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   Posted 5/5/2005 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok, I got blood moniter yesterday from doc. He is giving me 2 months to moniter glucose, exercise, diet and then decide if he will do meds or not. But he never explained the readings to me ~sigh~ I am frustrated. . At 3 pm it was 154 at 7 it was 142 at 11 it was 178 and this morning it was 198. How bad are these and what is the number I am looking for here?
I need a goal to aim for. He was so busy lecturing me on getting diabetes he forgot to tell me what my sugar SHOULD be.
Thanks for any info , Rhonda

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   Posted 5/5/2005 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
In a perfect world depending on your age, fasting BG should be under 120. Take your readings first thing in the morning, before lunch and before dinner. That should be enough to let him know what's up. Record your carb intake in grams of carbs per meal. Record your amount of exercise each day. Put the weekly averages on a piece of paper and mail/fax it to his office after two weeks. That should give him enough time to see if your diet and exercise is working. He doesn't need two months.. He seems to be putting you off. You may want to consider a new doctor or ask him why he is dragging his feet. Maybe it's been his experience that people don't usually follow their diet and exercise and he's projecting that on to you. He doesn't know that you are so interested in getting good sugars that you are posting and researching on line. I would try the two week thing and then call the office and have HIM call you back, not the nurse, not the receptionist. Ask him to start some meds (he might be able to give you some office samples) so you can see if they help your sugars. Do the whole carb count, exercise, sugar testing thing for two more weeks and see what is up. Mail/fax it to his office. Call again. Remember he is busy. Also remember you are trusting him with your future eyesight, kidneys and the chance to keep your feet and legs. Be very clear to him that you are interested in lowering your sugars and you need his help. If he isn't responsive to you I would take my health elsewhere.
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   Posted 5/5/2005 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I was told by my dr not to go under 70 or over 160. On the ada website it said the same thing.

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   Posted 5/16/2005 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, MAKE ABSOLUTELY sure you try and stay above 70, much below that and you start loosing your thought process and get very confused. I have been conscious and walking around as low as 25, but it isn't a good thing.

I would much prefer to be at 200. IMO

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   Posted 5/23/2005 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
sad    Hello Rhonda my name is mya an i was dxd pre-diabetic  and my doc put me on actos 50mg i take it at night right before bedtime. my suger levalhave been around 85,90s and some times it will be in the 100s, tongue   but iwas told that 70 to 140 was good an not to go too much over those numbers. so when you hit 198 that kinda scared me. and to think your doc wants to wait two months is kinda freaky, my doc had me checking my blood everyday three times aday an then he had me come back in 30 days to see if my suger levels where level.
    im still taking actos and my suger levels are doing great.oh girl im sorry i didnt tell ya when i was dxd , well it was this last feb.so im fairly new to this disease...... my granmother had type 2and was insalon depended.so yes i agree with all that have posted that keep a close watch on this ... its a very ugly disease............good luck and stay well. lets us know  a friend.
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   Posted 6/12/2005 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank for the reply all. Nice to meet ya Mya :)
I have sugars under control with diet and running usually in the 90s to 110. Mornings are around 99-102 so alls good and no meds needed at this point. Doctor needless to say is thrilled and so am I. I was hoping I could control this with diet and exercise and so far so good.

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   Posted 6/12/2005 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Diabetes is an evil disease...responsible for my wife's death...Opinions vary but the 120 is good altho' some docs will tell you under 100 for your blood sugar...Make sure you also have your extremeties examined...feet, toes,fingers...diabetes can cause poor circulation..and regretfully..loss of limbs....as well as kidney failure...please take care of yourself..

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   Posted 6/18/2005 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
TO ALL DIABETICS..i am type 2 for 5 years and now i am on astos and metformin ....my reading i guess it is differnt mine range from 10.1 to 17.8 and the dr, say's i should be 6.0 to 7.0 ...but sometimes it goes to 18.9 to 28.9 it is very dangerous stage but i know how it is frustrated to control it it because i love to eat and to much junk food ans especially if i am stressed out so i know how all of u feel ...but we can help one and another on here for moral support and helpful hints ..i hope to hear from all of u and some helpful hints we can share ,,so god bless u all and take care....dolphin_lover
................Take Care All....GOD BLESS and KEEP you WELL...................Franny

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