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Is fasting blood sugar level of 327 mg/dl a cause for concern?

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Posted on Fri, 29 Jul 2016
Question: My fasting blood sugar is 327 mg/dl. What should be my further course of action?
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hi
I am Dr S Mittal.
I have read your message.
I think I can help you.
I would first like to know your HbA1C and PPBS levels.
I would also like to know what are the medications that you are taking as of now?
The imbalance in sugar levels is like a supply and demand situation- too much sugar intake vs too less usage.
I would therefore first suggest monitoring and checking your diet to cut the high carbohydrate and high sugar foods. I would either need a detailed diet plan that you currently consume, or alternatively suggest meeting a dietician ( I would recommend the latter). This is to reduce the supply.
The second step is to increase the consumption- so I suggest initiation of a regular exercise regime so that the body consumes sugars.
Do this for 2 weeks and repeat the sugars. If the sugars remain high, medications would need to be started.
A simple medicine like metformin may suffice to begin with. The dose will need to be titrated to your personal needs gradually.
I have tried to make it as simple as possible.
I hope that the suggestion will help you.
Please feel free to contact us/me for any further suggestions.
Dr S Mittal
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Is fasting blood sugar level of 327 mg/dl a cause for concern?

Brief Answer: Suggestions Detailed Answer: Hi I am Dr S Mittal. I have read your message. I think I can help you. I would first like to know your HbA1C and PPBS levels. I would also like to know what are the medications that you are taking as of now? The imbalance in sugar levels is like a supply and demand situation- too much sugar intake vs too less usage. I would therefore first suggest monitoring and checking your diet to cut the high carbohydrate and high sugar foods. I would either need a detailed diet plan that you currently consume, or alternatively suggest meeting a dietician ( I would recommend the latter). This is to reduce the supply. The second step is to increase the consumption- so I suggest initiation of a regular exercise regime so that the body consumes sugars. Do this for 2 weeks and repeat the sugars. If the sugars remain high, medications would need to be started. A simple medicine like metformin may suffice to begin with. The dose will need to be titrated to your personal needs gradually. I have tried to make it as simple as possible. I hope that the suggestion will help you. Please feel free to contact us/me for any further suggestions. Dr S Mittal