blood sugar results

By tigger2713 Latest Reply 2009-09-27 09:55:28 -0500
Started 2009-09-26 17:21:33 -0500

I am a newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic, I was diagnosed in May of this year. I am taking metformin extended release 500mg 3 times a day. My doctor said normal levels of blood sugars are between 90-130. Is that true? Is there a magic number to stay between? When is it too high and when is it too low? This is all so confusing to me

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tigger2713 2009-09-27 09:55:28 -0500 Report

thank you all for the information. I will check out that site as well. I go back to the doctor in November and he is going to send me to diabetics class and to see a dietitian. I asked him to hold off until my next appointment I wanted to do my homework on all this and get myself educated. I am glad I joined this site, I have found alot of information from all of you to be very helpful.

kdroberts 2009-09-26 19:11:46 -0500 Report

90-130 is a good goal from a doctor. Normal blood sugar is not really that though. Somebody without diabetes will be 60-90 fasting, 60-90 before meals and under 100 after meals. It's possible that for a few minutes after a massively high carb meal for a non-diabetic to go as high as 140 but not for long and not often. Almost all blood sugar goals published are aimed atpeople with diabetes, not normal blood sugar.

Alicia039 2009-09-26 17:30:10 -0500 Report is a great website for diabetics. A lot of tools and tips. They also have a show on tv. Here in Pennsylvania it shows on Sundays.
Have you looked in your community for a free diabetics class? Usually your doctor will have information for one.
Hope this helps a bit.

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