Please rate my BGLs

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loverain
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 10/29/2009 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
What do y'all think of my BGLs?  I have lost 14 pounds since I found this forum and all the great people here.  I was told by an ER doc that I am pre-diabetic and should monitor my glucose levels.  He didn't really explain anything...I searched and found y'all.  So glad I did.  Anyway...my FBG this morning was 106.  Two hours post breakfast was 105.  Two hours post lunch was 119.  Two hours post dinner was 114.  I still need to lose seven pounds in order to have a normal BMI.  I'm still considered overweight at this time.  I am low carbing and really starting to love this way of eating!  I love this forum and all the people here...Lanie, Tv Editor and Jeannie, y'all have helped me so very much!  Phishbowl...you have been a great help as well.  Hope y'all will never leave this forum!  But I do wish we wouldn't have to have connected for the reason we're all here...just glad to have you!  I am a 63 year old female and do not take any meds.  Thank you for taking the time to read this...sorry so long winded.  Joni

TVEditor
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   Posted 10/30/2009 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   

Looks to me like you're doing great Joni tongue  

The '114' & '119' are still a little high by some standards but I bet much improved since you started right?  Stick with the low-carb diet and watch the pounds melt away.  In my experience, lower weight and lower readings went hand-in-hand.

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~ Diabetes under control / no meds - so far - knock on head

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loverain
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 10/30/2009 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Chris,
thanks for your reply! My PP levels have improved by leaps and bounds since I started low carbing and lost some weight. I'm still losing although it seems to have slowed down. I will keep on keeping on! Chris, what would be considered "good PP levels?" I've read so much and read so many conflicting things concerning FBGL and PP. I want to get as close to normal as possible and would like to get to normal levels...don't know if that's possible but I will work on this for the rest of my life and will not let my guard down. I'm not obsessing just being cautious as my life does depend on it as far as I'm concerned. There is D in my Mom's family and three of her siblings passed due to D complications. I'm actually glad I landed in the ER when I did and the Doc told me my glucose was high...I don't know that I would have ever checked it if I hadn't been told. and I did eat like carbs were going out of style. Ugh! My stomach rebels just thinking of all the crap I was feeding it! It likes me better now! What do you think my target PP levels should be? Joni

TVEditor
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   Posted 10/30/2009 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't worry about weight loss slow-downs -- this is normal. It takes a while for your body to adjust to new ways of eating. In my case, I lost 10 pounds in the first month, then nothing for 3 weeks, then 30 pounds in the third month! For a while I leveled off at about a 40 pound loss (which is great) but for no apparent reason, I lost another 9 pounds in just this past month (there was some considerable stress involved so that may have been a factor). I'm still trying to figure out what normal is ;-)

Have you noticed the positive side effects yet? If not, you will. Again in my case, I no longer have indigestion, gas, bloating -- I think all because of the carb cutting. When I cheat (we all do occasionally), all this returns. Good motivation to get back on the wagon.

As to 'good PP readings'; I'm no expert (I've only been at this about 15 months) but I go by my doc's advice. He told me I should aim for around 6.0 (Canadian scale ... 108 U.S.) so you're not that far off. He also told me that when I get readings over 7.0 (126 U.S.), I'm damaging something. Again, you're in the ballpark :-) Personally, when I get 4.7's (84) or 5.2's (93) , I feel like I'm Superman turn Anything below 4.7 makes me feel awful ... too low for me. You have to determine your own best range.

Like you, my morning readings are always the worst so that's where I have to pay the most attention. These days, I tend to overeat before bedtime (nuts & cheese mostly) to give my body something to work on overnight. My morning readings are still higher than I'd like but within reason.

Have you had an Hba1c test yet? If not, ask your doc if you could have one. As I understand it, its a 3 month average of how much glucose is floating around in your body at any given time and a good indicator of your progress.

Keep at it :-)
Chris - Forum Moderator, Diabetes

~ Diagnosed Type 2 in July 2008 ~ Dropped 49 or so pounds after following HealingWell advice ~
~ Diabetes under control / no meds - so far - knock on head

I used to eat 100% wrong -- now I eat 95% right


Phishbowl
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 547
   Posted 10/31/2009 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Kudos to you, Joni!! You're numbers are looking good and most importantly, you're feeling great about it all. Your enthusiasm is infectious and I think that's fantastic :-) I'm very happy for your success (OK, maybe a little bit envious, too :-) Keep doing what you're doing!
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus

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