6.0
    HbA1C = 7.9 ( 3 months back it was 9.1)
    S G O T(A S T) = 22
    SGPT(A L T)= 26
    Tryglyceride = 190
    Cholesterol = 204
    H D L =42
    L D L = 124
    V L D L = 38
    MY FATHER WAS DIABETIC & HAD HYPERTENSION
    taking folowong medicines — 1) Metformine hydrochloride 500mg daily twice one each after meal
    2) Tamsulocine hydrochloride = 0.4 mg modified release capsules one
    cap daily after breakfast
    Can i take testosteron ?— Brand name = PROSTONIL
    How are above Resuls?
    Any more test required?
    Does enlargement of prostat has any relation with erectile dysfunction?

    • ANSWER:
      Your Investigation are more or less normal (ECG I can’t inerpret without its strip). BMI 25 means you are not abese. Your sugar is high but decreasing HbA1C means you brining it to normaly. PSA is normal, Lipid profile is suggestive of sedentry lifestyle. why you are taking tamsulocin? What all urinary symptoms you have? 34 grms is not a very big size.
      Your erectile dysfunction could be due to Diabetes (if you have a long history of DM), or due to prostate anlargement, or just psychogenic, it is just not possibe to make diagnosis only by investigations, without proper history and examination (tamsolcin usually is not a caus eof ED). Yeah one more thing: dont go for prostate surgery for erectile dysfunction, it only improves urinary symptoms.
      Testosterone injections are only prescribed when its value is low (you require Serum testosteone/ FSH and LH value)
      Best wishes
      Dr Tewari

  15. QUESTION:
    Blood Glucose Levels?
    I just bought a blood glucose meter. I’ve tested my fasting blood glucose every morning for 3 days so far. My numbers in the morning are 101, 100, and 102. I can’t eat a lot (especially not a lot of sweet or high glycemic index stuff) because I get dizzy or at least light-headed.One day I wanted to get an idea of what my blood sugar does throughout the day. I tested my blood sugar right before I ate and it was 106. It was probaby about 50g of carbs for lunch. Then only 5 minutes after I ate, it was 135. After an hour, it was 122. After 2 hours, it was 114 and after 3 hours, it was still 114. I read that under 120 is okay but if it was so close to 120 and along with my FBG, I’m pretty sure I’m pre-diabetic. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Rain , your Post Prandial Numbers are very close to normal , but your fasting leaves a lot to be desired. You are probably Pre diabetic. Anyways I would act and treat myself as if diabetic.
      Normal Fasting Blood Sugar
      A normal fasting blood sugar (which is also the blood sugar a normal person will see right before a meal) is:

      83 mg/dl (4.6 mmol/L) or less.

      Many normal people have fasting blood sugars in the mid and high 70 mg/dl (3.9 mmol/L) range.

      Though most doctors will tell you any fasting blood sugar under 100 mg/dl (5.6 mmol/L) is “normal”, there are several studies that suggest that testing with a fasting blood sugar in the mid 90 mg/dl (5 mmol/L) range often predicts diabetes that is diagnosed a decade later.
      Post-Meal Blood Sugar (Postprandial)
      Independent of what they eat, the blood sugar of a truly normal person is:

      Under 120 mg/dl (6.6 mmol/L) one or two hours after a meal.

      Most normal people are under 100 mg/dl (5.5 mmol/L) two hours after eating.
      The problem starts when you are in the mid 90′s for fasting blood sugar.
      So a low carb diet is in order . I can’t count carbs , so I use mendosa’s Low Glycemic Index Diet .
      In one week you will Know what to eat and what not to eat and how much.A great way for the whole family to eat.

      http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm

      This table includes the glycemic index and glycemic load of more than 2,480 individual food items. Not all of them, however, are available in the United States. They represent a true international effort of testing around the world.

      The glycemic index (GI) is a numerical system of measuring how much of a rise in circulating blood sugar a carbohydrate triggers–the higher the number, the greater the blood sugar response. So a low GI food will cause a small rise, while a high GI food will trigger a dramatic spike. A list of carbohydrates with their glycemic values is shown below. A GI is 70 or more is high, a GI of 56 to 69 inclusive is medium, and a GI of 55 or less is low.

