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d5tillery 08-12-2017 22:26

General Diabetes question
 
I have been a "lurker" on Diabetes support group pages since my husband was diagnosed in 2013. All my sibling are 12+ years older than me and all have diabetes, so I have my A1C checked once a year. I am coming up on that appointment. I do know some of the symptoms for diabetes but I do not know nearly as much as I should. Anyways.. My hands have been going numb slightly but mostly tingly for awhile now. I decided to just check my blood sugar on my husbands machine for the AM before I have ate or drank anything and my sugar is running around 380 - that is after about 8-9 hours with nothing to eat or drink. Would a non diabetic be running that high after 8-9 hours with no food/drink?

VeeJay 08-12-2017 22:35

Welcome out of lurkerville.

To answer your question - no, a non-diabetic would never go that high and probably not see over 100 after fasting.

You might want to test your BG a few more times and see if that high reading was a fluke (could be there was food on your finger or a faulty strip). But with tingling and numb hands, it's a good thing you're seeing your doctor soon. Could be high BG causing it, or something else.

Blue Girl 08-13-2017 04:05

I was a 298 at fasting and it said I was an 11 on the A1C

d5tillery 08-13-2017 06:15

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Originally Posted by Blue Girl (Post 1230338)
I was a 298 at fasting and it said I was an 11 on the A1C

I checked it tonight, first time ever doing it at night and it was 96. We went out tonight I had a burger and O-rings and 3 beers. I will test again in the AM

VeeJay 08-13-2017 14:10

http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...ng-method.html is a way of gathering meaningful data. Since it is the carbohydrates in what we eat that causes blood sugar to rise, testing around meals will give show you if you are able to metabolize carbs, or not.

bignick 08-13-2017 17:30

Curious what your last A1c was? If it was normal, 5.6 or below I don't understand how a FBG reading could be nearly 400.

Your dinner is exactly the type of food a diabetic should avoid, but I'm guessing you already knew that.

mbuster 08-13-2017 21:19

Hi d5tillary, welcome to the forum. You have come to a good place to find answers to your questions.

d5tillery 08-14-2017 06:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by bignick (Post 1230458)
Curious what your last A1c was? If it was normal, 5.6 or below I don't understand how a FBG reading could be nearly 400.

Your dinner is exactly the type of food a diabetic should avoid, but I'm guessing you already knew that.

Honestly, i don't know - I never asked, i was just told it was good. Stupid me I guess.. Yeah I know its the typical NO NO. I did test my sugar at night and it was 96, but I completely forgot to test this morning before I ate because I had to hurry up and go to my Mom n laws to clean her house. I will do it in the morning for sure.

d5tillery 08-15-2017 20:26

Okay I have tested 3 mornings out of 4.. I had 380, 96 and 100 that is 8 hours after my last time eating/drinking at least! Stuff I read online says it should be below 100.. Any thoughts?

bignick 08-15-2017 20:56

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Originally Posted by d5tillery (Post 1231162)
Okay I have tested 3 mornings out of 4.. I had 380, 96 and 100 that is 8 hours after my last time eating/drinking at least! Stuff I read online says it should be below 100.. Any thoughts?

99 or under is considered "normal". 380 would have me very concerned and I'd like to know what caused me to spike that high. Maybe do more research.


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