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10.8 FBS?

Question:
Hey guys,

I was tested(Glucose FBS) yesterday with a result of 10.8.They told me
that it was way over the normal sugar level.Some symptoms of diabetes are already showing in me.

Any advice will be great help.I am going to the doctor tomorrow.

Thanks,
-C
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lay off starches and sugars untill you get down into a more normal range. In other words go very low carb for a bit.
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Maybe there's some confusion here about measurement units. In the U.S., blood sugar test results are usually reported in mg/dl, and in those units 10.8 is impossibly low. Even dead people have more sugar in their blood than that.

It's possible to have a Hemoglobin A1c test result of 10.8, but you said this was fasting blood sugar. So maybe your result was measured in mmol/l. 10.8 mmol/l is equivalent to 194 mg/dl (you just multiply by 18 to do the conversion).

I'm just trying to clarify this because I've seen some very chaotic discussions happen on this forum, when people don't realize they're not talking about the same kinds of numbers.

Anyway, a fasting test that high (if I'm understanding your numbers correctly) definitely indicates diabetes, so you do have a problem to solve here. Fortunately, there are things you can do about it.

The two most important things you can do are to cut down on your carbohydrate intake, as 2badfrog advised, and to get a lot of exercise. The exercise is probably the more important of the two, at least over the long run; in the short term, cutting your carbohydrate intake will result in a more rapid improvement.

You don't give enough details for me to guess whether you're type 1 or type 2, but type 2 is far more common, so let's assume for the moment you have that.

Having type 2 is like being a sink with a slow drain. Your digestive system is the faucet -- it dumps sugar into your bloodstream. Your muscles are the drain -- a slow drain, if you have type 2, so the sink backs up. That is, your muscles don't absorb sugar fast enough, so it keeps building up in the blood.

The two most important things you can do about type 2 are to turn down the faucet (that is, eat less -- particularly less sugar and starch) and to open the drain (by using exercise and weight loss to get the drain flowing again).

I've put together a web site (see below) that has a lot of information for newly diagnosed diabetes patients (it's very much focused on type 2, though). Maybe you can find useful answers to your questions there.

Good luck!
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Think tom is right not USA readings.
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10.8 mmol/l is about 200 mg/dl
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