Should I be concerned if my fasting blood sugar has increased to 90?

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Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
A fasting blood sugar (FBS) below 100 is what we want, but less than 90 is even better.  While it is not a good sign that your levels are rising, as long as it stays below 100, there are no adverse effects as far as we know.  If you want you can cut back on fruit and substitute more veggies.

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