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3 years ago  ::  Sep 06, 2011 - 11:15PM #22
furball64801
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Sep 3, 2011 -- 3:40AM, Hildegard wrote:


I been reading about the blood sugar 85 and 89 also 120. I am confused my doctor tells me to keep my blood sugar below 140 or at 140 that is the normal range.
I been keeping my blood sugar after 2 hours eating below 140. What is the right number?


Hildegard


 



Non diabetics have readings between 70 and 100 most days,  with a heavy carb meal they might go to 120 or so.    To prevent damage keep your readings below  140 but the other readings your hearing about dont mean you have to obtain 85 or 89  those are just random numbers that happen to people.     We are all different none of us are exactly the same.   If you are able to keep below 140 then your doing ok,   I would try and aim for a bit lower if you can but your readings are fine.

3 years ago  ::  Sep 04, 2011 - 12:46AM #21
janisroszler
Posts: 7,107

[Hi Hildegard,


Blood glucose goals should be personalized to an individual's needs.  A goal of less than 140 mg/dl at 2 hours after the first bite of a meal is an excellent goal.   According to the experts at the Joslin Diabetes Center, People with diabetes should aim for a fasting and pre-meal goal of 70-130 mg/dl.


Janis

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3 years ago  ::  Sep 03, 2011 - 3:40AM #20
Hildegard
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I been reading about the blood sugar 85 and 89 also 120. I am confused my doctor tells me to keep my blood sugar below 140 or at 140 that is the normal range.
I been keeping my blood sugar after 2 hours eating below 140. What is the right number?


Hildegard


 

3 years ago  ::  Aug 15, 2011 - 8:35PM #19
furball64801
Posts: 6,943

Aug 15, 2011 -- 7:08PM, penney wrote:


actually its when I test at home I have the best #s usually 85-95


its when I have it done at the lab its higher last dec starving was 115 this time it was 121


Id try the cheese bit but for the lab tests you cant eat 12 hrs before


I really dont know what to do anymore Im so tried of playing this eating game--its easier just not to eat


yet dr tells me not to worry since the NMR tests came back real good


whats a person to do?


thanks for the advice though anything helps



We are talking two different things,    you did not mention the lab or doctors test I was talking your test at home.     Many of us have higher readings at the lab,   why because again its been hours since we ate.     The body senses you up and active and you have not eaten so its going to dump glucose.    If you keep stressing over these tests its just going to drive the numbers higher.         Also the  idea of not eating is actually the wrong idea,     I could not figure out why my numbers would go higher without food,    yup its the liver dump   if you keep going without food the body will just keep dumping glucose and   the liver will not shut off the dump it will just keep dumping.

3 years ago  ::  Aug 15, 2011 - 7:08PM #18
penney
Posts: 21

actually its when I test at home I have the best #s usually 85-95


its when I have it done at the lab its higher last dec starving was 115 this time it was 121


Id try the cheese bit but for the lab tests you cant eat 12 hrs before


I really dont know what to do anymore Im so tried of playing this eating game--its easier just not to eat


yet dr tells me not to worry since the NMR tests came back real good


whats a person to do?


thanks for the advice though anything helps

3 years ago  ::  Aug 15, 2011 - 6:46PM #17
furball64801
Posts: 6,943

Aug 15, 2011 -- 5:42PM, penney wrote:


thanks for the great explanation


my next set of #S isnt due until dec but Im really going to watch what I eat and and cut back to no carbs if I can


for the next 3 months and see what the a1c is I know Ill be cranky and miserable for the next 3 months


but I want to see where Im at


does it matter that much that I do the starving test about an hour after I get up-or do I have to do it as soon as I get up


which is the more accurate way of doing this


thanks for all your help


 


 


 



     Most of us find if we wait the bs will  go higher because of DP    the lower number should be when you get up,   you can also try a piece of cheese to stop the dumping,   it works for some. 

3 years ago  ::  Aug 15, 2011 - 5:42PM #16
penney
Posts: 21

thanks for the great explanation


my next set of #S isnt due until dec but Im really going to watch what I eat and and cut back to no carbs if I can


for the next 3 months and see what the a1c is I know Ill be cranky and miserable for the next 3 months


but I want to see where Im at


does it matter that much that I do the starving test about an hour after I get up-or do I have to do it as soon as I get up


which is the more accurate way of doing this


thanks for all your help


 


 


 

3 years ago  ::  Aug 14, 2011 - 7:06PM #15
furball64801
Posts: 6,943

Aug 10, 2011 -- 5:03PM, penney wrote:


first all could someone please explain what this dawn phenonam is--I some what have an idea but not a complete picture


next what Im questioning here is the 6 weeks  before my last dr app my "starving" # was never over 100 mostly 85-95


also the times that I tested 1 hr after eating usually was 125-135


at 2 hrs I was 100-120


so I was very upset when I got my #S from the dr


starving was 121!!--he didnt do a 2 hr this time


in the 2 yrs since Ive been playing this # game starving was 102-106


2 hr was 104-106


I was very strressed the last time I went for the #s tests


yet the a1c was also up from 5.6 this time 5.9


yet the NMR test shows that Im low risk for CVD and diabetes


 


any advice


thanks all


 


 


 


 



You really answered your own question,      you were stressed and the liver most likely dumped glucose.    This is going to be a long run,   if you stress the body picks that up,   it can even dump glucose if it senses you have not ate any food and will give you energy with a glucose dump.    DP  does the same in the morning,   it gives you a wake up jolt of energy which is stored glucose from the liver so your fasting bs could be higher it is something we live with  your doing fine   look at what your eating and see if you can cut a few carbs and see if your numbers improve.

3 years ago  ::  Aug 10, 2011 - 7:58PM #14
alan_s
Posts: 2,897
type2

Aug 10, 2011 -- 5:03PM, penney wrote:


first all could someone please explain what this dawn phenonam is--I some what have an idea but not a complete picture



This may help: I Ate Nothing! Why Are My BGs high?

Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
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3 years ago  ::  Aug 10, 2011 - 5:03PM #13
penney
Posts: 21

first all could someone please explain what this dawn phenonam is--I some what have an idea but not a complete picture


next what Im questioning here is the 6 weeks  before my last dr app my "starving" # was never over 100 mostly 85-95


also the times that I tested 1 hr after eating usually was 125-135


at 2 hrs I was 100-120


so I was very upset when I got my #S from the dr


starving was 121!!--he didnt do a 2 hr this time


in the 2 yrs since Ive been playing this # game starving was 102-106


2 hr was 104-106


I was very strressed the last time I went for the #s tests


yet the a1c was also up from 5.6 this time 5.9


yet the NMR test shows that Im low risk for CVD and diabetes


 


any advice


thanks all


 


 


 


 

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