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Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Nadine | 2018/12/02

Q.

Blood glucose level 9.7

I am 50 and have been diagnosed with diabetes. I'm seeing my doctor tomorrow again but am trying to get control now. I am not on any form of medication as yet. I tested my glucose level on waking up it is 9.7 but I can't find a chart on the internet as to what this means. Please could you assist.

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert
- 2018/12/05

Hi

Good fasting readings should run between 4 to 7, and a reading done 2 hours after the first bite of food(breakfast, lunch and supper) should be less than 10, as this will mean an HbA1c(3 month glucose average test) of less than 7%. To have a normal HbA1c of 4-6% would mean having fasting readings between 4-6 and post meal readings less than 8. As glucose targets are individualized, you will need to ask your doctor what he wants you to try and achieve 

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