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Question by uma
Submitted on 7/4/2003
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What is a normal reading for blood glucose?Every where I look it is different.

Answer by tiki
Submitted on 7/7/2003
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80 to 120.  Believe me I am type one diabetic for 15 yrs.  Any doctor should agree.


Answer by Eloise
Submitted on 7/9/2003
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Whoa hold on a sec. Sure that's a safe range to go by, but i strongly suggest to ask an endocronologist about it. Each person's range differ because of insulin absorption and body weight. That's why it is different. Mine for example is 70 to 180...you're better off asking your doctor.


Answer by Venky
Submitted on 7/11/2003
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Hey Hold on a sec......Yes I agree that Blood - Glucose range differ for different people based upon their enery consumption,body weight, physical activity ...but the range can be generalized to 70-120 for most of the people


Answer by Eloise
Submitted on 7/14/2003
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Yup, that's why I say "it's a safe range to go by." But if one can, they should consult someone to find their individual range.


Answer by Davey
Submitted on 8/25/2003
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This is a 12 hr fasting "range" for normal, right?


Answer by MAKE
Submitted on 2/5/2004
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Answer by Siamak
Submitted on 2/6/2004
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According to labtest online http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/glucose/test.html

A fasting level From 70 to 109 mg/dL is considered normal. Above 126 mg.dl is diabetic.

Optimal control range is:(100-175 mg/dL)(6-10 mmol/L)
Intensive :(71-125 mg/dL)(4-7 mmol/L)
Moderate:(125-200 mg/dL)(7-11 mmol/L)

check https://www.icd2.com/ for a web based management program.. I started using it a month ago.. Its marvelous and accessible with a browswer and of course internet.

Also learn to test smartly. Immediately before a meal and 2-3 hours after a meal. Best not to eat anything in between. Bear in mind, blood has memory.. hb1AC test shows how much in control you have been over the past three months. Irrespective of the results on any one day. My measurement on Jan 8th was 10.. Prety high.. Its 4 weeks later and I am down to an estimated 6.. But actual blood test is two months away, we'll see.

Cheers and good luck.


Answer by rose
Submitted on 4/21/2004
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what is the condition where the glucose hb1ac test not accurate?


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Submitted on 5/29/2004
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Answer by Al Toth
Submitted on 5/30/2004
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My doctor advises me that a normal, non-diabetic person has blood sugar of about 85, regardless of what or when he eats.  i.e. blood sugar rises but almost immediately returns to 85.  Drink a drink of molasses, and sugar goes up but comes down in a few minutes as his body responds.

I don't see this concept ANYWHERE on the internet in any diabetic forum or organization info site.  Makes me wonder if my doctor is a quack.


Answer by Andy
Submitted on 7/1/2004
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That's incorrect, Al Toth.
The plasma glucose concentration is lowered by the secretion of insulin into the blood (in non-typeI-diabetics), but it isn't within minutes, it can remain high for much longer than that.  After about 30 minutes or so, you see a fall in blood glucose.  All of this depends on the amount of glucose consumed.  I recommend you to look in a biochemistry textbook.  Ex: Medical Biochemistry by Meisenberg.


Answer by Jeff
Submitted on 7/16/2004
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I've been diagnosed with insulin resistance, which the doctor who diagnosed said meant I'd have diabetes within 5 years if left untreated.  my new doctor (I moved out of state) says this IS diabetes, just the early stage.  Anyway, this morning, a couple of hours after breakfast, I got cold sweats, shaky, thick-headed.  My blood sugar was 76.  I've no idea whether that's low enough to give those symptoms.  I eventually remembered I had some candy at my desk and ate some reeses cups.  about half an hour later my level is 118.  Was that the right thing to do?  What am I supposed to do now?  Still feeling alittle shaky.


Answer by Matt
Submitted on 11/17/2004
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A non Diabetic person should have a fasting reading between 70-99 mg/dl (previously 70 -109 mg/dl) anything above that considered towards diabetics or going towards diabetics.


