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Diabetes

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Posted by: Bob | 2019/02/20

Q.

Slightly elevated fasting blood sugar

My morning fasting blood sugar level has been running between 99 and 103 lately. I test it during other times of the day and it is always good - mid 90s prior to meal, around 100 at 2 hours after a meal. I even decided to drink a soda with 75g of sugar in it to see what would happen and it was 97 at 2 hours after drinking it. Seems the only number that is high is in the morning. I admit that lately I have been drinking more sodas and eating more sweets than I should so I have decided to cut those out. Is this number a cause for concern and can I lower the number by cutting out sodas and sweets and exercising. Also, I struggle with anxiety - can that affect blood sugar levels? Thanks

Expert's Reply

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Diabetes expert
- 2019/02/25

Hi

It isn't clear to me whether you are a known diabetic or not. If you are not, then you shouldn't be testing as much, as at worst you are only pre-diabetic based on your morning levels. If you are diabetic, then your levels are fine
Anxiety/stress can increase your morning levels, as the glucose originates from your liver

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2019/02/25

I am NOT a diabetic - only testing due toa freidn being diagnosed recently and it got me worried so decided I would test. The only numbers that are slightly elevated are the fasting numbers - all the others are great,

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