I don't understand my numbers

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dmjain6
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   Posted 6/26/2007 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, all of this is SO confusing to me. Last week I had a non-fasting of 100, and fasting result of 125, another non fast, but had eaten very little that day of 65, had oj, (5 min later) then went to 74, and then today, non fasting but hadn't eaten in a few hours of 105, and then just now, 15 min. after dinner it was at 123. I thought after eating something it makes your numbers better? My husband was curious so he tested himself. Before dinner his was 128, then after dinner his was 118. It doesn't make sence that his went down and mine went up. This is all really confusing. Does anybody know what this means? (neither one of us has diabetes, but my husband thinks he might have hypoglicemia).

Phishbowl
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   Posted 6/27/2007 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there... keeping in mind that not 2 people have the same metabolism, physiology, lifestyle, etc., it's not unreasonable that you would show different glucose levels. You don't say when after the meal you tested. Was it at the 2-hours-after-you-started-eating mark? This is usually a good time frame for determining how your body processes that particular meal you ate. Your numbers look great to me :-)
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus


dmjain6
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   Posted 6/28/2007 10:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I was under the impression that a non-fasting result over 100 is bad, not diabtetes, but too high. The 125 fasting was done in the hospital and my Dr. told me that it looks like I'm pre-diabetic and he wants me to come back in a month and drink this stuff. (don't remember what the test is called). And he also told me that anything under 70 was hypoglicemic and 65 isn't a good reading, that is why I was feeling sick and shaky. I was at his office and started feeling sick and shaky so he tested me and it was 65, so he gave me some oj and tested me again and it was 74. You had said my numbers looked good, is my Dr. wrong? Should I get a second opinion?

Phishbowl
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   Posted 6/29/2007 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi dm.... I shouldn't have said your numbers look great. I just reread all your posts and I'm afraid to say that it does look like there may be something going on with your metabolism.

The optimal blood glucose range is 4-6.7 (72-120). A non-diabetic will, with some exceptions, almost always fall within this range when tested. Someone who experiences levels outside this range, is suspected of having some kind of difficulty metabolizing blood sugars. Diagnosis of Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, and other similar diseases/disorders can only be determined by a combination of: blood tests, C-Peptide, Glucose Tolerence Test (GTT), Glucose meter readings, assessment of symtoms, patient history and lifestyle assessment. All are necessary considerations when detemining the next, best course of action - one that is unique to you.

With the symptoms you've been having, it makes sense to me that your doctor might refer you to a Dietician or Nutritionist. For anyone that has difficulty managing their blood sugars, proper diet and exercise must be followed. A Dietician would help set up a good lifestyle plan, tailored to you and your requirements. You need to develope a plan for eating so as to avoid those nasty lows and you need to understand what to do when they do happen.

I think it was mentioned in one of your other posts but, I'll say again... when you are feeling low/shaky/etc., do a finger test and "fix" the low (if it is low) with some fast-acting sugar. Test again after 15 minutes to make sure it's going up to acceptable range. If you're not planning on eating a meal within the next 1-1.5 hours, then have a small snack - one with carbs, proteins, and fats.

Keep us posted!
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus

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