Blood sugar fasting how many hours

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Avatar f tn my father is 70 yrs old.just few ago he has gone through blood sugar test.he has fasting sugar level 119 unit & pp level 100 unit.why it has happened.
Avatar f tn NO fasting is fasting 12 hours or 16 hours its still fasting. no error because you fasted for 15 instead of 12 hours.
Avatar m tn Test first thing in morning [fasting] then 2-3 hours after a meal [postprandial]. The latter tells you how the foods you consumed affected your glucose levels. Avoid/restrict those that do. Instead of waiting a week to find out if what you did works you can do this multiple times a day.
973741 tn?1342346373 For those who are lucky enough to have 8 hours of sleep, well, that's 8 hours at least of fasting every day, and probably more due to the time it takes to prepare for bed and to prepare for breakfast. This isn't fasting, it's eating discipline.
325405 tn?1262293778 Now that I have type II, what are the ranges to aim for for blood sugar levels for fasting and then for 2 hours after a meal? Right now, I'm testing about 100 to 110 in the morning and about 110 to 130 after meals. If I forget to take my metformin at night, my fasting level is usually around 120 to 130. But, with the medicine it is 100 to 110 fasting. Is this good? Is it supposed to be under 90? Or can I not aim for that goal since I'm a diabetic and is it unrealistic?
Avatar f tn Here is what I have noticed and I cannot find anything in my own research to help me interpret. For a few weeks my fasting blood sugar will be between 100-127. My spikes after meals will go over 200. It takes about four hours after a meal for me to return to my pre-meal state of 100-127. Then, suddenly, my fasting levels will be 56-72 each morning. No matter what I eat my blood sugar will remain under a hundred and then quickly drop back down to the 56-72 range.
190885 tn?1333029491 As I think I've said before, I'm not much of a fan of fasting blood sugar tests. The definition of diabetes, for example, is a fasting blood sugar above 126 and/or a number above 200 at any time. I can very easily eat a nice dessert and one hour later register 260, yet I've never seen a fasting over 115 (and it's usually, without meds, around 95 to 110).
1806721 tn?1510192923 However, I also heard that you may still have high blood sugar even though the fasting level is normal. Thus, there are a couple tests that meed to be run together esp. with symptoms. Could stomach and urine tract infections explain all the symptoms that I have? Should I request my doc to run a thorough diabetes screening test? It looks like a recent study also links h pylori infection with diabetes. Apprarently, something is not feeling right and I'm quite concerned.
Avatar n tn At dinner I ate lasagna, salad, sweet tea. Anyway 30-45 minutes after dinner, my blood sugar was 118. Is this normal or does it seem kind of high? At the doctor last year fasting it was 91. Also, I have been suffereing from severe fatigue after my long runs and have to basically sit down for the rest of the day which I hate. I am going to start to check my blood sugar after these runs to see what it is. I eat alot after the long runs but it does not seem to help.
Avatar n tn Hi Pael. Your average number of 115 is reasonable, though it is slightly higher than would be considered non-diabetic. If you can keep your numbers around this level or slightly better is great. Keep working with your dr as well. For reference non-diabetic numbers are in the following ranges:- 1. Fasting and before eating: 70 - 95 (in the 80s is considered perfect). 2. Post eating (2 hours or when blood sugar peaks): 90 - 140, but ideally < 120).
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm new to the site and have found it extremely helpful. I have had Type I diabetes for 10 years now, and have never come across something so useful before. Keep up the great work^^ Onto my question. A couple of weeks ago, I was taken to the hospital by ambulance secondary to a "low blood sugar seizure." I have no recollection of a four hour period before I went to sleep, and then 3 hours after I was found seizing and taken to the emergency room.
452066 tn?1400630477 First of all, I am not a diabetic, but would like to learn more about it and blood sugar levels due to a severe arrhythmia problem I have(also have an implanted defibrillator) and I am tired of talking til I am blue in the face to doctors and I feel there may be a link to either my glucose levels or hormones. I have been seen by 2 endocrinologists and both said I am fine...BUT they have told me that my insulin production is very high but they won't do anything about it.
Avatar n tn The levemir is not dosed based on your blood sugar at the time of dosing. It is based on your fasting blood sugar and your before eating blood sguars (assuing that your humalog dose is sufficient and you are not going terribly high after meals - which you could if your humalog is not enough).
Avatar n tn Your question is to general. Go here to the American Diabetes Association for answers
Avatar n tn I've never been overweighth, not a drinker, all blood stuff (other than liver) in good shape. Blood sugar just real high. Went on daily insulin ( I called my HCV diabetes 'adding insulin to injury'. Started tx and continued the insulin. After about week 12 went to the endocrine guy who said that glucose level (AIC and other related) were all in normal range and to discontinue the insulin. At the same time the 12 wk pcr came as non-detect.
Avatar m tn Hi, I just recently had a fasting blood test. That morning, about 3 hours before the test, I engaged in a 25 minute jog ( 5.5mph, as I do nearly every morning). Unfortunately, no one had informed me that I should abstain from exercise prior to bloodwork like this. So I'm wondering, how would exercise affect my results? Of particular (though not exclusive) interest are the following: -> Triglycerides (Total was 39. Normally it's around 50 for me, so this is an obvious improvement.
