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    Butch38 posted:
    I have type 2 diabetes & manage it with Metformin and glipizide. My morning readings have been around 145 - 149. Yesterday I took my reading before dinner and it was 217. Tonight I took my reading before dinner and it was 106. It has been a little erratic since my gallbladder surgery at the beginning of August. They had to make an incision instead of laproscopically. Is 106 o.k. or do I need to increase it?
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    davedsel responded:
    Hello.

    While I must first advise that you really should be discussing this with your doctor, I will say that 106 seems to be OK. Your readings are erratic because your body has been under extreme stress due to the surgery, and I think especially because it was your gall bladder. You may need to give yourself more time to heal before your numbers will regulate.

    Do not change your dose without first discussing this with your doctor.
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    jacobedward02 responded:
    Blood Glucose commonly referred to as Blood Sugar. Blood glucose goals for people with diabetes:
    1. Before eating (pre-prandial) 70-130mg/dl
    2. 1-2 hours after eating (peak post-prandial) <180mg/dl
    3. A1c blood glucose test (3 month blood glucose indicator) <7 percent

    Read more article related to blood sugar.:
    http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/diabetes-articles/are-you-suffering-from-deadly-low-blood-sugar
     
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    auriga1 replied to jacobedward02's response:
    I don't understand why various resources and doctors produce different numbers. The numbers quoted above are a little high according to my diabetic team.

    These are the numbers given to me by my physician:

    Morning fasting: 70-100

    Before meals: 70-100

    Two hours after a meal: <140

    A BS reading one hour after a meal is going to be higher than two hours after a meal.

    Maybe the higher numbers are more reasonable for older diabetics? Don't know.

    I strive to keep my A1C below 6. Currently, it is 5.6. I've never felt better in my life, no longer having to fight fatigue from high BS numbers.

    Dave is right regarding the surgery. It is a stressor on the body and Butch's numbers may stablize once things return to normal.

    Butch, if you are concerned, ask your doctor or nurse in the office about your 106 number. Personally, I don't see a need to increase it, but your doctor would know better especially since they have your medical records. Many patients who are older feel physically better with higher numbers. I don't presume to know your age.


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