Yes, Reyveo, IV fluids can make a difference in your blood sugar test. The first test you had was a fasting glucose. It is a reading of what your sugar level is at the time it is drawn. The hemoglobin A1C is the second test you had done. It represents your average glucose level over the past 3 months, most significantly in the past 4 weeks. If you had IV fluids with glucose in them and if you had fluids over several days
, it may have increased your levels. Normal levels are 4-5.9. Though 5.8 is close to the upper limit, most docs do not start you on medication for that level. They usually want you to try to get your level down with exercise and diet. It would be appropriate, especially given your situation, to recheck your level in 3 months.
Good for you losing the 30 pounds! It might be the only thing that kept you from having a level over 6! Keep up the good work!!! Many times weight loss and exercise is enough to keep your levels down. Other times you just can't fight the family genes.
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