Normal Blood Sugar Levels

owm69
By owm69 Latest Reply 2013-01-21 09:52:52 -0600
Started 2010-06-03 09:47:15 -0500

My husband I don't think is a diabetic. Because when we test his blood, it is on average 155 or below.

Is this normal?

Is this on the edge of being diabetic, or is this a diabetic?

I am confused about this. Please help.


29 replies

Annie1949
Annie1949 2013-01-21 09:52:52 -0600 Report

Your husband needs to see his doctor,I just know that my blood sugar stays in the 90's and always below 114,but I do not take pills or insulin,but maintain it with my diet and exercise.And I have myself on a very strict diet,I no longer have sleep apnea,my blood pressure is normal,but I feel 100% better.I just eat healthy.

Lentyl
Lentyl 2013-01-20 21:18:31 -0600 Report

I note that this post is a year and a half old. I wonder what has happened in that time. Did your husband go to the doctor? I hope so.

rlk-fd-ems
rlk-fd-ems 2013-01-20 20:39:56 -0600 Report

This is what my doctor told me. Normal fasting blood glucose — or blood sugar — is between 70 and 100 milligrams per deciliter or mg/dL for people who do not have diabetes. The standard diagnosis of diabetes is made when two separate blood tests show that your fasting blood glucose level is greater than or equal to 126 mg/dL.

midgetmom3
midgetmom3 2011-02-26 09:39:21 -0600 Report

Are these readings a fastiing number? I have always followed that a target number before meals should be between 70 to 130. The number he should target 1 to 2 hours after the start of a meal should be below 180. The best way for him to know for sure is to go to the doctor and have blood work done.

melissa5786
melissa5786 2011-02-26 08:19:42 -0600 Report

The best way to know for sure is to have him get some blood work done and go to the doctor. When I was diagnosed I was told the average person's BG levels should be between 70-130..

All I know is that personally, when my levels are over 140 I have to take insulin. So, I suggest having him go to his doctor and get tested. If only to make sure where he stands. The sooner he gets check out the less time you'll spend being confused and worried.

Art Loving
Art Loving 2011-02-25 15:43:20 -0600 Report

I believe that normal blood sugar levels are between 70 to 100. Normal for a diabetic is between 70 and 130 I have read and have been told. I have the morning phenomen, I can not eat all ngiht and wake with BS over 145. Recently, I started aking a 1000mg Cinnamon capsule at bedtime and my blood sugar levels remain low when I wait and throughout the day. Although, I also spinkle cinnamon on toast in for breakfast.

Lakeland
Lakeland 2010-06-13 11:39:14 -0300 Report

It's a little high, he might be able to drop it by a brisk walk, but higher sugar in the blood makes the blood like syrup & the blood vessles are hurt by such thick blood & things start to go bad, my eyes went blurry, My dad lost part of his food & eventually had to go on dialysis.

this number isn't that high so, in my opinion it's easier to control, I'd take advantage of this number.

My number was 550 & it was a very scary time to learn what I had to do, & I had to learn fast.

After seeing my family members with high diabetic numbers, I feel like you're at a great advantage to not be overly high. I try to keep mine between 90 &115

kittycane62
kittycane62 2010-06-06 23:57:14 -0500 Report

I was equally confused with something similar, however my doc told me that I was prediabetic and put me on metformin…things have gotten better

sc1boy
sc1boy 2010-06-06 14:20:12 -0500 Report

Well I agree with some of the others that he needs to talk to a doctor and find out for sure. I was diagnosed when I was eighteen months old with a BS of over 1000 and I was sitting on the floor playing like nothing else. Now a good reading is between 80 and 120 so it is not bad to have a reading of 151, but I would get him in to talk to a doctor as soon as possible and have them do a hemoglobin A1C.

Annie1949
Annie1949 2010-06-06 11:39:48 -0500 Report

I was diagnoised as a type 2 diabetic in May of 2010.I joined a gym and got a personal trainer,I have lost 100 pounds,my diabetis is controlled by my diet and exercise,my 3 month blood sugar level test at 106,but I had to learn a whole way to eat,I use to have sleep apnea and high blood pressure which I no longer have,and I have a lot more energy,but I still test my blood sugar 2x a day,and exercise 3x a week,I am still a diabetic,but my diet has really changed,now I eat healthy,and I control my blood sugar with diet and exercise.

