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I had my Glucose test today, and got the highest fasting blood sugar I have ever had. :thumbsdown:
Does anyone know what the definition of a high sugar level is, compared to what the ideal range is? I tried to look it up in my previous pregnancy/diabetes info from last time, but I got 3 different answers.
And, while I'm at it, does anyone happen to know whether taking a first morning sugar level 3 hours after getting up would make the level a bit skewed? I was always told to take it within half hour of getting out of bed ...
I'm a type one, but the theory is the same :) Your normal readings should be between 4 and 8, ideally around 6 is good.
You need to take your resting BSL first thing as any activity can change it.
Hope that helps.
Hi, I'm a type 1 diabetic also, and wouldn't it be great to be able to maintain a 6!!!
For non-diabetics they like it to be under 5 but anything under 7 is classed as good control.
Yes it definitely makes a difference if it's not taken first thing in the morning - I always have better readings if I take it as soon as I get out of bed (that's if I get
it done before my little starving one demands her breaky first).
My sugar is always much worse also on days that I have that delightful morning sickness.
Good luck with it
I am a type 2 diabetic and am pregnant the ideal blood sugar level for me that my hospital wants to see is anything under 7 as long as it isnt low.When it stays higher than seven 2 hrs after a meal then it is classed as not in control.
Jaclyn I never knew that.. i have GD.... have to have a chat to you about that on msn! you can give me some tips on what to, and what not to eat! :P :D
Hehe yeh i have been diabetic for 5 yrs now i was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when i was 14 i was on insullin for 3 yrs until i found my sugars dropping very low.I went off insullin and tried the tablets but they were making them low too so i tried a diet(not much sugar except the occasional treat) and i have now been off insullin for 2 yrs the specialist now says i am type 2 cause im not insullin dependant.So yay for me no needles 3 times a day:yelclap:
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