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lyn1987
lyn1987
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Hello all - My doctors say I am diabetic at level of glucose 8.2 - my hospital says I am not as my number is under 10. who is correct and why do they differ? I am very confused.

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Pigivi

Is it a fasting blood test result? Your doctor is right : a reading of 8.2 is considered diabetic

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Pigivi

But if you were not fasting when you did your blood test the hospital may be right... these are the guidelines for diagnosis

Fasting glucose test: normal range below 5.5 mmo/l

pre-diabetic: between 5.5 and 6.9

diabetic : above 6.9

non fasting (called random) normal below 11.1

Personally 11.1 is very high, but if you had eaten a bag of crisps in the hour before the blood test it may be considered normal....

This page has a lot of information

diabetes.co.uk/diabetes_car...

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator

Hi lyn1987,

Welcome to the group.😀👍

Here’s the free leaflets from the DRWF’s website. drwf.org.uk/understanding-d...

I hope this helps.

Did you get the testing done at a different lab?

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lyn1987

The nurse I spoke to commented on my 8.2 reading and said to be considered diabetic it would be over 10 and that with that reading I was pre-diabetic? guess she was wrong?

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
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When you multiply 18 and 8.2, you get 147.6 mg/dl. It’s a little high, but if you talk to your doctor about exercise and diet changes, first, then you may get your blood sugar down. The free leaflets I posted earlier has a Diet/Exercise and Diabetes leaflet you can also mention to your doctor/nurse.😀👍

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lyn1987

Thank you

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to lyn1987

You’re welcome! Sorry for the delay. Bad WiFi connection today.

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DRWF
DRWFAdministrator
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We don't get a say in which lab tests the blood sample!

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Osidge

Hi. Why are both your doctor and hospital investigating this?

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Sue_petal

Hi,

I think your doctors are more correct.👍...?

But not according to WHO guidelines.

A reading of 10mmol/litre is too high.

Too high to be normal!?

But you should also have a fasting blood glucose check to see what that result is. A normal fasting, non-diabetic range (WHO guidelines) should be between 4.5 to around 7mmol/litre.

Regards

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