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Question:

From Aurora, Colorado, USA:

My 59 year old husband just had a 12-hour fasting blood glucose of 159 mg/dl [8.8 mmol/L], but he has none of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes you usually read about. Do we need to pursue this with his physician to do further testing for diabetes?

Answer:

Yes, you need to pursue this. Another similar fasting glucose will confirm the diagnosis of diabetes. If present, this will require a long-standing relationship with a physician who can treat him. Even though he does not have symptoms, two fasting sugars greater than 126 mg/dl [7 mmol/L] on two occasions meet the criteria. The lack of symptoms of diabetes only says that the sugars have not advanced high enough to produce symptoms.

JTL

DTQ-20020512001453
Original posting 30 May 2002
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms

  
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