At What Number Range Are You Considered Diabetic


Asked by teresa

At What Number Range Are You Considered Diabetic

what number's must you have to be consider borderline and what number range to be considered to be diabetic such as type 2 diabectic and type 1


Hello teresa,

Diagnosis of diabetes is based on blood sugar measurements. The difference between type 1 (childhood onset, also known as , insulin dependent) and type 2 (adult onset, though increasing this type is found in kids and sometimes needs to be treated with insulin) is not based on blood sugar levels, but in the mechanisms that raise blood sugar.

Fasting glucose levels (taken from the blood after you have not eaten anything since midnight the night prior) above 140 mg/dl on at least two occations are diagnosic for diabetes. Anything above 110mg/dl but less than 140mg/dl after fasting is considered impaired impaired glocose tolerence. There is a formal test, called a glucose tolerance test, that involves ingesting a specified amount of glucose and lthen measuring how the blood sugar levels increase and fall. Likely, anybody with a blood sugar level about 200 mg/dl on at least 2 occasions without fasting is likely diabetic and needs to be treated.

To your health,

Neil MD