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Old 04-09-2012, 10:21   #1
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I am worried about my fasting glucose reading 135. I started to take glucophage XR (metformin) 750mg during night since 3 months. There is no change in my fasting sugar level . Till before 3 months , I was not taking any medicine for diabetics even though my FBS found to be 130 since 2-3 years. During day time my sugar level maintains normal ie 155 2 hr after taking my lunch. 110 before taking lunch. I don't prefer to take medicines like amaryl during this early stage. One doctor advised me that 135 is normal for diabetic people. I am only 38 years now.
Please advice. what I should do for a better tomorrow.

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Hi,

I am worried about my fasting glucose reading 135. I started to take glucophage XR (metformin) 750mg during night since 3 months. There is no change in my fasting sugar level . Till before 3 months , I was not taking any medicine for diabetics even though my FBS found to be 130 since 2-3 years. During day time my sugar level maintains normal ie 155 2 hr after taking my lunch. 110 before taking lunch. I don't prefer to take medicines like amaryl during this early stage. One doctor advised me that 135 is normal for diabetic people. I am only 38 years now.
Please advice. what I should do for a better tomorrow.

Thanks
Hello aja91,

On the face of it your fasting figure is higher than desirable. The doctor's comment that 135 is "normal for a diabetic" is possibly true although I'd say "typical" rather than "normal". This is largely down to the diet recommended tied to the medication prescribed. If some of the medications used aren't managed perfectly, they can cause hypoglycemia, so to reduce that risk, some doctors like to keep the patient higher than he needs to be.

Even if we knew more about your condition, no-one on the forum can give medical advice - but do consider whether you could reduce the amount of carbohydrate in your diet. You might like to look at this site. Blood Sugar 101 which gives a great deal of useful information on blood glucose management using diet and on the various drugs currently used. Most members of the forum have found it very useful.

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Hey Aja,
you need to get your numbers down. Those numbers are not normal by a long shot

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Welcome to our forum. Most doctors recomend diabetics keep their fasting close to 100 or below for good control. After meals we are asked to keep it between 120-140 or below. So I think your doctor may be confused on what good control is. For the first 2 years on Metformin I had trouble getting my fastings below 120 even with a low carb diet. It wasn't until I raised my dose to the max- 2550 that I saw lower bgs below 100 most days. So you may need to raise your dose to get the number down. Also what is your diet like? Since metformin works in the liver not the pancreas it really doesn't allow us to eat a normal amount of carbs at meals. So many of us find lower carb diets work very well with exercise to control our bgs. Personally I don't like to go above 120 during the day.

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Welcome to our forum. Most doctors recomend diabetics keep their fasting close to 100 or below for good control. After meals we are asked to keep it between 120-140 or below. So I think your doctor may be confused on what good control is. For the first 2 years on Metformin I had trouble getting my fastings below 120 even with a low carb diet. It wasn't until I raised my dose to the max- 2550 that I saw lower bgs below 100 most days. So you may need to raise your dose to get the number down. Also what is your diet like? Since metformin works in the liver not the pancreas it really doesn't allow us to eat a normal amount of carbs at meals. So many of us find lower carb diets work very well with exercise to control our bgs. Personally I don't like to go above 120 during the day.
Thanks , But I noticed that may of you are taking coconut oil . what is
its benefit ?


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