... it go up between 175 and 194 is this normal new dx with diabetes
20 Oct 2012
Hi. I'm new to this board but was diagnosed with diabetes six years ago. I freaked out when I first heard and was afraid to eat anything. Then someone I work with revealed that his wife was diabetic, recently diagnosed and that they had thrown themselves into learning everything they could about it. He was a lifesaver for me at the time. He told me - and I realized the doctor had said the same thing but my head was spinning - that I'd probably had it for quite a while and that gradually changing my diet was going to be fine. I didn't have to go "cold turkey" overnight. He also recommended going to a series of classes at our local hospital given through a diabetes clinic. That was the best thing I ever did. My health insurance paid for it. I took 6 classes over 6 months - teachers were a nurse and a dietitian. Taught me how to eat, when to eat and how much to eat. How to read labels on food.
I don't talk about being diabetic much because I found that some people just had to voice their opinions and their (incorrect) information. I feel secure knowing that what I know came from experts and I make my own decisions about what to eat. I have been both lucky and successful and my A1C (your new "Bible" on how you're doing) was 5.9 last time which proves that I'm doing a good job. I go to the doctor at least twice a year for blood work, get my eyes thoroughly checked twice a year and have been to a podiatrist twice in 6 years but otherwise I am living a normal life. I thought my life as I knew it was over when I got the diagnosis but that is absolutely not the case. Good luck. I see that you were diagnosed in July so you're pretty new at this but that you were seeing a dietitian so all of this may not be news to you anymore. Hope so .
27 Jul 2012
Yes it is normal that your blood sugars go up after you eat. Have you just started Metformin & are you on any other diabetic medications if so what ?
I suggest you keep a log of your sugar before & after you eat. Then share those numbers with your doctor & see if they feel the numbers are normal.
Also are you on the extended release Metformin ER?
Diabetes is hard to get under control so it is very important that you provide your blood sugar numbers to your doctor. Best of luck & let me know if I can help in any other way. Best of luck, Kathy
27 Jul 2012
Yes, you numbers are normal for what you are on. Like Kathy said, keep track if they don't start coming down some then talk with your doctor. My jusband is a type 2 diabetic & he was on glyberide, & I suggesterd adding metforim also,& his numbers are much more stable with the two, but you have to give it time to see if it helps some first...
27 Jul 2012
Would like to know how long it is after you eat when you test your blood sugars. They should naturally rise in that range or so and then fall within three or four hours. That is fine.
If you measure after you eat you get a high reading that does not matters less it is very high. If you measure the usual four times per day, BEFORE meals it should be below 120 and even better if under 100.
What times do you measure?
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