Answer by Sharon
Submitted on 12/14/2004
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My daughter is 9 yrs old..she has been diabetic since the age of 5!  I am told the "average" range is for adults...80-120  and for children 80-140!  Is this not ironic my son's glucose reading tonight was 149..he is 8.  IS this possible ?? both mine have diabetes milletus??


Answer by nancy
Submitted on 1/6/2005
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I am 28 weeks pregnant and just found out I am diabetic. Does anyone here know what a normal range for a pregnant woman is? I hear it will be higher than normal. but how high is high? The lowest reading was 109 and my highest since I have been testing at home was 193. Please respond asap. ANYONE!!!
Thanks.   :)


Answer by jaime
Submitted on 2/12/2005
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my aunt just had her blood drawn and her glucose level was 500.  Is she in any immediate danger or is that a safe enough level to wait for the doctor on Monday?


Answer by xokandykyssesox
Submitted on 4/22/2005
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Wow, so my blood glucose is 156, and I'm 18. I weigh 115 lb, and I'm 5'4.... is that bad? I just found out today


Answer by Rosie
Submitted on 4/26/2005
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I was told up to 120 for a fasting reading, and 2 hrs. after you have eaten should be up to 140


Answer by Spooky - From Cape Town
Submitted on 5/16/2005
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Any reading above 198 is abnormal, whether you've eaten or not.
2 hours after a meal, the measurement should read less than 140.
Optimal measurements should read between 70 and 100.


Answer by Steph
Submitted on 5/16/2005
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I am 15 and have a level of 64 is this considered dangerously low then?


Answer by Ashley
Submitted on 5/27/2005
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I hear sugar is bad be you hypo- or hyper-hypoglycemic. A friend, who is a nurse, has advised me to carry hard candies, but she first said to drink milk, as it slowly raises you back up and keeps you going for a while. I think sugar could be used, but probably shouldn't be unless you don't have something else that's better.


Answer by Tom
Submitted on 7/11/2005
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The secret ingredient for anyone with Type II or high glucose, is EXERCISE !  At least 1/2 hr of walking each and every day should do the trick.


Answer by verse
Submitted on 7/21/2005
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For low bloodsugar you should not eat chocolate because it is absorbed too slowly for what you need. I am prone to low blood sugar and carry candy corn with me everywhere in a medicine container. When low, I eat three or four pieces. I am told that a half glass of orange juice will raise your blood sugar level 40 points. Give the juice OR candy corn around  3 minutes to work, then eat two or three peanut butter crackers (some kind of fat) to keep the blood sugar up because the juice and candy corn will cause the sugar to rise rapidly, but it will also fall quickly again so you need the fat to keep the sugar level more normal when the sugar wears off.


Answer by Steph
Submitted on 8/10/2005
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Ummmm......  I have a fasting blood sugar of 46-52 every day.  I test every morning, afternoon, evening, and before bed as we have Type I & II diabetes in the family.  Long acting carbs don't seem to matter,  am I ok?


Answer by Jen
Submitted on 8/29/2005
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Jeff, you could be having another complication called hypoglycemia. I am insulin resistant and was just appalled at how many doctors forget about hypoglycemia. They assume all insulin resistant people will become diabetic when the research is out there that it can go either way. Now, hypoglycemics can go diabetic but not all the time. You did fine with the candy but you really need a comprehensive three or five hour glucose tolerance test to find out what side of the fence you are on and take appropriate action. Insulin resistance is also part of an entire metabolic syndrome where your body organs like liver, heart, and pancreas get  heavily involved and a diet that is sensitive to the way your body utilizes foods like proteins and starches is very important. Insulin resistant people (in my opinion, true insulin resistance should not be based just a docs opinion or a couple of gluc tests...you need to be tested by a controlled test using IV and about three hours of your time to determine true IR and not another underlying disorder)respond well to drugs like glucophage and a carb controlled diet since most people with IR also present with the metabolic disorder.


