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Hi , I'm aware of standard diabetics levels but I have two question 1. I'm taking diabetics medicine , so what would be ideal time to check pre meal sugar level , should I check after 30-1 hour of consuming my morning pill ? Or as soon as I get up ? 2. I checked at 8 pm it was sugar level is 165 that's before dinner but I had light snack at 6 PM biscuits , tea ( sugarless ) etc , so the reading will fall in pre meal or post meal category ?
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Dr. Geetendra Singh Dhanawat
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Fasting blood sugar- morning empty stomach (minimum 8hours fasting) Post prandial sugar - after 2 hour of meal Random sugar - any time But for self monitoring purposes you should check your blood sugar at various times during a week. Fasting , PP, Random, fasting at 4AM, whenever symptoms of hypoglycaemia appears.
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Dr. Amarpreet Singh Riar
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Fasting is when you wake up in the morning with 8-12 hour Fasting. PP is after meals between  2-3 hours post meals. Any other time is random sugar
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Hello...... It's not called as pregnancy meal sugar level.. It's fasting blood sugar level means early morning blood sugar level without taking anything not even medicine because medicine alter blood sugar level so it's not accurate.. Doctor will explain you all this, consult general physician
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Dr. V. Hari Prasad
General Physician 6 yrs exp Chennai
Fasting blood sugar: 8-12 hours fasting( no food or soft drink) best between 4.00am to 10.00am Post prandial sugar: 2 hours after intake of food Remaining period random blood sugar.after intake of food. The glucose value increases reaches peak normally from 60 to 90 min depending on diet .then gradually decreases with time.
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