can someone explain this to me?

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tomah
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   Posted 5/1/2007 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I have NOT been diagnosed with diabetes, and have  no symptoms.  However, at my physical last year, my fasting blood sugar was 99.  My husband has been advised to watch his sugars, so I have been checking mine too.  I am overweight and cannot exercise due to a shattered heel.  My sugars first thing in the morning (after fasting all night)  are 109 - 116.  After about 2 hours, and drinking a can of pop - they are 96.  I ate some pasta for lunch today, and checked my sugars after an hour, and they were 95.  After two hours they were 90.  I am due for my physcial in 3 weeks, and am worried that I will have a high fasting sugar reading.  Can anyone explain this to me?

4sons
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   Posted 5/1/2007 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Your fasting levels are high but the others sure aren't!! Tell us what you eat from about 7:00 PM until bed and if what kind of exercise/s you might be engaged in.

Thanks!
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


tomah
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   Posted 5/2/2007 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I usually don't eat anything after supper (about 6:00).  If I do, sometimes it will be about 10 almonds, an apple or a couple of wheat crackers.  I don't really do much for exercise because of a shattered heel.  I can walk short distances, clean house, but other than that - very little exercise.

Jeannie143
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   Posted 5/2/2007 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
tomah,
You appear to be blessed with a normal metabolism. Your slightly elevated morning numbers may simply be the normal dawn phenomenon where your body prepares your body for the morning activity of going out and finding food and water (our bodies still think we live in caves!).

I am on a long acting insulin, 1000 mg of metformin twice a day, eating essentially nothing white (no bread, rice, potatoes, tortillas, chips, corn...) and my morning sugars are running 100-107. You have me beat!

If you want to exercise you could try what I do. I joined the YMCA near my home and swim about 1/2 hr. 3X a week. I wear flippers to put the majority of the exercise on the large muscles in my legs without any joint impact. I have degenerative joint disease in my spine and fibromyalgia and I find that this form of exercise works super for me.
~ Jeannie
Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class!
Yours may be one of them...

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Post Edited (Jeannie143) : 5/2/2007 9:51:39 AM (GMT-6)


gelchick
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   Posted 5/2/2007 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you able to sit? If so, and you really want to exercise, I encourage you to visit www.chairdancing.com  These folks have audiotapes, VHS, or DVDs that allow you to do yoga, muscle toning, and aerobics while seated in a chair. They are very reasonably priced (and no I don't have anything to do with them financially whatsoever!).
 
I have a hard time getting up and down from a yoga mat and my local TV station did a health spot on chair yoga- I was interested and found these folks through a google search. I was so happy with the yoga tape that I have purchased several aerobics and the toning DVDs.
 
They look easy, but you can get a good workout- while sitting down!
good luck
sandy
I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett


Jeannie143
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   Posted 5/3/2007 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Sandy,
Thanks for the excellent tip. I may need it in the future since my spine is not doing so well. .. Although the name 'chair dancing' kind of brings up that silhouette scene from 'FlashDance'!!! tongue LOL!
~ Jeannie
Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class!
Yours may be one of them...

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


tomah
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   Posted 5/4/2007 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much for the information.  I will check out the chair exercises!  What a thoughtful group of people you all are!

4sons
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   Posted 5/4/2007 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
This is a great group, tomah, isn't it??? I'm not kidding ... I don't think I'd have the ability to control my eating the way I do knowing I can come here and get suggestions/support!
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise

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