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    Diabetes Type 2 Question
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    An_248619 posted:
    I'm confused today. My BG has been in the 80's three times and i've taken glucose tablets and drank some coke. Generally my counts are 95 - 120 does stress or having a cold effect these counts I'm trying to decide if i need to see my doctor but, if normal don't want to bother her. Any thoughts out there? thank you
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    davedsel57 responded:
    Hello.

    A BG in the 80's is within parameters and not too low. You are doing very well controlling your Diabetes. Stress or illness generally causes higher readings.

    If you have concerns, you should not be concerned about "bothering" your doctor. That is what they are there for.
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    auriga1 responded:
    80's is perfectly normal, as Dave said. Did your doctor want your numbers higher? A non-diabetic's average blood sugar is 85.

    What is your A1C?

    Most doctors consider a reading under 70 to be low. Then you would take glucose tabs or 4 oz. of OJ to bring up within normal range.

    The parameters given to me by my doctor are readings of:

    A.M. fasting: 70-110

    Two hours after a meal: below 140

    Before bed: 70-110

    Some doctors prefer the fasting and before bed to be 100 or under.

    Stress normally brings up the blood glucose. Having a cold is a stress to the system.


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