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cvc
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   Posted 7/3/2010 5:36 AM (GMT -7)   
sometimes i think my readings are wacky. This morning my reading was 108 !!!  Now last night for supper I had some turkey,meatballs,few chips, some potato salad and a small pc of cake at 8pm. I tested at 7 am this morning and I was 110.
 
I even took a short walk after supper last night. Im trying to drink more water but it seems like im not thirsty and making myself drink alot im in the bathroom 6 times a day ! Again I do not want to go on any meds but I still want to be able to eat things.
 
Someone said you should be under 100 in the morning no matter what you eat. My meter has a 7 day and 14 day average and mine says 97.
 
Should I throw the meter out and just do my 6month blood work that my Dr does ??
 
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   Posted 7/3/2010 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I think you've hit it on the head when you call yourself 'watchful worrier'!  Please go back and read the thread you started "Are these numbers bad?"  All our responses to you will be the same as you will get again this time!  Yes, doctors are looking for morning fasting numbers to be under 100.  They will say if it's 100 to 125 more or less, that you are "pre-diabetic".  The potatoes, chips and cake last night are all carbs that will raise your blood sugar - which you already know - and you're surprised?  Your 14-day average of 97 is fine (as long as this is an average of readings taken throughout the day and not just a one particular time of the day).  I suggest going back to your doctor if you're so worried and having a talk about your blood sugar.  Drinking so much water will certainly flush out your kidneys.  tongue
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cvc
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   Posted 7/3/2010 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
ok this morning i ate oatmeal and yogurt and water at 8:30 am, then went out and pushed the lawnmower for an hour and tested again at noon I was 97, isnt that too high after doing that work ??
 
I also do not eat between meals isnt that a good thing


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cvc
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   Posted 7/3/2010 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   

oh and yes those averages are taken throught the day all different times

 

 

Seems as though I should be in the 80's


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cvc
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   Posted 7/3/2010 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
also I take Pravastatin and Diovan will eithere of these raise blood glucose ? I take a daily vitiam and a baby asprin too

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 7/3/2010 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
To find out if certain medication affects blood sugar, Google the name of the med for side effects or ask a pharmacist.  Having the 97 after mowing the lawn after breakfast is not bad.  You ate oatmeal which is high in carbs though it would probably be more drawn out over time rather than spiking as if you'd eaten bread and jam.  Activity would probably use up some of the carbs but what your blood sugar would read after that depends on how much oatmeal you ate, what was in it, what was in the yogurt, how much effort you really exerted when mowing, ad infinitum.  There are so many variables that you cannot predict precisely.  You are worrying for nothing.  Your blood sugar is not significant enough that a doctor would tell you that you are diabetic or needed meds.  I suggest that you stop testing so much and talk to your doctor if you are that concerned.  (He might want to discuss anxiety with you.)
 
Also, in order to save precious space here on the forum, you can go to your last post and edit it to add things that you forget instead of beginning a new post.  You might want to get rid of the double spacing in your signature, too.  Using single spacing helps save space.  For some reason, one of your posts here had two complete signatures one after the other, so I deleted it.  I cannot alter your signature, which is why the whole thing disappeared.   


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cvc
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   Posted 7/3/2010 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Yea I hear ya.
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


cvc
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   Posted 7/4/2010 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   

another question; last night I had a Burrito and a taco, bottle of beer. 10 hrs later I tested at 102, now if I had an icecream at say 9pm last night would my glucose at 8am have been even higher or is it possible that overnight I had dropped  some and my body increased my glucose thats why it was 102 ?

 

I used to eat ice cream for desert on the weekends and I dont remember my sugar being real high the next am.

 

I may just not test at all and leave it to my fasting test my Dr does every 6 months. Im sure I would have alot more hair left ! I just dont want to get a fasting test and find its high and I have diabetes and they put me on meds !


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


TVEditor
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   Posted 7/5/2010 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I may just not test at all and leave it to my fasting test my Dr does every 6 months. Im sure I would have alot more hair left ! I just dont want to get a fasting test and find its high and I have diabetes and they put me on meds !

There are worse things than being put on meds. Limb amputation, heart disease and stroke as the result of diabetes spring to mind. If you replace your goal of no meds with good health, you might have better results.

As of today (my birthday ... Happy Birthday to Me ;-), it has been 2 years since I took control of my diabetes without using medications . I know that the day will come when I will need medication but so far so good. Since, as far as I know, you haven't been diagnosed diabetic as of yet and are mainly concerned about (somewhat) high BG readings, you could probably use the same techniques that I used -- diet & exercise -- to lower those number to a point where you are comfortable.