JSJB
JSJB 2013-01-21 04:31:09 -0600 Report

Some one on this site said"Thank you diabetes for getting me to eat healthier." and I agree and wish I started to eat healthier and exercise a lot sooner

alanbossman
alanbossman 2010-06-04 16:25:32 -0300 Report

Hello and welcome to DC, People who are normal and do not have diabetes there BS even if they consume a heavy carb meal there BS rarely goes above 140 and goes back to normal very quickly which is somewhere between 70 and 120.
people who are diabetic try to stay around 140 or below 2hrs after a meal. some even lower depends on how many carbs you consume and everyone is different in how many carbs they can have at a meal. I can tell you heat will not raise you BS. If you excrise it will bring down you BS numbers. If your husband saw a doctor and those numbers are after a 8 hour fast. Then more than likely he is diabetic. And sometimes eating the right foods and excrise maybe all he may need to contol his BS levels. Hope this helps. Please let us know how it turns out.
Alan

Roy531
Roy531 2010-06-04 08:52:27 -0500 Report

One more question, did the doctor talk to him about diet and exercise, if he did he might be trying to control the diabetes with diet and exercise before putting him on meds. If he is overweight that could contribute to the high sugar reading too. Diet and exercise could cause him to lose weight and bring the readings down. Roy

monkeymama
monkeymama 2010-06-03 18:46:49 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed with a two fasting BG of 145 & 167. If that number is a fasting BG, than I would consult your PCP. A fasting BG for a normal person should be 100 or below. If there are other symptoms that are present, I would also, again consult your PCP. They can further run labs to see what is going on. There are times when symptoms present may be other than diabetes as well.

RAYT721
RAYT721 2010-06-03 17:43:35 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed at 135. The normal levels range before food and after food but I would suggest an official fasting blood test to not only look at diabetes but cholesterol, HDL/LDL, Iron, triglycerides and the other things they check for. Self diagnosis is not a good idea for something so serious.

Emma2412
Emma2412 2010-06-03 17:16:20 -0500 Report

I was 140 when I was diagnosed with Type II. So, a test wouldn't hurt. Better to be safe and know than not.

petals
petals 2010-06-03 14:12:28 -0500 Report

He needs to see a doctor. You can be a diabetic and still have low readings. Normal readings are 80 to 120.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-06-03 13:24:50 -0500 Report

Diabetes is diagnosed with a fasting reading of 126 or higher, a fail on the oral glucose tolerance test or a random blood test of 200 or more that's accompanied by symptoms. That being said, there are a number of studies in non-diabetic people that show they never get above 140 and that 140 is after an extreme carb load and is only for a very short period of time, most were under 100 all the time. With blood sugars up to 155 he has a problem, only a doctor can tell what that problem is. Does he take medication? Does he eat a low carb diet?

Diane987
Diane987 2010-06-03 13:27:14 -0300 Report

You might want to get fasting blood sugar levels. Make sure he eats nothing after 9:00 PM. He can only have plain water. In the morning when he wakes up, check his blood glucose level. Dr Oz on TV says that over 100 indicates diabetes. If your husband is diabetic, honestly I think he is, he might be at a stage where it can be controlled with diet and exercise alone. Did he put on an extra 15-20 lbs this past year or so? It may be what pushed him over the edge. That should be motivation to lose the extra weight if that is what happen.

Many of us wish we could go back to this stage and do things differently. If it was me, I would fight like hell to stay off the meds and control with diet and exercise. However, you both have to realize that if he can't control it this way (within a few months) he has to take the medication or there could be serious complications down the road. The most important thing is to work with your doctor through this process.

Good luck!
Diane

Roy531
Roy531 2010-06-03 09:54:24 -0500 Report

My diabetes nurse said anything over 126 is a diabetic. If his average is 155 I would say he needs to see a doctor and find out for sure.

owm69
owm69 2010-06-03 10:06:58 -0500 Report

He got this information from the doctor.

Yesterday when he tested the highest level was, about 151, the lowest was 113.

With the highest one it was during the heat of the day when he got the reading of 151.

I really don't think that he has diabetes.

Otherwise the levels would be high all the time right?

I am confused with this.

Roy531
Roy531 2010-06-03 15:19:17 -0500 Report

If his blood sugar is going that high I would have a talk with the doctor and see what the doctor suggests about it, if lowest is 113 and highest 151 I would say he is diabetic. I have had lows as low as 40, that doesn't mean I'm no longer diabetic. If he did not have diabtes , I could be wrong but don't think he would have readings that high, heat has nothing to do with high reading, I can mow the yard in the hottest part of the day and my readings won't go that high most of mine are between 70 and 130

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