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Avatar f tn i am type 2 diabetic and have been for 11 yrs. i have kept blood sugar readings within range until recently. i continue to watch my carb intake, but my blood sugar readings are higher than normal. my A1c was 7.9 so i have been paying a lot more attention to intake.
173119 tn?1296999736 d lost 16 pounds and my insulin was now down to 17, almost normal! My morning fasting blood sugar readings now vary from 85 to 105. All my other symptoms cleared up too. Left untreated, this insulin resistance will eventually lead to high blood sugar readings during the day, and can eventually lead to full blown type 2 diabetes if not treated. Are you having any other symptoms other than the high fasting blood glucose?
Avatar f tn What were your blood glucose readings when you were told this? The fasting blood sugar readings are 100-125 pre-diabetic, 126 or higher diabetic. What did the doctor tell you? It sounds like he just handed you some pills with no information. Do you test your blood sugar at home? Have you made changes to diet and exercise. You really need more information. I would make an appointment with your doctor.
Avatar f tn 2weeks later, I checked his sugar for about a week again.He has some normal readings but he also have some few high readings and that's before meals like 149, 163, 2 on the 200s, etc. family dr. keeps saying that this is normal for his age (60) that he's working too hard or too much. Is that true that it's normal or could this be pre-diabetes?
Avatar f tn We try and keep our blood sugar under 100 fasting and under 140 two hours after meals. For some of us any bread, crackers, sugar, cereal, etc raises our blood sugar too high, others are less sensitive. The key is to test 2 hours after eatingand see what keeps your blood sugar in range, we are all different. I've not heard of a menopause/type 2 connection, it is just the most common age for it to appear.
1080243 tn?1262975363 I'm a little confused, tarter. When you say your husband has "high readings 16-25 but no signs of diabetes", are those blood sugar readings? If so 16-25 (288-450 U.S.) ARE diabetic readings and the 25 especially is dangerously high. The fatigue and weight loss could very much be symptoms of diabetes. He should get checked with an A1C (an average of blood sugars for the last couple months).
Avatar n tn Hi Noelle, Just a reminder that we are not medical professionals but mostly volunteers living with Type I Diabetes or caring for someone who has it. I don't know as much about Type II Diabetes and I'm used to blood sugar readings in mg/dl, but I believe a reading of 9.2 mmol/L is about 160mg/dl, which, in case of a fasting sugar, is most likely considered diabetes. You can get more information on what various blood sugar test readings indicate on: http://www.labtestsonline.
Avatar f tn My blood sugar went up to 400 or something when I started tx in Sept. My Dr. wanted to put me on the oral drug for high sugar but it is hard on your liver. I decided that I had to get it under control!(I didn't need another med) I gave up all sugar in Oct. and watch carbs and fats also. My last test was 88. I wonder will it straighen out after I complete tx or will I always be predisposed to it. I've read alot about metabolic disorder lately and how it affects tx.
Avatar n tn High levels of insulin in your system can cause fatigue, irritability, and weight gain among other things. Even if your blood glucose (sugar) readings are normal, you can still have very high amounts of insulin floating around in your body. This is called insulin resistance because the cells are becoming resistant to the insulin your body is producing. So, your body makes more insulin to compensate.
Avatar n tn Some source say Insulin resistance develops first and high blood sugar develops as a result, and some other sources say high blood sugar is the cause of insulin resistance. Which one is true? The genetic angle seems to imply that insulin resistance comes first, and the "you are the culprit" angle implies high blood sugar comes first.
Avatar n tn I kind of worry about insulin resistance due to genetics. My fasting sugar is as low as 77 and as high as 99. My doctor friend said as long as I keep my weight,diet and exercise in check that I will never develop type 2 Diabeties. My blood pressure is 112/58. That was last week. Although when I first get to the doctor it is 130/75. White Coat. I go into fight or flight at the doctor. My doctor even thinks my blood sugar elevates in his office. Makes since that adrenalime could do that.
Avatar f tn I'm a 30 year old woman recently diagnosed with PCOS (based on ultrasound, anovulation, infertility, and amenorrhea) by a reproductive endocrinologist. My GP did some blood work and a glucose tolerance test. my postprandial BG was 87 mg/dL (70 - 140 RR) but my insulin was 32 uIU/mL (0 - 17).
Avatar m tn This is a paper I wrote, based on my own research, and findings. I strongly believe it to be a factor in my relapse. IR is a PREDICTOR of SVR. This is very important to me and may very well be the reason I failed Hep C treatment... HCV slowly damages the mitochondria through a process of oxidative stress. Aerobic exercise helps produce more mitochondria and a high-protein diet boosts the benefit of exercise, which decreases insulin resistance.
539156 tn?1281818356 If 148 is the average reading for your fasting blood sugar, than that is diabetic level. Fasting blood sugar readings should be less than 100 and ideally 80-90. Unless you know what your blood sugar readings have been with and without food, you can assume from your reading of 148 IF it's fasting, that you have had diabtes all these years. I am surprised that your family doctor did not keep on top of this. I am a former diabetic that was insulin and pill dependent.
Avatar n tn On the report it did not show outside the normal but she said the usually accepted cut off for insulin resistance was lower than my level. I was placed on 500mg metformin, told to cut out process/refined sugar, carbs, and be re-tested. This process has continued and now I am on 2000 mg of metformin and my levels are actually higher. I have not been perfect with the diet but certainly much better than before.
Avatar f tn Hi, your question is not easy to answer. Insulin is anabolic, not catabolic. It causes your body to store fat. Glucagon is catabolic. Typically these two work together in perfect synchronization. Insulin resistance results when the cells are no longer able to respond appropriately to insulin and it's instruction to take up sugar from the blood stream. This may happen when the cell has already exceeded it's ability to store sugar and energy / fat.
Avatar n tn The best way to control type 2, which is a problem with hgh insulin / insulin resistance resulting in inability to tolerate carbs is by reducing the amounts of carbs you eat (particularly grains, and starches) and avoiding sugar in all forms (added, and in fruits).
230972 tn?1224470126 I was diagnosed with PCOS and Insulin Resistance when ttc and took Metformin among other things to ttc. Ive also just started Maternity Leave a week ago from my fulltime high stress job. I also have a lap band so I do not eat very large amounts and am restre=icted with certain types of food. My GTT blood test came back fine as has my other test random blood sugar testing and my urine checks have all been fine also.
Avatar f tn But in general good safe protocol is to wait until you see a pattern in your blood sugar numbers before you make changes, not just one or two readings. Then make changes conservatively a unit or two at a time and watch the results for a few days before making another change. Of course if you are experiencing lows you want to treat them as appropriate with glucose tabs and perhaps test more often.