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Old 04-25-2018, 09:33 AM   #1
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Question Pre-diabetic and so confused

A month ago I was told I was pre-diabetic...or borderline is what they said. The doctor prescribed an Accu-Check unit. I was told to take a BT 4 times a day. Though I forgot a couple of times a day...I did the before breakfast and before/after supper and bedtime. I do not always eat lunch. While I was doing this I was also trying to quit I was using hard candy to keep from smoking. Did not eat any different than I normally ate. The highest I got was 278 one hour after supper. Almost every morning I start out with about an average of 108. After having oatmeal with whole milk and dark chocolate chips and coffee with milk and 3 tsp of sugar and waiting an hour the highest was 226...with a fast of 112....and some extra sugar went into my coffee accidentally.

Last night before bedtime I had a 114 reading. This morning after 8 hours of sleep and not eating anything for 12 hours the reading was 118. How can it be MORE after Not eating than it was after 3 hours of eating? And I am totally confused about the AC1...what is it and how do I know what it is? I printed out the table from Healthboards, but no idea what I am looking at.

The doctor I have now tells me I should have blood test below 100, but the doctor I had before said normal was 98-108, and I was a 94. I have a friend and her diabetes doctor said 120 was the high end of normal. So confusing! Where can I get more GOOD information about this?

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Re: Pre-diabetic and so confused

The most important times to test blood sugar are first thing in the morning, after fasting all night. Blood sugar then should be less than 100. The next important reading is at two hours after the start of a meal. Blood sugar then should be less than 120.

Blood sugar readings of over 200, at any time, are at very, very unhealthy levels. When your body is not handling insulin and blood sugar correctly, all kinds of nasty things are happening in one's body.

If I was getting readings like you are getting, I would start a very healthy, low carbohydrate, balanced diet and severely limit sugar. Oatmeal, dark chocolate chips, and coffee with 3 tsp of sugar are examples of high carbohydrate, high sugar foods. They are like poison to a diabetic person!

Changing one's diet and dietary habits are not easy to do, but sometimes are necessary to maintain good health and avoid nasty diabetic health problems.

Best of luck and health! Bob
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:08 AM   #3
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Re: Pre-diabetic and so confused

Thank you Bob...Yesterday was a good day...started out with 116 and ended with 134...the lowest I have had after eating a meal I KNOW was high in Carbs. But also yesterday I was very active. One reading was only 94. Before Jan I worked every day as a taxi driver. Though it is a pretty sedentary job, I was in and out of the taxi and helped people with groceries and days I do very little. Walking is almost out of the question as I have a bad ankle from injuries. If I go to more than 2 stores shopping in one day, I am in pain for another 2 days. Now that I have Medicaid I intend to see an orthopedic doctor and see what can be done. I used to walk a LOT before I injured that ankle. Love to take walks...just can't. No neuropathy...but ever so often whatever is loose in that ankle will go back in place...I can sometimes feel it, and I can walk without pain at all....for about a day. Anyway..LOL...thank you for all the information. I will start doing what you said to do. The doctor said 4 times a day, but the little diary he gave me...looked like I had to do it 7 times. What you said makes more sense. Guess the doctor thought I should know how to do the tests, but I didn't have a clue. Guess you CAN teach an old dog new tricks! LOL Because I am sure learning and learning fast...LOL THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!! Have a Wonderful Day!

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