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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 6/18/2007 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
   i am about 60 pounds overweight and have recently been testing my blood sugar levels.  When I wake up in the morning, my blood sugar levels range from 110-125.  However, by noon, they are around the 80 mark.  Two hours after eating, my blood sugars are anywhere from 110-150.  I have struggled with hypoglycemia all of my life and two of my children (not overweight) are currently struggling with it.  Many days, for no apparent reason, my blood sugars will be in the 50's and I have that awful low feeling.  Question, can I be pre-diabetes and what if any effect will the hypogylcemia have?  Thanks.

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   Posted 6/18/2007 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ann,

Our paths seem awfully similar! I have struggled with hypoglycemia since I was a teenager and was never overweight. I just got LOW. Not high ... but LOW. Shaky, restless, dizzy. I was told that sometimes in mid-life this blood sugar issue flip flops and prediabetes/diabetes can become an issue.

Guess what!!! It did in my life! My fasting levels were like yours when I was diagnosed as a prediabetic although my pp (postprandial readings) two hours after eating got higher than 150. Right now without knowing anything else about you I'd recommend getting your blood glucose tested by a doctor. Ask for an A1C. It doesn't seem unreasonable to me that you are asking questions about being a prediabetic. The good news is that you can probably get some good control with a diet and exercise program. PLUS, it will help you lose weight which will allow you to better utilize the insulin you produce!

Good luck!
Cheers -


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

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   Posted 6/19/2007 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   

It's really interesting to see that others have had the same history that I have. I also had been hypoglycemic for many years. Because of my family history, I was tested during my first pregnancy, and my hypoglycemia was confirmed. I always had problems with "rebound" effect after eating something really sweet. After spending half my life like that, I suddenly "flip-flopped" at 55. It was really a shock to have high sugar after so many years of low. My doc said "you're not the age you were then." I guess for those of us who have hypo for years, the diabetes is going to happen at some point... confused .


Your readings don't sound that high to me, but I'm new at this and certainly no expert. I think you should discuss being tested for diabetes with your doctor and see what the blood tests show. I can tell you that being here has helped me tremendously, and reading everyone's advice and experiences has helped me to learn better food choices and try to stick with it. One great thing about the low carb diets that many on here recommend is that I've lost some weight. I was only diagnosed in April, but I've kept off the first 10 pounds I lost from my sugars being so high, and lost another 3. I'm only 5'1", so thats a big accomplishment for me! Being on a low carb diet may also help you avoid the low sugar.... as I mentioned, my attacks usually were caused by "rebound" from sugary foods.

(((Hugs)))! I hope you will stay with us!


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   Posted 6/19/2007 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
You have gotten some excellent advice from peeps who have been there and done that. They know what they are talking about so you'd best follow their words of wisdom... Or you can ignore it all for about 20 years like I did and end up with neuropathy, kidney damage and eye problems... (Nah!)
~ 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

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