Sugar Levels

By Aryana Latest Reply 2009-05-09 18:22:32 -0500
Started 2009-05-09 01:27:05 -0500

Hello All,

I just got my first meter, and I have been checking my blood sugar. I was told by a friend who has full blown diabetes to check it after I eat, so I did. Well the first time I checked it, it was 254, and I only had a little soda with it.. Twenty minutes later it was 201. Four hours later my Dr had me check it cause something he gave me happen to cause blood sugar to go up. So after a hour of taking it, my level was 157. Well after dinner, I checked it again, and this time it was 227. I had did some reading since dinner and saw you should check it two hours after eating, and what the *normal* level are.well almost three hours later its 153 . So I have a few questions, One, is it normal for it to spike that high after eating something not loaded with sugar? And two shouldn't it be below 150 now? I did check it when I got up this morning, and before I had anything to eat or drink it was 135. That has been the lowest in the last 24 hours. Besides that one, the second lowest it the 153. I am new to all this. I had a friend get me the meter cause I was worried about my sugar levels, cause I was boarder line when I was expecting my youngest child. I was also told if I ever gain 50 lbs I would risk becoming full blown. Well thats to being on steroids for four months, I have put on almost 60 lbs. I plan on talking with my Dr but not sure when I can get it, so would like a little help. Thanks

7 replies

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-05-09 18:11:33 -0500 Report

Best to have your doctor discuss this with you provide all the info you need. The same things do not apply to everyone across the board. You need individual instruction and a consultation with a nutritonist. Researching sites like the American Diabetes Association is good too. In general, what others are saying is true. Sugar is not our only enemy. Carbs are the bad guys for diabetics. You have to have some carbs, but you have to eat the right ones and you have to eat proper proportions. Good luck.

mamaoak 2009-05-09 18:03:35 -0500 Report

you have to watch your carbs and exersise as well i was tol normal was 90 to 100. you will feel funny when your sugar goes low and also high. i tested firs thing in the mornig and 2 hrs after eating. then befor lunch and 2 hr after same for the supper then befor bed if sugar was 150 i did not need a shot befor bed. hope this helps.

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2009-05-09 18:22:32 -0500 Report

Yes like it has been said, watch your carb intake. We eat plenty of salad no
white bread, red meat to a minimun, and no fried foods. This has helped us veru much and BG's with in range.

rascal37055 2009-05-09 11:43:42 -0500 Report

hi i was just reading your blog and it's not the sugar you it is the carbs you have to watch because they turn into sugar to. my dr told me to do alot of walking and watch what you eat. i have had diabetes for going on 20 years now. its not a easy thing to live with but you can't let it get you do. at one point in my life i was takeing 8 shots aday but now i am on an insullin pump because the shots was not working anymore. my body has bulit up a resistence to insullin almost all the way around but being on the pump where you get insullin 24 hours aday it really helps out alot. hope this info can help you in some way i will keep you in my prayers for better health with your diabetes

SkipT 2009-05-09 11:29:40 -0500 Report

It appears that your doctors didn't fully explain things to you so I will point you to a website that is great for the new diabetic:

Hopefully this will give you more insight and information.

Good Luck

Antique-Dave 2009-05-09 09:00:47 -0500 Report

I've only been diagnosed with diabetes for 2 months but its not about the sugar as much as it is about the carbs.

Mashed potatoes does me in, take the time to read through the old discussions, there are a lot of knowledgeable folks here that will weigh in with some good advice.

a morning (fasting glucose) level above 125 is indicative of diabetes, one of the first things I did was drop soda pop, kool aid, fruit juice drinks, potatoes, and white bread from my diet. There is a lot you can do to control this but you've got to want it.

learn and test and test to learn

ali eletre
ali eletre 2009-05-09 07:17:59 -0500 Report

blood sugger level 157 is goo but you have to test fasent ( before eating ) & after eating by two hours .. but your levels is very good dont worry .. the normal between 110 - 130 .. some times it goes high but dont worry .. control your food & drink .. its better do drink dait .. eat more vegitables & no need to test every hour its better every day
I hope for you good health

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