blood glucose readings

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2010-06-14 19:11:31 -0500
Started 2010-06-14 09:26:13 -0500

Hi, I was diagnosed with t-2 in march. Since then, i have lost 16 ilbs- from 206 to 190 now. I walk for 1 hour for 5 days and go to the gym 2 times a week with a trainer for 1hour and a half. I am concerned that each morning before exercise and beforfe breakfast my glucose readings are always 138- 156. two hours after meals readings usually 125-150. I do not use sweetners of any kind, do not drink sodas. and eat very very healthy. I am 53 and post menopausal, but have hypertension. Nb very controlled. 127/73 usually. How do I get early morning readings down. Als, I eat dinner no later than 6.30 pm. Any snacks later may be 6 almonds or a small bowl of ezekial cereal . My doc is aware. Advise if u can please some suggestions. Thanks- frustrated Ingie

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Anonymous 2010-06-14 18:26:06 -0500 Report

Hi I have type 2 diabtes also my name is amy by the way, I was told as long as blood sugar readings after a meal are under 180, it's supposed to be good. now I was told in the morning a good blood sugar reading is under 120. I would suggest you take diabtes education class, that is what I'm going to be doing to help me to learn more about diabtes, I was diagnosed about 2 years ago. I still have a lot to learn. Hope this helps.

kdroberts 2010-06-14 12:37:58 -0500 Report

What you have is a common problem. What's your blood sugar before you go to bed? It may be that after dinner it's high and just stays high through the night. If there is not much difference between your bed time and fasting readings then the first thing to try is getting your after dinner numbers down. If there is a big difference between the two numbers then there are some things you can experiment with. You can try pushing your dinner back an hour or so or having a small snack that contains a little fat protein and carbohydrate before bed. Peanut butter on a cracker is quite popular. You could also try doing some physical activity in the evening. For a lot of diabetics this can be a very frustrating problem.

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