By Roe72 Latest Reply 2012-09-02 20:17:09 -0500
Started 2012-09-01 09:46:26 -0500

Okay, everytime I search for a good chart to follow for blood glucose numbers they are all different. Anyone recommend a good chart I can follow?


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Roe72 2012-09-02 16:49:19 -0500 Report

Thank you everyone, you all have been very great and helpful. I currently do not have a doctor I have no insurance, I am just trying to get back on track with my diabetes. My numbers are high and I have been feeling sick:(

Kirla 2012-09-02 18:13:06 -0500 Report

By following a lower carb diet I was able to bring my numbers down from over 300-400 to almost normal numbers in about 6 weeks. My A1C went from 14.1 to 5.9 in less than 4 months. High carb starchy foods like bread, pasta, potatoes, corn and most foods made of flour will spike blood sugar. I ate lots of low carb vegetables with small serving of chicken and tuna fish for a couple of months and blood sugars dropped a lot. Small serving of peanuts sunflower seeds, almonds and walnuts are also good to snack on. Once your blood sugar stabilizes some you can sometimes add small amounts of the high carb starchy foods back into your diet. I now use low carb wraps and pita bread. Just have to make sure there low carb. Most pita bread and wraps are not. It took me about a year to find a regular source but now buy them all the time. Also ate the veggie burgers for lunch on a plate topped with mustard mayonnaise and pickles. I found the morning star brand tasted good and didn’t spike my blood sugar. This is what I write for people having trouble with there blood sugar. Its what I did and it worked for me. I believe it will help most people. Also I really don’t care much for the low carb vegetables but force myself to eat several serving most days.

Feb 2009 I was diagnosed with a fasting blood sugar of 366 and A1C of 14.1. Started to eat a salad every day at supper. Also started to eat lots of low carb vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumbers, spinach, pickles and sauerkraut. Started to drink 8+ glasses of water every day.

I then bought a meter and started to test my blood sugar before and after each meal. At first I was testing 2 hours after each meal and when my numbers dropped a lot I started testing 1 hour after meals. I test 5-7 times a day. I cut back or eliminated foods that spiked my blood sugar more than 50 points after eating.

By testing I found that foods like bread and most foods made of grains along with pasta, rice, corn, potatoes, oatmeal, cereals, chips, crackers, cakes, cookies, candy, soda, fruits, fruit juices, milk and most foods that contain more than 5-6 net carbs per serving as found on the package label all spiked my blood sugar. Some people can cut back on these foods and some people like me have to stop eating them.

After about 6-8 weeks my blood sugar readings were almost normal levels.

I found by reducing and eliminating high carb starchy foods helped me a lot. By adding small amounts of chicken, beef, pork or a hard boiled egg to my meals helped reduce blood sugar spikes also.

Good luck

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-09-02 16:16:49 -0500 Report

Ask your doctor of your range for testing that should help you. I never had a chart for that just logged in my numbers.

Roe72 2012-09-02 09:50:46 -0500 Report

Thanks so much everyone, I lost my steady employment and health coverage 2 years ago so it has been very hard to take care of my self:( I recently have started having some health issues and as suspected my sugars are a mess. I just wanted some good resources to get some good info so I can learn how to change my diet and take better care of diabetes.

DeanaG 2012-09-01 23:05:53 -0500 Report

Your doctor should give you target ranges.
My endo gave me the following for me, fasting
70 - 90, before meals 70 - 110 and after meals below 140.
Yours may not be the same, check with your doctor.

Kirla 2012-09-01 18:47:26 -0500 Report

Why do you need a chart. Blood sugar before eating and first thing in the morning should be between 70 and 90. If taking insulin many doctors don’t like to see it go to far below 90. One hour after eating it should be less than 180 and 2 hours less than 140. I try and keep mine below 140 one hour after eating. For about a year maybe more I hardly went over 110 one hour after eating, Lately not doing so good. Blood sugar ranges from about 75 in the middle of the night to less than 140 most days. A couple times a week I’ll see 160 one hour after eating in the morning. A1C has stayed at or below 6, so figure things should be ok.

I believe this is a good place to start.

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