Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Werna | 2012/09/01

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DIABETES

Hello
I am 36jr of age i have about aweek this terrible dry mouth,no energy i am tired all the time.Iwent for a sugar test it was 3.7
is it low or normal

PLEASE ANSWER ME QUIK please

I AM WORRIED.

Expert's Reply

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Diabetes expert

Dear Werna
According to SA guidelines, a fasting glucose(done in the morning after fasting for 8 hours) is considered normal if it is less than 6.1, pre-diabetes if it is between 6.1 and 7, and diabetes if it is 7 or more. The lower end of the glucose range is considered to be around 4, but sometimes a person can go slightly lower, and this will be normal for them. It therefore looks like your symptoms are not from diabetes, and therefore suggest seeing your doctor if the symptoms persist.

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Posted by: Diabetes Expert | 2012/09/07

Dear Werna
According to SA guidelines, a fasting glucose(done in the morning after fasting for 8 hours) is considered normal if it is less than 6.1, pre-diabetes if it is between 6.1 and 7, and diabetes if it is 7 or more. The lower end of the glucose range is considered to be around 4, but sometimes a person can go slightly lower, and this will be normal for them. It therefore looks like your symptoms are not from diabetes, and therefore suggest seeing your doctor if the symptoms persist.

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