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Sugar levels, 11.1 in random test - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello I am a 56 year old lady and because i have been told I have a high risk of developing type two diabetes i have been monitoring my blood glucose lvels, I have recently had a number of readings above 11.1 on random tests does this mean I am diabetic?


Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
User :   hello
Doctor :   Let me read the query
User :   ok
Doctor :   May I know what is 11.1?
Doctor :   Is it HbA1c?
Doctor :   Can you tell me the units?
Doctor :   Is it millimoles
User :   for american levels i think you multiply by 18
User :   mml i think
Doctor :   That case it is 199 to 200 mg/dl
User :   yes i have just done that too
Doctor :   If the blood sugar is of this level on random check, yes it need monitoring though cannot label as 'DIABETIC'

Doctor :   Please get Fasting Blood sugar and HbA1C levels done
User :   my fasting levels hae been between 5.7 and 7
User :   i rarely have any in the normal range
Doctor :   Ok if it is less than 7, it is fine
User :   according to what I have read that is
Doctor :   Above 7 is called Diabetic range
Doctor :   Above 6.11 is prediabetes
User :   ok
Doctor :   Below 5.55 is normal'
User :   so from what i have read and from what you are saying I should get lab tests done?
Doctor :   What about other risk factors
User :   like?
Doctor :   Weight, family history, smoking, high blood pressure
Doctor :   sedentary life style
Doctor :   I have to weigh against these risks too
Doctor :   Older women, do not have the protective effects of Oestrogen after menopause, hence should be cautious
User :   oh ok, i AM 5'4 AND WEIGH 71 KG WHICH IS A BIT ABOVE WHAT i SHOULD BE, MY MOTHER HAS TYPE TWO DIABETES, MY BLOOD PRESURE WHEN LAST TAKEN WAS 120/80 i DONT SMOKE, BUT i DID HAVE SUGAR WHEN PREGNANT AND ALL THREE OF MY BABIES WERE OVER 9 POUND OR 4KG
Doctor :   Having Gestational Diabetes can lead to Diabetes in future in most women
User :   i HAD A SURGICAL HYSTEREECTOMY FOUR YEARS AGO
Doctor :   Hence need frequent checking
User :   OK
Doctor :   I suggest you some measure
Doctor :   from now on
User :   SO YOU ADVISE I SEE MY GP?
Doctor :   Yes along with that
Doctor :   You have to follow some lifestyle modifications
User :   THANKYOU
Doctor :   Many people do not know the importance of diet and exercise
Doctor :   Which can reduce the incidence of diabetes
Doctor :   So start early
Doctor :   and benefit from them
User :   OK
Doctor :   I need more time to help yu best of my abilities
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
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