      The glycemic load (GL) is a relatively new way to assess the impact of carbohydrate consumption that takes the glycemic index into account, but gives a fuller picture than does glycemic index alone. A GI value tells you only how rapidly a particular carbohydrate turns into sugar. It doesn’t tell you how much of that carbohydrate is in a serving of a particular food. You need to know both things to understand a food’s effect on blood sugar. That is where glycemic load comes in. The carbohydrate in watermelon, for example, has a high GI. But there isn’t a lot of it, so watermelon’s glycemic load is relatively low. A GL of 20 or more is high, a GL of 11 to 19 inclusive is medium, and a GL of 10 or less is low.

      Foods that have a low GL almost always have a low GI. Foods with an intermediate or high GL range from very low to very high GI.

      Both GI and GL are listed here. The GI is of foods based on the glucose index–where glucose is set to equal 100. The other is the glycemic load, which is the glycemic index divided by 100 multiplied by its available carbohydrate content (i.e. carbohydrates minus fiber) in grams. (The “Serve size (g)” column is the serving size in grams for calculating the glycemic load; for simplicity of presentation I have left out an intermediate column that shows the available carbohydrates in the stated serving sizes.) Take, watermelon as an example of calculating glycemic load. Its glycemic index is pretty high, about 72. According to the calculations by the people at the University of Sydney’s Human Nutrition Unit, in a serving of 120 grams it has 6 grams of available carbohydrate per serving, so its glycemic load is pretty low, 72/100*6=4.32, rounded to 4.
      .
      Next is the dreaded word : EXERCISE> Plain walking is fine but Nordic Walking ia Great . It uses 46% more energy without any noticeable extra effort. Google it . It even has Videos to show you how.
      Take care , start today . You will be happy you did later on in life.
      Tin

  16. QUESTION:
    I was told to do nothing for my prediabetes.?
    I was diagnosed with prediabetes — Fasting BS 106. The 2 hour GTT result was 154. My HbA1C is 5.6. The endocrinologist said I didn’t need to particularly do anything at this time regarding eating habits, and I’m not overweight by any means, and my lipid panel is within normal limits. He said to take a baby aspirin every day and see him in a year. Does this sound right? BTW, his clinic has received an excellence in diabetes award this past year and is considered one of the best in our state. I’m an extremely anxious person. Does this raise blood sugar levels?

    • ANSWER:
      Don’t really care how may awards the clinic has for anything. His advice doesn’t make any sense at all. Your HbA1C is fine (less than 6.0 is considered normal). However, a fasting BS of 106 is in the pre-diabetic range (91 – 125). In addition a 2 hour GTT of 154 is above the expected result of <140. Both of these results are indications that you need to pay attention to what you are doing to your body. You do not want to let this progress any further. Lots of bad complications (loss of extremities, eye sight, etc).

      Immediately start walking and exercising on a regular basis (daily). In addition, start counting carbs (and don't listen to whoever posted the garbage about 2 carbs per meal or whatever it was). I was pre-diabetic for two years and they never told me and now I am a full-fledged Type 2. It is not the sugars in the food you need to worry about, IT IS THE CARBS. I personally now aim to keep breakfast somewhere around 20 - 25, lunch and dinner 30 - 40, and any snacks to <15. The best thing you do as to diet is document everything that enters your mouth. I use a free calorie calculator (something like my_calorie_counter) that is web-based and most foods are already in it. It is an eye opener when you see what is in the foods that you ingest.

      Oh, never heard of the baby aspirin thing other than that is about lowering your risk for heart attacks. Nothing at all to do with your elevated blood sugar readings!

