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Elevated blood sugar: worried or nonchalant?

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tigerdriverII Mon 19-Jun-17 19:58:03

I had a very thorough health check today. Have recently had full bloods done which revealed nothing worrying about blood sugar. Today's, after about 9 hours' fasting, showed blood sugar of 6.7. I'm rather overweight, and don't exercise much, for context.

I think there will be follow up, but I'm not entirely sure how worried/not worried to be. Is this a bit high and possibly a blip, or something to worry about?

KitKat1985 Tue 20-Jun-17 10:14:36

A blood sugar of 6.7 is normal.

Musicaltheatremum Tue 20-Jun-17 17:19:45

A fasting glucose of 6.7 is in the impaired fasting range. (Just looked it up as I can NEVER remember) you should get an HBA1c done too and if that is 42-47 it suggests you are at risk of diabetes and would need lifestyle changes and repeat yearly.

tigerdriverII Tue 20-Jun-17 19:34:54

Thanks, it's all so confusing and I wasn't taking in the information very well. I couldn't really tell if she was saying that this needs monitoring or if it was more serious. I believe the results will be sent to my GP so will take it from there.

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