Normal Levels of BS

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AM_BD
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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 1/9/2006 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear:

I am sorry to raise such a personal topic here! Nevertheless, for the last few days I have been having consistently low readings, approximately in the 80-90 range, both before and after meals. Of course, I am on a balanced diet (40C/40P/20F) and exercising moderately, but I am still not taking any medications. I am aware of hypoglycemic symptoms but have failed to experience any of them.

Hence, do I have anything to worry about or is it just good control (hopefully)? In addition, I am overweight and though the process has started, have not significantly lost weight. In effect, I am trying to attribute these results to something.

Regards,

AM_BD

desertdiabetic
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   Posted 1/9/2006 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Personal topics are the reason for this site. 80 to 90 is excellant range. As normal as it can get. You would have to drop to below 65ish to get into the hypo range. That range is different for different people, a little anyway.

We all strive for such numbers......
type 2 - dx 12/04
metformin 500mg 3x - avanda 2mg 2x


Warren
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   Posted 1/9/2006 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Can I borrow those numbers???  Wow...keep up the good work. Desertdiabetic said it all!

scool Warren

PS - as your weight drops into the normal zone those numbers may become the norm instead of the exception!


sharer
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   Posted 1/9/2006 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear AM_BD,
Wonerful numbers.Two points here.

1)Are you really a diabetic(Just teasing)?In overweight guys like you and i,hyperinsulinemia,at least in the early stages will keep the sugars low.It's just a compensatory mechanism to overcome insulin resistance,and sometimes it overdoes the job,leading to low values!

2 )More sinister,in a person who had high glucose levels if they suddenly start falling and the person starts experiencing hypos,endo's want to rule out malignancies,especially of the liver.I lost my father-in-law that way.A bitter lesson!
sharer
Mind is a myth,thought is your enemy,no way out!


AM_BD
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   Posted 1/9/2006 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys! The light at the end of the tunnel is indeed not a speeding train heading my way!!

sharer
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   Posted 1/9/2006 11:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear AM_BD,
your excellent control with diet alone itself indicates a very good food regimen.If we factor in the rice(which you like so much)as the carbs component of your diet,stick to it and enjoy your rice!
Secondly,your exercise must be helping you a lot to keep those numbers where they are.

Thirdly i cannot but appreciate the positive attitude you have and it's a welcome infection to all of us;believe me!

I don't think you are in any tunnel,with your attitude you are soaring high over verdant vista's.Enjoy the trip!
sharer
Mind is a myth,thought is your enemy,no way out!


Jeannie143
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   Posted 1/10/2006 1:39 AM (GMT -7)   
One little idea... (I hate to mention this...) Have you checked your meter? I mean have you used the control solution to be sure it's working correctly? Only reason I bring this up is because I was being an almost perfect person on my food plan and my numbers were going bonkers...both high and low. Talk about discouraged! After a few days of this my meter finally started displaying the low battery sign... DuH! Now I have a new meter and a whole new set of much better numbers. (The new meter was cheaper than a new battery and new strips for the old fancy one!)

Just goes to show that sometimes we need to ignore the little beasties!(as in when they are wrong!)
~ Jeannie

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sharer
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   Posted 1/10/2006 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   

As usual jeannie has hit the nail on it's head!Control solutions should be a regular part of glcometer readings.If your control solution has expired and before getting a new one,what i would suggest to AM_BD is to do a fasting,one hour pp,one and half hour pp and finally a two hour pp to check for the trend you expect.My 2 pennies worth of advise.

                                                                                sharer :-)


Mind is a myth,thought is your enemy,no way out!


AM_BD
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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 1/10/2006 11:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everybody for your suggestions. In fact, the very first thing I did was to check the meter. It was fine. Also, since the numbers have consistently gone down in the last few days, I think it is only part of a trend.

Regards,

AM_BD
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