• 5 months ago

    RE: Important query regarding Sugar Test

    If you visit a diabetes specialist and you ask this question, he'll want to know more information...far more than what you've shared, above.

    First part of his investigation: Diabetes "Risk Factors" (&, how many do you have)

    Family History of Diabetes (Parents, grandparents, siblings)
    High blood pressure
    High blood triglyceride (fat) levels
    Gestational diabetes or giving birth to a baby weighing more than 9
    High-fat and carbohydrate diet
    High alcohol intake
    Sedentary lifestyle
    Obesity or being overweight
    Ethnicity: Certain groups, such as African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans, have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than non-Hispanic whites.
    Aging: Increasing age is a significant risk factor for type 2 diabetes. The risk of developing type 2 diabetes begins to rise significantly at about age 45, and rises considerably after age 65.

    Next, the doctor will investigate if you show diabetes "signs & symptoms".

    The symptoms of type 2 diabetes due to high blood sugar may include:

    Increased thirst
    Increased hunger (especially after eating)
    Dry mouth
    Frequent urination
    Unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel
    Fatigue (weak, tired feeling)
    Blurred vision
    Dizziness, Blackouts

    Finally, if you show several risk factors, have a family history of diabetes & you're manifesting some diabetes symptoms, already, the doctor will further investigate by running A1C, fasting blood glucose and possibly glucose tolerance tests.

    Point being, a person can show elevated fasting blood glucose and A1C levels yet not be diabetic. In other words, diabetes is never determined by glucose testing, only. This disease requires an investigation; questions must be asked and answered...

    Thus, with what you've shared, here, your question is impossible to answer.

    *The average age for diabetes diagnosis in the US is: 50 (Do you know why?)
    *95% of all diabetics in this country have Type 2 Diabetes (vs. Type 1)

    Did you know that Type 2 Diabetes is "preventable"? (If you did, you wouldn't be, here...)