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Is My Blood Sugar Normal?

“Is my blood sugar normal?” seems like a simple question – but it’s not! The answer can vary dramatically based on your situation. Let’s look at some of the factors to consider. Please remember: you should figure out your personal goals in consultation with your doctor. Normal Blood Sugar in Diabetic vs. Non-Diabetic First, a quick note on how we measure blood sugar. In the USA, blood sugars are measured by weight in milligrams per deciliter, abbreviated as mg/dL. Most everyone else uses millimole per liter, abbreviated mmol. If you are in the USA, look at the big numbers, most everyone else look at the small numbers. In a person without diabetes, blood sugars tend to stay between 70 and 100 mg/dL (3.8 and 5.5 mmol). After a meal, blood sugars can rise up to 120 mg/dL or 6.7 mmol. It will typically fall back into the normal range within two hours. In a person with diabetes, the story is much more complex: Below 70 mg/dL Below 3.8 mmol Low Blood Sugars (Hypoglycemia). When blood sugars drop below this level, you may start feeling hunger, shakiness, or racing of the heart. Your body is starved for sugar (glucose). Read how to detect and treat low blood sugars. 70 mg/dL to 1 Continue reading >>

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  1. PRP

    High blood sugar levels after exercise

    I am puzzled by my high BS levels after certain high intensity exercises. I researched on the internet and found plausible reasons for this. One being that during high intensity exercises, the body tends to burn fat for energy instead of sugar and so it is normal to have high sugars after the exercise. Now I have a two fold question. The first is whether that explanation is true and second should I stop doing the exercise. I scheduled a doctors appointment in two weeks. In the meantime I don't know whether I should continue or stop.
    As for the background, I was diagnosed type 2 about a month and half back. I had fasting BS levels of 150. Since starting on diet and exercise I was able to bring fasting BS levels down to 110 - 120. I am really happy about my weight loss too and don't want to stop exercising even though I know I will get a medical opinion in two weeks (hopefully a correct one). So I wanted to get some input from you all as a community because of the vast amount of experience and knowledge.
    Thanks in advance

  2. PRP

    I could not get any satisfactory answers from my doc. She kept saying 100 - 120 is OK. I personally think that 80 - 100 is OK, but that is a different story. What i wanted guidance from my doc was what kind of exercise I should do and what kind I should not. I had asked the group whether I should see an Endo or a Diabetes Educator to get all these answers. The overwhelming response was that I should see a Diabetes Educator ASAP and see an Endo depending on how the session goes as the Diabetes Educator appointments are easier to get than that of an Endo. So I am planning on seeing the Diabetes Educator in the next two weeks to get as many of my questions answered. I will come back and update this thread on what I learnt. I know most of the people here are very knowledgeable but my answers might help somebody who has the same kind of questions.

  3. UniquelyMe

    I have the exact opposite problem…my BS drops like a rock after I exert myself. Let me say that I just started 3 shots of Novolin 70/30, and 1 of Novolin R about a week ago. Until then my BS ran in the 300's and the lowest was 200's. Now it drops so fast…If I do my shot then do something that makes me sweat my BS drops fast… I'm new to this so any help would be great…

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