My fasting numbers

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mip
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 12/9/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello All -
 
I have a doc appt. this Friday and I am testing my fasting numbers every day now. I am not on any medication.
 
My numbers go from 77 to 95 for the past week. I use Accu Check Aviva.
 
I am frustrated because the numbers vary by more than 20%. I am trying to find out why by eating different bed time snack. Does bedtime snack matter?
 
Thanks!
 
Mip 
 
 

LanieG
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   Posted 12/9/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, it does for most of us.  Your numbers seem to be great though. smile   The morning fasting numbers depend on several factors:  what your reading was before you went to bed, if and what you ate as a bedtime snack and (I think) what your readings had been throughout the day before.  So, for example, if you had higher numbers than your usual during the day because of whatever reason (like being out shopping and eating out, birthday party, etc.) and you went to bed with a higher number, then logically, your fasting number the next morning might be on the high side.  On the other hand if your blood sugar seemed very level and 'normal' one day (regular low carb meals, exercising or other prolonged activity:  shoveling snow??), then your fasting might be on the low side.  You should probably have a really good A1c.  Will the doctor do one Friday? 
Lanie
 
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diabetes controlled so far by exercise and a low/no carb diet


mip
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   Posted 12/9/2009 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lanie.

Three years ago, I got a fasting of 100 from lab testing after 3-month of antibiotics. Also, I have a strong family history of diabetes. I decided to monitor. My lab numbers have been low 90's consitently. My 2 A1c results were 5.5% and 5.7%, not bad, but not great either. I seem to have some issues with my 2-hr after meal blood sugar level.

I am not on any medication. I watch my diet and exercise to control my numbers.

Friday I will have a fasting test and A1c. Will see.

BTW - my fasting from lab used to be 75 before my 3-month antibiotics course. Why it jumped to 90, no doctor has given me a good answer.

mip

LanieG
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   Posted 12/9/2009 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a family history of diabetes on my mother's side and I'm trying to stop from having to take meds for diabetes.  It's a hard fight though because my body just cannot tolerate carbs.  So, I understand what you're trying to do.  I wish my blood sugar could be what yours is!  That's an interesting connection between the antibiotics and the blood sugar.  So many things we don't understand....  Good luck with the doctor's app't Friday.  I'm sure you'll do fine. 
 yeah
Lanie
 
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Jeannie143
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   Posted Yesterday 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
90 is GREAT!!!
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