Confused

wrmjw1
By wrmjw1 Latest Reply 2012-06-08 20:32:20 -0500
Started 2011-07-12 11:25:42 -0500

I recently went to see my doctor. She told me that my blood sugars should be in the 100's to be considered normal. I was told that if my sugar was like 90 or 80 I was okay. Personally I dont like it whe my sugar gets too high in the hundreds, it scares me. I know that its not good to have my blood sugar to be really low. My doctor also told me that if I have a low blood sugar, that I should call. I figured that I didnt want to bug them with it because one I knew why it was low and two my low blood sugars are few and far between. I just want to know for sure whats the best range for my sugar?


10 replies

grandmaducky
grandmaducky 2011-07-19 14:53:08 -0500 Report

i try and keep my sugar level at around 100 if i get to 90 i start getting low symptons i think people have different levels that work best for them

wrmjw1
wrmjw1 2012-06-08 20:32:20 -0500 Report

Nowadays my sugar has been running too high. I suffer from depression and the more depressed I am, the more I eat, the more I eat, the worse my sugar is. I hate being this way and its taking its toll on my health,I dont know how much longer Ill be around.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-12 13:05:58 -0500 Report

Listen to Gabby! Her reply is the same as mine, so it has to be good! :)

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-07-12 13:19:46 -0500 Report

You are too funny Jim....good to see you around again. I missed you for a while.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-12 13:23:41 -0500 Report

It is summer camp season. 300 8-12 year olds for the next 4 1/2 weeks. come Monday at Noon, leave Friday at Noon. My job is to keep all the mechanicals working. toilets, AC and anything else that they can break. so I limit my computer time to 15-20 minutes in the AM and the same in the afternoon. I did start a discussion on footwear because changing my footwear made such a difference.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-07-12 13:00:41 -0500 Report

Confusion is one thing that we all suffer from over and over again. It's rough sometimes to find out what is "normal".

Usually you want your levels below 100 for morning fasting.
Generally anything 180 or less after a meal is an acceptable range.

You can work out the numbers that work best for you by finding how you tend to run and working with your doctor. A low is not usually an issue unless you start to go below 70. But some people can work just fine in the 60's.

Here are some good discussions on ranges: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/57-blood-sugar
http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/7393-confused-about-reasonable-blood-glucose-levels-targets

wrmjw1
wrmjw1 2011-07-18 15:33:38 -0500 Report

The morning under 100 thing I usually have that. I dont usually check after my meals. Im having a hard time getting supplies now since Im unemployed. I usually check before meals because thats usually when I can feel if my sugar is low. After a meal Im fine, but before its crazy. Ive had a few 60's and high 50's, I even had a 48 once. My doctor changed my insulin again but Ive got so many other problems that its hard to see how the insulin affects me.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-07-19 14:38:15 -0500 Report

It sounds like you need to work a little more on the insulin dosage for yourself. If you are getting too low before a meal, you can also add between meal snacks to keep you from hitting a low. I would talk to him some more and keep him in the loop so you can work on a goal together.

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