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What can you say about this reading? When testing a patients blood glucose level, you obtain a reading of 12 mg/dL.



A. Normal
B. The high end of normal
C. Extremely elevated
D. Abnormally low

This question is part of EMT I EXAM PRACTICE - MEDICAL EMERGENCIES - part I
Asked by BBHAGAN on Jan 24, 2017

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Margz

Margz
Resident Physician, SPMC, Doctor of Medicine, Davao City

Answered on Oct 22, 2017

My answer is abnormally low.

According to ADA guidelines, normal random glucose test levels in an average adult range from 79-160 mg/dLor 4.4-7.8 mmol/L. A blood glucose level of 12 mg/dL is definitely not the high end of normal, it is dangerously low.

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Apr 04, 2017

I beg to differ normal BGL reading is 60-100 mg/dl.
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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Jan 24, 2017

Hypoglycemia is <50-60mg/dl you might have done a mistake in the units of measurement eg. mmol/L?
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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Jan 24, 2017

The high end of normal
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