Lanie has given you very good advice. Now you have to do some homework and research if you want to make sense of your readings. As she explained, there are many variables that can affect your readings; one of them being stress. Stop worrying and start thinking. It's not a high school exam you're trying to pass. It's about your health and life.
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cvc
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   Posted 7/5/2010 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   

I understand. I did try an experiment today. Yesterday I ate breakfast at 7:30 am , oatmeal, then nothing until lunch time, tested before lunch and I was 105.

 Today I ate the same breakfast same time but I ate some peanut butter crackers at 10:00 because I was hungry. I tested again at noon and I was 93.....Is it possible that not eating a snak between meals or before bedtime I see reading higher ?

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


SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 7/5/2010 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you know how to count carbohydrates? Because from what I've seen you NEED to. I'm going to tell you a true story. My finacee's brother didn't take care of his diabetes. He had to have his leg amputated. Then because he still didn't take care of his diabetes, it lead to heart problems. He had 5 heartattacks in a 3 HOUR SPAN, and DIED. Your blood sugar should be anywhere from 90 to 120. When you eat you need to count your carbohydrates. A male should eat 5 to 6 units of carbohydrates a meal and a female should eat 3 to 4 units of carbohydrates a meal. Now, 15 carbohydrates is ONE unit. Now, you are supposed to test your bloodsugar BEFORE you eat and 2 hours AFTER you eat.

IE:

Bloodsugar is at 70 when you test, EAT all units available for the meal


Bloodsugar is 105 when you test before you eat, EAT 4 to 5 units of carbs (if guy) or 2 to 3 units of carbs (if girl)

Note: If you don't take care of your bloodsugar you can go into a diabetic coma
Note: You can go into a diabetic coma if you are too high or too low
Note: You will be very blessed to be alive if you go into a diabetic coma, due to a majority of people who go into these comas, die
Note: It is best to control diabetes by following all doctors orders
Note: Ask your doctor for a food specialist so that you may go to class and learn about diabetes


Moderators, this is my PERSONAL experiences and PERSONAL opinions of being a diabetic myself. The fact I am working in the medical field, is NOT protrayed in this.
 
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LanieG
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   Posted 7/5/2010 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
smurf, I don't think you have read cvc's posts completely.  He does not have high blood sugar, much less critical levels.  With averages of 97, he has blood sugar most of us can only dream of.  Please don't push scary scenerios needlessly on someone who is overly worried! 
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cvc
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   Posted 7/5/2010 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   

Wow thanks Lanie, I almost was heading to the hospital , lol I know I may be, ok I am, more anal than most, but I started checking it and now im kinda playing with what changes mine either up or down.

Again I go for blood work every 6 months !


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 7/5/2010 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I believe you said there was no diabetes in your family and that may lessen a person's chances, first of all.  A factor that might lead to higher than "normal" readings could be carrying extra weight, so losing weight in that case helps.  A heavy, sedentary person who eats a lot of carbohydrates may risk becoming insulin resistant, which means the person still produces insulin but the body might not be able to use it efficiently and this may also lead to higher than normal readings.  In my opinion, if anyone sees these things happening, then a change of lifestyle and eating plan can probably control the blood sugar and bring it back to normal - and remember that "normal" has different parameters to different doctors, labs and professional organizations.  I think it's fine for you to monitor your blood sugar on a weekly or monthly basis to see your averages but if you're stressing over these small things, then you need to discuss all this with your doctor.  Please read the two stickies at the top of the Diabetes Forum here: the Testimonial by Chris (TVEditor) and the second one which has a few parts, particularly "What makes our blood sugar rise?"  Please don't get anxious over these numbers but eat sensibly and continue your regular exercise.  yeah   (And no more "What if?" questions!  smhair )
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cvc
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   Posted 7/5/2010 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Well what if, lol I am trying to loose some weight now just like 10 pounds. Im biking,doing NordicTrac and weight lifting. Also trying a glass of red wine with dinner, not crazy about the taste

