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Diabetes: Blood Sugar Readings

www.CardioSmart.org What is a blood sugar reading? A blood sugar reading shows how much sugar, or glucose, is in your blood. A test of your blood sugar may be done to: • Check for diabetes. • See how well diabetes treatment is working. • Check for diabetes that occurs during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). • Check for low or high blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia). What are normal blood sugar readings? There are several types of blood sugar tests. Normal results can vary from lab to lab. Talk with your doctor about what any abnormal results might mean, and about any symptoms and other health problems you have. Normal values for adults who do NOT have prediabetes or diabetes Less than or equal to 100 When you have not eaten (fasting blood sugar): Less than 140 if you are age 50 or younger; less than 150 if you are age 50 to 60; less than 160 if you are age 60 and older 2 hours after eating (postprandial): Levels vary depending on when and how much you ate at your last meal. In general: 80 to 120 beforemeals or when waking up; 100 to 140 at bedtime. Random (casual): Target values for nonpregnant adults who have prediabetes or diabetes 80 to 1 Continue reading >>

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  1. songbird

    Is this a dangerous glucose level....I'm so confused please help :(

    I've not been diagnosed by any doctor but have just been testing at home with my glucometer for the past few weeks because my younger brother, who was diagnosed four years ago with diabetes, was hospitalized-it sorta scared me into going ahead and buying a meter to start monitoring mine. My numbers are FINE in the morning 95 percent of the time=fasting numbers are in normal range. Arn't these the numbers I want to look at? I do random testing throughout the day everyday and have made sure to eat the same way each day so I can accurately compare the results. I've had loss of feeling in all fingertips with tingling from elbows down periodically, fatique, irritability, vision has gone downhill in a short 9 months (focus problems/blurry) and 35 pounds of weightloss in under two months with no effort or exercise. As far as my testing numbers....this is what puzzles me and (in my mind) makes me justify that I'm "O.K.". Some days I will never go above 145 and others, I stay between 160 and 230 or so. The other night after dinner, I checked in at 237 and 30 minutes later was 79. Last night, however, was the highest reading which is what brings me here to this post. My level was 397. It was 11:00 pm and I was very, very tired and decided to check before I went to bed. I checked it 45 minutes later it was down to 297. I woke up this morning and checked it at 92. The non diabetic- can the numbers get this high? I have tirelessly searched for this home a1c to purchase at drug stores but nobody has them. I know I need to get into the doctor for blood work but money is tight (single mom) and I'm trying to get an idea with home tests...I hate to jump to conclusions and rush to the doctor if I don't really need to. Any feedback/help/advice would be most appreciated.

  2. susan62450

    Sounds like you should be sitting on the doctor's door step to be first in line. You gave all the symptoms I had when I was diagnosed w/type 1 in 1977. Don't wait a single day longer. Find you a good endo doctor - - - and quick! What you don't know WILL hurt you.

  3. RichyB

    I agree, get yourself to the doctor.
    How much does it cost to see a doctor in the USA?
    Rich

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