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What is considered borderline diabetes?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner
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People who are borderline diabetics, or are in the prediabetes stage, have fasting blood glucose levels (8 to 10 hours before eating) between 100 to 125 mg/dl. If blood is tested for blood glucose (sugar) randomly, it would fall between 140 to 200 mg/dl for a person who is a borderline diabetic. If an A1C is checked, a person who is prediabetic would fall between 5.7 to 6.4 percent.

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