Post Edited (frombc) : 6/23/2009 11:26:20 AM (GMT-6)
From what I have learned, the numbers themselves aren't as important as the range & dynamics -- the spikes & valleys if you will. Part of this is how fast your body recovers from an elevated BG load. Normal varies from person to person and depends upon age, physical condition, weight, activity and many other factors.
In my situation, a pre-meal BG reading of below 5.0 (Canadian), while considered slightly high for normals, feels very low to me. A 2-hour after reading of below or around 6.0 is optimum for me but again, high by classic normal standards.
According to what I've read around here, meters are not 100% accurate. I think this is what is producing the relatively small changes in your test figures. Your morning fluctuations are probably the Dawn Phenomenon -- normals get this too.
Some of the meals you descibed are loaded with carbs. I don't know if you are overweight but just for an experiment, lay off the burgers, fries, pasta & bread for a week and then take a few readings.
Hi there again. You're back! "Dawn Phenomenon" is when the blood sugar starts to rise in the morning after you wake up. One explanation is that your body sends blood sugar into the blood stream to be ready for your day's work, giving you the energy you need for activity. This would explain why you would have a higher reading an hour after your first one even if you hadn't eaten breakfast in between the two times you test your blood sugar. This might be a good reason not to skip breakfast! Anyway, as far as your blood sugar readings, you're doing fine. Since you don't know your family history, it's probably a good idea to be aware of what your blood sugar is. At this point, you're ok. If you see that your blood sugar is slowly rising, then cut down a little on the carbs. For example, substitute another vegetable for a potato. Switch to whole grain bread if you're eating plain white. Don't eat a whole meal of pasta - make sure there's protein and fats like oil and cheese with it. In this way, you can drag out the blood sugar rise if it's starting to get elevated.
21 years old...Systemic Lupus , lupus nephritis , raynoids , Carpal Tunnel
The Old Normal is no more so I and we have to find a New Normal...
Hi frombc, here are some websites to look over.
This second website is about LADA. Maybe you can find more information there. And remember that an endocrinologist is the specialist that can help determine this.
One of the best things you can do is have a log of your days recording what you eat and what your blood sugar is. I'd also add how you feel at the moment when you test. It might not be scientific but the readings should help when you explain what's going on to the doctor. I went through menopause before I started testing my blood sugar so I have no idea what effects it had. (And, oh gosh, that would have been one more thing I didn't need to worry about!)
I'm sorry you're going through a rough time now with adrenaline in your gut. I hope that resolves itself. Good luck with your doctor's visit. I hope you get some relief and some answers. Try not to stress yourself further over the blood sugar though so you don't end up in a never ending cause - effect cycle.