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I have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I was doing my routine check-up and had a result of 124 mg/dl glucose. My endocrinologist recommended an oral glucose tolerance test that returned a 250 mg/dl glucose 2 hours after I had drunk the dextrose syrup - so now, I am diabetic. But, since than my blood glucose results (in my meter) are between 78 and 140 mg/dl. (never above 115 when I am feasting). What kind of complications am I at risk for? If I keep my glucose at this range, am I safe?
 

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If you can keep your levels between 78 and 140, I think it would be good. If you could keep them slightly lower than 140, it would be even better, but if you never go over 140, you should be pretty safe from complications.

Are you testing at the 1-hour and 2-hour intervals after meals? A 1-hour postprandial test will give you the most likely highest reading from a meal & the 2-hour will tell you if you're dropping back down like you should. These help us recognize which foods "spike" us and should thus be limited or avoided.

Welcome to the board, and ask all the questions you like. We all started out right where you are, and if we can be any help to you now, that's why we're here!

Take care & hurry back, Martha!
 

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Thanks

Shanny,
Thank you for such a quick answer. I will keep track of my glucose levels always.
Martha:p
 

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Welcome to the forum and the big D

Your diabetic, your pancreas no longer controls your Blood Sugar Levels BGL, So…You need to control your BGL.

It can be done
your TOOLS

Pills and or insulin
exercise
Food

Read the Nutrition labels on food packages.
you are interested in the TOTAL Carbohydrates.
get to know the Glycemic index of foods.
http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm



Food
All foods with carbohydrates (carbs) Raises BGL
especially fast acting carbs are
almost anything white. White bread, potato, rice, sugar (eating a bowl of mashed potato is worse than eating bowl of sugar as far as BGL goes.)

Protein, fiber and fat
slows down the rise of BGL.

meds (pills and insulin)
lower BSL

exercise
lowers BSL



Basically those are the tools you have, use them well and you will have a long Happy life.

To learn HOW THIS ALL AFFECTS YOU… test you BGL before you eat, test 1 hour after you eat, this gives you your BGL spike for the food. Test 2 hours after you eat your BGL should be going down. test before exercise test after exercise.
Everybody is affected differently by carbs and by different foods. So you need to test to find out how You react to different foods


When you test use the side of your finger tip, much less pain


 
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