not understanding the numbers?

keepitreal1961
By keepitreal1961 Latest Reply 2011-07-08 01:06:53 -0500
Started 2011-07-04 00:57:25 -0500

I have been testing twice a day for two weeks. I am not sure what these numbers reveal. they average-first thing in the morning 111-116-119-117-115-97-94-108. the after meal ones go all over. 143-58-187-110-133-121-95-148-157. these numbers i do not understand. the are blood glucise levels from my meter. anyone help with what these mean?


7 replies

keepitreal1961
keepitreal1961 2011-07-04 23:45:26 -0500 Report

anywhere from 3-4 hrs after dinner i test-the morning ones are fasting type numbers. I feel dizzy and weird when it gets to the lower ranges.

keepitreal1961
keepitreal1961 2011-07-04 23:47:33 -0500 Report

is there a chance of doc saying I no longer have it, or does it get worse with age, breakdown of pancreas(spelling) or not. etc.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-07-08 00:12:00 -0500 Report

There's always a chance, even though it may be very slim. The natural course of the disease is it tends to get worse with age, especially if not well controlled. But with age and experience you can often CONTROL it better. I have gotten better control, and keep it close to normal, but I know if I slip it is there waiting to jump my BG numbers sky high.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-07-08 01:06:53 -0500 Report

I've found that there's no shortcut. But I am on an extra low carb, high protein, and low glycemic veggie eating plan and I am doing very well on it. Keeping BGs near normal without meds with what I eat alone. Lost about 40 lbs in 6 mos also. But you gotta train your taste buds to eat like that. I don't think I could have done that earlier in the disease process. Fortunately for me, my pancreas is putting out enough of its own insulin to keep my BG in check with my restricted eating plan. Not everyone can do this.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-07-04 09:03:35 -0500 Report

Howdy Jeffrey! The fasting numbers look pretty good, pretty close to normal. The after meal numbers I cannot decipher without more context. How close after meals are you testing? If it is 2 hrs after that would be ideal time to test.

However the "58" is of concern no matter when you took it because that's in "low" (or "hypo") territory and you would need to get some glucose raising substance in your body PDQ!