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Also, the "normal" range is not absolute. It's more of an average. That's why so many labs are different with their ranges. You can be outside of a lab's normal range and have perfectly normal numbers for you.
"Hmmm, blood pressure 0/0; cholesterol 0; glucose 0... great numbers! But too bad they had to die to achieve them."
Another thing to remember is they keep LOWERING the numbers for "normal" (probably to get more and more people to take medication!)126 fasting used to be pre-diabetic, now they lowered it to 100. When my mother was younger the top blood pressure number that was considered fine was 100 plus your AGE! So a person who is 55, if they were 155 for their top number they were "good", then until just recently they said that anything 140/90 and under was good, NOW it's 120/80 or under! They keep lowering and lowering the numbers! (it's not that more and more people are getting diabetes, it's that they keep lowering the numbers and it's just INCLUDING more people) Pretty soon you'll have a paramedic examine someone and say, "Hmmm, blood pressure 0/0; cholesterol 0; glucose 0... great numbers! But too bad they had to die to achieve them."
Also to add to AOKAY's post - my husband is diabetic and has a meter here. I take my sugar sometimes (no reason, I just like to see what it is) I was going for a blood test and right before I went I took my reading and got 98. I went right to the place to get my blood drawn and when it came back it was 86.