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BRIDIE5 Posts: 8,121
10/29/10 9:36 A

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At 150 you are definately diabetic..and whether you feel good now or not, it needs to be addressed. My goals were set by my Dr. and my diabetes management nutritionalist. They are individual for everyone. In my case, I am not on meds and am hoping to continue to avoid them and remain within my prescribed limits. That means I have to adhere to the plan. They want my FBS to be 80 to 100, my 2 hours after meals blood sugars to be between 100 and 120..period. I also need to lose 10 or 12 lbs and am on a calorie limit to promote wt. loss. Abdominal fat can be a sign of insulin resistence according to studies, and that's where the entire 10 to 12 lbs is on me. Insulin resistence can be the cause of type two diabetes for some, especially with age. I also have a prescribed carb limit at all three meals, and for the two snacks a day i am supposed to have. In addition I have an exercise regime to follow. All work in tandem pretty well to keep my blood sugar close to where they want me. When i didn't follow the diet and exercise guidelines I did poorly in controlling my blood sugar. Please see your Dr. and have him/her recommend diabetic guidelines individualized for you, and classes in diabetes management if they have them in your area are well worth the time.

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8/9/10 7:22 A

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What time do you last eat?
Are you following a program.
Many people have high b.s. in the am. , it is called dawn phenomenon . Your liver can't produce enough insulin (most type twos can still produce insulin, just not the right amount. So the liver throws out more sugar. Many people who start with Hypoglycemia often become diabetics. I see it looks like you have children. Did you have gestational diabetes? If so that is often a strong warning of what may be coming. Type 2 diabetes. Excessive weight contributes to it. Our systems change as we get older. You are not old. Diabetes is a silent disease often. For me it wasn't. I ate and ate and lost weight. I drank ton's of water, and couldn't stop peeing. You do need to talk to a diabetes educator or an endrocronologist and keep with these groups. I answered your questions, ha, now its time to answer mine from the first post. If your not following a food plan, or it's not working, you need to contact your doctor. Are you keeping track of every single gram of protein,carbs,fat, calories you place in your mouth? I mean in writing. Okay remember I answered why you probably have higher numbers in the am. But , you also said your numbers are usually around 150. Also your numbers go up because your not controlled. Again, are you on medication? Are you exercising? even walking lowers the blood sugar. I was in denial for many years, please don't do what I do. What is happening in your body is very real.
You CAN control it, possibly with weight loss, diet, and exercise alone. Some can, some can't. You don't have to feel sick. I don't know if I do. I have a lot of other health problems. I think you'll be okay, it's a learning process.
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8/9/10 12:56 A

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I just don't get it.... I even feel fine. Long time ago I was hypo when I was in my 20's. No stress really going on in my life pretty routine. I still don't get why a bs would go up when I haven't eaten anything since my nighttime BS. Any ideas?

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8/8/10 11:13 P

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hi.It happens your fasting is higher then you when you go to bed. When do you stop eating. What are you eating. Has the doctor mentioned possible meds? Or a specific eating plan? Like very low carbs, med protein, almost no sugar, fruit raises my blood sugar.Yes you are a diabetic. I have been a diabetic for at least 14 years. Doctors, well most don't try to scare patients. 150 all the time isn't horrible, but it is well above the normal nondiabetic range. Doctors like (approximate) glucose to be like 60-110.
I can't do below 70 I get the shakes, irritable etc.
How often are you testing a day? Do you have an appt. soon again? You should. When I was diagnosed (the dr. didn't believe my hunch) I tried diet 2 weeks, then pills, now pills and insulin. Don't get all scared by my stuff. I am probably going to get a gastric bipass to lose weight. I am under extreme stress. Oh to go along with the the bypass I am more then likely getting a divorce. ): 25 years of abuse has been enough. Are you very stressed? That makes my sugars fly. Sorry for the negative stuff, but that's my problem (:


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8/8/10 10:23 P

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I was recently told I have type two Diabetes. Well my fasting is higher than when I go to bed. Why is that? Also my blood sugars are staying around 150 all the time. Does that really mean that I am diabetic or are they trying to scare me.?????? Please let me know what you think...THANKS

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