Is this normal?

Updated on April 11, 2016 in General Questions
9 on April 8, 2016

Is this normal?.

Hi Everyone.

I have question I checked my blood sugar after 1 hour meal and it was 143. While Google says it should be under 120 for truly normal people and 2 hours after meal it should be under 100.

My fastings are always under 100

But my 1hour or 2 hours after meal are difftent.

They are not like the standards level that the health articles say.

My A1c was 5.7 which again is not that normal beacuse for normal people it should be under 5.7 or around 5%.

Mine is not that perfect.

So what do you think am I considered diabetic?

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0 on April 8, 2016

They are no/low carb high fat diet figures, good luck getting those figures if you eat carbs.

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0 on April 8, 2016

What you eat, how much you eat is the beginning of understanding.  I never take readings after eating.  ” A result between 5.7 and 6.4 percent is considered prediabetes, which indicates a high risk of developing diabetes. For most people who have previously diagnosed diabetes, an A1C level of 7 percent or less is a common treatment target.” taken from Mayo Clinic web page.

I was 7.2 the last time I had a A1C which was down from 7.6 previously.  My Dr told me she would be happy if I got below 7.0. I take 200 units of insulin every day.

I personally do not like the prediabeties term, sounds to me like kind of pregnant. The below 100 numbers in the mornings are good to great.  Remember this, you fast to take an A1C.  Keep reading on the internet and I believe you will find that most Dr.’s are moving the 5% up to 6%. 5% was the OLD number is what I was told my by Endro.

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0 on April 8, 2016

Hi Keya,

Thank you for responding. But what do you mean by most Drs are moving the 5% to 6%?

If this is true then my 5.7 should be a normal number.

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1 on April 8, 2016

Hi, i am a diabetic and with those numbers in my opinion I would say no.

on April 8, 2016

Thank you Preeti,

But why in my lab result my A1C was out of range just beacuse it was 5.7.

This is confusing to me.

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Hi, you might consider the protein to carb ratio that you had at the prior meal if you were low on protein as protein regulates the body’s absorption of carbs at a slower pace and helps keep your levels more even. I always try to have protein with carbs. Beans are a carb even though some say vegetable. I have also been told to have a snack between meals. I have read not to go more than 4 hrs. without eating if you are diabetic. True …. I know not. I hope this helps you.

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0 on April 8, 2016

Don’t think you are, still depends on what and how much you eat.

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1 on April 8, 2016

I hope so Hemant

That day I ate small portion of white rice with some stew that had meat in it. That’s all I ate. I eat healthy mostly fruit and vegetables and lots of salad.

But there are times that I get tired and I want to eat little pasta or a slice of a pizza but even then I see the rise in the blood sugar. I watch what I eat and I do not eat out side or fast food,  I try to eat small portions. Even when I am out with friends I try to order healthy and small plate but even then the small portion of the food rises my blood sugar.

It tires me when I see my friends eating lots of carbs and with it drinks soda but it does not effect their after meal blood sugar as mine do. They don’t care what they put IN their body but still they are healthier then me. Once I checked one of my friend’s blood sugar after one hour lunch. I was curious to see if his blood sugar would go high after all the carbs and the soda that he drank. His sugar was 110 after an hour but I ate half of what he ate but mine was 146.

on April 11, 2016

Hi if you really want to know go for a “stress test” means you must drink 200 ml syrup and then your blood sugar is tested every hour for about 6-8 h– this is done with lab testing not with meter with blood taken at the doctor’s .
For Typ 1 : I was in  a pre diabetic phase during 3 years (while your beta cells still work a little before they stop completely). The treatment is very difficult during this phase.

The after meal check should be after 2 h- pulses take 4-5 h to be digested. 
The question is not eating carbs but how they are prepared (steamed/ fried….) also the combination of carbs and fat makes a big difference in digesting.
Find a diabetic doctor who knows his job. Tell him how you want to live and the treatment should follow it.
It is possible believe me I live like this since 30 years.
and main thing :  do not get depressed- my doc told me rather eat a bar of chocolate before you start to hate the word! 

 
 

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