Are these numbers bad ??

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cvc
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   Posted 6/18/2010 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok I have a meter and just test for my own curiosity.
 
This am my reading was 95 before breakfast.
 
Breakfast of yogurt and oatmeal, reading was 95 before lunch 4 hours after breakfast
 
Lunch of Tuna sandwich, chips, veg beef soup and crakers
 
Tested before supper reading was 69 this was about 6 hrs after lunch
 
Now I ate a huge supper of soup, and sushi rolls with tons of rice, kinda over did it Lol  I ate probably 4 big hnd rolls, and several pcs of sushi with rice too, well alot and I had 3 or 4 candy circus peanuts after.
 
Figured I should check again reading was 133 about 2-1/2 hours after that marathon meal.
 
My buddy is a diabetic and he said " if you are going to test do it before breakfast,lunch and dinner and average the numbers. "
 
I get my blood tested every 6 months for chloestral and they always test my glucose, its always in the 90's
 
Dr has neber said to do anything...
 
I am a 50 yr old male about 5ft 9 inches and weigh 195
 
I know I could stand to loose weight...
 
 
Does this look like pending diabetes or can I keep it at bay. I love the sushi but usually only do it once a week..
will be 50 years old this year ( 2009 )
 
Uro said enlarged prostate 
 
DRE Negitive
 
Psa  2003- .55
 
     2007 - .99
 
     2008 -  1.01
 
watchfull worrier , lol


LanieG
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   Posted 6/19/2010 5:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Normally we test 2 hours after a meal.  It's good to know the blood sugar before you eat so you can see what the rise is after eating.  And of course we test in the morning before eating breakfast.  You numbers don't look bad.  I'm wondering why you're worried.  Is there diabetes in your family?  You may be stressing yourself out for no reason.
Lanie
 
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cvc
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   Posted 6/19/2010 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   

Im anal thats why,lol

 

Even the 133 doesnt look bad ???

 

I was 100 this am after that huge meal last night, still ok ??

 

Thanks

 

No diab in family but I dont wanna be the first


will be 50 years old this year ( 2009 )
 
Uro said enlarged prostate 
 
DRE Negitive
 
Psa  2003- .55
 
     2007 - .99
 
     2008 -  1.01
 
watchfull worrier , lol


LanieG
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   Posted 6/19/2010 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not a doctor, so I'm only giving you my opinion here, ok?!  I'm presuming the 133 was that high just because of your carb-laden meal and that can happen.  The 100 fasting is slightly high.  Nowadays, doctors are looking for under 100.  A non-diabetic would probably have lower numbers than that.  It's possible you're insulin resistant, meaning your body isn't metabolizing efficiently, but again I'm not diagnosing, only guessing.   The only way to be sure of what's really going on is to have a complete work-up, blood work, etc.  A huge meal that includes lots of carbs will make the blood sugar rise for a couple of hours in probably everyone.  If you are concerned, then there are two things you can do: see you doctor for some blood tests and ease off on so many carbs.  Also, get some regular physical activity into you life if you're not alreay doing this.   
  yeah
Lanie
 
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cvc
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   Posted 6/19/2010 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Thing is I would not want to have a Dr put me on meds because I would be afraid most of the time it would make my numbers go too low.

 

Like last night before supper I was 69, I didnt really feel too great and I wonder if its because of that 69 ??  If I was on meds that would probably be 49...??

 

I am trying to drink more water and get more excercise and eat better. Normal random test for me is like 98-100 and I seem to feel fine, is that ok ??

 

I know I have gotten up at like 3am and tested ( told you I was anal ) just for the heck of it and I was in the mid 80's but then at 7am when I get up and shower its been 110 ??

 

Again I do NOT want to get dibeies or go on meds. Do you think with excersise and my numbers I can keep away from both ??

 

Thanks


will be 50 years old this year ( 2009 )
 
Uro said enlarged prostate 
 
DRE Negitive
 
Psa  2003- .55
 
     2007 - .99
 
     2008 -  1.01
 
watchfull worrier , lol


LanieG
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   Posted 6/19/2010 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
With those readings I doubt any doctor would put you on meds.  They're mostly normal!  It's not unusual that you were in the 80's during the night and then woke up with 110.  Sometimes that happens because the body is ready to get up and take on the day so it needs energy.  Google 'dawn phenomenon'.  It might be that.  Some people find that a snack in the evening (not a bagel!) can head that off but everyone's different.  Your before-meal test and random tests are perfectly fine, so stop stressing!  Remember that if you're testing, it's more insightful to test 2 hours after eating because then you can see how your body is metabolizing the food.  Most people see a difference in their blood sugar (as well as their blood pressure) if they lose weight and if they engage in regular sustained cardio exercise along with cutting out some heavy duty carbs.  The bottom line is if you want a correct evaluation of your health, you need to see your doctor and have lab tests run.  Don't be afraid of doing this.  Seems to me that your blood sugar is pretty good aside from the blips, probably caused by all those carbs!
Lanie
 
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Chaul22
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   Posted 6/19/2010 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
That's the morning effect. For some reason I don't know, the blood glucose spikes in the early morning hours.

cvc
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   Posted 6/19/2010 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, thanks for the insight. I feel fine but do realize  over do on sushi night ! Im not too willing to give that up either.
 
