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Posted by: B | 2009/10/07

Blood sugar results

Doc

I had a finger prick blood tests today to monitor my glucose. I did not have breakfast, but have had 2 cups of coffee with a total of 4 spoons of sugar and milk. My reading was 5.8.

Is that right?

Thank you

My reason for checking is because I have been so extremely thirsty of late

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Dear B
You need to do a blood sugar test on an empty stomach as the sugar in your coffee can influence the results. Even so 5.8 is not indicative of diabetes.
dr Bets

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