test results

By wolfee Latest Reply 2010-05-06 18:12:10 -0500
Started 2010-05-04 15:41:28 -0500

can someone please tell me what the sugar levels should be when you test. ie, in the morning b4 you eat what should the sugar level be. after eating what should the level be ect.


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GabbyPA 2010-05-04 19:31:51 -0500 Report

You can also check out the American Diabetes Association's website at www.diabetes.org for that information. The basic guide line is that you would like to see a fasting number between 70-100. 2 hours after a meal you would like to see it stay under 140, but a 140-180 can be acceptable. Everyone is different and you will find your range, but these are good numbers to shoot for.

FiberAll 2010-05-05 10:56:18 -0500 Report

Normally I have no respect for ADA, but this must have been a good day for them. I was saying happily, Yes, Yes, Yes, since I heard that 70-100 is what the prize is and I have gone through highs of over 300 about 3 times and many over 200, but I was thinking of the 70-100 range although as I am coming down, I am shooting for 180, 140, and then under 100 although I am taking the Cinnamon and BioChroMate with some walking has helped me so Thank-you very much for sharing since I have heard many opinions about what is normal for blood sugar and your message encouraged me since there are people who I agree with this. I am trying to get all numbers under 140 at this time so I am making progress so that's good progress so far. My highs of over 200 much more often was when I ran out of Cinnamon and BioChroMate.

GabbyPA 2010-05-05 12:07:27 -0500 Report

I am not as big of a fan of ADA either as I think some of their ideas are outdated. BUT, they are a great source of information and they offer a lot of workbooks that can get people started, specially when they are new to the disease.
Idealy, keeping your levels at all times under 140 is a great start. Damage begins at 140, so that is why it is so important to get those numbers under control. The group that I really like a lot is Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) They are who sponsored the diabetes education class I took and they were great!