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mom24grlz

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mom24grlz

So occasionally i test my blood sugar just to see what it's like, especially since my dad and his mom are both type 2s.  Fasting is always between 100-105.  random/premeal numbers are usually 95-120.   i've only had a few numbers below 90. i had a 73 once and felt terrible. Shaky, light headed. But i got that when i had gone 24 hours without eating (had a fever). Today i ate 75 carbs at a meal. tested at 1 hour and was 154. 2 hour check 68! (hands washed both times). what the heck, i wasn't expecting a 68. oh and BTW i feel perfectly fine at the 68. 

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JohnSchroeder

Wouldn't worry all TOO much.  A huge carb meal caused a spike, which is normal.  And your body was producing tons of insulin to correct and over corrected a bit.

 

Might be a sign that you should keep on doing random checks like this... but nothing too alarming.

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mom24grlz

looks like from dr. google LOL! reactive hypoglycemia. I'll keep an eye on it :)  Oh and now i am starting to feel a bit shaky. But last check i was at 79. I did not eat anything my BG just started coming up on it's own.

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OldTech

Wouldn't worry all TOO much.  A huge carb meal caused a spike, which is normal.  And your body was producing tons of insulin to correct and over corrected a bit.

 

Might be a sign that you should keep on doing random checks like this... but nothing too alarming.

 

I prefer the statement "a huge carb meal caused a spike, which is common normal." I think that normal readings should be in the 70-80s and certainly below 100 including postprandial readings. In other words no spikes. Don't confuse common and normal.

 

From the NIH: "People with a fasting glucose level of 100 to 125 mg/dL have impaired fasting glucose (IFG), or prediabetes."  So you are at the low end of being prediabetic and are carb intolerant.

 

BTW: I sure wish I had known that I was prediabetic, then I could have perhaps avoided the complications that I had when I was diagnosed with an A1c of 6.5 and a fasting BG of 128.

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predb4

So occasionally i test my blood sugar just to see what it's like, especially since my dad and his mom are both type 2s.  Fasting is always between 100-105.  random/premeal numbers are usually 95-120.   i've only had a few numbers below 90. i had a 73 once and felt terrible. Shaky, light headed. But i got that when i had gone 24 hours without eating (had a fever). Today i ate 75 carbs at a meal. tested at 1 hour and was 154. 2 hour check 68! (hands washed both times). what the heck, i wasn't expecting a 68. oh and BTW i feel perfectly fine at the 68. 

 

 through a borrowed meter from my cat, i observed a similar pattern to yours.

 

it looks like pre-diabetes.  Ipestered my doctors for an a1c and pre-diabetes was confirmed.

 

perhaps you can get an a1c home test, and, if it is in the high 5s, adopt a low carb diet to try to stave off diabetes.

 

i have managed it with 500 mg metformin for over 2 years now, i also have immediate family history.

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mom24grlz

 through a borrowed meter from my cat, i observed a similar pattern to yours.

 

it looks like pre-diabetes.  Ipestered my doctors for an a1c and pre-diabetes was confirmed.

 

perhaps you can get an a1c home test, and, if it is in the high 5s, adopt a low carb diet to try to stave off diabetes.

 

i have managed it with 500 mg metformin for over 2 years now, i also have immediate family history.

 

i actually have been eating low carb since july. I was wondering if this is why my body put out so much insulin, it wasn't used to that high of carbs all at one time. I have been lax-a-daisy with my carbs though. I was only eating 20 carbs a day but lately it's probably been closer to 50 carbs a day.

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mom24grlz

When you have done LC for quite awhile and then eat a lot of carbs you will spike higher and then crash lower.

Good to know.

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