Is the blood sugar level expected to RISE with age? EXAMPLE: If a person is 21 years old, healthy, NON-diabetic and have a fasting blood sugar of 72 would you "expect" the same fasting blood sugre level (72) from a 60 year old, healthy NON-diabetic person?
Glucose rise with age? No. I don't know of anyone who consistently hits the same fasting number every single time. Fasting levels between 70 (some say 72) and 100 are considered good. Keep in mind the optimum number is in the middle. The closer you are to 70 or 100 you run the risk. Nutrition and exercise are the keys to a healthy non-diabetic body.
Regarding the "young vs older person" scenario, it would appear to me that a pancreas that has been pumping insulin for 60 years would not be as efficient or in as great a shape as a pancreas which has been pumping insulin for only 21 years. Time will take it's toll on everything. We've all heard medical personnel say "for a 60 or 70 year old that person is in great shape". I'm quite sure that same body conditon if applied to a 21 year old would not be so great.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.