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Old 03-14-2014, 07:38   #1
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My husband had a blood glycose of 20.9 and following a visit to an Endocrinologist he has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He has been put on Glucophage 1000mg at night and has been off all sugars and reduced carbs for 7 days now. This morning, his fasting glucose is 16.9. Are we winning or is this still a dangerous reading. What damage if any could this be doing to him?

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It's still very high, but it's coming down and that's a good thing. Your goal should be to get it down to 7.8 or lower.

If you haven't been checking his postprandial levels, then start testing after meals and see which foods are causing the spikes. Just take a reading one hour after his first bite of the meal, and then again at two hours. Log these numbers along with exactly what and how much he ate. Eat-to-your-meter.




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And Lauren? Here are two trusted websites where you can learn so much more about diabetes and how to manage it.

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It takes time especially just doing it with Met and diet... those sugars aren't going to come down to where they need to be all that quickly. And, it's probably just as well that it's gradual rather than crashing down.

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If you haven't been checking his postprandial levels, then start testing after meals and see which foods are causing the spikes. Just take a reading one hour after his first bite of the meal, and then again at two hours. Log these numbers along with exactly what and how much he ate. Eat-to-your-meter.
Without testing, you have no way of knowing what will or what won't work as far as diet. And that is a diabetic's first line of defense against diabetes - and changing one's diet requires no prescription.

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When I was diagnosed some ten months ago, I was posting numbers in the 20s as well and my A1c was 0.13. It took me a few months before I could learn enough to get these BG numbers to trend down. Now I am in the low 5s without meds.

IMHO, diabetes must not be ignored but your husband has time to learn, experiment, determine what works best for him, be it meds, diet or both and it's well worth taking that time before moving too aggressively in any one direction.

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You asked if your husbands high blood glucose levels are dangerous. The answer is absolutely!! If they are ignored or left untreated he will very likely suffer serious complications.

The good news is that he has already started treatment and has achieved significant results. He has a ways to go, but he can lower his blood glucose to non-threatening levels in a relatively short time. I was diagnosed five months ago with numbers similar to your husbands and today my numbers are only slightly above a non diabetics using only diet and a minor amount of medication.

Please, for your own sake, read the information Shanny referenced. It will help you to better understand diabetes and just how serious it can be.

One of the sad things about diabetes is that it really doesn't have any noticeable effects in the early stages. Many people don't know they're diabetic or they know and don't feel ill so they ignore it. By the time complications start to show up it often has progressed so far that they are permanent.

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As Virgil said However it takes years to get complcations so you or he does not need to worry as long as his numbers are heading in the right direction

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