I Want These numbers or better every morning.....BUT

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cooperazi
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 5/11/2007 9:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone,  Still dealing with those unpredictable morninging numbers.  Ok, last night I made semi good choice for dinner, had salad, bbq chicken, tortilla strips (that is the semi devil ) Then I even had about three candy kisses, I know I can see the agast look here.  Then..............later my hubby had bought ice cream, and he just happened to buy chocolate brownie, well I had about three quarters a cup of that, and some almonds, and then I woke up from the couch, started to go to bed and had one of these cookies I got from Costco, they are oatmeal and such, and supposed to be a healthy cookie, but they are note sugar or carb free  tongue    Ok I tell you all this horror story (my bad I know) to say here I was expecting my usual morning fast numbers 125-140, or even highger because of my terrible choices, and WAMMY, my blood sugar was 118.  I can count on my fingers the times I have had those numbers since being diagnosed in 2004.  Now I know there is nothing on my late night diet that I should have licience to eat.  Now I have had a few almonds alone before bed, and still wake up with the high numbers, so it was not the almonds in themselves.  I have gone to bed with 120 blood sugars to wake up to 140.  I am not on any meds, and other than the last two weeks being sick with a virus, my numbers while waking and walking(not exercise kind, just being concious) LOL, have been good, even when I have made some not so good choices.  My after dinner number last night was 136, so that is within my target of 140.  I do have better numbers if I do not eat the tortilla chips and such, but it was acceptable to me.  I do notice when we are sick, are numbers go higher.  I mean before I was sick, I was having bs numbers 0f 108 after eating, and I think that is really good right?  Ok this is getting long.  Take Care all, you are a great sorce of comfort and support, Donna

Warren
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   Posted 5/11/2007 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Well first off, you need to get your numbers sub 100.  Those numbers are ok for a full blown diabetic trying to control their sugars on meds, but that is not your case.  I would say if you could simply take metformin and get your numbers sub 100, that would be great. 
 
But to address what is going on and your question at hand, Im going to take an educated guess.  For those of us that are diabetic, what you did should have really flipped out our morning numbers, but since you still seem to be producing a really decent insulin response, all those sweets you ate marshalled the insulin response from your body.  You produced a ton of extra insulin which pushed your numbers down.  Then even with the dawn phenomenon, your numbers were already low enough or there was enough insulin in your blood stream that whatever extra glucose your liver dumped into your blood stream, it was instantly ameliorated and VOILA, you woke up to a lower morning number!  Again its a guess, but it seems to fit with what happened to you and the fact that you can produce good numbers with no meds!!
 
Keep turning in good numbers and avoid full blown diabetes or complications long term!!
 
scool  Warren

cooperazi
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   Posted 5/11/2007 10:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,  I do not understand about the full blown diabetes?  You think maybe I am just insulin resistant right now?  I was diagnosed as type II, but once the diabetic clinic said I may be just insulin resisitant.  I mean I can have high numbers if I eat enough of the carbs and sugars.  I was not real good the last two weeks, as I was ill, and that is what I do when I am ill, I want comfort food.  Although, looking back, I was not as bad as I used to be.  Though I did have some candy bars and such.  Today at lunch I split a lunch with my daughter, it was a ground meat sandwich, and potatoe salad, my after meal number was 110, I checked before my meal, it was 113.  I thought 110 was a good number.  Should it be lower????  My docotor wants me to have no higher than a 140 after meal target range.  I have gone higher, have had a few 190's and even 200, but those are very few and far between.  So, the 140 two hours after meals is not a good number for someone not taking meds?  I really want to avoid taking the medication as long as I can.  My friend ended up with liver damage, and I do not want that.  I am a cancer survivor (so far), and the cancer is the kind that will go to the liver if it were to spread, and I take some meds that the liver has to be monitored for anyway.  Am I fooling myself if I can keep my A1C in the 6's and below I am ok???
Thanks for all your help and support.  Donna

Warren
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   Posted 5/12/2007 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Donna,

Well for reference, 140-150 two hours after a meal is the target for a diabetic.  You 110 number is really just about normal (or normal for a lot of people).  Whats this tell you?  You are doing something right.  190's and 200's two hours after eating is a train wreck and we hope you don't see any more of those.  Make a menal note of what you ate when your blood sugars are good vs  bad and then for the most part, avoid the stuff that gave you bad numbers!

If you're numbers continue like that you can probably go unmedicated, and thats not a bad thing!

scool Warren

cooperazi
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 47
   Posted 5/12/2007 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Warren,  Thanks for your help and information.  I had a little semi victory tonight, but it was a semi.  Went out for dinner with daughter and grandaughter to a favorite place, The Olive Garden.  I had the chicken scampi, salad, bread.  My two hour was 150 ( I know a little higher than should be)  However, it was not sky rocketed like it usually is when I have pasta.  I think the difference was my choice that I did not have the Marinara sauce, and I took home at least half of the meal.  Now, I know I can probably have that same dinner, have onlly 1 piece of bread, ( I had two or more I think).  So learning, keep learning and trying to break and change old habits.   Portion control seems to be a big factor for me right now.  Oh, also had a peanut butter cookie at the play, actuallyl one and 1.2 cookie.  My before meal was 126, that was after the cookie redface , so it did not go up too much.   I also know probably had I taken a short walk it would have probably been in the target range.  I hope I am not being a bore, but ya know putting it  down here for my fellow diabetics to read kind of makes me feel accountable.  I was going to leave out about the cookie, but confession is good for the bs LOL.  Take Care and thanks again, Donna
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