Blood sugar levels can be affected by many conditions. The most common cause of high blood sugar is diabetes. According to experts the criteria for diagnosing diabetes are satisfied if any of the following results are obtained on at least two different days:
The common signs and symptoms of high blood sugar or diabetes are;
People with fasting blood glucose levels from 100 to 125 mg/dL (5.6 --6.9 mmol/L) are considered to have prediabetes (impaired fasting glucose). If you have impaired fasting glucose your risk of developing diabetes is increased.
Some other causes of high blood glucose levels include;
If your blood sugar levels are elevated your doctor may recommend re-testing of sugar levels and if required other tests. DO not ignore if your blood test results are abnormal.
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