By Iroquois Latest Reply 2010-01-26 05:11:49 -0600
Started 2010-01-22 12:05:37 -0600

Hey guys my blood sugar readings has been pretty good, yesterday morning 94, 103 day before which is ok. My problem is my Dr. asked that I test again 2 hours after my evening meal. I have done it once as last night first time and it was 139. How bad is that for evening as this is new for me? But was 74 this am. What is it suspose to be? My legs are bending more and went up 5 more degrees. Surgical one is 65% and other one is now 75% and PT says I am doing ok. Goal is 90%. He took me out to try and show me how to get into our van and too high. Can't get my rt. leg up high enough yet. So going to have to try and find car rides for my physical therapy next week. Guess what else is new? I turned 62 today. Just another day as all I can do is sit in my recliner since surgery. Sometimes rather boring as we have no cable. But life goes on. I am not really depressed. My grand-daughter and sister just left after wishing me HB so that was nice. So that helped. Well, love you all. Kathy

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Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-01-23 11:26:05 -0600 Report

Kathy, your BS readings look great! I only wish I could keep mine down like that all the time… I get so confused, and frustrated sometimes, I don't know what to do!!! I am type 1 and on the pump…Sue

Iroquois 2010-01-24 13:58:43 -0600 Report

Hey, they have been pretty good but messed up Friday and had little cake and ice cream so put me back a little but will get there again hopefully. Thank you for the birthday wish. Support means a lot and your numbers will get better with time and my prayers are with you, Kathy

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-01-23 11:21:56 -0600 Report

Happy belated birthday, Kathy! Sorry I missed it…You have caught up with me now! LOL…My wish for you is to have many, many more wonderful birthdays, and be in good health to enjoy them!!!!! xox

Iroquois 2010-01-24 13:56:43 -0600 Report

Thank you so much and I hope to have many more, too. You are as old as you feel and I don't feel 62 more like 50 so there is hope there yet. LOL, Kathy

alanbossman 2010-01-23 07:37:09 -0600 Report

Sorry this is a little late Happy Birthday and many more.
Great job on bs levels also 139 is good after meals. keep up with PT sounds like you are doing very well.
Hugs Alan

imsuzie2 2010-01-23 04:46:52 -0600 Report

Kathy…why not use a step stool until you can get in and out of your van easily? A lot of the shuttle vans use them for passengers. Seems to make sense and I think you can find them at Wal-Mart or something.

Seem to remember 2 hrs after eating under 160, but it has been so long since I tested 2 hrs after. I usually just test once a day, but after the "Post Your Numbers" and all the talk about lows, I sometimes test before bed as well. 139 is a great number…keep up the good work. And, Happy B'day. Hugs

Iroquois 2010-01-24 13:54:27 -0600 Report

Thank you so much. We tried a step stool honey but my good right leg not able to reach up high enough yet. Will be able to soon, though. Thank you for the informaion on testing numbers. Kathy

imsuzie2 2010-01-26 05:11:49 -0600 Report

Kathy, I am sorry the step stool was too high. How hard it much be for you to get around. At least the weather is cool (ok, downright cold), so the extra layers of clothes should help you burn more calories!

jayabee52 2010-01-23 01:49:43 -0600 Report

♫ Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Kathy! Happy Birthday to you And many more! ♫ ~ Prayers for your continued strengthening, and healing ~James~

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-01-23 11:23:26 -0600 Report

James, that is just too cute! How did you put those musical notes on there; that is totally cool!!!! Sue

Iroquois 2010-01-24 13:52:45 -0600 Report

Thank you for the birthday song. I will remember this for a long time in my heart. That was so nice and no one sung me happy birthday so this was special. Thanks again, Kathy

cc9 2010-01-22 19:14:52 -0600 Report

happy bday kathy. you are doing great.

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2010-01-22 19:52:07 -0600 Report

Happy Birthday Katyhy and your doing good with your BG's. Keep up the good work with your therapy andin no time you will be running a marathon. Take care.

Iroquois 2010-01-22 23:26:41 -0600 Report

Don't feel like running any maratons yet but hope to get to feel like it. Thank you for your kind thoughts. Kathy

Hinboyz3 2010-01-22 17:44:52 -0600 Report

Its not just another day its a wonderful day that you were born on, thats a lot!!! Happy Birthday and many many more! Congrts on your bloodsugars doing well, mine are doing good to Im happy for that. So enjoy the rest of you day.

Iroquois 2010-01-22 23:23:59 -0600 Report

I did have a pretty good BD. My granddaughter stopped by and gave me a hug and kiss and my son who usually forgets my BD stopped by and gave me a hug and then some close friends came by for bible study and brought ice cream and cake so cheated tonite but back on track tomorrow. Thank you for your support. Kathy

Amy Tenderich
Amy Tenderich 2010-01-22 16:16:39 -0600 Report

Hi Iroquois,

Thanks for reaching out here. Great that so many have chimed in to answer your questions.

You might also want to read my article on Glucose Monitoring, which talks about target numbers and the best times to test:

Hope this is helpful!


Iroquois 2010-01-22 23:21:13 -0600 Report

Thank you so much. I will as anything that is helpful I always check out. Again, Thank you, Kathy

spiritwalker 2010-01-22 16:07:08 -0600 Report

I am glad to hear you are doing so well. Keep up your
therapy and you will soon be getting in and out of your
van. Hugs. Mary

Iroquois 2010-01-22 23:20:10 -0600 Report

Tried to get in van with physical therapist but he said it is too dangerous and can't get me leg up high enough on stool right now. Our lower running board is real weak and he is afraid it might break. So I will wait till my legs are stronger and more range of motion. Thank you for BD wishes. Kathy

Deb-G 2010-01-22 14:23:16 -0600 Report

It sounds like you are doing well! :)

and its great you are testing often and keeping on track…good for you…

Approx target ranges can be:

Before meals 70 to 130

1 hour after the start of a meal below 180

After 2 hours it should be getting back into normal range…

Your fasting readings are good :)

Iroquois 2010-01-22 15:30:34 -0600 Report

So she has me testing 2 hours after I eat. What is the normal for that. Still not more than 180? Kathy

Deb-G 2010-01-22 15:42:14 -0600 Report


You want to be under 180, 1 hour after you eat…

and back down to the 70-130 after the 2 hour mark after you eat…

139 I would still consider good

Iroquois 2010-01-22 23:17:49 -0600 Report

Thank you so much. I have something to go on now. I cant test tonight as some good friends came over tonight with ice cream (sherbert) but ate small piece of cake for my BD so don't want waste strip as I know will be hight so wait till tomorrow. But thank you again for the help. Kathy

Deb-G 2010-01-23 08:32:06 -0600 Report

You are doing wonderfully…and Happy Birthday and that by all means allows you to partake in a little piece of the celebration…

Keep with it your doing just GREAT

BeckyJ 2010-01-22 12:30:34 -0600 Report

Happy Birthday Kathy. Sounds like you're doin good on the BG control. Know how hard it is to get around when the mobility is off. My car sits so low to the ground that sometimes I just fall in. lol.

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