Blood glucose

Cardtn
By Cardtn Latest Reply 2013-03-27 09:22:58 -0500
Started 2013-03-22 18:00:22 -0500

Hi everybody! Is 82 too low for a diabetic? Also, is 1500 mg of Metformin too much especially if my morning testing as been between 82/95? Thanks!


21 replies

Cardtn
Cardtn 2013-03-27 09:22:58 -0500 Report

I woke up and I tested 77! It seems to be getting lower everyday! On daily basis breakfast is cheerios, egg whites, strawberries, and blueberries, snacks are fruits,or a glucerna bar, lunh could be a wrap, or tuna with a veggie, dinners ,chicken,fish,brown rice sugar free bread, wasa crackers, pork chop,etc. Still taking 1500 mg of met, and taking a thyroid med. I do my exercise 30 min a day. What should I be doing?

Cardtn
Cardtn 2013-03-26 10:41:33 -0500 Report

Woke up and my number was 79. Ate 2 1/2 hours ago and I decided to test and it said 81.. Please tell me that its ok… Also I am planning to eat 1/2 apple before I workout,is it ok? Thanks guys!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-03-26 10:59:18 -0500 Report

You might want to eat some protein (like peanut butter or nuts) before working out. The protein will digest slowly and will sustain you throughout the exercise. Plus you might want to eat the whole apple with it.

81 is pretty low to be starting in exercise. I would be wanting to be at 130 since exercise does lower insulin resistance and your Blood Glucose can plummet.

79 as a waking number is great, as long as one is not intending to be doing anything strenous right away.

draco59
draco59 2013-03-25 22:46:10 -0500 Report

My doctor gave me premeal range 90 to 125… One is breakfast and the other dinner. My morning one is always higher then my dinner…

lanykins
lanykins 2013-03-25 22:19:44 -0500 Report

They say the ideal target is 100 so 80 is a bit low. I would love to keep mine in the 80s but am usually in the low 100s. However, my biggest problem is that I must be very careful testing my blood 4 times a day because my sugar tends to drop suddenly to 40 or below and then I pass out. That is why I must live in a senior center where there are people I can reach immediately. I've been taken to the hospital 5 times in 4 years because of this. If your fasting tends to be around 80, the best thing to do is eat yougurt or some similar food at bedtime. Your body doesn't have enough sugar to get you through the night. It's very important to check your sugar at bedtime so you can be sure you will get through the night okay. I need mine to be about 130 at bedtime to get through the night. During the day it is probably best to have numbers in the 90s to the low 100s but I wouldn't worry too much about a reading of 82 as long as it doesn't stay there all the time.

lanykins
lanykins 2013-03-25 22:19:44 -0500 Report

They say the ideal target is 100 so 80 is a bit low. I would love to keep mine in the 80s but am usually in the low 100s. However, my biggest problem is that I must be very careful testing my blood 4 times a day because my sugar tends to drop suddenly to 40 or below and then I pass out. That is why I must live in a senior center where there are people I can reach immediately. I've been taken to the hospital 5 times in 4 years because of this. If your fasting tends to be around 80, the best thing to do is eat yougurt or some similar food at bedtime. Your body doesn't have enough sugar to get you through the night. It's very important to check your sugar at bedtime so you can be sure you will get through the night okay. I need mine to be about 130 at bedtime to get through the night. During the day it is probably best to have numbers in the 90s to the low 100s but I wouldn't worry too much about a reading of 82 as long as it doesn't stay there all the time.

Lisa.29
Lisa.29 2013-03-23 21:56:35 -0500 Report

I was just diagnosed this week & put on metformin … My numbers still are kinda high like 130s - 170s. I've been trying to figure out what foods affect me, but haven't started on any regular exercise yet. Trying to get more motivated cuz right now I'm still in the bummed out stage of realizing I have diabetes

Cardtn
Cardtn 2013-03-24 13:34:34 -0500 Report

Hi Lisa! I was diagnosed 2weeks ago and a thyroid problem too! Im trying to figure out the medicines, exercise, diet as well. Im trying Walk away the Pounds! You do this at home and you burn calories and you worked out in your home. The Dr. did an EKG on me too and I have an enlargement of the Arital. They dont know if it was the thyroid or diabetes! So Im trying to do a heart healthy and of course low glycemic life style change. I hope this is reversable concerning the heart. I exercise 6 times a week. It is hard yo go anywhere with this med. I have a hard time with snacking, because I do not have an appetite. Praying for you! You will persever through this and you will be able help someone else going through this!!

Lisa.29
Lisa.29 2013-03-24 14:55:01 -0500 Report

Thanx for the tips :)
My Doc also wants to do an EKG on me cuz my heart rate was too high, but I need to get on insurance first. I'm having a hard time getting motivated & I feel tired a lot

Lakeland
Lakeland 2013-03-23 21:09:48 -0500 Report

my doctor told me metformin can't drop numbers too low, but i didn't listen to him. since I walk daily, I test & if I'm normal I don't take anything, but I do check it again later to see how my nunbers are. I told my doctor this & he didn't like the idea, but he understands my thinking. he cut me back from 1000 to 500.

Kirk H
Kirk H 2013-03-23 16:27:07 -0500 Report

i was on 1000 mg of metformin, my doc reduced it to 500 mg of the time release metformin. 80's is common for me when I check before meals, I hardly ever go over 120 to 130 2 hours after eating. When I was first diagnosed I was always 180 and over, but it has steadly went down over time and a proper diet.

Lizardfan
Lizardfan 2013-03-23 10:36:41 -0500 Report

I love it when I am in the 80's, anything below 70 and I do start to feel symptoms of low blood sugars. I also take 2500mg of Metformin daily in addition to Bydureon once a week. I think your numbers are optimal and pretty much what I aim for daily.

IronOre
IronOre 2013-03-23 09:50:26 -0500 Report

80 is on the low end of being normal, so you should be ok, but it would hurt to eat just a little bit more to help you from falling off the cliff.

raccoon mana
raccoon mana 2013-03-23 09:23:40 -0500 Report

my doctor said the high dosage for metformin is 2000mg. im
on 1000mg myself. no real low bg levels yet.
you should talk to your doctor and find out as much as you can about diabetes. good luck!

Cardtn
Cardtn 2013-03-22 18:41:35 -0500 Report

Thanks! I am Type 2 and also taking meds for Thyroid. Im so confused about everything! I would think 82 is good.. Was just diagnosed 2 weeks ago. Still scared!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-03-23 02:09:42 -0500 Report

I agree with Lou! 70 is pretty much the bottom of "normal"

Can't opine about the Metformin. That is something to take up with your MD.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2013-03-22 18:17:18 -0500 Report

80 is considered the low range of normal for BG, as far as I know. I don't start to feel uncomfortable until my BG drops below 70. My target range for my pump is between 110 to 120. There is no real "right" answer to this since I've read that some members of DC feel uncomfortable in the 80's. It's important for you to know what works for you, how you feel at certain levels, whether you become aware that your BG is dropping in time to correct it and how quickly you can recover from low BG. It's such an individual response. Since I'm a Type1, I can't comment about the metformin. I would be happy with an 82 to 95 range of BG in the morning.