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a normal BS is 70-110 on most scales...test done in the morning fasting. Having an A1C annually is one medical means of keeping up with what your BS has been for the last 3 months. You are high risk for developing DM...but you can postpone/prevent it with lifestyle. Just keep Sparkin'!!!
From the Joslyn Diabetes Center (affiliated with Harvard Medical School)
Fasting Plasma Glucose –This blood test is taken in the morning, on an empty stomach. A level of 126 mg/dl or above, on more than one occasion, indicates diabetes.
Casual or Random Glucose - This blood test can be taken anytime during the day, without fasting. A glucose level of 200 mg/dl and above may suggest diabetes.
If any of these test results occurs, testing should be repeated on a different day to confirm the diagnosis. If a casual plasma glucose equal to 200 mg/dl or above is detected, the confirming test used should be a fasting plasma glucose or an oral glucose tolerance test.
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Fasting in the morning over 100 is diabetic, I believe.
Hi, Diabetes runs in my family and I have always heard that the question is not if you will get it, just when. I had mine checked several years ago by my dr and I didn't have it. Now I check my blood glucose levels at home. My question is what is the optimal level for someone that doesn't have diabetes? I can't find that answer anywhere. I read somewhere that if it has never been above 200 then you aren't diabetic. Any information or sites that would help me to understand this better would be appreciated. Thanks
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