Answer by leslieg
Submitted on 8/30/2005
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Jeff, I'm brand new to this board, but I've had type 1 diabetes for just about 18 years (diagnosed at age 27), and although it sounds like you probably have type 2 diabetes (an entirely different disease), I can tell you that your reactions to hypoglycemia will vary, and that having a high average blood glucose level over a long period of time may cause you to experience symptoms of hypoglycemia when your blood sugar is actually normal (76 is normal).

If you are not on insulin or any medication, your symptoms do not reflect a typical diabetic experience, in my opinion, and you should certainly seek the help of a doctor knowledgable in diabetes (there are very few, if you ask me, but they exist, and their expertise generally corresponds to the number of diabetics they have experience with). By all means seek a specialist if you can't find an answer that helps you, even if you have to pay for it yourself.

Good luck!


Answer by ema
Submitted on 9/3/2005
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well i recall the shaking happened to me few times after i felt i ate too much sugar. i was feeling drowsy and weak and then collapsed and then after that very cold and shaky..my doctor said that it wasn't diabetes or it wasn't sugar intolerance ...he said that the only cause that cant be seen in the blood test results can be that i suffer from anxiety disorders..when i tested my blood glucose level after i have eaten the sweets its was 4.3 or something..is that normal?..

also i want to ask u if someone had breakfast and then after few hours tested their blood glucose level is it normal to have 6.3 as blood glucose level?


Answer by cat
Submitted on 10/11/2005
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Levels fluctuate obviously, so I would think that you did the right thing. I'm a novice on this subject, so I'm no expert, but I know you did what I typically do as well.


Answer by keeping it real
Submitted on 10/15/2005
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If you are approxomatly 115-120lbs, what would a safe glucose level be?

and is there a standard glucose level??


Answer by iavagabond
Submitted on 12/12/2005
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I have been diagnosed as type 2 in the last 6 months- based on a blood test where I had been on Prednisone for about 3 weeks...I was 320.  However, over the past few months, my average readings are around 109 and this includes some readings less than 2 hrs after a meal.  I had one cheat meal recently (chinese) and by blood shot up to 190 (very shortly after eating), but two hrs after the meal was at 77.  My morning readings are typically 105-120.  Typically, before meals they are around 90-110.  Does this sound diabetic or pre-diabetic...or neither??


Answer by workneh Jima
Submitted on 12/20/2005
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I wond3er if you could advise me what to do,I am digomised that I contracted diabetic 2 by my doctor 5 months back, I was given two types of medicines dawlin metphormin,I am checking my blood glucose level daily with acku-check and acku -compact it has never risen beyond normal rate even after discontinuation of embibing those pills. Is it risky if I keep away from taking the pills.?


Answer by workneh Jima
Submitted on 12/20/2005
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I wond3er if you could advise me what to do,I am digomised that I contracted diabetic 2 by my doctor 5 months back, I was given two types of medicines dawlin metphormin,I am checking my blood glucose level daily with acku-check and acku -compact it has never risen beyond normal rate even after discontinuation of embibing those pills. Is it risky if I keep away from taking the pills.?


Answer by John
Submitted on 12/22/2005
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To put my 2 cents worth in, a normal range for a diabetic person where perhaps they aren't feeling well and test themselves would be different than a non-diabetic person worried that they might be diabetic and use someone's test kit to test themselves.  The range answer would certainly be different.  And then the question would be at what range should I do something about a figure that you get in testing?  If I am at this low level or lower should I ingest something to raise my glucose or if I am this high then should I take some insulin...

If you were undergoing one of those fasting tests or the glucose tolerance test the answer to what is normal is different too.  So first determine what condition are you in when you are testing yourself and then ask the question what is normal for these conditions?  Hopefully I am making some sense.  In the end, ask an expert (endocrinologist) if you have this question, you probably have others too.


