By shorty31 Latest Reply 2011-03-25 07:37:27 -0500
Started 2010-08-03 14:50:15 -0500

what are the perfect numbers.for type 2 diabetic i took my info in at 140, and he said its still to high he asked me if anything is wrong i told him no.he saw that i was getting frustrated and i had strarted cry, i gues i paniced. my count in my blood cells aren' right either he thinks i could be enemich or some thing is wrong with my kidney or liver. so now he is watching my blood count. i am very afraid and very angry for not taken better care of myself when i was young.i go back on aug.12 and i will let you know what happen. say alittle pray for me. please.

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shorty31 2011-03-25 07:37:27 -0500 Report

i toally agree because the more you try to get it just the way you want it it will allways be up mine stays between 114to165

cograndma 2011-03-19 08:59:40 -0500 Report

and too, you should make sure that you have a doctor that you are compatable with. I have found that some primary care doc's will just say "you have diabetes" and leave it at that… they act like they don't know how to treat the disease so they leave it alone. What they should do is send you to a neutritionist and endocrynologist…
I know of people that were told they have the disease and they don't know anything about a gleucometer or how to test their sugar and that they must adjust their diet..etc…

Kaiyle 2010-08-11 06:53:23 -0500 Report

You and your doctor will decide what your target blood sugar levels should be.
For people without diabetes, according to experts, blood sugar levels should be:
Between 70 and 120 mg/ dL For people with type 2 diabetes:
Fasting (not eating for a period of time): up to 130 mg/dL
After meals: less than 180 mg/dL

Why should I check my blood sugar?
Monitoring your own blood sugar levels with a meter is a good thing to do. It helps you see how food, physical activity, and medicine affect your blood sugar levels. The readings can help you manage your type 2 diabetes day by day or even hour by hour. Keep a record of your test results and review them with your doctor at every visit.

How do I test my own blood sugar?
You use a tiny drop of blood and a meter. Be sure you know how to test your blood sugar levels the right way.
How often should I check my blood sugar levels?
Self-tests are usually done before meals, after meals, and/or at bedtime. Ask your doctor when and how often you need to check your blood sugar.

If I test my own blood sugar levels, do I still need the A1C test?
Yes. The results of both the blood sugar tests that you do yourself and A1C tests help you and your health care team get a complete picture of your control of type 2 diabetes. Learn more about the A1C test.
A1C is a blood test done in a doctor’s office or in a laboratory. An A1C shows your average blood sugar level over the past 2 to 3 months—and, by extension, how well your blood sugar is being controlled over time. Generally, doctors recommend that you get an A1C test up to 4 times a year.

It's important to know your A1C because it tells how balanced your blood sugar level is staying over time. Balanced blood sugar means that your blood sugar level is neither too high nor too low. It stays within a healthy range.
If your A1C is higher than it should be, don't lose hope. You CAN take steps to help bring it down. Every step you take now can help you lower your risk of future health problems caused by diabetes.

What should your target A1C be?
You and your doctor will decide what your target A1C should be. For most people with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association recommends an A1C of less than 7%. Another group of experts, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, recommends an even lower A1C of 6.5% or less.
Read the full article at

I hope this helps you.

Kaiyle 2010-08-11 06:28:13 -0500 Report

There's nothing you've done to cause this. You could have taken care of yourself perfectly and still could have gotten the disease. So please don't beat yourself up. I'm praying for your success in the fight against this disease.