2 hour BGL 106

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jujub
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   Posted 4/5/2010 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Is this good, or is it getting too low? I feel terrific.

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   Posted 4/5/2010 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
That's fine!  A non-diabetic would have it in that area after a large meal or most probably lower in the 80's or 90's, so you're ok.  I'll bet your next A1c is really good.  Do you know what it was last time?
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jujub
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   Posted 4/5/2010 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
My last one was 6.3. They'd been running 5.7-6.0 for 8 years, then went up to 7.5 in September.

I can do something new - I'm a little embarrassed but proud to say I can now bend down from a standing position and tie my shoe. Three months ago I couldn't even tie it when I was sitting! I've only lost 20 pounds, but I think I've lost a lot of inches.

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   Posted 4/6/2010 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah Jeannie is doing the happy dance for you!

jujub
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   Posted 4/6/2010 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you! You all have been a great help with my questions. I feel silly asking about blood sugars, but they keep changing the "normal", and everyone seems to use a different number now. I'm really comfortable with anything under 115, not pleased with anything over 125 after a meal.

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   Posted 4/6/2010 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   

What time of day/meal are you testing after?

The reason I ask is when I was first diagnosed, I went nuts on the testing.  I took readings before/after every meal for about a month and entered all the data into the software program that came with my meter.  What this showed me was that in my case, my BGL's were steadily highest in the morning and sloped off to almost normal towards night.  Knowing this, I modified my eating habits accordingly and now only randomly test to make sure I'm on the right track.

Again, this is my case and probably you will be different but knowing your personal pattern always helps.
 
Congrats on the weight loss turn   Isn't it amazing how easy it is?
 
Oh, a word of warning from someone who knows -- exercise!  I thought all I had to do was lose weight but now I'm left with some flabby areas.  I'm working on this but not as hard as I should be.  Oh yes, sock away some money for new, smaller clothes too wink
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jujub
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   Posted 4/6/2010 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Chris, my fasting glucose in the morning is usually about the same or slightly higher than my 2 hour in the evening. It gets done about 7 AM and again about 8 PM. I did test throughout the day for several random days when I first started testing to see any strange patterns.

I'm pretty sure I have that dawn phenomenon, because when I have a night where I don't sleep at all (that's another story) my glucose is lower than the evening reading.

Anyway, for the past month my fasting average has been 116 and my 2 hour 124. So it's still coming down. And yes, I go to the wellness center at least three or four days a week and do a good cardio and strength/flexibility routine. My fitness is improving a lot also.

My primary concern now is what I'm going to do with all that extra skin.

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   Posted 4/9/2010 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Judy2 said...

I'm pretty sure I have that dawn phenomenon, because when I have a night where I don't sleep at all (that's another story) my glucose is lower than the evening reading.
Just a thought with no basis in actual knowledge, but could that be due to not getting even the normal daily amount of walk about exercise while sleeping?
 
My BGLs tend to be higher before breakfast than they are before dinner. So much so that my diabetes nurse doubled my nighttime dose of MetFormin. Now they have almost leveled off.

jujub
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   Posted 4/9/2010 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
If I wait a couple of hours before eating or taking my meds, the BGL will be lower. I don't think it's because it's been a longer time; this morning I tested after 10 hours of sleep, 12 hours fasting, and it was 127. Two hours later it was 108.

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   Posted 4/9/2010 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Judy, what did you eat for dinner last night?  Did you eat anything after dinner, before bed?
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jujub
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   Posted 4/10/2010 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Lanie, I had dinner at 5:30;

barbecue chicken on that whole grain "sandwich round"
brussles sprouts
a few baby carrots
skim milk

At 7:30 my BGL was 122; I had my snack after, a small serving of lite ice cream

Fasting BGL upon arising (12 hours pp) was 126

Two hours later, still fasting, no meds, it was 108.

I also know that on nights I don't sleep all night, if I take it at my usual wake-up time it will be around 110.

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   Posted 4/11/2010 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Judy2 said...
If I wait a couple of hours before eating or taking my meds, the BGL will be lower. I don't think it's because it's been a longer time; this morning I tested after 10 hours of sleep, 12 hours fasting, and it was 127. Two hours later it was 108.


Yes, I think that's also why when I have lab tests, is lower at the lab than it is at home. The extra hour or so that it takes to get to the lab, as well as the physical effort it takes to get there.
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