Answer by Stacy
Submitted on 12/26/2005
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I tested mine it is 35 is this to low?


Answer by well
Submitted on 1/18/2006
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ok if im hypoglycemic...what is my risk of becoming diabetic??


Answer by prigbar37
Submitted on 1/27/2006
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I had 2 brothers that passed away due ultra-high (1000.0) the old one was 41 and the younger 55.My parents were not diabetics, both passed away due other circumstances. As a caution I am monitoring my Sugar twice a day at 6.00AM and 1.30PM and almost time is little high. Only I keep a good diet and excercise. I am 68 male.


Answer by Glojean
Submitted on 2/7/2006
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I've always heard that a normal diabetic reading should be between 80 and 120.  I recently had a reading of 388 when my husband who is a diabetic took it.  So am I a diabetic?


Answer by Sage
Submitted on 3/9/2006
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Quick Question - I had gestational diabetes with all three of my kids that required insulin - I'm still checking my blood sugar once in a while - my fasting numbers have been ranging from 114 to 144 and two hours after meals it has been around 140 - 160...should I be concerned???


Answer by Raj
Submitted on 3/11/2006
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It is 90-120 mg/dL....it is universally accepted.


Answer by gemy
Submitted on 3/17/2006
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whats the normal blood glucose level? i cant find it anywhere  


Answer by Torry
Submitted on 4/8/2006
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I am having the same confussion of normal level.  I was recently diangonised with typ 2 diabetics.  I do test my blood sugar at least four time a day.  What really bothers me is the reading gets higher within an hour or two difference even without having no meals.   IS any body else experiencing such a frustration?


Answer by Nancy Chavez
Submitted on 4/12/2006
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Is 125 high for a read blood sugar? I didn,t eat anything till around 2.00 yesterday . I nearly passed out . Got dizzy and seen spots before my eyes and so i stopped by my aunts and checked it and it was 125. Is this good or bad? I never had it efect me this way before from not eating.


Answer by Milan
Submitted on 4/14/2006
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My doctor did a test today and told me, that
I should cut down on Starbucks (Americana
Vente, 6 shots and 6 raw suggars) That is my
early morning 0500 wake up drink with some
pastry-danish? Doing it daily for approximately 6 years and out of being rather
expensive, I don't drink, nor smoke, nor
gamble (living in Las Vegas for 30 years),
it just makes me feeling very good.
My glucose level was 107 and she told me, that I was borderline.
After reading other answers, 80-120 is OK.
Any advice?
(Starbuck coffee tastes good, but is not strong. I had one made same way in Czech repu
blic last year-in real Italian place and
was wired for 2 days. Any thoughts?
Maybe "second mortgage?"


Submitted on 6/12/2006
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what is the normal reading for a pre-diabetic.


Answer by Sandra
Submitted on 6/19/2006
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and yes, tiki is right... 80-120 is your BASIC target range, but all differ.


Answer by cathy
Submitted on 6/25/2006
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this is a question, what is the differnce between type 2 and a high tolrance to insulin? i am on actos but have a high tolreance per the doc, is the type 2?  help


Answer by JimH
Submitted on 6/30/2006
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I think all these answers are just proving the point of the person who started this all -- everyone has a different answer.  My doc and the ADA don't agree, and neither agree with NIH studies.  Let's face it, the only number that really matters in the long run is the random check number, reinforced by regular hb1AC checks.  If these are SOMEWHERE between 100 and 135, your diabetes is probably being well controlled.