      Good luck and make the lifestyle changes now before it is too late and you earn that label - Diabetic.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are the consequences of the Dawn Syndrome (diabetes 2)? Is it preventable?
    For example, I went to bed with a Blood Sugar of 116. I woke up 7 hours later and my BS was 178. An hour later (still fasting, and no meds), it was back down to 126. I understand that if one’s BS gets too low during the night, the liver might act to bring it up. How low does it have to get for this to happen? (I was diagnosed 3 months ago with diabetes 2 and since I’ve been testing, the lowest BS level I’ve seen is 106.)
    I have Type 2 diabetes. I’m not on insulin. I take Metaformin 1000mg twice a day.

    Tested again last night. I snacked a bit so my blood sugar was up to 136 when I went to bed. I was only 126 this morning.

    This seems counterproductive to me. Our goal is to lower our blood sugar levels. But when mine is low at night, it’s soaring in the morning. If it’s on the high side at night, then it’s slightly lower in the morning. This is one confusing disease.

    • ANSWER:
      Dawn Phenomenon occurs because we are more insulin resistant in the early morning when growth hormones and cortisol are circulating.

      Snogyi’s effect occurs when blood sugar drops too low during the night and the liver counterreacts by producing glucose.

      The only way to know which one you have is to test during the night, or use a continuous glucose montior.

      If you’re not on insulin, it’s probably not Snogyi’s effect. If you are on insulin, try going down on your nighttime dose. If blood sugar goes down, than it was Snogyi’s. If blood sugar goes up, it’s probably Dawn Phenom and you need more insulin.

  18. QUESTION:
    need help understanding pre diabieties?
    hi ..i’m new ..anyways i had a glucose test done in lab and one hour after i drank the sugar stuff it read 140 2 hrs after 202 and 3rd hour after 213 and sugar showed up in my urinalysis at the 213 then started to go down any ways dr said i was borderline diabetic…my fasting sugar was at 75 at 12 hrs after anyfood on that day.anyways sometimes in the night i feel nauseated my sugar the first day of home testing read85 at 12 hr fast this morn i read it a 4 am and it was 103..my meals iv’e changed up and they vary between 106 to 124 1 hr after meals which is good … should i be concerned any with the 103 12 hr fasting or check my sugar in the night just to see if it spikes?also what should a random blood test level range in between?and what is the normal range after 1 to 2 hrs after eating and before eating…i seem to read online different veiws from web sites so…..i got tired of looking and decided to ask instead ……

    • ANSWER:
      Cut down on the sugar, especially soda, candy and cookies.

  19. QUESTION:
    Help!! My endocrinologist is acting physco what do i do?!?
    I have been going through the process of possibly being diagnosed with diabetes. I was assigned to Dr. Silverman when i was in the hospital for a kidney infection 12 days ago. When i left the hospital he had me monitoring my blood sugar because it had been in the 200′s while i was in the hospital. Over the weekend it stayed around the low 200′s and 100′s. Concerned, he had me come in that monday for a check up. It started when the receptionist and the nurse called me a “diabetic”. They took my fasting blood glucose and it was 117 and from the same finger prick they took my A1c which was 6.5%. He then told me that he was diagnosing me with type 1 diabetes and he wanted to start me on insulin immediately. I was shocked not only because being diagnosed is a huge deal but i felt like i hadn’t had any tests done and i just wasn’t convinced as i was still on medication and i had been sick in bed for the past two months. He started to get flustered because we weren’t doing what he recommended and he told us he had NEVER had a wrong diagnoses and continued to name drop on how he was Nick Jonas’s diabetes doctor before he got famous. Then when we asked how i would have got diabetes because i have no family history he told me i have “bad luck”. He also threatened us by saying if my parents let me go much longer without insulin and i got sicker he would call DS (diphus) on us and force me on insulin. We then preceded to have an oral glucose test. Dr. Silverman called us later in the week with the results, this is where the story gets twisted. He told us my blood glucose before the test was 110, at 30 minutes-223, at 1 hour-257, at 1 hour and 30 minutes-106. And then there was a 5th number of 378. I only had my blood drawn 4 times yet he gave us five numbers. When we questioned him he said that the tubes must have gotten mixed up in the lab. He gave us the c-peptide which was 1.6%. And my 3 insulin levels of 5.2, 13.2, and 14.3. Then he told us again, he wanted me to come in immediately and start me on insulin. Of course, we wanted a second opinion, which we have a right to. He told us two of his partners he wanted us to go to and had them call our house and leave voicemails. My dad told him we were going to see someone outside of his practice. Dr. Silverman then said for us to tell him who we go to see for the second opinion because he wanted to call them first. We obviously wouldn’t do that because we dont want the our second opinion to be influenced by his. We were looking to go to the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. My mom later emailed doctor silverman asking about my oral glucose test results and why they showed that i needed to be on insulin immediately. He responded back without answering my moms questions and gave us a whole different set of numbers now with my c-peptide being 0 and going back to the origninal 5 numbers he gave us saying there was no mix up. When we emailed him back and my dad also called him, he didnt answer the phone and didnt respond to the emails. He left a voicemail on my dads phone later that night saying “How dare we quesition his integrity” and ranting at my parents about how we were making the wrong decisions. Again, he wouldnt answer when we called back. This morning, my pediatrition called telling us that Dr. Silverman had called her and told her that if we didnt get a second opinion today that he was calling DS on my parents because i was extremely sick and needed to be on insulin immediately. My parents called him, and he wouldnt answer. We emailed him and he emailed these few words back, “Whats your decision”. He is continuing to call my pediatrics office and asking them if we have scheduled an appointment yet. We’re making an appointment today but we have no idea what is really going on with my results. He’s been very sketchy the entire proccess and is continuing to give us different results. Where do i go from here? How can we get away from him??

