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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have been checking my blood sugar with a home meter for a few weeks now. so far my highest fasting was 116. but i seem to have very high post prandial numbers. my highest reading so far was 391. I have had several over 200+. I havent eaten very hi carbs or sugars with these meals. I dont drink soda. I havent seen a dr yet,so I havent been diagnosed as diabetic. Is it possible that I am diabetic,even though my fasting levels arent over 126? I am overweight and pcos. I am female and 41 yrs old
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   heloo
User :   hello
Doctor :   yes, there is possibility where you can be diabetic
Doctor :   but you may have to reconfirm the values by a laboratory test , where they take intravenous blood
User :   my two hour post prandial numbers are usually well above 140. i didnt know if it were possible to be diabetic even if my fasting numbers werent over the limit. i get headaches and as soon as i eat like even 10 minutes later im starving like i havent even eaten
Doctor :   its e fasting sugars which are considered as the indicators in diabetes , the glucometer fault should also has to be considered
User :   the 391 reading was 2 hour post prandial i had eaten 2 chili dogs and a handful of fries then a half hor later had a half of a half of grapefruit with a small cup of coffee would that likely produce a number that high if i wasnt diabetic?
Doctor :   no , its very unlikely
User :   so usually someone that was diabetic that would happen to? and also what is glucometer fault?
Doctor :   My first consideration is about the fault in the glucometer
User :   its brand new
User :   not sure maybe i dont understand
Doctor :   may be the technique be wrong
Doctor :   anyway the lab results are the one which can be purely relied on
User :   ok thank you for your advice,greatly appreciated.
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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