Answer by rosie
Submitted on 7/8/2006
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To who I'm concern my sugar level when i fast is 131 but after eating and in had a cup a coffee it goes down to 111 is that good or sometime is 141 but then it drops fast to 122 is that normal thank you From Rosie


Answer by shale
Submitted on 7/14/2006
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Dear Jeff, I've had problems with hypoglycemia over the years. Blood glucose drops into 60s I almost pass out. Even in 70s I can get symptoms you describe. Now that I'm middle-aged, I find that if my BG rises much above 100 I feel equally awful! I've been taking lithium for 20 years; doctor says this can cause diabetes. My fasting glucose has never been above 100. Perhaps you have another condition or medication affecting your glucose.


Answer by REV
Submitted on 7/25/2006
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I don't have an answer, but I do have a question about the ranges.  I have seen ranges showing excellent, good, acceptable, and poor.  Does anyone have these numbers?


Answer by Mel
Submitted on 7/25/2006
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I would like to know at what number does high blood sugar become dangerous ?


Answer by Nicole
Submitted on 8/2/2006
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Fasting blood glucose normal values are from 70-100 pg/ml. 100-126 is pre-diabetic. Above 126 is diabetic. You'll find these as the standard values at Labcorp, Enzo and most other labs. http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/glucose/test.html

A lot of doctors are considering anything over 90 as cause for concern. Some diabetics here might be giving advice according wishful thinking based on their own results.


Answer by Lisa
Submitted on 8/20/2006
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It is a Possibility that you have Diabetes with Hypoglycemia...Sugar Rises Rapidly and drops very fast after a couple of hours...Normally the lowest count is obtained after the fifth hour..I have suffered Hypoglycemia for almost twenty years and now I have Diabetes so the symptoms you give are relative to what I was experiencing years ago. If I were you I would get the five hour glucose test to see what your readings are. Good Luck!!


Answer by lauren
Submitted on 8/26/2006
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When one begins to feel shaky etc. or any symptoms of low blood sugar such as headaches, hunger, sweating, etc. it is best to take in 10 to 15 g of carbohydrates. This can be in the form of 4-8oz of orange juice, 8 oz of coke (not diet), 8 oz of milk. Usually things that are high and sugar and in fat such as reeses can bring the sugar up very fast but drops very quickly due to the fat. After taking in the 10 to 15g of carbs, check your sugar 30  mins. later. To keep yourself from dropping low in between meals eat healthy snacks such as crackers with cheese or peanut butter (protein) that gives a steady amount of glucose.


Answer by sweat-init-out
Submitted on 8/30/2006
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My doctor told me that my level was high and in around 2 years I'll probably have Diabetes.... That was one year ago...  So since Its on my mind .. I bought a tester...

I'm at 104mg... 2 1/2 hrs after a meal... Then 9.5 hrs later I was at 94...  

2 questions - Is that bad? and Am I doomed... can I prevent getting Diabetes (i think my bigest problem is gained too much weight in the last 5 years (I'm 6'5, 258Lbs)



Answer by JellyBeans
Submitted on 9/20/2006
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People without diabetes typically run between 60-100 mg/dl. Because of the 20 points a meter can be off a typical adult will be advised to stay between 80-120 to acount for the difference without going high enough to cause complications.


Answer by John
Submitted on 10/3/2006
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Jeff, this answer comes over two years too late, but you would be helped greatly by some recent journals on endocrinology our an internet search on "LADA" or "Type 1.5 Diabetes". You may benefit from also looking up a couple of blood tests "C-Peptide" and "Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Assay". These can tell respectively the degree to which your pancreas still produces insulin and if, as often happens, your insulin resistance is (by means yet unknown) begun morphing into autoimmune beta-cell destruction in the pancreas (i.e. basically, Type 1 diabetes). Be careful in getting these tests. The C-Peptide test can also be used to check for hypOglycemia, in which case, you fast prior to the test. If you're using it to check for pancreas function however, you should do exactly the opposite. Good luck. John


Answer by CameronM
Submitted on 10/27/2006
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I just took my blood sugar with my moms thingy(shes diabetic'i used a clean thing and everything')  and it was 71 and that was after drinking a full mt dew.(fulll of sugar) im just wondering if i might have anything? :/


Answer by sassy
Submitted on 10/31/2006
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I have been diagnosed with insulin resistance and have been put on Metformin.I watch what I eat and i am still gaining weight. I also take a low dosage of synthriod. I am tired and usually grouchy, I have not felt good in a long time.Any suggestions?


