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Is my blood sugar count normal or not-need to know to enter military

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  • Posted By: southern_cross
  • May 20, 2008
  • 08:43 PM

I recently underwent a physical to join the military. I received a letter disqualifying me because it said I was hyperglycemic (no other details). I just went to the county health department to have my blood sugar measured, and it came out to 102 (fasting). I asked the nurse if it was hyperglycemic and she said yes. Checking on the internet, most health websites say that a normal count is between 70 and 120. My question is, am I in the normal range or not? If I can get a doctor to write me a written statement that my count is normal I can likely get the disqualification overturned, or at least use it as cause for the granting of a waiver. Do some doctors use different scales to determine hyperglycemia?
This will have a huge bearing on my future, so any helpful information would be greatly appreciated.

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  • That blood sugar is completely normal. but if you are worried have your doctor perform a test in which you drink a sugary drink and they check your blood a whjile after to see if your body is producing insulin properly.
    diabetic diva 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • According to the American Diabetes Association blood sugar classification for diabetes, Normal is Below 100 mg/dlPrediabetes : 100-125 mg/dlDiabetes is Over 125 mg/dl I'd have your doctor test you to be absolutely sure!
    smeared4life 2 Replies Flag this Response
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