Blood glucose levels.

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I'm wondering if anybody can help ? I had blood tests last week and my blood glucose level was 5.4 that my GP marked as normal. My question is it was a non fasting test but thinking about it now i had not eaten for 12 hours before the test so i actually turned it into a fasting test. My question is, is this still normal for what i turned into a fasting test? I've searched the web and it's all a bit conflicting.

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    Is this test HbA1c? So, 5.4 would be %, yes?

    ​Whatever the case, from my personal experience, this is absolutely normal.

    ​It is true that HbA1c can be non-fasting because it represents the average blood sugar reading of over 3 months.

    I have to do the fasting test as Ion most occasions I have lipids test too.

    hope this helps

    BTW 5.4 is an excellent result. well done

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      Thanks for answering. I'm not sure my report says: Plasma glucose level 5.4 mmol/L does that mean anything to you? I was told i didn't need to fast but i did.

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    I am not a qualified doctor but I would say that is fairly normal. You can buy a monitor or you may be able to get one from your local surgery.


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      Spoke to my GP and was told it didn't matter if i fasted or not and my levels are normal. Thanks for replying.


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