diabetes?

coolgirl
By coolgirl Latest Reply 2013-07-30 23:02:29 -0500
Started 2013-07-26 20:44:27 -0500

this may seem to be a dumd question but here goes, how do you know if you are type1 or type2, and what's a good reading or bad reading, mine are crazy they go from upper 200 to low to mid 400?


5 replies

BroadwayGirl
BroadwayGirl 2013-07-30 23:02:29 -0500 Report

If you're diabetic, when your doctor notifies you they tell you.
Your sugars should be between 90-130. Those are 'perfect' numbers. 200-400 can lead to amputation, brain damage, blindness, and much more.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2013-07-27 17:48:33 -0500 Report

There is a C-peptide blood test that will indicate whether you are producing any insulin at all. Your doctor can order this when he requests blood work. Generally, no insulin production means you are a Type 1, while if you produce some insulin you are generally considered to be a Type 2. Type 2's may produce insufficient insulin or may have reduced insulin receptivity which causes the higher BG's associated with diabetes. In either case, it's important to get the Bg's under control to prevent long-term complications and ensure a good quality of life. A "normal" BG is generally between 80 and 120 mg/dl.

Scarlet03
Scarlet03 2013-07-27 02:40:20 -0500 Report

Either type 1 or type 2 can have bad #s… A doctor can tell you the difference. But anything over 200 is not good..80 for a blood. Sugar is the start of a good range

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