... Ok, just tried to do my best yesterday. All day I went very low carb and my numbers dropped (a little too fast) because I've been used to such highs that a slight amount lower made me feel shacky as ever. Mind you, my numbers have been in the 200-300's so these numbers are great for me. This is what happened:
7:30pm 156 Started feeling very shaky... (8 replies)
... or if the BG drops to a hypo range during the night, then increases in a rebound or Somogi effect from the liver, which requires less insulin to prevent the hypo. Testing every hour would be even better, but who wants to stay up all night? ... (8 replies)
... I've been able to keep my A1c in the range of 5.5 to 5.9 almost from the start of going on insulin almost four years ago. I'm on both basal insulin, Lantus, and a fast acting insulin that I take with meals. ... (1 replies)
... My understanding is that elevated insulin levels can indicate insulin resistance, even before blood sugar levels start rising. ... (7 replies)
... As the names imply, the glucose test measures how much glucose, which is a source of energy, is in your blood. And the insulin test measures how much insulin, the hormone that enables glucose to enter cells and be turned into energy, is in your blood. ... (2 replies)
Do you have a link or the name of a site where I can read more about the new standards? I'd be interested to know what all the new guidelines are.
Jo-Ann (7 replies)
... Unfortunately, I don't know much about the insulin levels... ... (7 replies)
... I thought maybe I should ask for a fasting insulin test and go on metformin if that's in a higher than optimal range? ... (4 replies)
... My last insulin test was 114. ... (1 replies)
... I am just wondering how you go about being diagnosed with insulin resistance? ... (4 replies)
... is 37.62 which seems to be high when compared to the normal fasting reference range of 2. ... (0 replies)
... Normal range of 2. ... (5 replies)
... I am a big believer in monitoring one's own blood sugar levels. While the A1c test is a wonderful tool for the doctor to monitor overall blood sugar levels, it doesn't tell the patient what's happening on a daily basis... ... (4 replies)
... I know this is a diabetic board but didn't know where else to post. My doctor did an AC1 and insulin test on me because I am over weight and my stomach is big. I am 5'2 weigh 175. My ac1 is 6.1 my insulin is 9. ... (4 replies)
... first thing that jumps out at me is your triglycerides are low (10.4% body fat, I'm not surprised), but there is a such thing as too low so you might want to talk to your Dr about that, and perhaps add something like fish oil to your list of supplements.
the rest of your lipid profile looks really good.
as for the glucose testing, 90mg/dL for fasting is perfect, and 5.9%... (4 replies)
... d this same question of JJ cause i know she is type 2 and closer to what i have but you are a fountain of info too and so i wanted to ask you too. today i did a test on a food called dreamfields. not sure if you've heard of it but it supposedly has only 5 net carbs but you HAVE to cook it el dente or it wont work. ... (34 replies)
... k enough about me, sorry, thanks so much for your help again..also my Dr. is a rare Dr. and she says when i lose the weight and get my aic down from the 6 and my insulin down from the 17 and i am stable that i can come off the meds, even the statin i am taking now, the blood pressure i may stay on to feel safe... ... (34 replies)
... t want to be "connected" or "tethered" to something all the time either. I also believed all those urban legends floating around about it dumping a full vial of insulin into you. ... (7 replies)
... Hi DeWayne. It sounds like you are doing fine. First off, the OGTT looks great. While I'm not an expert on insulin levels, it seems that you don't have any insulin resistance as your insulin level was well within the normal range (bottom third) at the same time that your blood sugar was also more than acceptable (excellent in fact).
As for the home finger sticks, keep in... (3 replies)
... I'm not diagnosed diabetic, but have monitored my blood sugar for some time with finger sticks as it's in my family.
Recently, due to some fatigue issues, I started seeing an Endo. By way of background, I'm male, ideal weight, no medical conditions, seemingly healthy. But I told the Endo I'd seen my blood sugar go as high as 200 one time after a fast food meal (double... (3 replies)