Re: HELP:::::: Betty Or ANYONE ELSE!!!!!
I was slow getting back to you because I was trying to find the latest information on hypoglycemia. I bet you need to really try diet before any medications. Your highest high was a little out of line but your low was far too low. Many people are not conscious at that level. That was why I had advised you to stay in the area. How were you feeling at that point? 79 is accepted by the well known groups such as Mayo Clinic and is about an ideal fasting level. Since your doctor is using a glucose tolerance test, which is not accepted by many, a repeat test should continue until you have returned to a near fasting level or at least a stable point. Do I understand correctly that the 30 was the last reading? Did they just take the last sample and tell you to be on your way? I
Glucose problems is a big area with many opinions. First problem that could be causing it needs to be ruled out or found and treated. Insulin resistance accounts for much of the glucose control problem but but not all. A C-Peptide test from a single blood sample indicates the amount of insulin resistance. That seems to be the most common test used. Then an A1C test, again from one sample indicates your level at which you average. But all these are just indicators as there are lots of variables.
I propose diet as your first line of defence. Try eating frequently. This could be 5 small meals per day or 3 meals and 2 snacks. Diet is another area in which people don't agree but with a little experimenting you most likely can find what works for you. You know sweets are to be avoided but if you are like many others you aren't aware of the main foods. An easy, oversimplified way is to not eat "white" foods (except cauliflower). This includes foods such as flour (breads), potatoes, rice, pasta, and such. Read labels and stick with the lower carb foods. Hopefully you will see a change immediately. With bad headaches as motivation you an do it.
If you eat smaller amounts and that be lower carb foods that 168 at the hour mark could very well be down to a good, acceptable 140 and by the 2 hour about leveled out.
I strongly feel that glucose control is something that you as a patient must do and use the doctor's guidelines if they work for you. A big problem that I see is that it is difficult to get enough test strips to do the job needed. At least in the beginning you need to test AM fasting, after breakfast, before lunch, after lunch and so forth. The after test are more important than the before tests. This is especially true for you since your fasting ones are good.
If you will respond to this post after the test I will see it. Otherwise I could miss it in the multitude of posts. I will watch for your reply.
Last edited by Betty325062000; 07-23-2006 at 09:11 AM.