... I can maintain very healthy blood sugar levels if I limit my non-fiber carbs to about 400 calories per day (100 grams), divided into six meals of about 70 (20 grams) calories per meal. No insulin. No medication. No symptoms.
But... if I increase carbohydrates, I really suffer, even though my blood sugar levels stay at healthy, albeit higher levels.
Of course, the more... (2 replies)
... By "3 month glucose test", do you mean the HbA1c or glycosylated hemoglobin test? ... (11 replies)
... A blood glucose is a single measurement in time. A calculated mean is the average value of glucose, calculated mathematically with several glucose measurements over time. ... (4 replies)
... Did your thirst go away? (7 replies)
... and I've never had gestational diabetes. Does one fasting glucose above 100 warrant further testing? ... (7 replies)
... the post and the advice. My 2 hour numbers post meal are usually 120 or lower on my meter. I avoid rice, pasta and I eat the whole grain high fiber wraps instead of white bread with my meals if I want bread. I don't see a big jump when I do eat potatoes which is rarely and only in small amounts but I keep an eye on them. ... (2 replies)
... Hi Coding. First off, you lab result of 123 was not "ok". ... (2 replies)
... losing body fat, and choosing carbohydrates carefully. Such lifestyle changes must be permanent in order to avoid progression to diabetes, or limit the severity of diabetes if it does occur. ... (1 replies)
... Not too late is it? Its not likely that gaining a few pounds at most would increase my blood sugar from 98 to 126? (24 replies)
... If your waistline at navel level is greater than half your height, you are likely to be at increased risk of diabetes and other problems associated with obesity. ... (24 replies)
... dl are an even earlier warning sign of increased risk of diabetes. ... (11 replies)
... Ditto everything Catheryn said.
This is a good opportunity to remind everyone that getting T2 diabetes is NOT the patient's fault! Many people are overweight and do NOT get T2, and quite a few are underweight or correct weight and still do get T2.
Hopefully, WickedLady, your doctor was looking at what he thought was a fasting blood glucose, when it wasn't. So have... (9 replies)
... I am a 41 year old female that has fasting blood glucose done yearly, and I have for about 4 years now. ... (11 replies)
... Your fasting glucose of 97 is normal but getting up there. ... (7 replies)
... level... I was wondering if I should get more testing done. I just had a baby 4 months ago.. During my pregnancy I had all the symptoms of gestational diabetes, only I passed every glucose test they did. And believe me they tested me every month until 27 wks of pregnancy. ... (1 replies)
... A couple of months ago I started feeling a little lightheaded, dizzy, weak if I went too long without eating. Once or twice felt like I was going to pass out. ... (5 replies)
... A diagnosis of diabetes can only be made with glucose levels drawn by a lab. A home glucose meter can not be used. ... (15 replies)
... Yes by "blood glucose systems" I did mean...Meters or Monitors. ... (5 replies)
... people in the US are NOT given medication. They are given advice on proper diet and exercise in order to PREVENT the necessity of ever going on medications! ... (10 replies)
... c talked to you about diet and exercise and that is the way to go to avoid medication in the future. Keep a close watch on your numbers and maybe even buy a home glucose meter so you can test your own fasting blood sugar once in awhile. ... (8 replies)