I eat oatmeal and yogurt for breakfast every day 365 days a year, boring I know
 
Lunch usually turkey sand and water
 
Supper, fish, refried bean tacos , sushi, fish broiled salmon or equli. skim milk
 
I do love bread and we have pizza once a week
 
I am active and try to walk hils 4 times a week but maybe I need to do more to keep this at bay ??
 
I was worried with the 130's numbers but realize I ate like a horse so...
will be 50 years old this year ( 2009 )
 
Uro said enlarged prostate 
 
DRE Negitive
 
Psa  2003- .55
 
     2007 - .99
 
     2008 -  1.01
 
watchfull worrier , lol


LanieG
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   Posted 6/19/2010 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Since you have a meter, then test yourself when you wake up before you eat and 2 hours after you start eating a meal.  Those blood sugar readings should give you an idea of how you're doing.  If you're seeing blood sugar hovering in the 110's or higher on a regular basis, then you really need to see your doctor about your concerns.
Lanie
 
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diabetes controlled so far by exercise and a low/no carb diet


cvc
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   Posted 6/19/2010 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   

so you're saying 110 2 hours after eating is bad ???  I thought if it was under 140 after eating that was ok ?  Every site you read tells you something else. One guy told me test before eating and you should be under 150

 

At what point do they put you on meds ?

Mine is sometimes 100 4 hours after eating a good size meal


will be 50 years old this year ( 2009 )
 
Uro said enlarged prostate 
 
DRE Negitive
 
Psa  2003- .55
 
     2007 - .99
 
     2008 -  1.01
 
watchfull worrier , lol


LanieG
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 5396
   Posted 6/20/2010 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Please go back and read the old threads in which we discussed blood sugar levels.  That subject has been tossed around a lot.  You will probably find different parameters from the AMA, ADA and your doctors as to what a diabetic's blood sugar should be, yet a non-diabetic's blood sugar will average under 100 (more likely in the 80's) except for some occasions when a heavy carb meal is eaten.  I don't know why it is acceptable for a diabetic or "borderline" diabetic to have higher blood sugar.  Organ damage happens over time with sustained high blood sugar to the eyes, heart, kidneys, nerves and circulatory system.  It's in my best interest to keep my blood sugar to as near normal as I can.  Constantly having blood sugar 140 or higher after meals is not normal.  Consider blood pressure.  If you're on meds for blood pressure, it's to bring your pressure down to normal.  Why would you be happy with an average blood pressure of 150/100?  This is how I see it. 
Lanie
 
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cvc
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   Posted 6/20/2010 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   

Humm ok but I will tell you I feel like garbage when mine is under 90.

 

Last night I checked before supper, I was under 100, I ate a huge burioto with beans,cheese, flour tortilla and taco chips and had a bottle of beer.

 

I then shot some basketball for awhile and walked around. Tested about 2-3 hrs later just for fun I was 73.

 

I ate a spoonfull of peanut butter before bed and when I woke up at 7am I was 95, now if I didnt eat the peanut butter I wondered if I would go too low.

 

Maybe I should just quit the testing, excersise more and leave my testing to my 6 month Dr's fasting blood test, whacha think ?


will be 50 years old this year ( 2009 )
 
Uro said enlarged prostate 
 
DRE Negitive
 
Psa  2003- .55
 
     2007 - .99
 
     2008 -  1.01
 
watchfull worrier , lol


LanieG
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 5396
   Posted 6/20/2010 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
My opinion?  I think you're stressing over something that may not be a problem.  Stop testing so much. Stop overloading on carbs and eat a portion of meat/fish/chicken with sides of veggies and go easy on potatoes, rice and bread.  That is, don't center your meal around the carbs.  Make them only a small part of your meal.  When you have an annual physical, they always test your blood sugar.  Normally, if they see an upward trend they'll test you further.    Playing basketball is great for you!
Lanie
 
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diabetes controlled so far by exercise and a low/no carb diet


Jeannie143
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   Posted 6/21/2010 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
CVC,
Just noticed this thread and as Lanie said, you're doing fine. Fish, peanut butter, basket ball, walking, refried beans (hopefully without the lard!), all of this is good. Relax, lighten up a bit on the carbs and keep eating your oatmeal. (I eat it, too!) Take care and try not to worry so much.
~ Jeannie
Moderator for Fibromyalgia and Diabetes

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