Answer by Zach
Submitted on 12/2/2006
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Jeff, I am currently a med student, your symptoms seem to be of Hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is a condition when your blood glucose levels are below 80(usually, everybody is different) during this stage insulin resistancy may be occuring which will lead to diabetes. Hypoglycemia can be treated with diet(low sugar). Research should also help. Best of luck


Answer by bud
Submitted on 1/24/2007
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My wife's DR said her glucose level was 6.6  !!!  Is this a new measurement???


Answer by Mickey
Submitted on 1/27/2007
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Have 103 rate after fasting 12 hour is this normal


Answer by Rae
Submitted on 2/2/2007
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It's entirely possible to feel these symptoms at a level of 76 - many people experience the same at the lower end of the 'normal' range, even without diabetes. Having something sugary is a good immediate plan, but you need to follow it up with a food containing complex carbs (preferably low GI).. the sugar alone will boost your blood sugar rapidly but once the blood sugar level peaks, it can fall again equally rapidly (sometimes causing 'rebound hypoglycemia'). A good snack would be some oat cookies or granola bar or wholegrain jelly sandwich.


Answer by simon
Submitted on 2/15/2007
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i am a 22 yr guy........my sugar read 144,,,,,,is that normal when i eat ???


Answer by ilex
Submitted on 3/16/2007
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Regarding insulin resistance, I doubt you have that.  A normal non diabetic FBS is 75-115mg/dl.  For an insulin dependant diabetic endocrinologist don't expect perfect range.  So, they give us leeway.  If we pop up with a FBS of 130, most doctors will leave it alone.  That's also true with the HGBA1C, normal non diabetic is 6.0-6.6, there are very few insulin dependant diabetics that can maintain that level. So, they consider "us" IDDM'sunder good control if we can get to 7 or less.  We all also have "thresholds" in which our bodies determine how low our blood sugars can do before we start feeling "stupid."  Those with low tolerance will feel low blood sugar affects long before those with high tolerances.  Not every body is the same.  There is also the FBS which is done on a fasting basis, then there is the 2 hour PP (post prandial).  For non diabets, the 2 hr. pp should not exceed 140mg/dl, however, as much as they would like to see an IDDM come up with the same results, this is very unlikely, our 2 hour pp will  exceed 200mg/dl if insulin is not given. And after a hypoglycemic event, you will feel "airy" you will have tachycardia (rapid heart beat) numb lips, double vision, and most times get a headache, this is all a part of being diabetic.  New studies have found that IDDM'swith extremely low blood sugars are at a much higher risk for strokes at this time, so try  and not let your blood sugars get below 50-60 or you may just be looking for more problems.  Also some medicines may give you incorrect results on your meter at home, if you are anemic and have a low hemaglobin or hematocrit, or a higher than normal hematocrit this can affect a blood sugar in the reverse.  Watch your meter for use, dirty, watch the humidity, watch the expiration of your strips.  Sooooo much to be aware of!


Answer by Jo
Submitted on 3/17/2007
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don't have an answer, however do have a question here. I am type 2. My son is 29 yrs of age. He's become very thursty. Shaky feeling. has lost 13 lbs in the last 2 weeks. He's been under some stress due to his Dad's illness, so that maybe part of the weight loss. I took his reading this morning which was fine, 108. But, lastnight 11 pm took his reading and it said 173. Concerned of course and will be taking it in 1/2 hr. He has never been diagnosed for diabetes. the high # does that indicate he could possibly have diabetes?

