What? What? What? Lots of what for your fasting glucose level. I understand that with all these rumor running around diabetes, you might be frightened. You shouldn't.
Even if you're a diabetic, you shouldn't be worried with all these figures and things. No way.
On the other hand, if you get high figures, you must educate yourself and get to know what the ways to reduce sugar levels are.
Now, let's take one step after another. First of all, the levels of sugar in your blood measured after you've been fasting for at least 8 hours are considered as fasting.
As you may see from the chart above, the normal results vary from 70 to 100 mg/dl. Meanwhile, if you get 100 to 125 mg/dl, this means that you may have pre-diabetes.
Actually, this is a condition in which your body insulin does not work properly. Most probably if you are at this stage, it leads to diabetes.
What you can do is to make some changes in your lifestyle habits, especially your diet and keeping exercised.
For more info on how to prevent diabetes onset while having high fasting glucose level, click here.
Next, if your results are higher than 126 mg/dl, this means that you most probably have diabetes. Remember: you need another tests to confirm your diabetes diagnose.
Even if you're a diabetic, your acceptable blood glucose level must be less than 120 mg/dl.
This does not mean that you've to stop fighting. Always keep in mind the golden rule of diabetes: “try to achieve normal fasting blood sugar levels” or “your acceptable blood glucose level”.
Always work hard on it and never surrender. Your primary focus must be on choosing your own natural ways to fight.
Next if necessary, consult your physician on additional diabetes medications.
The last thing I want to make you remember is to watch the levels lower than 70 mg/dl. Especially those under 50 mg/dl.
This is a case when your body starves glucose due to wrong doses of medications you're taking or wrong diet.
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Written by Dr.Albana Greca Sejdini, Md, MMedSc
Medically reviewed by Dr.Ruden Cakoni, MD, Endocrinologist