Can you get diabetes after a good fasting glucose of 73?
After two months of the testing could you pre diabetic or would it be impossible since i got a great fasting glucose?
- Gary BLv 75 years ago
Fasting Glucose is like a SNAPSHOT. It shows you only what you reading was at ONE instant in time, like a movie that shows you one PICTURE at a time.
But your blood suagr reading CHANGES minute by minutes, every hour of every day, depending WHAT you eat, WHEN you eat, and HOW MUCH you eat. So, you could have a NORMAL fastong blood sugar reading at 12:00 noon, and be VERY VERY HIGH at 12:45 PM after eating cake and ice cream at your niece's birthday party.
What you NEED is the A1C blood sugar test. This measures an AVERAGE of ALL your blood suagr readings over the last 890 days. If the AVERAGE is normal, then YOU are normal.
You can usually get this test taken at a "minut Klinic" at Walgreen's, CVS, Kroger, or Wal-mart. just call and ask.
If you reading ar nmoraml, yo9u need tow ait SIX MONTHS f=before takign teh test agasin.
- Nana LambLv 75 years ago
If you have family members who have diabetes, you should get tested each and evry year unless the fasting number gets to 99, then you should be tested every 6 months.
- 5 years ago