    By the way, my numbers have been in much lower ranges for the past 4 days. No numbers going over 180. And i’ve been checking for ketones in my urine and i’ve had none.
    Thanks to everyone just another note…
    My parents went and got my paperwork from the hospital today and we are waiting for the new endocronogolist to call us back about the appointment. I only got my blood drawn four times yet they came back with five results so we really have no idea if they even did the test right. Everything else in my body is perfectly normal the only thing is my blood glucose levels have a little high. Is it possible to make a diagnoses based soely on those numbers? I just dont understand because my c peptide is 1.6 which is normal. Doesnt that mean my body is producing insulin? And my correct numbers for the oral glucose test are before-110, 30 min.-203, 1 hr.-338, 1 1/2 hr.-106, and 2 hr.-370. BUT, they told me they didnt need to do the 2 hour test and so i left after the 1 and 1/2 hour, so we really have no idea where that number came from. Now, the 203 & 338 numbers are higher than normal for that test, could that indicate dibetes? Or something else?
    Also…my c peptide when i was in the hosptial was 6.2 and when i went for my checkup after it was 6.5. What does that mean?
    Thanks to everyone. I just got back from my meeting with my new endo and i am now offically diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Its a very hard time but ill hopefully get through it.

    • ANSWER:
      If the blood glucose was between 200 mg/dl and 250 mg/dl for at least 1 hour after stimulation after a normal overnight fast of 80-120mg/dl AND the C-Peptide result is low or NEGATIVE then it is highly likely that this is a TRUE TYPE 1 DIABETES case.

  20. QUESTION:
    Could I have pre-diabetes?
    I recently went to the doctor and had some blood work done. After being instructed to fast for 8 hours (i fasted for 12 hours) my glucose level came back to be 106.

    According to AmericanDiabetesAssociation.org I have prediabetes, but my doctor said it was nothing. I also didn’t drink or eat anything with sugar in it before my fast started. I’m not overweight and I exercise everyday, but I do urinate frequently and some times get dizzy.

    Only serious answers from people who know something about diabetes PLEASE!

    • ANSWER:
      If your bg came down to 106 after 12 hours. Usually, if it will go down overnight, it can’t be high enough to cause ketones (which, in turn would cause frequent urination). You probably just have a weak bladder. Do you also get thirsty alot? If you are not overweight, I would not expect a potential of Type 2 diabetes, although in rare cases it can be genetic. If you are over 40, type 1 definitely is not the case. I would try checking your blood sugar right after eating (alot of sugar). If your bg is over 200, it probably means you have prediabetes.