Hi, as mentioned in my initial post I was diagnosed type 2 a little over a month ago. We found this out when I went for my annual blood work (fasting) as required by our insurance company. When I went to the Dr. I was completely exhausted, it was getting to the point that I was falling asleep any time I sat down for even a minute. The Dr. was going to run a thyroid test as well.
Much to my surprise when I got a call back 2 days later, I was asked to come in again in two weeks for more blood work because my sugar was higher than the Dr would like. It was 125. So when I went back again, it was 124. The Dr put me on 500mg Metformin twice daily, and told me to check my sugar levels 1-2 times per day. That was pretty much it..oh and come back in a couple of months for him to check my sugar again.
I have been trying to do some research and am not sure if I am understanding correctly. There is so much different information out there on the internet. Am I to understand that at fasting 124-125 is not that horrible?
Either which way, I am having a problem keeping my levels controled, or so I think. I am going by this information (which is what I found in the packet with my One Touch Meter the levels I am going by are as follows:
Bef Breakfast (fasting) - 70-105
Bef Lunch or Dinner - 70-110
1 hr after meals - Less than 160
2 hrs after meals - Less than 120
Betw 2-4 AM - Greater than 70
Well for starters I never take it between 2-4 am…second of all, I cannot see where only 1-2 times a day of testing is an effective way for me to try and control my levels..so I was doing it 3 times a day, but I think from now on, I am going to do it before and after each meal..
*should I also be doing in the morning and before bed??**
I am usually the highest in the morning (after fasting) the highest being 143 and the lowest being 103…The average is about 120-122. My highest before dinner has been 128 and my lowest has been 109…with my average being about 128-120ish…Then 2 hours after dinner my highest two have been 182 and 204, but the 182 was after a Burger King binge and the 204 was after a binge of 2 alcoholic beverages…I have been as low as 92 1 hr after meals…
I know a lot of it needs to be controlled with my diet…which I am changing. I have downloaded a lot of low carb recipes, and have been eating more fruits and veggies than I ever had. Also more chicken than any other kind of meat.
Now finally…after my loonnnggg explaination my questions at this time would be
1. Are the levels that I am comparing to pretty accurate?
2. Is it better to test 1 or 2 hrs after meals?
3. What should my levels be at bedtime?
Any other suggestions would be so greatly appreciated…
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