Fasting Blood Sugar Always Above 100 mg/dL Causes

by Rony

QUESTION: Hi Dr.,


My blood sugar has been always over 100 mg/dL. Fasting glucose level some times is 107, some times is 102 or 105.

And I lost almost 20 ib in one year and I exercise half hour every day and eliminated all source of sugar from my diet. At the end, my blood sugar is still over 100.

I have too much anxiety and think too much and i'm very eager. Do you think all what I mentioned above are the cause of my problem and any other advise?

My age is 33 and weigh 140 ib and 5 feet tall.

Thank you


ANSWER: Hi Rony,

First, I want to know if you are a diabetic or not. That is very important, especially to know if you are under any drug treatment or not.

Next, what I see from your blood glucose levels, I think they seem very very normal unless you have other problems that I am not aware of.

You are very young to get anxious about such normal blood sugar levels of yours. Please keep in mind that the new recommendations of ADA/EASD regarding the blood sugar levels emphasize the "individual approach".

In other words, the fasting glucose levels of up to 107 mg/dL should be considered normal in normal people or pre-diabetics or diabetics.

As far as there are not other hidden problems that should be investigated and can change the target level.

If you have set the target of less than 100 mg/dL for your blood sugar level with your doctor, then, talk to him/her to make some changes.

I would advise to take into account your age, your work, your personality, and dinner menu.

So, such sugar levels are very normal for people of your age. Especially, when you wake up and the "morning" hormones gives the right energy you need for the following day.

In addition, if you conduct a stressful life or have a stressful work, stress could be another reasons for such slight elevations in blood glucose.

I repeat again that such readings are very very normal and to my opinion, you should not be anxious anymore.

I would also suggest to continue exercising and keeping healthy with such a good diet menu. However, I would not suggest to eliminate all sources of sugar, your body needs sugar.

Complex sugar found in certain vegetables or other foods are also good. Processed foods or candies are not the right source of sugar for you.

In addition, elevation in fasting blood sugar are often seen when a person consumes a rich dinner. Therefore, be careful in what you eat at dinner, it is recommended to have light dinner for better health:)))

At the end, you are perfectly normal. Hope you will stay for a long time:)))

Dr.Alba

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Blood Sugar 195?

by Vera

QUESTION: I noticed that my blood sugar yesterday was 195. What to do in this case?

Please respond
Thank you
Vera


ANSWER: Hi Vera,

Before switching the alarm light regarding your condition, I would like to have some more info:

1. Are you a diabetic or a non-diabetic?

2. When did you measure your blood sugar level? This is very important because:

- If you take the test while you were fasting, then, fasting blood sugar of 195 is considered very high. However, further tests (like A1C and oral glucose tolerance test) are needed to determine diabetes.

- If you take the test just before eating (less than 2 hours); then, a sugar level of 195 is considered normal.

Keep in mind that just after eating, blood sugar raises up (sometimes spikes). 2 hours later, blood sugar will go back to normal levels ages.

- Did you take the test 2 hours after eating? Then, this result is a little bit high. However, further tests are needed to determine diabetes as diagnosis.

3. If you are already diagnosed with diabetes, then a blood sugar of 195 while fasting is very high; but, if it is after eating, it is quite ok.

As you can see, it is very important to have these information to give an exact answer. Your doctor knows better your medical history; therefore, he/she could give a more precise answer.

  • Now, with regards to what you can do to get lower blood glucose results; I would suggest to change your lifestyle and dietary strategies.

    In other words, give up bad habits (quit smoking, drinking alcohol, be more active) and give up "bad diet menus" (eat healthy foods in a healthy way).

    Hope it helped!

    Dr.Alba

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    My blood sugar after meal 195
    by: Bilal

    Sir

    My blood sugar after meal is 195. I am not using any medicine for sugar. I am not diabetic. And also i have no any syntums for diabetic.

    But I eat Dates more then one month 10 pcs in one day. and I test sugar by chance its high.

    Can you Advice me? I am worried.

    Thanks

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    by: Dr.Alba

    Hi Bilal,

    I went through your medical query carefully and understood your concern.

    You report to have your blood sugar levels as high as 195 mg/dL after eating. Meanwhile, you also report to be eating lots of dates recently (around 10 pcs per day).

    Please take note that blood sugar levels are raised after eating. They can spike to over 300 mg/dl within the first hour, then, turning back to normal range from second hour and on. Normal level of glucose 2 hours after eating should be less than 180 mg/dL.

    So, it is important the time when you measured your blood sugar. If it was within the first hour, then, it is perfectly within normal range.

    Otherwise, if measured 2 hours or more after eating, then, it might be considered a bit higher than normal range.

    However, other confirmatory tests are required to determine if you have pre-diabetes or not: fasting blood glucose and A1C test.

    Dates are good source of energy and nutrients, but never should overcome the daily dosage.

    However, 10 dates/day are not enough to cause serious problems. You can start by cutting the amount of dates/day, continue eating healthy and do more physical activity.

    I'm sure your blood glucose will get back to normal range.

    All the best!

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