Avatar n tn Or anyone else who can comment on that fasting blood sugar 8 hours in could be 85,87 and then at 12 hours (at 5am - not sure if that plays into it) goes up to 103,104 - with NO food taken in at that possible, abnormal response at all? Thanks.
Avatar f tn Like yogurt and other carb laden snacks mfg's add sugar for flavor. This can come in refined sugar, cane sugar, corn syrup, or carb sugar, etc. Carb sugar means every 7 grams equals one heaping Tablespoon of refined sugar [nasty]. In reality there really isn't a need for late night snacking as you're only satisfying a mental craving. If temptation is too strong at least try not to snack 2-3 hours before bedtime. You can also do yourself a favor by losing some excess poundage.
149675 tn?1416676733 I don't know if I have blood sugar problems (I test negative for the diabetes A0 test), but I have for many years been hit with the type of fatigue you describe. HCV has definitely been linked to diabetes and obviously the liver is one of the key organs for regulating blood sugar (along with the pancreas). I've often thought about getting a blood sugar meter and start measuring sugar levels throughout the day and record the results in a diary.
1778927 tn?1381882347 Unless this continues to happen, at which point you should see your doctor as soon as possible, bring it up to him/her the next time you see them. I would recommend you have a fasting blood glucose done and make sure you ask for an A1C test! That will tell your doctor what your gluscose levlels have been for several weeks as ONE reading is not enough for any kind of accurate diagnosis. If you are use to eating in the morning, don't skip it even if you're not feeling hungry.......
446335 tn?1223951956 A recent pre-op blood test showed a blood sugar level of 139. My doctor had me do the 2-hr. glucose tolerance test today. Don't have the results yet but the blood sugar test they did initially showed a level of 140. I know both of those put me into the category of diabetic. Runs in the family BTW, father managed blood sugar with Glucotrol. So what can I expect?
88793 tn?1290230777 I think it is impossible for 2 cups of white coffee without sugar can raise the blood sugar so much! Just too scare to do another blood glucose test. Any one has those experience or come across those symptoms? Could some one give me an idea what should I do next?
Avatar f tn Do you test your blood sugar at home? If so, waht are your fasting numbers and what is your 2 hours after meals. If you don't test at home it may be an idea to ask your Dr to run a HBA1C and also a fasting glucose test to see how your numbers are. Metformin can lose effectiveness over time / as the diabees worsens. When you are stressed try exercise instead of eating to help counter the cravings. Try to eat low carb diet with plenty of protein and healthy fats to help you cope.
Avatar n tn Hello, So I 've been told by my doctor that my glucose levels in urine have been rising.Also that blood glucose test you do at forgot how many weeks,she said I passed it,but very close to not passing. I do not think the way they measure it in the doc's office is very accurate, by using strips put into urine. I have done some checking myself at home,by pricking the finger before and after each meal. On empty stomach in the morning,my number was 4.0.
686463 tn?1249920379 thanks a lot, how high was your sugar>? was everything fine with your firts pregnancy? I was reading a little bit in internet and after few pages I stoped, they saying about delivery problems, health issues for babies. Just could take this!!!! I dont need this stres.
Avatar n tn By the time the fasting is bad your BG is outta wack especially after eating carbs. To know how many carbs you can eat . test BG before eating (gives a base line) count how many carbs your going to eat. test 1 hour and 2 hours after eating take the highest reading. Ideally you want your BG not over 140 and or no more than a 40 pt rise. If you constantly have the hirer reading at 1 hour you can stop the 2 hour test and vise versa.
Avatar m tn I had blood tested months ago and i did ask from my family doctor about my blood sugar and she said, that is normal. I did check it out later and it appeared to be 5.8, for doc it was normal. Now i was able to test myself twice using strips, one after meal and one after waking up, both times it was exactly 5.8. After looking from internet things are little absurd cause WHO says i' am ok, but ADA says i am sick. Those things really do mess with my head, WHO i believe? Or my doctor, or ADA?
Avatar n tn But I think you are absolutely right on libertyforlife in saying that this should be handled by attention to diet and exercise and just keeping an eye on the blood sugar. Many people aren't even aware when they are in the pre-diabetic range and it is a great opportunity to keep things from progressing. Best of luck to you!
Avatar m tn Hi I have been looking at your posts the last few days and seems you are always having very high sugars, that are not going down. You also mentioned that your sugars are usually above 220. Your current medicine is not working sufficiently to control your blood sugars. Target blood sugar fasting is < 95. Ideally in the 80s. Target post eating is < 140. You blood sugar is more than double normal and this is doing damage to your body.
Avatar m tn Fasting is your background blood sugar level. This level is important as it is your starting point for average blood sugars and hba1c. So yes, if a certain amount of carb raises your blood sugar by say 30 points. If you start at 80 and rise by 30 you are 110 and still within "safe and normal range". But if you start at 110 and rise by 30 you are at 140, which is already higher than is typically ideal.