Blood Level

By Bluegill88 Latest Reply 2012-06-20 00:30:09 -0500
Started 2012-06-01 07:39:30 -0500

This morning I had a blood glucose reading of (88). This is the first time I ever had this reading. So I am thinking that may be I am doing something wrong. I would like to hear from you on my reading. As of this date I still have not eaten any bread, potatoes, or sweets.
I don't want to get myself in trouble by not eating some of the foods that will help me lose weight.

34 replies

tabby9146 2012-06-06 11:46:42 -0500 Report

that is a great number, sounds like you are doing very well to have a number like that in the morning, that is usually what I have, sometimes a little higher.

Lizardfan 2012-06-03 16:01:47 -0500 Report

Great number! As long as I am below 100 I am a happy camper! For me, it just depends on my bedtime reading and what I ate for a bedtime snack as to my fasting numbers. I am usually in the 90's.

Bluegill88 2012-06-05 07:12:10 -0500 Report

Good to hear your comments, will keep in mind as I go on working with my B/G level. What kind of snacks do you eat before bed time?

Set apart
Set apart 2012-06-02 06:09:52 -0500 Report

Great number, keep up the good work! Whatever you're doing is exactly the right thing! I struggle to get my numbers close to 88! Best wishes!

Controlled 2012-06-01 22:56:19 -0500 Report

Fortunately, not eating all of the things that you indicated,"bread, potatoes or sweets" will only help you lose weight and control BG. Testing in the way that you are is a good idea. I hope that you're keeping a record of all that you're doing so you can write your own road map. You'll see that you can substitute many of the things that you like for other things that you may not like as much, but you will get used to it and won't feel deprived.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-01 21:04:12 -0500 Report

Congrats on the 88. Following James' advice really helped me learn how to figure out what foods were causing BG spikes. And as Nick says some foods are off limits, but some can be eaten cautously. Sometimes just a bite wont hurt. You just need to learn how much of a portion is safe for you.
Hope this 88 is the first of many great readings for you.

jayabee52 2012-06-01 07:49:52 -0500 Report

Howdy again Bluegill!

88 is a GOOD number not a bad one. What have your BG levels been? Anything between 70 and 100 I would consider to be great readings since that is what most People without diabetes run. Whatever you're doing, you seem to be doing GREAT!


Bluegill88 2012-06-01 08:23:15 -0500 Report

That what I wanted to know. My BG levels had been 110, 111, 118 128 and Momday I went and ate some PanCakes , and my BG level went up tp to 195. Two hour later it was back down to 128.
I am still working to get a clear picture of my blood level so I will know what I can eat and not eat. Thanks for you answer.

suziesgirl 2012-06-04 20:45:56 -0500 Report

Try pancakes made with almond flour. They are really good, I swear, I put a small amount of pure maple syryp on them. No spikes. No white flour either. You can find this recipe online, just google pancakes with almond flour.

pixsidust 2012-06-01 22:20:40 -0500 Report

Whew no more pancakes is my suggestion

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-02 14:45:08 -0500 Report

It surprised me how much better tasting and more filling the Almond flour version is compared to wheat flour pancakes.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-03 01:16:52 -0500 Report

I don't know if there is. I use (and modify) a recipe from an almond flour cookbook by elana, that Gabby posted about. Instead of pancakes I usually make waffles.

jayabee52 2012-06-03 01:56:08 -0500 Report

I just looked and there was not one in Recipes section, so I found one on the internet and posted it there. So now there is!

irishbear 2012-06-04 21:07:04 -0500 Report

We have a hard time finding the sugar free syrup that we like,
but I have found I like the all fruit spreads better than syrup
and you can change up the flavor!

Nick1962 2012-06-01 08:37:39 -0500 Report

Like James said, that is a great morning number. I had the same reaction to pancakes, so they were completely off the table for me. However, I've been finding that the longer I can keep those numbers in check, things like that which would have given me the huge spikes and lows, don't so much anymore.