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non diabetic bg 160

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Galen1595, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Galen1595

    Galen1595 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi diabetes forum, I just tested my friends bg for fun after eating sushi and it was 160. thoughts? think she might me prediabetic?
     
  2. mentat

    mentat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's not uncommon for a healthy person's blood sugar to rise that much straight after food. But if it goes much higher or stays there a while then there can be a concern.

    (Note for others: 160mg/dL is 8.8mmol/L.)
     
  3. Galen1595

    Galen1595 Type 1 · Member

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    thank you! and I totally forgot you use mmol/L
     
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    pleinster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The important questions are a] What exactly had your friend eaten or had to drink in the hour or so before testing?
    b] What was the blood sugar level before eating (which presumably you don't know)?
    c] What is it 2 hours after eating (and is it more than 2.5 mmols higher than it was before)?
    d] Does your friend have any other readings to compare it to (one reading tells you very little)?
    e] How clean was i] the strip ii] your friend's hand/finger?
    You can't draw any conclusions unless it is sky high.
     
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