Health Tip: Testing Your Blood Glucose

What's a healthy reading?

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(HealthDay News) -- The amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood indicates whether you have diabetes or may be at increased risk of developing the disease and its complications.

If your doctor suspects you're at risk, she may prescribe a blood glucose test. The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers this analysis of what your results mean:

Assuming you have not had any food or drink for at least six hours before your test:

  • Readings of up to 100 mg/dL are considered normal and healthy.
  • Readings between 100 and 126 are considered slightly elevated and may indicate pre-diabetes.
  • A reading of 126 or higher typically indicates diabetes.

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