I developed gestational diabetes when I was pregnant each time with both daughters and had to regulate blood sugar via diet. Cutting out just about all carbs got my blood sugar under control and I lost like 25 - 30 pounds by the time my daughter's were born both times. The human body needs a certain amount of carbs to live and eating like that forever is not a healthy option. I rapidly regained the weight afterwards too.
My blood sugar was fine after they were born and then when my youngest almost turned 1, I noticed that same tingleing in my feet when I awoke every morning and started checking my blood sugars again. I made an appointment with my family doctor and sure enough I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. My fasting blood sugar count was 119 at that appointment. The only blood sugar count that seems to be off is the morning fasting one each day. The rest all come out fine.
At least I thought they were high. There are so many differing opinions as to what is "high" and what is "normal" that now I am totally confused! My fasting blood sugar was 130 this morning but then my birthday was yesterday and I had a piece of "sugar free" cake and carb smart chocolate ice cream a bit late last night before bed. Given that fact, I would have been shocked if it hadn't been high this morning. My problem is this, who has the correct info on what is considered high or not about blood sugar counts. Because it seems to change with who does the research or who you talk to. I do not even know if I really am diabetic at this point. My morning blood sugar is the only one that seems to be off. The after meals readings seem to be well within accepted peramaters 99.9 % of the time unless I eat something totally rediculous.
Someone please help. Thanks.
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