Blood sugar is 99

Rabbi Schwab
By Rabbi Schwab Latest Reply 2014-10-26 00:25:27 -0500
Started 2011-06-07 04:54:38 -0500

Hi. I just became a member of this website. I hope you're not mad. But I have not been diagnosed with diabetes. However, the last two times I had a fasting blood-sugar analysis, my blood sugar was 99. Diabetes also runs in my family. I was just wondering if anybody had any advice I could take to help lower my blood sugar. Quite frankly, it's kind of scary to know my blood sugar is so high after fasting 12 hours.

18 replies

dev5000 2014-09-12 09:55:54 -0500 Report

I just want to share my story,

A month ago for the first time I got my A1c and it was 208.. and my BS came as 236… I was freaking out… and I talk to my doctor about possible options, he suggested to begin with diet to see how it works otherwise we'll start medication.

After 2 weeks of strict diet I mean No Carbs… only on (Skinless breast chicken, Fish, All kinds of Beans, Broccoli, egg white, and Lentil) and Walk for 45 minutes

Yesterday I test my BS and it was 94 and today it was 99.

I am stick to my plan for another couple of weeks to see how it works

Rabbi Schwab
Rabbi Schwab 2011-06-14 16:47:41 -0500 Report

Thank you everybody for your responses. All I know is when my dr. read the results (U.S.) she said "100 is considered high." She then told me to watch my sugar intake and be sure to exercise. Again, thank you all for your replies.

PetiePal 2011-06-09 09:23:58 -0500 Report

99 is a good number so don't be too concerned. If you are worried it's too high, I'd cut out pure sugar deals like candy, regular soda and up your exercise level. 3-5x of about an hour of cardio a week will keep you pretty safe.

realsis77 2011-06-08 10:39:37 -0500 Report

Hi. I wouldn't worry about it at all! 99 is a good number. I was running 300 to 400 if that gives you an idea of how high diabetics run. Anything up to about 140 is usually ok. I'm not talking about fasting sugar now I'm talking about regular blood sugar. When I was diagnosed I would test my blood and be up to 500! I know take insulin and keep it at about 130 which is good! I would not be worried if I were you but because it does run in your family continue to get checked regularly to make sure your not developing the diabetes. It snuck up on me although it did run in my family. I was almost passing out after meals and it was impossiable to wake me it was as if I was drunk. I saw double and was really thirsty. I tested my blood sugar for three months before I was finally diagnosed as diabetic. As I said I was running 300 to 400. So just stay on top of your tests and you should be just fine :) I am assuming you are talking about US measurements?? If not than its another story?? Are you speaking of US measurement or europe?? It makes a very big difference. Please let us know. Because US has a different standard of meausrement. If your speaking of NON US measurement than yes you are very high. If its US measurement than your fine. I hope this helps you in some way!

majikinfl 2011-06-07 20:26:41 -0500 Report

Everyone is correct 99 is ok IF you are figuring in mg/dl FYI: * WHO criteria: fasting plasma glucose level from 6.1 mmol/l (110 mg/dL) to 6.9 mmol/l (125 mg/dL).
* ADA criteria: fasting plasma glucose level from 5.6 mmol/L (100 mg/dL) to 6.9 mmol/L (125 mg/dL).
Soooo if you are talking 99 mmol/L you are very high…99 mg/dl you are a ok.

Hope this helps a little

runthe 2011-06-07 11:03:33 -0500 Report

Hi Rabbi, 99 is in the normal range. When I have a fasting glucose it is usually 250 and up. You need to get a meter and check your sugar regularly.

Steam hammer
Steam hammer 2011-06-07 10:38:14 -0500 Report

Rabbi , First of all 99 it's not high it's normal sugar reading, I think we all wish we could have a sugar reading of 99 at anytime of the day. My sugar reading after I fast is between 200 & 300 . The normal target range is between 70 & 140 if you keep your sugar between that then your in good shape.

jayabee52 2011-06-07 11:07:00 -0500 Report

I have noted that other countries use different scales of BG readings. 99 mg/dL is different than 99 mmol/l. I suspect he is using that scale (mmol/l), or some other of which I am not aware.

cavie2 2011-06-14 16:41:31 -0500 Report

jayabee52 I hate to burst your bubble but he is talking 99 mmol/l. this converts to 5.5 in UK and between 4-7 is a normal morning fasting if it was 99 mg/dL that would convert to 1782 in your US reading and we both know he would be dead with a reading like that

cavie2 2011-06-14 16:48:19 -0500 Report

I have a convertor on my Mozzilla Firefox bookmarked. I typed into the internet 'blood sugar glucose convertor for diabetes' and there are many sites with different convertors on them if you have Internet Explorer just put it into your favorites and its there anytime you want to check it. Hope that helps, in the UK that includes Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. I also don't know about Canada or Australia as they are just part of the Commonwealth and not part of the UK. But I think there are some members from Canada if they read this maybe they could let us all know about their readings.

Steam hammer
Steam hammer 2011-06-07 21:46:20 -0500 Report

I didn't know that other countries used a different scale thank you for pointing that out to me .See you still can learn something here everyday,I'm sorry if I miss lead him or gave him the wrong information.

jayabee52 2011-06-07 22:53:39 -0500 Report

I know that the mmol/l is used in great Britain and other British nations (not sure about Canada).

I've made the same mistake on other discussions such as this. I am learning things on DC all the time!

I pray Mordechai (Rabbi) will come back and enlighten us re the scale he is using. I'm guessing he's probably half way around the world and won't see this until later today. It was early in the AM here (PDT) when I first saw his new discussions posting.

granniesophie 2011-06-07 09:45:44 -0500 Report

This is high??? We all would love to have a fasting of 99! James is right-are you using a US scale of measuring? You really do need a meter. That will tell you what's realy going on during your day. Then you can better tell what you'll need to do.
Keep us all posted on how it's going. And, welcome, we are happy to have you join us!

jayabee52 2011-06-07 07:07:13 -0500 Report

Howdy Mordechai! WELCOME to DC!

Where are you living, and what scale for Blood Glucose ("BG") numbering are you using? Here in the USA a BG# of 99 is ideal using the mg/dl scale. The fact that you are concerned that your BG is high causes me to guess you are using a different scale. Are your results in mmol/l?

Do you have a BG meter? I would suggest that if you don't you might want to get one and keep a log of where your BG#s are trending. Here in the USA the recommended MINIMUM for testing one's BG#s is 3x/day: when one first awakens, ("fasting BG") and then 2 hrs after one of the meals for the day, ("Postpradial") and then before retiring for bed.

Once you have a handle on how your BG#s are trending, then you may deternime what is the best course of action.

What does your Dr say about it?

Praying God's richest blessings upon you and yours!

James Baker