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Old 12-06-2019, 14:39   #1
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So my a1c is up on this physical.
I checked the glucose
first thing in the am 109
checking 2 hours after each meal, under 140 so far

Anything else should I be checking ?

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Anything else should I be checking?
What you're eating?

Seriously, you're at an great time to get excellent results by keeping your carbohydrate intake low. This will help you avoid higher levels of blood glucose, not to mention medications, side effects, and the long-term damage that diabetes can cause.

Keeping that carb intake low typically is most successful when people track every gram of it -- at least until they get the hang of what to eat, and then they can spot-check meals/days to keep themselves on track.

By the way, welcome to the forum! It's good to see people taking an active role in managing their diabetes!

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How can you get the fasting value down, mine seems to stay at 109

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Hi bobbee, welcome to the forum.

As itissteve said, reducing carbs should reduce BG. Fasting numbers may be the last one that you see come down. There is a lot of info about blood sugar levels and how to control it in Bloodsugar101. There is lot of other good info there too. Click on the link to access.

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Gee - I'd be pretty happy with a 6.6 A1C. In the years that I've had A1Cs done I've only hit the 6 range once. I think the first A1C I had done was in the late 1980s - don't remember having one done prior to that but that was a long time ago. I'm happy enough to hit the mid 7s - doesn't seem to have had a negative impact on my health but maybe being diagnosed at 4 and having my body grow and development with the condition makes a difference - but that's just speculation on my part.


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What should the glucose reading on average.
fasting less than 100 2 hours after a meal less than 140

How about other times, 3, 4 5 or 6 ... hours.

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Hi bobbee

Welcome to the forum. Lots of good people here.

I know many doctors tell their T2 patients to test at 2 hour after a meal. But the reality is that blood glucose (BG) usually peaks at the 1hr pp mark. So if you want to see what's really happening to your BG after a meal, then test at 1 hour. (If your BG is 140 at 2hr pp, then it most likely was higher than that at 1hr).

The 140 "limit" comes from the fact that nerve and organ damage begins to happen any time that BG is over 140. So keeping even the spikes below that level is prudent. Eating low carb really helps with taming the spikes.

Here's a good method of testing that most of us follow:
https://www.diabetesforum.com/diabet...ng-method.html
When you know what's happening to your BG from the carbs you eat, then you can make informed decisions about your menu.

As far as fasting BG goes, it is dependent on a number of things. As your post-meal levels drop, so eventually your fasting will as well - but it lags behind by several weeks or more. If you want to see discussion about this issue, do a forum search for "dawn phenomenon"

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