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Type 2 High fasting blood sugar levels

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Altaf_7, May 4, 2018.

  1. Altaf_7

    Altaf_7 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a reading of 107mg/dl in the morning
     
  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    If I have converted correctly 107mg/dl is 5.9mmol. Is this reading higher than you would normally see? If so, there are various reasons for a high fasting reading, the main one is Dawn Phenomena but infection and poor sleep can see higher than expected levels. It is possible also that it could be a rogue reading and if this happens you should test again to make sure.
     
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    #2 Guzzler, May 4, 2018 at 4:31 AM
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  3. rom35

    rom35 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Should be max 5.6 (100 mg/dl). But if you have T2D the number 5.9 is not so bad.

    Also the meter can have +- 15% error.

    To be honest - 5.9 is nice number.
     
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