Hi. I am 52 years of age. My fasting count is around 130 and pp is 140. Any advise ?
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Based on the limited information that you have provided -
Your fasting BG is in diabetic range.
Your PP number is okay.
You have impaired fasting BG/ insulin resistance. Consider taking blood test for HbA1c also.
Lose weight if overweight.
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Have you called your doctor's office for an appointment? Did your doctor give you any suggestions as to why your numbers are in the 130-140 mg/dl range? Do you count carbs. for each meal/snack? Are you on any medications/insulin/exercise and diet plans?
Hello and welcome Vsrinivas,
Your both BG numbers are not too bad but making some lifestyle changes would give you desirable outcomes for both FBS & PPBS. Have you done HbA1C ? If so, what's your recent %? If you're newly diagnosed with diabetes, gaining relevant knowledge and good understanding about this condition is essential.
Ideally fasting blood sugar level should be below 100 but for diabetics, it is not possible as disease progresses, and insulin resistance increases, fasting level increases so upto 125 is ok.... even if you take medication, it just controls and not cures the underlying cause of diabetes i.e. insulin resistance and hence PP readings can also be high depending on various factors like age, type of food (carbs whether of high or low glycemic index) and stress, sleep etc. PP levels ideally should be below 140 but upto 160-170 is ok....HbA1c is a better test to know the average blood sugar levels for the last 2-3 months...which should not be more than 7%