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I just bought an Accu-Chek for my friend who is diabetic type 2.  I tested my blood and it showed 116 (it was 4 p.m. and I had breakfast, lunch, fruit and ice cream). Does it mean that I am diabetic?

Please stop worrying. After eating, a blood glucose value of 116 mg/dL is normal. Ideally, random glucose values should be less than 140 mg/dL. A random glucose value is the amount of glucose in the blood regardless of the time of day taken or food eaten.

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