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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
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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
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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.
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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.

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