Non-diabetic BG levels

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-06-16 12:42:58 -0500
Started 2013-05-27 19:21:30 -0500

My guy friend wasn't feeling good an he was kinda showing symptoms of low BG so I tested his blood on my meter and it came up as 38 so I thought it was wrong an i tested it again on a diff finger and it came up as 36 … I know that's low for a diabetic but is that unusual or bad for a non-diabetic … Could he have diabetes

8 replies

cizzy21 2013-06-16 12:42:58 -0500 Report

Being a brittle diabetic, I have low blood sugars alot - everyday. I also have hypoglycemia unawareness, so I don't feel the effects of low blood sugar until it goes down to the 40's or 50's! So I do the best I can to check my blood sugar alot each day. So annoying!!!

Cathy Simpson
Cathy Simpson 2013-06-07 17:39:41 -0500 Report

You know there is a test called glucose tolerance test that the doctor made me take when I was pregnan. It checks for hypoglycemia. The regular glucose test wouldn't show it because its for diabetes.

Cathy Simpson
Cathy Simpson 2013-06-07 16:54:53 -0500 Report

Hypoglycemia. I had that since I was 13 but after 23 years I became diabetic.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-06-07 17:27:38 -0500 Report

That's similar to me. I thought going low was normal, then I got MRSA and BAM diabetes reared it's ugly head.

Cathy Simpson
Cathy Simpson 2013-06-07 17:36:35 -0500 Report

The only good thing about being hypoglycemic first is that you are a pro at getting your bs back up and knowing the signs when they are getting low. Lol

Bun10 2013-05-29 21:50:06 -0500 Report

That is a very very serious glucose level! Under 50 can cause brain damage. No one should ever have a numer like 36. I am very surprised he hasn't passed out. Don't play with that. That's serious enough for an ER visit.

Type1Lou 2013-05-28 10:27:25 -0500 Report

Your friend's BG level in the 30's exhibited hypoglycemia or low blood sugar but, it might not have been caused by diabetes. Normal BG's are in the 70 to 110 range for both diabetics and non-diabetics. If his hypo episodes are frequent, your friend should discuss this with a doctor as manapua72 below advised.

manapua72 2013-05-28 03:39:48 -0500 Report

I'm not a doctor … Maybe it would be best and have him/she see a doctor that could run a test or two to determine whether your friend has diabetes or not … Yes a doctor would be the one to ask … Not anyone here on this site . Here we can give our opinions but diabetes is NO JOKE , IT'S SERIOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So yeah tell your friend to see a doctor and be tested !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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