Blood Glucose/sugars

By TopazDee Latest Reply 2014-02-04 15:35:11 -0600
Started 2014-02-02 09:50:53 -0600

Hi I live in the UK our measurements of BG's are on a different scale to that of the USA can anyone tell me the States recommended levels to help me understand what the accept "norm" level is please, here in the UK they recommend you stay between 3 & 7.

Tags: blood sugar

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TopazDee 2014-02-03 16:38:35 -0600 Report

Found out today 3=55 is to low for me at 3.1 started having hypo fortunately in an asda store shopping where I get my repeat meds they took my BG level pharmacist advised that I need to stay above 3.5=65 for this not to happen again (after giving me a glucose tablet) so no more missed or late meals for me and as precaution in case of emergencies now have glucose packs everywhere.
Where it says on profile to put in my last A1c reading is it my Blood Glucose reading please? also how do I send a hug, many thanks xxx

jigsaw 2014-02-03 21:42:24 -0600 Report

Glad to hear that you recovered from that hypo quickly. You must be on insulin.
A1c is a 3 to 4 month average of your blood glucose. It's normally done in a doctors office where they can draw blood. It's definitely a good idea to know your A1c, since it will give you a fairly accurate idea of how well you are managing your diabetes, and blood glucose in general.
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TopazDee 2014-02-03 16:08:39 -0600 Report

Thanks jigsaw very helpful can now fill in my BG readings, not had good day very late eating lunch time so when shopping in asda started feeling ill, sweating, shaking, trouble focusing as we get our repeat scripts there asked if pharmacist would do BG's had a reading of 3.1=55 she gave me a glucose tablet and my husband fetched a sandwich and banana I soon recovered apart from banging headache that I still have ;o(… won't be late for any more meals that's the 3rd time this year but I have learnt my lesson and have now got glucose tablets everywhere. x

jigsaw 2014-02-03 21:51:09 -0600 Report

Your welcome! It's definitely a good idea ( as you experienced ) not to skip meals, especially if your on insulin.
I'm pleased that you found the charts helpful. Don't hesitate to ask any other questions that come up.

TopazDee 2014-02-04 15:08:30 -0600 Report

No not on insulin just taking 2 Gliclazide a day jigsaw cant do A1c yet as only been diagnosed 2 and bit months should be due blood test soon so will ask GP xxx

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