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I checked my blood sugar this morning 137. At 9:30 last

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I checked my blood sugar this morning 137. At 9:30 last night I had a slice of pizza and had rice for my evening meal - would this affect it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Hi. The fact that you hadn't eaten later than about 9:30 PM would make this a valid fasting blood sugar reading and while that isn't in the diabetic area, it is above the 100 level which indicates a trend toward diabetes. If you haven't had your hemoglobin A1C level checked you should since that is a better measure of where your average blood sugars stand
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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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A fasting blood sugar level above 125 is considered diabetes.

However, this needs to be verified by another fasting blood sugar test in the laboratory.

Fasting blood sugar above 125 in ro different occasions confirm diabetes diagnosis in this case type 2 diabetes.

Hemoglobin A1c level above 6.5 is also considered diabetic although not used to diagnose the condition.

Rice has lots of carbs and it can cause high blood sugar especially in people with insulin resistance.

You have insulin resistance and that is why your sugar came higher than normal.

You should watch our diet -- only whole grains, vegetables, lean proteins, polyunsaturated fats.

Limit carb intake to less than 25 grams per meal.

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