Denial is over....

By Michava Latest Reply 2010-07-16 16:05:30 -0500
Started 2010-07-15 16:18:48 -0500

Hello, i'm pre diabetic there I admit it but I don't know what my blood sugar is supposed to be my numbers are all over the place. My mother was diabetic but I didn't pay attention when her dr. talked to her about it so now I don't know anything about the numbers this morning my blood tested at 200 but i tested agian 30 min later and it was 187 what is that all about? I don't take any medication and I have yet to start an excercise plan and diet. I'm married (9years) and have 2 boys ages 4 & 5 so I do get some walking done (on family outings) but I am going to buckle down and just do it. I just need to get some help on how to start. Any advice??? education is the key so help with understanding the numbers is my #1 priority…Thanks in advance for your advice


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Michava 2010-07-16 16:05:30 -0500 Report

Thank you all for such great advice. I will be going in to get a fasting glucose test. I'm glad a found this site, Ray your right it is too much information to post but with this posting I've learned so much already you guys are great. Thanks for making me feel at home.

alanbossman 2010-07-15 19:20:09 -0500 Report

Hi Mchava and welcome to DC. As Ray said you need a fasting glucose test. Call your doctor get tested. The numbers you stated are high and not good.

RAYT721 2010-07-15 18:57:19 -0500 Report

Looking for advice? The first thing that I would suggest (as others have already) is not to diagnose yourself but rather to have a fasting glucose test. This will diagnose you officially but also help you watch for cholesterol, kidney issues and other blood levels that will be important to your care. I was diagnosed as diabetic with a 135 reading but not on medication/insulin at this time. My doctor suggested more exercise, less weight, and no natural sugar. Guess what? I'm down 23 pounds and have learned a heck of a lot from the wonderful people here in a short period of time. So, that's my first point is to get tested with a fasting glucose lab work. Your initial reading could have been at a wrong time and you may not be diabetic at all but having a family history of diabetes means that you should educate yourself because that's one risk factor (not a diagnosis but one of many risk factors for diabetes) to concern yourself with. I am not on medication/insulin for diabetes. I am on meds for blood pressure and cholesterol however. You don't have to be overweight to adopt a healthy diabetic type of lifestyle (I don't like the word diet) which includes diet and exercise. It doesn't matter if you walk, run, throw horseshoes or swim exercise is exercise… get your heart and metabolism working with what you enjoy. You don't need to join a gym or buy a soloflex. Dance while you clean the house. Throw a frisbee at your kids. Anything more than nothing is something. Want more advice? Test. Keep your eyes on foods you love and what foods love you. Get rid of the sugared products around the house not only for you but for your kids and hubby as well. Learn to swap but never give up. There are low cal, low carb, but high taste all kinds of things. Drink lots of water… it's cheap!!! Learn about portion control to cut back on abundant meals. Eat to live instead of living to eat. It's the memories, not the calories, that make your family time fun. Now is a great time to talk to your other family members about diabetes because it does or may affect them. Did you know the there is a higher risk of diabetes from siblings than from parents??? Hmmm. I could go on and on with facts and figures but this is a journey that cannot be answered in any ONE post. I've done a lot of reading and a lot of googling and have written a lot of messages to the friends on my "friends" list here (they know who they are). Please feel free to write me anytime, hook up as a friend, and get yourself on the yellow brick road to controlling your health. You may meet people without hearts, without courage and without brains but there's no place like home. Welcome home!!!

Harlen 2010-07-15 18:12:10 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
This is the right place try to reed some of the post here and you will get a lot of info.Norm blood sugar is 85 to 95 thats the way it looks to me.If you go up to 200 yournot pre you are diabetec sorry Get to the Doc asap so you can better care for your self.
Best wishes

MAYS 2010-07-15 16:36:15 -0500 Report

Hello and Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

Denial is over, and now Life begins anew for you, embrace it !
Here is a link to a few videos which may help you to understand your blood glucose numbers and the importance of conducting blood glucose testing:

The members of this site are very helpful and supportive, if you ever have any questions or concerns, all you have to do is ask, you are now a part of a wonderful family, Welcome Home !


GabbyPA 2010-07-15 16:30:20 -0500 Report

Hi Michava, Welcome to the community. I know you are going to just love it here.

To be honest, you numbers don't sound pre-diabetic to me, but that is for your doctor to decide. It sounds like you are taking the right steps in exercise and working on your diet will help a lot. Talk to your doctor and find out what they would like you to do for your treatment.

What I would suggest is getting into a diabetes education class. I learned so much in mine and that will help you understand what your body is doing and why. Here are some links to the notes from some of the classes I took: There are 7 total if you want to read them all. Plus members added a lot of great input to them as well.

Another starting place is to check out the American Diabetes Association at There are a lot of basic starting points there that can help you sort out where you might like to start.

Glad you are here and glad you are not in denial anymore...that is a great step!

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