Post Edited (LanieG) : 1/31/2008 8:12:36 PM (GMT-7)
I wouldn't be concerned. I think your blood sugars are great...especially with eating spaghetti!
Post Edited (frombc) : 2/2/2008 10:11:03 PM (GMT-7)
Parameters for what's considered acceptable for diabetics' blood sugar have not only changed in past years but varies depending on the source. Even doctors will tell their patients something different compared to what they may read from the ADA here in the States or in Canada or elsewhere. Everything I've read online gives different parameters, much higher, for diabetics than for normals. I don't know why. We should be aiming for better than that. To me it would be like taking meds for high blood pressure (which I do) but not to get the pressure down to normal but to be satisfied with continued elevated high pressure. That's ridiculous. Living with continued high blood pressure is also damaging to the same organs as high blood sugar is. The source where I've read that a normal's blood sugar would not be in the 100's under usual conditions is from Dr. Richard Bernstein's books that we've referred to here sometimes. Please read Sandy's response under another thread today ("I have struck a goldmine of information") for a better explanation as to why it's important to aim for more "normal" blood sugar readings. Personally, I feel it's in my best interest to keep my blood sugar as close to normal as I can. In Frombc's first post, her numbers were really good but a more recent post saying 149 after strudel means she cannot metabolize carbohydrates in more simple sugars. This means she should not endulge in these kinds of desserts - which she says she normally doesn't eat anyway. If she didn't test her blood sugar, she wouldn't have known her blood sugar went so high. The only reason I'm following a very low carbohydrate diet is to keep my blood sugar as near normal as I can but I don't take any meds. It might be that I will in the future though if I can't continue controlling it my way. Sorry for the long response, but the more I've learned about diabetes, the more I am striving to keep my numbers nearer to normal.
Post Edited (LanieG) : 2/4/2008 7:57:20 PM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (Roll_with_the_Changes) : 2/20/2008 3:08:32 PM (GMT-7)