I haven't been diagnosed with diabetes, but I have had lots of blood work over the years and my fasting glucose is always between 100-108. I thought anything under 110 was fine, but I just wanted to make sure?
The ADA says that a fasting blood glucose level should be under 126.
The fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test has been the standard test for diabetes. It is a simple blood test taken after 8 hours of fasting. FPG levels indicate:
The FPG test is not always reliable, so a repeat test is recommended if the initial test suggests the presence of diabetes, or if the test is normal in people who have symptoms or risk factors for diabetes.
100-125 is considered IGT, or impaired glucose tolerance, or pre-diabetes. in pre-diabetes, your cells have become insulin resistant due to a post receptor defect, frequently caused by elevated free fatty acids, and genetics. However, your pacreatic beta cells are still able to produce enough insulin to overcome your insulin resistance, thus keeping your sugars in check. Diagnosis typically comes when the beta cells cannot keep up any longer and start to poop out (for lack of a better term). At that point, you will not be able to produce enough insulin to overcome the resistance and your sugars will start to rise. Once your fasting sugars hit 126mg/dl your doctor can diagnose you with Type II diabetes.
Soem people can stay in the IGT range forever, and their beta cells never give out. However, that is the rarity. You probably want to keep a close eye on your diet and excercise regimen and test your blood sugar often just to be sure. Try it two hours after a meal, and see what it is. If it is 180 or above. Go see your doctor and start taking medication.
Hope this helps.
I wish mine was that low. 70-110 is good.
My Glucose fasting is 108 is this normal?
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