Lg Cwd
Need Help

Submit your question to our team of health care professionals.

Current Question

See what's on the mind of the community right now.

Meet the Team

Learn more about our world-renowned team.

DTeam Archives

Review the entire archive according to the date it was posted.

November 19, 2001

Daily Care

Question from Palm Springs, California, USA:

I am a recovering alcoholic (I have nine months of sobriety this month), and I do not have diabetes, but my last blood work showed a blood sugar level of 192 mg/dl [10.7 mmol/L]. My doctor said this is common in recovering alcoholics. Is this so? Should I be concerned?


would be concerned enough to have a fasting blood sugar performed to determine whether or not you have type�2 diabetes.


[Editor’s comment: Congratulations on your sobriety — but remember to take one day at a time!

Even if your next blood sugar test is normal, please continue to have intermittent testing thereafter. A level of 192 mg/dl 10.7 mmol/L] is too high to be ignored.