"I've had a few laughs wih this thread but do you guys think that the person who posted the question to begin with is really concerned and would like some answers? I would like to see some serious replies as I have the problem of high fasting numbers...108-119 even though my PP levels are almost always 120-125 two hours after a meal. I've heard about DP and wonder if that's what's happening to me. I would also like to know what normal levels are during the day...not after a meal or a fasting level...just during the day. I guess that would be a random level? Thanks, Joni"
A random testing at any time of the day, except maybe after a high carb meal, for a non-diabetic would most probably be under 100. For a diabetic it could be higher but it depends on if medication is taken or not. And if the person is a mild diabetic not on meds (like me), it depends on what was eaten and when and what the person has been doing. If you eat a nice low-carb meal and then go for a long walk or ride your bike, then you'd probably have lower blood sugar than if you'd sat down to watch TV after the meal. Activity at any time makes your body use up the glucose running around in your system. This is true with anybody but if you're not on meds and are a mild diabetic as you seem to be, then you have to consider those factors I mention in addition to your individual case, that is, how much insulin your pancreas is still producing and if the insulin is still able to be used efficiently. So, what if your average blood sugar during a 24 hour period were 126? That would be equal to an A1c of 6. Our A1c should be under 6.
Striving to attain blood sugar readings of a non-diabetic for us is tricky because of this, but as we've said in so many threads here, cutting out food made with flour and sugar, potatoes and corn helps us do this. If we do all this and engage in reasonable, sustained exercise but our blood sugar is still hovering in the low 100's or higher, then you and your doctor should be talking about taking meds. And doctors are different as far as what they think the point is where we need meds or not. It's a matter of professional opinion.
I hope this helps. I hope you spend time reading back over our past threads because we've talked a lot about this.
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds
Post Edited (LanieG) : 9/17/2009 10:37:23 AM (GMT-6)