Thanks, Jo


Answer by Nursey
Submitted on 3/26/2007
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Sometimes you can feel like you have a low blood sugar when in fact it reads as if it's normal.  I get this a lot and my doctor told me it was pseudo hypoglycemia.  In other words, a fake low blood sugar.  You have the symptoms, but your results don't show it being low.  That could be a step towards diabetes.  You could convert.  OR, you could have extremely hight blood sugars and when you drop to 76, it is low for you and you can present with symptoms.


Answer by Nursey
Submitted on 3/26/2007
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I didn't answer your question as to what to do.  You can increase your protein intake, decrease your carbs and exercise.  Watch the sugar intake (which are carbs).  One idea for a meal is 4 oz of chicken, lettuce salad and veggies.  You could have a small potato with that also. Remember, corn and peas are starchy veggies and those turn into carbs which turn into sugar.  Eating the candy bar was ok, but that just put you in the swing.  You need to follow with a peanut butter sandwich, or some other type of protein to sustain you.  The candy bar brought your sugar level up, but it can also drop your sugar quickly.  You can also visit with your doctor or speak to someone from the American Diabetes Association.  They are wonderful and have all kinds of information.


Answer by Gnat
Submitted on 5/19/2007
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What did your doctor tell you about diabetes?  My understanding of diabetes is that a person cannot properly metabolize glucose, and therefore, his or her blood glucose is at an abnormally high level most or all of the time.  If you had a blood sugar of 76, without taking insulin, then I do not believe you have diabetes (Diabetes involves high blood sugar). I myself have had problems with low blood sugar, like yourself.  If you don't eat a proper balance of slow-acting carbohydrates, protein and fat, and are prone to low blood sugar, then you will have a habit of getting low blood sugar and feeling shaky.  I pretty much try to cut out sugar because I don't like the drops in blood sugar that you also experience.  I would encourage you to read up for yourself about how diet and exercise can help you regulate your blood sugar; both of these things help just as much for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) as for hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).


Answer by Bob
Submitted on 5/20/2007
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There seems to be a big difference of opinion among doctors as to what blood sugar should be. As I understand it, there is one standard for non diabetics and another for diabetics.

Jeff if my blood sugar was 76 I would be totally out of it. You did exactly the right thing using the candy to bring your sugar level up. My daughter is diabetic and gets sick if it gets down to 90. Myself I can feel it when I am getting down close to 100. You need to follow the sugar with protein so that your blood sugar will get back up to normal levels.

I would suggest that you get some glucose tablets to carry with you for such an emergency. You can get them at the pharmacy. You sound like what my doctor called prediabetic. When I was prediabetic I could keep it in control with diet but had trouble with it crashing now and then so I always carried hard candy. Then I suddenly went from pre to full blown and am now on insulin.

I hope this was of some help to you.

My doctor told me that a general rule of thumb was that of a morning before you eat your blood sugar should be around 110 or less. Two hours after eating it should be in the 120 to 140 range.


Answer by rauf
Submitted on 5/26/2007
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when to get a right hb1ac reading(i mean after how many days 30,60,90,6months)


Answer by Max
Submitted on 5/31/2007
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It all depends whether you're referring to fasting blood glucose or not, and there appear to be regional/geographic differences which require consideration. Through a maximum of 139 or 140 mg/dL may be normal depending.


Answer by JJK
Submitted on 6/22/2007
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I would just like someone to explain to me how it is, that my previous doctor saw blood glucose fasting results at 137, 134, 142, etc. . .and wrote on reports "Excellent!"  and now a few years later. . .these ranges are considered Diabetic. . .
This of course would have more people on Diabetic medicine right?  Thus the drug company's smake MORE money. . . .?
Same with cholesterol readings. . .years back 200 was good, now that is too high. . .so, more people are taking those med;s to control cholesterol. .
Beats me!!!


Answer by Mali
Submitted on 7/5/2007
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I have type II diabetes and my doctor tells me I should keep my fasting level below 100.


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