Hi, again. It is the weekend, and slow with replies on this site. I am not familiar with the U.K. mmol scale but just looked up the conversion to ml/dl U.S. blood glucose numbers that I am familiar with. I'm sure many will hop in if this needs correction.
In the numbers we use here 9 mml corresponds to 162 ml/dl which is a higher blood glucose reading at any time of the day than non-diabetic would have, but not in any means a disaster. We are encouraged to go to the emergency room for insulin treatment if it goes above 300. I am pre-diabetic ( by my A1c test which measures the average blood sugar over a three month period, and also by my usual fasting numbers. I could easily go over a 162 reading within two hours after a meal if I had stuff like mashed potatoes, rice, pasta, or excess fruits. I keep my after meal reading elbow 126 and my morning fasting number in the 90's. In the eighties would be better.
We are not allowed to give medical advise, as we are just fellow diabetics, pre diabetics, and just interested readers. For me, I would talk with my general practitioner about how many grams of total carbohydrates (all sugars and starches) a meal or a day would be suggested, and have the tests run again under controlled circumstances (like fasting or a three month average).View Thread
It's great that you were proactive and found this out! How did the clinic make this decision? Welcome to this site. Others will chime in too, with many suggestions.
To help us out, can you tell us a bit about your diabetes -- how long you have had it, your fasting numbers and A1c or glucose tolerance test, etc. Does "watching your food intake" include portion size and limiting starch of sugary carbs? Some of us with "pre" diabetes can stay in control with diet and exercise only, some count grams of carbs and some use the ADA carb portion method, most are on doctor prescribed medication plus diet and exercise, many are type 1 or insulin dependent type 2, so there is a wealth of personal information here.View Thread
This reply is to the ideas from all the above posts. I now understand better what Bruno meant in his original post, and also wonder, myself, how some people can be so uninformed when information is plentiful. But then, it took me a number of months-years, to try to sort out all the different approaches to treating diabetes when even doctors don't agree.
NONE of my friends with high blood sugar do much of anything at all to control it, other than take increasingly larger doses of meds. A close friend started on minimal Metformin, and is now on heavy insulin and carries an oxygen tank everywhere he goes. He never once cut back on his sweets. I also often wanted to blast out an outspoken reply to posts here, and several times I think I did.View Thread
Auriga, that statement came from the spammer/advertiser. Metformin is not one of the drugs that causes the beta cells in the pancreas to produce more insulin. Instead, it causes you body to make better use of the insulin it has, and process your carbs better. It also keeps you liver from chugging out as much glucose. Out of curiosity, I wonder what kind of product that spammer was selling!View Thread
"Transform", your information is incorrect, and we are not allowed to give medical precise advice on the site. Also this looks like an ad complete with Email address. Is this furnished to buy your product. This has been reported.View Thread
Barb, I went back about 3 years to your old discussions and have one question comes to mind -- When you say 24 carbs, are you saying 24 grams of carbohydrates including ALL fruits and veggies, plus grains and whatever amount is on the label of canned and frozen products, or are you referring to the ADA idea of 1 carb equals 1 serving of various foods, but not including vegetables? Many of the members who replied to the carb questions over the years limit themselves to 100 or under grams of carbs for the whole day in order to keep their diabetes under control.
Another thought is that if a person's dinner contains fats, even good fats, their digestion really slows down and dinner is still digesting over the next several hours, maybe for 4 hours or more before the sugar in your bloodstream lessens.
There is also the possibility of diabetes becoming more progressive as more beta cells are destroyed over the years.View Thread
There is also a vasovagal response to pain, anxiety, doctors, shots, etc. in which your blood pressure drops suddenly, thereby causing many symptoms such as yours. Along with that, anxiety in me can cause a huge surge of energy burning up sugars fast. Try 1 glucose tab (pure glucose- only 4 grams) which goes into your system in minutes. These are available at drugstores, etc. Then you won't "overcorrect" with a lot of high carb food. This feeling that you get can also be mostly mentally or emotionally caused, but that small glucose "pill", if it works for you, is still a cheap fix.View Thread
I am finding that friends and neighbors and acquaintances do not want to discuss health at all. Many in my age bracket have serious problems, some of which are caused or made worse by not following a good life style especially in eating and drinking. The last thing they want to hear is that I am a diabetic and I am rigorously avoiding breads, etc. I just stick a piece of string cheese or a hard bolded egging plus glucose tab - 4 gm in my purse when dining out with "the girls" (when they spend the first hour with drinks and breads) and order a small low carb meal. Many have husbands that have died, and they can't deal with somebody else's problems.View Thread