Blood glucose goals of a diabetic

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Avatar n tn My question is, are these goals reflecting what normal blood sugars should be for a non-diabetic, or are they blood sugars in a range that a diabetic should be able to attain, yet not quite at the non-diabetic level? I just want to know if I am being challenged at a normal level, or given goals that still allow the baby to float in sugar, just not as bad.
Avatar n tn I am really trying to better understand blood glucose levels as they relate to a prognosis of diabetes, especially in relation to your diet and quantity of food.
Avatar m tn you have to fast for 8 or 12 hours, they test your fasting glucose, then they give a sugary drink. 2 hours after, they test your blood sugar again. if your blood sugar is >11.1 mmol/L then you are will consider diabetes, if >8mmol/L then you will be consider prediabetic-mean that you are borderline diabetic but can reverse back to normal if you improve your eating habits and exercise. hope this helps!
2135035 tn?1345463035 The conversion formula is simple, every 7 grams equals one Heaping Tablespoon of refined sugar. And eat a low carb meal. All carbs raise blood sugars, some faster than others. Use Google to understand the difference between "simple and complex carbs". Our bodies need carbs for energy so don't ignore or go to low. "I saw an diabetes specialist he was not at all concerned and did not even asked me to make any diet changes." That is a shame.
Avatar n tn During the second pregnancy, my doctors, who were a team at a teaching hospital, sort of made a test case out of me. They deliberately set my glucose goals so low that I actually passed out cold about once a week from hypoglycemia. I feared for my life, but my doctors assured me that the baby's glucose levels remain constant. If the mom's glucose drops, only SHE is affected. They likened baby to a little leach, who takes just what he or she needs, leaving the mom whatever is left.
Avatar f tn Anybody out there have a blood glucose level of 135 and actually have gestational diabetes? I've read that the acceptable number is below 140 but some doctors set the cutoff at 130. My doctor apparently sets the cutoff at 130... I had a VERY hard time with the 1-hour screening (sick, weak, dizzy) and am unwilling to do the 3-hour test. What do you guys think about the 135 level? How many women with 135 actually have gestational diabetes????
325405 tn?1262290178 they will be covered under your insurance as a prescription instead of as a diabetic supply. Same is true of Lancets and syringes and all of that other stuff for which a prescription is not really necessary including your meter.
Avatar n tn I understand it can be scary to have a blood glucose reading that appears higher than normal. However a single plasma glucose reading is not enough to diagnose you with diabetes. Diabetes is usually diagnosed based on symptoms of hyperglycemia (blurred vision, frequent urination, headache, fatigue) and a random fasting plasma glucose reading > 200 mg/dL or ≥ 1 of the following: A1c reading ≥ 6.
Avatar n tn I had seen a dietician who is a certified diabetic educator and told me that since I have type 2 that my I should not be more than 160 2 hours after my first bite. Is that right?
Avatar n tn My doctor ordered blood work, my glucose result was 103. Doc wanted to put me on a Diabetic pill. I told him No, I would watch what I eat and we'd go from there. I used to junk out bad at night; candy, chips, drink regular cokes, ect... Now I drink Diet Coke and I don't eat anywhere near like I used to. I'm probably 10 pounds overweight. I have a physical job. I'm in good health, I have high blood pressure that is controled by meds. I bought a AccuCheck Active tester.
Avatar n tn I need exact figures and percentage wise statistics of the urine (and filtrate in the glomerules of the kidney) of both a healthy person and of a person with Diabetes. I have found the urinary composition of a healthy person quite easily, i.e.: percentage of salts, water, protein, glucose, urea - but not that of a diabetic. I know this information will be from experimental data and is hard to come by, but surely isn't impossible. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. PLEASE HELP!
Avatar n tn Definite diagnosis of diabetes is usually with blood testing your glucose levels as mentioned above. A fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test , an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) or a random plasma glucose test, along with an assessment of symptoms, is used to diagnose diabetes. Risk factors for diabetes include age, excess body weight , family history of diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipedemia increases the chance of being a diabetic. Hope this helps. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Actually, articles I have read listing so-called "normal" ranges of glucose values after a meal tend to say that a reading above the mid 140's is considered possibly diabetic. However, the ranges do differ from person to person. Most people's glucose can go as high as in the mid 140's after a meal before their own bodies start producing extra insulin to bring those levels down. The range of 70-126 is considered normal before eating a meal, or as a fasting glucose level.
Avatar f tn What do you think of this situation. I have been a T2 diabetic for 9 years. diagnosed in Colorado. Through diet and exercise I became totally controlled, BG before eating 74 to 90 and after eating , never above 180 My Dr said" If he didn't know I was a diabetic he would swear I wasn't" I moved to a different state, New Dr. He told me ( after Blood work) That I wasn't a diabetic and never had been. I argued with him , told him what my Dr in Co. had said...
Avatar f tn If your fasting glucose is higher than 125 you are actually diabetic. If you get a blood glucose tolerance test your glucose level should be below 200 one - two hours after the test...
Avatar n tn I do not frankly remember whether I ever had this kind of vision episode due to high glucose levels, but if my blood sugar drops extremely low, weird vision things can happen, like the 'yellow' vision -- everything can look like a negative or even colors can look somewhat psychedelic or bright but grayed out (sort of like what she is explaining) when blood sugar levels are too low. There are other symptoms of low glucose, and I experience the same symptoms if glucose levels are too high.
470168 tn?1237471245 I have recently been under alot of stress and admit to having been comfort eating and drinking! This has sent my blood tests high again and I have been asked again to go for a glucose tolerance test. My question is, if I stick to this diet and lose some weight (i need to lose about 20 pounds). Could I prevent ever being diagnosed as diabetic? I believe that if I lose some weight that will be very beneficial.
107693 tn?1252864443 My husband last was A1C 6.2 . My question is, why is that his blood glucose is high upon waking up. It is 130 than he has breakfast and works out. So about four hours later the blood glucose level are in the 80's.
209227 tn?1242346745 I am not a doctor, just the daughter of a 40 year veteran of a type 1 diabetic and I am a type 2 diabetic. Sounds like you had what we call a diabetic coma.
Avatar n tn My glucose was 98 a few months ago - had been in hospital and was 98 - EXCEPT when they gave me either heparin or drip antibiotic drip - then it charged up to 177 - and they gave me a shot and I was back down to "normal" - but my Aic is now 6 - and glucose 105 - gosh darn - get one thing fixed and then it is something else
Avatar f tn New red blood cells live an average of three months. Excess glucose binds to the outer walls of these cells never getting ingested to be used as energy. The A1c will read this. Bottom line, go get a checkup by your PCP.
Avatar n tn Now a dx of Diabetic Type II has been made based on a 3-hour Glucose Tolerance Test. Told that Dr a year ago there was more going on that merely Thyroid and Perimenopause. Was I ever right! Turns out that in an overview of regular blood tests, I don't indicate any problems. Because of that, he turly believed nothing would be found abnormal. Fasting blood glucose is still in the Normal range despite it takes 3 hours on the GTT for my glucose to get back to a normal level.