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Old 02-09-2018, 06:09   #1
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Age: 29
Height: 159
Weight: 55.6
Others: not under any diabetes medication.
2015 FBS: 89mg/Dl PP:77mg/Dl
2016 FBS: 97mg/ Dl PP: 101mg/Dl
2018: FBS: 99mg/Dl PP: 114mg/Dl
Are these readings a warning sign of my future?If so what lifestyle changes should I do?How to reduce my fasting blood sugar to 90's range?
FYI: Thyroid Readings 2018: T3: 1.3ng/L; T4:9.4ug/dl; TSH:2.76ulU/ml

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data that u posted with FBS/ Dl PP are in range but its good to record your glucose levels (both Fasting and 2 hrs after you eat a meal as well as random) to see a trend over a week, or month. Also record what you are eating incl carb intake. You then can show your DR the results and get his/her input.

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Hello, shivan. Welcome to the forum!

I can't speak directly to your lab results. However, I can tell you that many of us manage our blood glucose levels by following a low-carbohydrate eating plan.

The body needs only a few grams of carbohydrates each day; most people eat many more carbohydrates than they need. The fewer carbohydrates you eat, the less insulin your body needs to produce to metabolise them. Those of us eating very few carbohydrates find we use less insulin or oral diabetic medicines or even need no medicine at all.

Increased exercise also is helpful in boosting your body metabolism; if you can, adding activity and effort to your day will help, too.

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Age: 29
Height: 159
Weight: 55.6
Others: not under any diabetes medication.
2015 FBS: 89mg/Dl PP:77mg/Dl
2016 FBS: 97mg/ Dl PP: 101mg/Dl
2018: FBS: 99mg/Dl PP: 114mg/Dl
Are these readings a warning sign of my future?If so what lifestyle changes should I do?How to reduce my fasting blood sugar to 90's range?
FYI: Thyroid Readings 2018: T3: 1.3ng/L; T4:9.4ug/dl; TSH:2.76ulU/ml
Hi and welcome to the forum.
  • FBS is Fasting Blood Sugar - test result usually first thing in the morning after 8-12 hours of fasting (not eating)
  • PP is Postprandial - test taken after a meal (typically 2 hours after)
  • mg/Dl is mg/dL - 89 milligrams per deciliter - the concentration of glucose in volume of blood sample

Your fasting BG numbers are below 100 and your after meal numbers don't mean anything on face value. All are in none diabetic range. Not sure what you were exactly asking for, so apologies if I over answered.

If you have concerns about your numbers then two things that work for me is eating less carbs (they are what are directly converted to glucose) and being more active. How I know it works, I have a meter and test. Anyone can get a meter and test their own BG.

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Age: 29
Height: 159
Weight: 55.6
Others: not under any diabetes medication.
2015 FBS: 89mg/Dl PP:77mg/Dl
2016 FBS: 97mg/ Dl PP: 101mg/Dl
2018: FBS: 99mg/Dl PP: 114mg/Dl
Are these readings a warning sign of my future?If so what lifestyle changes should I do?How to reduce my fasting blood sugar to 90's range?
FYI: Thyroid Readings 2018: T3: 1.3ng/L; T4:9.4ug/dl; TSH:2.76ulU/ml
I do not see any issues with your numbers. they are within normal range as far as I can see.

HOWEVER

in the United States about 50% of the population are diabetic or pre-diabetic. This is because of the change in diet that happened in the 70s where the ADA decided to tell everyone that fat was bad so people substituted carbohydrates.

So , while it does not appear you are having an issue, it probably would not hurt to analyze what you are eating and if you are comfortable with it, reduce your carbohydrates as much as you can. Your future self will thank you

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Hi and welcome to the forum.
  • FBS is Fasting Blood Sugar - test result usually first thing in the morning after 8-12 hours of fasting (not eating)
  • PP is Postprandial - test taken after a meal (typically 2 hours after)
  • mg/Dl is mg/dL - 89 milligrams per deciliter - the concentration of glucose in volume of blood sample

Your fasting BG numbers are below 100 and your after meal numbers don't mean anything on face value. All are in none diabetic range. Not sure what you were exactly asking for, so apologies if I over answered.

If you have concerns about your numbers then two things that work for me is eating less carbs (they are what are directly converted to glucose) and being more active. How I know it works, I have a meter and test. Anyone can get a meter and test their own BG.
Thanks for your reply. My concern was that year on year the numbers have risen,I would have been happy if the numbers were same all 3 years. the increase is what scares me. Any opinion on that from your experience?

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Thanks for your reply. My concern was that year on year the numbers have risen,I would have been happy if the numbers were same all 3 years. the increase is what scares me. Any opinion on that from your experience? The one change that I can surely tell is that after 2015 , my life was sedentary . can i attribute that to the increased numbers in 2016 and 2018? only after Jan 2018 i have started moving a lot. , i mean running 4-5Km every day. and taking 8000 steps/day on avg. I have also started avoiding carbs, but i always feel hungry in that diet. will these habbits bring my numbers to safe range?

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My concern was that year on year the numbers have risen
That trend (though neither set of numbers are in true diabetic range) is concerning. Considering the change in your lifestyle, it's smart to project a little and make some positive changes now.

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only after Jan 2018 i have started moving a lot. , i mean running 4-5Km every day. and taking 8000 steps/day on avg. I have also started avoiding carbs, but i always feel hungry in that diet. will these habbits bring my numbers to safe range?
Exercise is a good thing, as many of us can tell you. It doesn't even need to be vigorous exercise; even walking or housework or gardening can provide a means for moving around and improving your body's metabolism.

As for feeling hungry, especialy as you become more active, your body needs a certain number of calories to maintain your energy and your weight. If you just cut back on carbs and don't replace those calories with anything, you'll feel hungry.

Most of us have replaced the carb calories we're not eating with fat calories. Fat does not have any carbs. Once your body gets used to not being fed a river of carbs every day, it will start to burn fat and protein for calories.

There are guides on the Internet (and elsewhere) recommending the number of calories a body requires given its gender, ideal weight, and activity level. Most of us follow a ratio of carbs/protein/fat of 5%/20%/75% (give or take a few points). Fat has about twice the calories per gram of carbs and protein, so the amounts of each you should eat can be calculated.

Again, I'm not a doctor. But if you can successfully follow a low-carb/high-fat diet and can exercise at your level or higher, you should see the results in your blood glucose measurements. Without more tests, it's impossible to say that will keep you in the "safe range"; there may be more going on than any of us know right now. But it's a good start and you'll see results within weeks.

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the LCHF/keto 5%/20%/75 is one option to manage blood sugars but not the only one. As a type 1, Im 25% carb, 60% protein, 15% fat and reach A1c of 5.0 to 5.5 over 13 consecutive labs (every 2 months) dating back to jan 2016.

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the LCHF/keto 5%/20%/75 is one option to manage blood sugars but not the only one. As a type 1, Im 25% carb, 60% protein, 15% fat and reach A1c of 5.0 to 5.5 over 13 consecutive labs (every 2 months) dating back to jan 2016.
Thanks. There are, of course, different ratios suitable for different diabetics. I wrote from the perspective of Type 2 because Type 1 seems an unlikely diagnosis for the OP.

There is an edge case that he is experiencing LADA but it's still very early in the process and that's not a diagnosis either of us could make.

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