High glucose cause of drinking orange juice?
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I had a blood test done during my last visit at the doctor's and the results came back with high glucose levels of 108 mg/dl (normal is 60-99 mg/dl). The doctor didn't tell me anything about it or say that I should be worried but I was wondering if it was higher than usual due to me drinking a gallon of orange juice before having my blood drawn? I drank so much because I heard that it was good to drink before having blood work done to prevent you from fainting or passing out. What would be a high glucose level of someone who had diabetes?
When you eat any source of carbohydrate (and orange juice is LOADED with carbohydrates), your blood sugar will temporarily elevate above the normal range you mentioned. It should not elevate beyond 130-140, and it should return to normal within 2 hours. Your doctor was correct to not be concerned about this result. The normal range you mentioned is for people who have fasted (not eaten) before the blood test. Considering the fact that you drank an entire gallon of orange juice before you visited the doctor your blood sugar was lower than I would have expected. Next time you need only eat a normal meal and drink a cup or so of juice. You will then have sufficient sugar in your blood to help you to avoid fainting.
If your fasting blood glucose level measures in the range of 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L) to 125 mg/dL (6.9 mmol/L), you are considered to have prediabetes (impaired fasting glucose), and you have an increased chance of getting diabetes.You need to change your diet and exercise.Dietary changes and exercising can help you lower these levels and avoid diabetes.Check with your doctor about seeing a dietitian who can help you set up meal plans based on your individual needs.
Orange juice is usually adminstered after a low blood glucose in order to prevent a person from passing out.In order to get a clean blood test you need to not eat or drink 8 hours prior to testing.
Hope this helps.
If you had several glasses of orange juice within a couple hours of your blood glucose test, then 108 mg/dL is completely normal. Non-diabetics usually don't exceed 140 mg/dL at any point after eating or drinking. And, in truth, most will never come anywhere close to that level.
108 mg/dL as a FASTING blood glucose test would be in pre-diabetic range, defined as 100 mg/dL to 125 mg/dL, but you didn't fast.
The laboratory probably marked your 108 mg/dL as high simply because you were supposed to be fasting. If you had been, your blood sugar would be a problem, but that's mighty fine blood sugar for having down a gallon of juice before the draw. You were only slightly over 100 mg/dL and you very likely had 100+ grams of sugar.
If you are concerned, go back for a true fasting blood sugar test, but I'd expect you to be over 100 mg/dL after consuming so much sugar.
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