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Old 09-05-2007, 05:20 PM   #3
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Altoona, PA, USA
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btrfl1964 HB User
Re: New To Board! Low and high reading question

Cora, Thank you so very much for the reply!! Right now I am just working with my family doctor waiting to see the Endo doc. As far as medications, I am not sure if the Endo doc will go that way or not. I am almost afraid to take any medication for it since my reading are so eratic. I am afraid the medication will make my lows even lower. At the same time I am tired of feeling like this. Is it standard to go on medication when the reading are this eratic? So, what causes your blood sugars to do this? Is this what happens when you have diabetes? All I know is I have been feeling bad for a few years and kept relating it to peri menopause, but when I spoke with my family doctor he was concerned that my sugar might be low so he gave me the meter to start testing. One thing for certain is my numbers are all over the place. Mornings are the lowest, then I feel that need to eat, and it jumps fast and at times drops fast. One morning my reading was 80, then I ate a pop tart since I felt like I was going to pass out and them boom, it was 277, then about 1 hour later it was 100, and I could tell it was going lower, since I was starting to get shakey, them about 20 minutes later it was 80 again, then there goes the cycle, eat to feel better, and boom, back up again. Can they diagnose diabetes with the fasting glucose test and it be accurate if my reading are usually always low upon waking anyhow? Wont they just say your numbers look good? My family doctor ordered that blood test that looks at your level over a longer time period, I just had that done today, but was told that it will probably come back normal since I have such high and low spikes it will balance itsself out, is this true? What are the best test for this kind of reading? How do you get rid of the spikes? Again thank you for replying!!

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