Thursday, April 7, 2016

F is for Fasting Blood Sugar

Fasting blood sugar test. A blood sample will be taken after an overnight fast. A fasting blood sugar level less than 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L) is normal. A fasting blood sugar level from 100 to 125 mg/dL (5.6 to 6.9 mmol/L) is considered prediabetes. If it's 126 mg/dL (7 mmol/L) or higher,
on two separate tests, you have diabetes.


  1. Bless you Denise ... learning so much about Diabetes from you and also Alzheimer's on my Mission blog. Thanks for sharing A-z!~Peggy

  2. Importance of having it checked too, especially if diabetes runs in your family.


  3. When I was a little girl, I had several episodes of fainting. They said that I was borderline diabetic. So far so good in that I do not have full-blown diabetes at this point and I am 50 years old, with many more risk factors. David has had Type 1 Insulin-dependent Diabetes since 1976.

    We have been blessed in that none of our four surviving children have diabetes.

    Have a blessed day!

  4. The worst part about these tests--the fasting. At least, it used to be.

  5. My test will be coming up in a few months. So far, so good.

  6. These test results are so important, too many people have diabetes and don't know it, and the long-term effects of non-treatment are not good. I really appreciate all the information you are providing here this month!
    from Josie's Journal