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 7/5/2010 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Men usually have an easier time to lose weight because they have more muscle.  Lifting weights is a really good way to build muscles which help use up glucose in the system.  The cardio also uses up glucose and helps your heart, circulation and blood pressure, so all of that is beneficial to you.  If you want to lose weight, then do all that and cut down on the carbs.  Don't drink wine if you don't like it.
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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 7/6/2010 2:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually Lanie, his blood sugar was great, as I even posted the range of normal bloodsugar. I was refferring to the choices of food. In fact, I guess I am one of those dreams for you Lanie, because my bloodsugar always runs 97 to 120 unless it is right after eating. And I don't take Anything, no pills, no insulin for it. I take metformin for my PCOS, and that is only one week every month. I suggested the diet classes so he can learn to make better food choices. For example, if the "supper I had some turkey,meatballs,few chips, some potato salad and a small pc of cake at 8pm. I tested at 7 am this morning and I was 110" was Turkey, noodles with meetballs, two handful of potatoe chips, a bowl of potatoe salad and a regular sized piece of cake instead, it could of done harm. I suggested to count carbs, to assist in controlling the high bloodsugar that he is NOT mentioning. I can bet you after those meals he probably is around 250 or higher. I keep my bloodsugar so well maintained that I will test myself before I eat and adjust how many carbohydrates I need according to my bloodsugar. If I get above 150 I tend to get very sick and sleepy as I get too high and go into a slight diabetic shock. So perhaps, both of you should of read what I said all the way and noticed I gave a full run down of what the ideal diabetes should be. It's possible to do it, it just takes self discpline
 
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Undergoing Radiation Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) on Radiation Days


cvc
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   Posted 7/6/2010 7:46 AM (GMT -7)   

Wow I have NEVER been over 130's even after eating a HUGE sushi meal with tons of rice and a BIG icecream after ! 250 or higher , Ill take that bet right now,lol

 

I have eaten half a loaf of bread with potatoes, cakee and ice cream for desert, and tested 1hr,2hr and 3 hr just for the heck of ti and still am uner 140. nono


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 7/6/2010 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
So you gave yourself a glucose tolerance test?  Glad to see your blood sugar didn't shoot the moon!  Do you go bungi jumping for fun, too?  tongue
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cvc
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   Posted 7/6/2010 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Nope I train tigers ! nono
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


SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 7/6/2010 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
cvc said...

Wow I have NEVER been over 130's even after eating a HUGE sushi meal with tons of rice and a BIG icecream after ! 250 or higher , Ill take that bet right now,lol

 

I have eaten half a loaf of bread with potatoes, cakee and ice cream for desert, and tested 1hr,2hr and 3 hr just for the heck of ti and still am uner 140. nono

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You sure you are diabetic? If I ate half a loaf of bread, potatoes, cake and iceream I'd be in a coma.  And rice is a no-no for a diabetic.  Because if you are being truthful on your bloodsugars, it wouldn't be anywhere close to those readings if you were diabetic. I only got above 140, One Time, and that was within 2 weeks of being diagnosed and before my diabetic dietician classes. If you manage to keep under 140, what are you before you eat? Near comatose levels? Only thing I can think of...


 
Smurfy Shadow/Desirèe 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis
Medications:  Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D, Pro-Air, Pepcid, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops  PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl
Undergoing Radiation Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) on Radiation Days


cvc
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   Posted 7/6/2010 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   

No im not diabetic, never said I was... idea Before i eat I am like 88-90's, fasting levels are 90-100

 

If you re-read my post I think I had that in there. Sorry if I made you think I was a diabetic smhair


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


SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 7/7/2010 12:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Your blood sugars are whacky due to what you eat. If you had a big meal at supper, in morning you will be in the 100s. However, if you ate the counted carbohyrdates, you would always stay in the 96-120 range if it is well controlled. But that takes a lot of self displine. In my family we have 4 of 8 diabetics, and I grew up seeing my brother go into coma after coma. I vowed to myself then if I was ever to become diabetic, I'd listen to my doctors. And I did become diabetic, and I kept my vow which is why I'm in the "dream area" range.
 
Smurfy Shadow/Desirèe 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis
Medications:  Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D, Pro-Air, Pepcid, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops  PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl
Undergoing Radiation Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) on Radiation Days


cvc
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   Posted 7/9/2010 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   

ok I went in for my 6 month chloestrol blood work today after a 12 hr fast. Just for fun I tested my glucose before going in, I was 77. I then went in an hour later, had the test and left and tested again, still hadnt eaten, I was now 92 ?? So if my meter test was 92 what would that make my plasma test...

Its weird why I was 77 and didnt eat and went up to 92...


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 7/9/2010 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Probably because your body was doing what it's supposed to do:  making sure you're surviving.  Not eating for awhile normally makes the blood sugar go down but when the blood sugar is low, we get tired, sleepy or lethargic, so the body tries to make sure you have some energy to function and will dump some glucose into the bloodstream to give you that energy.  Sometimes this happens overnight and we see some higher blood sugar in the early morning, called dawn phenomenon.  (So don't worry.  After all, you need that energy to tame those tigers, right?!)  tongue


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Post Edited (LanieG) : 7/9/2010 1:27:16 PM (GMT-6)

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