on the plus side, the guy was erring on the side of caution if he diagnosed you based on a 140 blood sugar that wasn't fasting. On the down side, he isn't giving you a lot of information. I went through that at first too, and yes it is VERY frustrating. I found a new Endo who listens, talks, and gives plenty of info plus answers every question I can think of before I leave the office. Dude takes more time with me than any doc I've ever had. Awesome-sauce!
If he's having you test 2 times a day, I'd say go for first thing when you wake up, and 1.5 - 2 hours after breakfast. That will give you an idea of where you're starting, and where you're ending up after eating. After you've seen consistent numbers for a while, you might want to try before you go to bed and after you wake up, and see what those numbers are like. But you could always call the doc and ask him WHEN should the 2 times a day be. Cuz it does make a difference.
I've only been doing this 5 months, but was told "goal" FBG is high 60's to 99 but that's for a diabetic, and I've heard lower numbers from other doctors. But consistently if my numbers dropped into the 50's people became very concerned and even in the low 60's. That was happening to me a lot for a while, but now I've gotten things under more control with exercise, change of the way I eat, and Metformin (an oral med I take) and they took me off the med that was causing my blood sugar to drop too low. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar crashes) are not uncommon with diabetics to my surprise. But I also notice they're more common with people who take certain medications or are not working any plan for their diabetes. So hopefully your FBG (Fasting Blood Glucose) won't be that low all the time.
Question: Do you feel like crud when you get up? If your numbers are that low on a regular basis first thing in the morning, it could be related. Then again, if you're not actually diabetic and you're being misdiagnosed based on a doc who didn't get full info before slapping a label on you, maybe the 54 in the morning is "normal" for you and you're not feeling craptastic every morning. But I know for me, if my numbers are as low as 54, I feel sweaty, clamy, shaky and possibly light headed, definitely a bit confused and slow thinking. I also am probably grouchy. Those are some of the signs of low blood sugar. I was told if my numbers are that low to drink 2 oz of orange juice or eat a glucose tablet, a small bag of skittles, or a spoonful of sugar or maple syrup, then test again in 10 minutes. If my numbers are up to 70-99, then to eat a healthy snack or meal depending on the time of day, and make sure it includes fat and protein which help keep the blood sugar up in the normal range and regulated longer because it takes the body longer to process some foods than others and slower is better in the case of trying to keep your numbers regulated. Hopefully this info helps.
Best wishes finding a new doc that you mesh with better.
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