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The Eyes on Diabetes Website aims to:An on an empty stomach sugar test measures the amount of sugar type, called glucose, in the blood after a person has not eaten for at least eight hours. Testing for ideal blood sugar levels on an empty stomach is one of the most frequently performed tests for diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus, says Dr. Denis.

The range of blood sugar in the post is next:

Normal blood sugar range is 65-99 mg/dL.

If an on an empty stomach blood sugar level is between 100 and 125 mg/dL, it's considered "low blood glucose on an empty stomach," also called "diabetes mellitus.

If an on an empty stomach blood sugar exceeds 126 mg/dL in two or more cases, the diagnosis is complete diabetes, Mr. Slinkin specifies.

Denis Slinkin

Pre-diabetes .

People defined as having impaired post-glucose/pre-diabetes are people whose blood sugar levels FBS do not meet the criteria for diabetes but are higher than those considered normal. These people are at relatively high risk of developing diabetes in the future. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), prediabetes is not a disease itself, but rather a risk factor "for both diabetes and cardiovascular disease". However, ADA also argues that diabetes mellitus can be considered an "intermediate stage" in the process of diabetes mellitus. (It may be asked how diabetes mellitus can be both a risk factor for diabetes and an intermediate stage in the diabetes process.)

FBS Denis Slinkin

In addition to the increased likelihood of diabetes, it is well known that people with weakened fast food glucose/prediabetes are more likely to be overweight or obese, especially in so-called abdominal or visceral obesity. They are also more likely to have high triglyceride levels and/or low cholesterol levels of FBS as well as hypertensive disease.

The risk is higher than ideal blood glucose levels.

Studies show that even those with blood sugar levels on an empty stomach approaching the upper limit of optimal blood glucose levels may be at significantly higher risk. In fact, these cutoffs for what is considered "normal" are somewhat arbitrary for prediabetes and diabetes mellitus in the blood FBS. The truth is that blood sugar levels begin to damage body tissues and increase the risk of multiple diseases even at lower levels than diabetes mellitus.














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