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I have just tested myself with a blood glucose monitor ,and the reading was 12.2 UK Two hours ago i ate fish and chips and i had a cup of tea with one sugar. To my knowledge i am not diabetic.So is this reding acceptable ? Thanks in advance.

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The ideal values are:-

4 to 7mmol/l before meals.

less than 10mmol/l 90 minutes after a meal.

It may be worth seeing your GP.

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  • While the reading is slightly on the high side, i wouldn’t worry about it too much because the meal you had probably raised your blood sugar level quite a bit.

    A diagnosis of diabetes is based on many glucose readings where the level is above 7. In particular elevated fasting readings usually requires treatment.

    In the case of your 12.2, you have to keep in mind that the chips you had are a carbohydrate, the worst food type in terms of making blood sugar rise. Carbohydrates are broken down into sugars during the digestive process in the body.

    In order to guage whether or not you may be in a pre-diabetic stage , test you sugar often at different times during the day. If you are regularly between 4 and 7, you have nothing to worry about.

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  • Visit my blog site and print off the Blood Glucose Level Chart. The chart converts USA and UK reading.


    It relates HbA1C and daily finger prick blood glucose chart. As you study the chart you will see that 12.2 is high daily reading. It’s been a long time since I had fish and chips, but I remember the fish is breaded and the chips are very high carb count. So even a non-diabetic would produce high blood glucose numbers.


    Even though 12.2 is a spot reading, it’s high enough that I would recommend a annual physical with complete blood work.


    Best Wishes

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  • I recently got a glucose test done – on an empty stomach the reading was normal I then had to drink lucozade and wait 2 hours for 2nd blood test, that was 11 and I have been told I am diabetic but dont need medication but have to change my diet.

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  • Its always changing. A low level might be 4, high 7. Within that band it will be going up after a meal for 2 hours or so, then coming down. In diabetics it can be much lower than 4, and much higher than 7. I pass out when its 30 or so.

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  • That’s high, although blood sugar levels can differ due to circumstances. However, there are thousands of people walking around with diabetes without knowing it.

    Go to your Doctors and have a simple test to confirm your status. Don’t be frightened, if it is positive, there is no problem.

    Not treated can cause so many serious problems.

    I know ‘cos i was one of those who didn’t know until a test was taken. (Routine, for work)

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  • Any time you feel ill, and over time if you can feel your blood sugar becoming too low or too high, you should check your blood glucose levels. You should also be aware that a reading over 20mmol/l should prompt a urine test for the presence of ketones.

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  • A normal range blood sugar level 2 hr after eating is less than 7.8 mmol/L, this means that provided your meter is working and you used it properly, you may well have a problem. I would suggest you have a word with your practice nurse to arrange some laboratory checks on your sugar levels.

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