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How To Maintain Normal Blood Sugar

If you are one of the millions of people who has prediabetes, diabetes, metabolic syndrome or any other form of “insulin resistance,” maintaining normal blood sugar levels can be challenging. Over the past several decades, these chronic disorders have swept through the U.S. and many other nations, reaching epidemic proportions and causing serious, but often preventable, side effects like nerve damage, fatigue, loss of vision, arterial damage and weight gain. Elevated blood sugar levels maintained for an extended period of time can push someone who is “prediabetic” into having full-blown diabetes (which now affects about one in every three adults in the U.S.). (1) Even for people who aren’t necessarily at a high risk for developing diabetes or heart complications, poorly managed blood sugar can lead to common complications, including fatigue, weight gain and sugar cravings. In extreme cases, elevated blood sugar can even contribute to strokes, amputations, coma and death in people with a history of insulin resistance. Blood sugar is raised by glucose, which is the sugar we get from eating many different types of foods that contain carbohydrates. Although we usually think o Continue reading >>

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  1. masterminduk7

    High fasting glucose and low postprandial glucose

    Dear Friends,Hope you all are fine and in good health. I am very confused about my glucose tests. Can anybody tell what is happening to me? About 6 months ago, i got my Fast blood glucose 97 mg/dl. Dr said me to get HBA1C, and it was 5%. After 3 months, i got my fasting glucose 100 mg/dl and postprandial 72 mg/dl. After 2 days, i again got it tested and fasting glucose was 97 mg/dl and postprandial was 67mg/dl. I decided to get my HBA1c again , and this time it was 5.4%. After another 3 months, yesterday, i got my fasting glucose again 100 mg/dl and postprandial got 66 mg/dl. I am confused what is happening? my fasting is coming high and postprandial is low. HBA1c increase by 0.4%. Am i getting diabetes or what?THanks in advance.

  2. Lynnw

    What do you eat? I would guess that your meals are fairly high carb, and your pancreas responds to the carbs by releasing a lot of insulin, which drives your postprandial BG low. Your fasting and A1c are creeping up...not diabetic yet, but definite glucose metabolism problems. I'd suggest being proactive with your diet: clean it up. cut back on carbs a little, and you may prevent further problems.

  3. jwags

    First your fasting is not that high. You are not dx'd as diabetic until it hit 126. As Lynn said many times when you eat a high carb meal , you initially spike high and then your pancreas overproduces insulin and crashes you low. We call this Reactive hypoglycemia and often happens in the early stages of Pre Diabetes. Usually cutting your carbs helps.

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