Glucose 103 Non Fasting

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A condition in which blood glucose levels are elevated, but not yet within the diabetic range. Prediabetes is also known as impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). The new term was inaugurated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in March 2002 to promote public understanding of this increasingly widespread problem. According to HHS, nearly 57 million Americans have prediabetes. Studies have shown that most people with blood glucose levels in the prediabetes range go on to develop Type 2 diabetes within 10 years; the condition also raises the risk of having a heart attack or stroke by 50%. Prediabetes can be controlled, and in many cases even reversed, through lifestyle changes. Prediabetes can be detected by either of the two standard tests currently used to diagnose diabetes. In the fasting plasma glucose test (FPG), a person fasts overnight and then has blood drawn for testing first thing in the morning, before he eats. Until recently, a normal fasting blood glucose level under 110 mg/dl was considered to be normal and fasting blood glucose in the range of 110 to 125 mg/dl indicated impai Continue reading >>

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  1. franchettii

    Confused AC1 5.8, fasting 110, post meal 103

    I'm new here and was hoping someone could offer some advice.
    After finding out my AC1 was 5.8, I completely changed my diet. I cut out all refined carbs and sugars. When my doctor retested me months later it was still 5.8.
    She has sent me to a nutritionist who has me on a low carb diet of no more than 150 grams carbs a day. The nutritionist also recommended I get a glucose monitor to see how I react to food.
    After taking readings over a week or two there seem to be several trends:
    My fasting glucose is high: 109-114
    After I eat breakfast my glucose drops to 95 or less within an hour and stays there.
    My premeal glucose range is 85-95 (usually 95)
    My post meal glucose both an hour or two after eating averages 103 but ranges from 84-115.
    I'm also a thin active person who has always eaten an unprocessed diet.
    Does anyone have a similar experience? If so do you know why my glucose would be higher when I haven't eaten? My doctor was concerned but I don't understand what my risk is if my blood sugar is always below 120. I also don't know how to lower my fasting blood glucose if my post meal reading are already within range.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

  2. Jody Mack

    My advice first would be to eat a very high carb meal and test every 45 minutes for 3 hours to try to find where you might be spiking.
    Then maybe get your fasting insulin tested? (I haven't done that one yet)
    Do you have diabetes in your family? I do, and when I got my A1C tested at 5.8 after following a good diet for 5 months, increased exercise and losing weight (even though I was 'normal weight' to start with and exercised regularly, I bought into the idea that I must be 'too fat' and losing weight would cure me - so I went from a size 6-8 woman with a BMI of 23.something to a size 2, BMI of 18-19 and it barely made a difference) I decided to start Metformin. I'm not sure if even that has made any difference, but I like the idea, I guess, of some of the things it does hopefully helping me. You definitely want to work on getting that fasting number down, and metformin could help.
    Also, 150 carbs per day might be too many for you. Personally, I do no more than 60-90 per day (I do up to 30 per meal as a rule and no snacks between meals, eating 2-3 meals per day)

  3. jwags

    I am a thin active diabetic. For many years after I was first dx'd my fasting was significantly higher. Once I ate, it seemed my pancreas would wake up and produce insulin and my Bg would go down. Usually when morning bgs are higher, it is because we have gotten a spike from our hormones that are produced to wake us up. If your pancreas worked perfectly when your glucose spiked, your pancreas would produce an equal amount of insulin to keep bgs low. Usually the fasting bgs are the last to rise. A low carb diet is a good start. I have been doing 30-40 csrbs a day for almost 9 years. I just started to increase it because I was losing too much weight.

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