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What can my fasting blood sugar (FBS) levels tell me?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Testing your fasting blood sugar (FBS) measures your risk for diabetes, a chronic disease that can lead to blindness, cardiac disease, kidney failure, nerve problems and an impaired immune system. A fasting blood sugar number above 100 is considered pre-diabetic; treatment measures should be discussed with a physician. Diet can improve your blood sugar.
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