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What Causes Fluctuating Glucose Levels?

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Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Question: Keeping an eye on glucose levels. 60yrs old. 6’1 220. See doc every 3 months. Glucose Averaging around 110
Not been eating cards for a month. Bought a glucose monitor. Last 3 days befor meals
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
About fluctuating glucose levels:

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking!
I can understand your concern!

The blood glucose levels you reported are over normal ranges (if they are fasting), 70-105 mg/ dl normal values.

Anyway, if they are checked with glucose meters, it should be confirmed by checking fasting and postprandial glucose in the laboratory as glucose meters may show higher levels.

The HbA1C level should be checked also to have a better panorama of the last three months.
In an overweight person (your BMI is around 29 which is overweight), elevated blood glucose levels are also expected.
So, I'd suggest trying hard to lose some weight in order to improve the blood glucose and prevent Diabetes.

Hope I have answered your query. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Best wishes,
Dr.Mirjeta



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What Causes Fluctuating Glucose Levels?

Brief Answer: About fluctuating glucose levels: Detailed Answer: Hello and thank you for asking! I can understand your concern! The blood glucose levels you reported are over normal ranges (if they are fasting), 70-105 mg/ dl normal values. Anyway, if they are checked with glucose meters, it should be confirmed by checking fasting and postprandial glucose in the laboratory as glucose meters may show higher levels. The HbA1C level should be checked also to have a better panorama of the last three months. In an overweight person (your BMI is around 29 which is overweight), elevated blood glucose levels are also expected. So, I'd suggest trying hard to lose some weight in order to improve the blood glucose and prevent Diabetes. Hope I have answered your query. Please let me know if I can assist you further. Best wishes, Dr.Mirjeta