This prospective study sought to evaluate the prediction of fasting blood glucose and long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) SNHG8 for the risk of gastric carcinoma mortality. A total of 217 gastric carcinoma patients underwent radical gastrectomy were included during 2012-16. The final follow-up was finished in January 2017. The aggregate hazard ratio(HR) demonstrated that poor prognosis of gastric carcinoma was associated with fasting blood glucose (HR= 1.29, P=0.037), SNHG8 expression(HR = 1.10, P= 0.009), positive distant metastasis(HR = 2.99, P= 0.020), EBV positive (HR = 3.40, P=0.002), and tumor size more than 5.0 cm (HR = 3.36, P= 0.005). In survival analysis, elevated fasting blood glucose (P =0.007) and high SNHG8 expression (P =0.007) were significantly associated with shorter survival times in gastric cancer. Significant multiplicative interaction was shown between fasting blood glucose and SNHG8 expression (chi-squared=7.81, Pmultiplicative =0.005), without statistical additive interaction. Fasting blood glucose and SNHG8 expression could predict poor prognosis after radical gastrectomy. LncRNA SNHG8 could be applied as a novel epigenetic molecular target in gastric carcinoma.