what should suger levels be..

By sheets Latest Reply 2014-11-02 17:42:16 -0600
Started 2014-11-01 09:20:03 -0500

hello everyone,my name is paul,have a question..have stage 4 copd,diag.in 2011,so they starting checking my a1c,at that time it was 6.1%..been slowly going up,in oct.2014,reading was 6.6%..so doctor said i was type 2 diabetic,so i,m tryen to eat right,exercise an monitor my suger level,s..my nurse said that since i was not taken any med,s that my level should always be 140 or below,,is this true..what should my readings really be for someone thats type 2 but not on med,s??

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jayabee52 2014-11-02 01:04:45 -0500 Report

Howdy Paul
Since you have COPD what are you using to manage the symptoms? Some medications can have an adverse effect on one's BG (blood glucose) levels. That may be a factor as well.

My late wife had COPD, as well as a host of other "medical challenges" due to her Lupis (SLE) and she needed to occasionally take cortisone pills to try to control it, since she was allergic to other meds to try to control it.

Here is a link to a Joslin article containing a chart which tells where a gluco-normal person and a PWD should experience at various circumstances.

I pray this is helpful

sheets 2014-11-02 06:22:58 -0600 Report

hey,james ,thanks for the reply…but i don,t see the link that your talking bout for me to check-out,could you resend it to me,please..thank s..have a great day.

jayabee52 2014-11-02 16:57:43 -0600 Report

OOPS sorry forgot to put it in now cannot seem to find it again but once I do, I will send it to you.

sheets 2014-11-02 17:42:16 -0600 Report

lmao,and i thought i was the only one that did that…lol..no worries,james..just hit me back up when you find it,thanks again,james..

spiritscript 2014-11-01 13:36:26 -0500 Report

Readings vary for many reasons. Having any kind of illness can make them higher. Also, STRESS can too. I'm on Prednisone and that makes mine too high at times, but chronic pain can raise blood sugar as well. Also, I've had to cut my antidepressant by half because it was making my readings too high. I am on 2 diabetes meds. I think if the ac1 is below 7, you're ok. But better ask a doctor. Everyone is different.

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