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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I'm 38 and weigh 250. When at my last doctors visit he said my 3 month blood panel for sugar was higher than it should be. I have been regulary checking my blood sugar and it stays in the range of 85 to 113. Tonight I am drinking a litte and i just checked it and it was 135. Is that normal when you are drinking?                                                                 
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Are you known to have diabetes?
User :   Also my family has a history of being dibetic. I have not been told I am
Doctor :   Are you on any pills?
User :   I was just curious as if to you when you are drinking dose your blood sugar spike? Yes, I take benicar and atenol for hypertension
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   They are low doeses though
Doctor :   Let me explain it briefly.
User :   k
Doctor :   Since you have history of diabetes in the family, you may be prone to get one, if the other factors that regulate body sugars go wary.
Doctor :   One of the other factors being obesity, increased calorie consumption and so on.
User :   That's why I'm concerned.
Doctor :   That may be the reason why your sugars were once high.
User :   I keep my calorie intake to on or under 2000 per day
Doctor :   A random sugar values are of nil significance in diagnosing if you have diabetes, you need fasting blood sugars and post prandial blood sugars to know if you have one.
User :   I was fasting this morning and it was 113
User :   Is that high?
Doctor :   The fasting blood sugars are within the normal limits,
User :   I am useing a Bayer no code meter
User :   any good
Doctor :   A post prandial blood sugar is also needed, especially if you have a family history.
User :   What would you consider high for a fasting blood sugar?
Doctor :   In a prediabetic state, it is this value which goes high.
User :   I see, so should I see my doctor?
Doctor :   If these are high, then you need all the modifications of a diabetic patient to prevent complete diabetes from setting up.
User :   Is 135 high for blood sugar if you are snacking and drinking, say vodka?
Doctor :   You can either see a doctor, or if possible to get the post prandial blood sugars, you can see the doctors with those reports.
User :   Ok.
User :   what is a post prandial blood sugar?
Doctor :   135mg sugars are in the normal range, but the time of checking this value is to be known, if I have to comment on the reports.
Doctor :   Its a common science, the sugars will be low when in fasting state and gradually rise after you take a meal over a period of two hours and then slowly start reducing reaching the fasting levels by 8hours time.
Doctor :   Hence, if you have checked the sugars through a glucometer, I can only say that its in the normal limits, and not if you can develop diabetes.
User :   OK, I will check with my regular doctor about this the next time I go in. I just was concerned. Plus I'm not very well versed on diabetes. What is high???
Doctor :   I would suggest you to get those tests.
User :   Ok. I will.
Doctor :   A sugar values of more than 140mg/dl is considered high.
User :   So, I'm somewhat close to that.
Doctor :   yes, do you have any other query that I can assist you with?
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