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3 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2012 - 5:32PM #7
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If you have had a change of medication, or a change of health (like diagnosis of pneumonia, or thyroid disease), you might see a change of numbers due to those circumstances, and not because of simple progression of the disease. When I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, and went on synthroid, I saw an increase in my fasting, and other numbers. I did some research, and this was normal.

I also see an increase every year in both fasting, and post meal numbers during my worst allergy season. They can be 20-30 points higher at times!! I tend to cut back on carbs, go back to my South Beach stand-bys, and wait it out until all the blossoms are off the trees.

Since you have been a diabetic for a long time, I can assume it is not allergies. But, look to see if there have been any changes that might be the smoking gun. If not, I would take your log and discuss this with your physician. It might be a progression of the disease.

The fact that you are concerned, and paying attention to this is great. It means you are going to nip it before it gets worse. Taking action now can help make things better in the future.

3 years ago  ::  Apr 28, 2012 - 7:10PM #6
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As we know type 2 can progress,  not for all but for some.     We all have the diagnosis of type 2 but as we all know one can eat 100 plus carbs a day and others maybe only 30 grams a day.    Our pancreas is at a different level of damage,  one might have 750,000 beta cells and another might have 1,000,000 beta cells just depends on the extent of beta cell loss and how long we have had the disease.     Your eating very few carbs by your discroption so really your numbers should not be going up but since were diabetic they do. 

3 years ago  ::  Apr 26, 2012 - 11:15PM #5
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What shows progresion of diabetes is any number getting worce over time.

3 years ago  ::  Apr 26, 2012 - 2:12PM #4
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Hi, I have had diabetes a long time. Recently my morning numbers have been above 140, premeal also above 140. post meal 180, I am knowledgable about this disease. I called my endo will see him when I get back from vacation.I have been on Levemir. I am hoping this is some kind of blimp that will correct itself. I exercise and watch what I eat. A salad and wax beans plus some meat 2 hours post meal was 159. So we will see what happens during next week with lots of walking ,and the fact he increased my oral Amaryl up to 2 mg. Thanks for answering.  Nancy

3 years ago  ::  Apr 24, 2012 - 9:45PM #3
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Apr 24, 2012 -- 3:31PM, panmat1 wrote:

What shows progression of type 2 diabetes your pre or post meal numbers? Thanks,Nancy

Hi Nancy,

One of the first things to change as diabetes develops is a person's post meal numbers.  Unfortunately, most doctors check fasting levels, which atend to change after diabetes has been developing for a while.  They would catch diabetes much more quickly if they ran post meal tests also.


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3 years ago  ::  Apr 24, 2012 - 3:48PM #2
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Good question.  I think both would show the changes that are happening.  Insuilin resistence would show in both numbers. Your fasting numbers would start to be higher then they were in the past but it would also show in your bodies ability to use the insulin produced after meals.  The after meal numbers could indicate that our body is not producing enough insulin anymore if they start to become greater.  I guess the challenge is that there are so many other factors that can influence our readings:

1. gradually eating larger portions

2. stress, sleep etc

3. levels of physical activity

One of the points that our dietician continually makes is to test in pairs...before and after meal tests and we are looking for of an increase of about 2 points (in our Cdn measure...not sure what that translates into for US measure)

I am interested to hear others thoughts on this topic.


3 years ago  ::  Apr 24, 2012 - 3:31PM #1
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What shows progression of type 2 diabetes your pre or post meal numbers? Thanks,Nancy
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