Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
157 Doctors are Online

Blood sugar level 83. Do I have diabetes ?

I am 17, 5 6 or 5 7 and weigh about 190 lbs. My mom has this diabetes thing that pokes your finger , then it shows your blood sugar. The doctor gave her to track her blood sugar to help tell if she had diabetes. She didn t. But I used it a couple times and it was 83. I believe this is lower than normal, at least according to the little pamphlet that came with the meter thing. Do you think I have diabetes? My mom doesn t have diabetes. the doctor gave her the meter thing so she could track her blood sugar to see if she had diabetes. She didn t.
Fri, 26 Oct 2012
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Diabetologist 's  Response
definitely by the above readind you are not an diabetic...fasting blood sugar anything between 70 to 110mg/dl and postprandial(i.e after 2hrs of foog) <180mg/dl is normal blood sugar...but as you your mom is diabetic u may anticipate diabetes for you in future ..have proper food, diet and exercise in order overcome the anticipation..thank you
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

General & Family Physician Dr. JItendra Sharma's  Response
No from the glucometer reading that you have put across, you do not seem to have diabetes.
I find this answer helpful
  Anonymous's Response

The level of 83 is less, you are correct. But when have ou taken it matters? was it after a long time after you had food? or was it on empty stomach/fasting sample. Usually diabetes runs in the families, confirm if your mom has it.

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]

Related questions you may be interested in


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor