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Avatar n tn Go see your doctor and get tested, at least get the HgbA1c test. A fasting test only measures that moment at the time of the test not over period of days. The A1c goes back three months. The latter will determine whether you are a diabetic and/or a candidate. This site will show you a range of 'normal' glucose ranges and as you will see they drift all over the place from a low of 70 up to 160 depending on when you test. http://tinyurl.
2109562 tn?1347257448 Mine never got that bad either nor hit that fast my sugar test where all fine but i get sugar drops every now n then cause when not pregnant i have low blood sugar i am36 weeks tomorrow. Im just hoping its cause i skipped lunch cause i wasnt feeling well. the worst part of it dropping at walmart wasnt that bad i had my 3yrear only daughter with me she was scared she seen something was wrong took me 30 mins to get it back up.
Avatar f tn But then you have to sit around for an hour then they draw your blood and your done. I threw it all up after they drew my blood luckily, or else i would have had to take the test again.
Avatar f tn Meanwhile I need a little clarification on what you are saying. You are saying that you test the blood sugar one minute and then a minute later you test again and it drops down. How much does it drop down by? Meters are not exact within a range of as much as twenty points, so if it is less than that it might just be the meter.
268033 tn?1270171467 Is my blood sugar high? Do I need to go back to the doctor and have him up my metformin? I don't want to be like this and I am worried sick about it. Please advise. Thank you in advance.
Avatar n tn 2. can the high blood sugar rate affect the accuracy of the test I did? 3. what is my risk factor? 4. do you recommend another test?
231441 tn?1333896366 I am also concerned because I would like to try to have a baby soon and realise this may be an issue. My maximum blood sugar after eating goes up to about 150. I have had glucose tolerance tests twice in the past few years, but both times had a relatively flat to negative curve (ie. 1 hr slightly raised compared to fasting, but 2 hr & 3 hr results are usually lower than the fasting level). Is all this ok?
Avatar m tn I have a feeling your doctor didn't explain the A1C test to you. It is an average of your blood sugars over a 3 month period. Normal is about 5-6 I believe. 6.8 is diabetic. Now how did you get your a1c without a doctor ordering the test?? Do you remember what you ate 2 hours before you got that 400 reading? Did you check it again just to be sure? I bet you had a meal with possibly a lot of starch and carbohydrates? Bread, potatoes, maybe a rich dessert?
Avatar f tn You could try posting on the Gastroenterology Community forum and see if anyone can offer advice. A non invasive test for inflammation in the GI tract is a Calprotectin Stool Assay test, which if out of range (norm is around 20, mine can be as high as 40 when I have a flare of my Crohn's) can detect inflammation somewhere, but not specifically, in the GI tract. It is cheap and easy to do and only requires a stool sample.
180395 tn?1287497597 Ask your doctor to test your glucose (blood sugar) with an OGTT (oral fasting glucose and an A1c test. What you're exhibiting is Hypoglycemia, low glucose levels where your body (pancreas & liver) are not producing the right amount of insulin. Dropping below 60 mg/dl leads to drowsy/fatigue conditions. Below 40 mg/dl is considered dangerous to the point of coma. Most OTC glucose meters need calibration to the test strip, some do not, and some are plain inaccurate.
Avatar f tn I m Type-1 diabetic from last 15 years and my blood sugar level used to be under control but from last 2 Weeks, my sugar level fluctuates a lot. Fasting blood sugar is nearly around 300 : before dinner around 500 and after dinner its around 400.There is no change in my diet,exercise or my daily routine pattern. Even I take short acting insulin(novorapid) when my sugar level goes beyond 300 but it doesn't make much difference. I m really worried.
Avatar n tn There is a different measuring system for blood sugar in the two countries, which led me to believe you were referring to another test, H1C which averages blood sugar over a period of a couple months. I'm sorry that I led you astray by saying you were over the line to be diagnosed. For fasting blood sugar the standards are: Under 100-non-diabetic, 100-125 pre-diabetes and 126+ diabetes. Since your number 6.9 is equivalent to 124 (multiply by 18) you are just under the line.
Avatar n tn My now 6-year-old son has been having episodes upon waking in the morning, which were happening about twice a year, but have increased in frequency to once every one to two months. He is lethargic, extremely weak (explained by him as having no power), and is very pale. Every time this happens, he will not wake on his own. Nearly every time, something sugary with recover him quickly, although sometimes he will vomit before we can even make it to the kitchen.
Avatar n tn 1 with regular sugar) with some form of actual sugar, so for this diabetic there's not much benefit. Fructose doesn't seem to raise blood sugar, but results were mixed in terms of taste and consistency. [plus the medical literature suggests some negative long-term effects for diabetics consuming derived fructose] Sugar alcohols: overall, no for high-temp or over 30-minute baking...
Avatar n tn Next time you get a rx for tx blood work ask your doc to add the 'A1C' test. The results give you a blood sugar reading that is expressed as a number which reveals your blood sugar over the past 3 month span. If you take the A1C when they do a CBC keep in mind it's a 'fasting' test. Go in the AM.
181145 tn?1240003538 The next day they took my blood sugar all day and it was normal. Then I had the 3 hour, min four stick, glucose test...guess what- I was right and I do not have gestatinal diabetes. With me I know they did it cause the first one came back weird. But I have heard of them doing it several times and sometimes closer to delivery. I know they are going to keep putting me though every test they can think of.. I think its gonna come down to a personal choice.
Avatar n tn If you are more activce than usual you may need to eat a bit more / test blood sugar. Please do also work with your Dr. But be an educated patient. Diabetes is nto something our Dr. can manage for us. We need to manage it for ourselves. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn The bouts continued till he placed me in the hospital for a three day fast with blood sugar levels checked every two hours or so. After three days, my levels randomly changed from a low of 73 to a high of 132. The "specialist" stated that my condition was determined to be "reactive hypoglycemia" after he gave me another tolerant test which showed all levels, in normal levels till tests after consuming the sugar. My C-peptide level rose to 10.
Avatar n tn Ive had 2 doses of antibiotics but its not shifted as of yet. also would a standard blood test that you have at a docs testing for blood sugar, blood count, inflamatary and thyriod pick up hiv or anything serious ?
Avatar n tn That means eating healthy, exercising, losing weight, avoiding tobacco, controlling sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. If the event monitor does not reveal anything it would further support that there is no cardiac arrhythmia to explain your symptoms.
Avatar n tn My doctor discourages blood glucose testings -- says that's only necessary if I were on insulin. However, I will occasionally check my blood sugar -- maybe once or twice a month or if I'm not feeling well. I checked it on Sunday and found it was running somewhat high. Just for the heck of it, I checked it when I went to bed and it was 336 around 10 p.m. I happened to wake up at 3 a.m. to use the restroom and thought I would check it again since it was kind of high when I went to bed.
Avatar n tn Just wondering if Im the only type 2 who has gotten her blood sugar to close to 400. This ever happened to anyone here ? SUre I dont keep it at this level.
Avatar f tn So, will it elevate the blood sugar of someone who has no insulin/sugar impairments or only someone who does? It's my understanding that a "normal" person's blood sugar would not have gone up to 149 an hour after eating that bread because their body would've taken care of it before it got that high. Is that correct?
Avatar n tn She recently experienced a dangerously low blood sugar (20 or below) and had to be taken to the emergency room. All the literature I've read and the doctors I've asked say that it isn't a terrible problem as long as the mother didn't stop breathing and the reaction was treated promptly, but we still can't shake the fear and anxiety that something bad happened.
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.......
Avatar f tn Various things can lead to low blood sugars. If you go without eating for a period of time, your blood sugar can drop, or if you exercise strenuously (especially if you do both in combination). If you are on insulin than taking too much insulin for the carbs you are eating can definitely cause low blood sugars and these can be the more dangerous kind because you can drop very rapidly. If you are getting frequent lows, talk to your doctor.
Avatar f tn I'm assuming he is a Type 1 diabetic and on insulin? How is his blood sugar the rest of the time? In range? He needs to test first thing in the morning and two hours after each meal. How does he determine his mealtime dose of insulin; does he use an Insulin: Carb ratio? If he is going low at night he might need a snack or he might need to reevaluate his basal dose.
72351 tn?1281996142 ) I just have a question as to how high ones sugar should be right after eating. I have been sick with walking pneumonia for the past few days and have been mostly drinking alot of orange juice (the medication I am having to take for it is making me really thirsty!