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High fasting blood sugar value. Family history of diabetes. Guidance?

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Posted on Tue, 4 Jun 2013 in Diabetes
Question: Hi..I m 26 years old . Today i thought of doing my sugar test my fasting immmediately after waking up was 105 and after 2 hr (having sweet biscuit and bread ) was 120. MY maternal grand mother had diabetes. Pls guide i m very worried.
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Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 28 minutes later
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.

A normal fasting blood glucose target range for an individual without diabetes is 70-100 mg/dL (3.9-5.6 mmol/L). A level of 100-125mg/dL means you have impaired fasting glucose, a type of prediabetes. This increases your risk for type 2 diabetes.

You should get a HbA1C test done. The hemoglobin A1C test is a simple blood test that reflects the average blood sugar for the past 3 to 4 months. It can be used to diagnose prediabetes or diabetes.

Try the following lifestyle measures to avoid developing diabetes:

1)     Try to lose some weight.

2)     Moderate exercise for 30 minutes a day, such as cycling, swimming, or brisk walking, helps prevent diabetes.

3)     Healthy meals that mix a balance of low-fat protein, vegetables, and whole grains can help prevent prediabetes from becoming diabetes. Calorie control, portion sizes (no super-sizing), and low-sugar, low-carbohydrate diet should be eaten.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.




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Follow up: Dr. Jasvinder Singh 47 hours later
Hello..

My height is 5'6 and my weight is 66 kg
i go for 35 min of walk daily

My parents dont have diabetes, nor does any one in my father family has its only my maternal grandmother had.
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Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 11 hours later
Hi,

The lifestyle of the 21st century predisposes us to the problem of type 2 diabetes.

Hence, it doesn't necessarily occur in people who have got the family history;

however, the ones with a family history definitely are more at risk.

I'll suggest you to strictly follow a diabetic diet and continue the brisk walking;

albeit, you need to increase the duration to 1 hour.

I sincerely hope that helps.

Best Wishes


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