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My Sugar Level Is 270 After Food
Under 180mg: Blood sugar leevels go up after eating but typically remain under the threshold level of 180mg, above which kidney can not handle the sugar which begins to show up in the urine. That would be abnormal and indication of glucose intolerance, in other words suggestive of diabetes. ...Read more
If the sugar level is 190 in fasting and 240 after food; and always feeling tired, please sugest a way to recover from this and to reduce sugar level.
Metformin&Cut carbs!: You must have metabolic syndrome! Clearly Insulin resistant. You are almost doing a GTT on yourself, which would be diabetic. Are you? My recommendation: see your pcp; ask about metformin, which increases Insulin sensitivity; go on a low carb diet; and get a lipid profile and your hgba1c. Your BP should be checked. Good luck! ...Read more
Fasting glucose: A fasting blood test is not used to diagnose diabetes (d) today. It is diagnosed by a hemoglobin a1c test (h). You're fasting glucose being elevated suggests that you have glucose intolerance. You should see an endocrinologist and have a h test done to see if you have either d or pre-diabetes. If you're overweight you should try to reduce your weight and carbohydrate intake and exercise more. ...Read more
Today I got my blood sugar tested & found it to be 166 while fasting & 360 after food. Is this a very high or normal.?
I have my blood sugar fasting done the value is 100 and after food the value is 110 are they normal?
Stable: Most labs have fasting blood sugars in the normal range of 70-100, so 100 would be stable. After eating, a 110 level is very stable and normal. ...Read more
I'm 34 & T2 diabetic for last 2 years. My Blood sugar is 150 – 160 mg/dl 90 mins after food and 120 – 130, 2 hrs after food. Is this OK?
Check sugar B4 meals: Your glucose checks should be BEFORE eating rather than after eating most of the time, because the rate of absorption and digestion is so variable that it is hard to judge your treatment based on numbers after eating. You're fasting sugar first thing in the AM should be 80-120, and your sugars before the other meals and at bedtime should be 90-130. Aim toward the low end and eat low glycemic index ...Read more
My fasting blood sugar shows 138 and after food blood sugar shows 208.
Doctor, could you please confirm if I am diabetic?
My blood sugar test results was169 after food (2hrs) & I pee when ever I drink too much of water. Is it bad?
I was told that my blood sugar was low yrs ago but wasn't formerly diagnosed. Now is hypothyroid why do I feel so sick after eating sugary foods?
High glycemic index: Very sugary foods tend to have a high glycemic index. This increases your blood sugar rapidly. Your body then reacts by releasing Insulin and you get a rapid drop in your blood sugar as glucose is moved out of the blood stream. Those fluctuations feel bad. Read about the glycemic index and try to eat foods that have a lower glycemic index and often this will help with hypoglycemia. ...Read more
Blood sugar drops below 3.0-4.0 mmol/l every time after eating healthy foods. Only way to keep it at 6 is eat at least 150-200g of carbs. Non-diabetic?
why keep it at 6?: I have no idea why you want to keep it at 6. A level of 4 (or 72 mg/dl) is perfectly healthy and should not cause any symptoms. Some people will get symptoms below 3.3. It is a bit unusual but not dangerous to have levels that low. No problem eating that many carbs but still avoid sugars and starches; choose complex carbs. Consider seeing an endocrinologist and checking your Insulin levels. ...Read more
Not food allergy/blood sugar related — -- get extreme fatigue/dry eye/soar throat abt 2 hours after eating meals- every meal.what is behind this?
System response: This does seem unusual. It may be that your system is becoming more cholinergic to foods. This means that there is an enhanced "fight or flight" response resulting in your symptoms. I would recommend smaller meals with simpler foods non-complex carbohydrates and simple proteins. Using simple antihistamines such as loratadine may be helpful if there is a histamine response to foods. I would also keep a food diary to determine if any foods or worse triggers and others. Deafly share this with your physician. ...Read more
Generally 2 hours: The standard time for checking your blood sugar after a meal is considered to be two hours (although if you are on insulin or trying to sort certain problems other times may be helpful as well). A good rule of thumb is if well controlled the 2-hour sugar should be back to within 40 mg/dL of the premeal blood sugars. If this case is not for you, 1 post meal checks are usual in gestational DM. ...Read more
It depends: Upon how long after eating, but is probably normal. Fasting or two hour post-meal is easier to evaluate as there are scientific standards for these time points. An a1c will evaluate glucose over past 3 mos. No matter what your blood sugar, if you're overweight begin a program of education, diet, exercise and weight loss. ...Read more
Concerning, yes!: Hopefully, you are seen by a doctor who needs to know this info and can guide your DM management. Even as a rare spike, this is not good — but serious damage will result if it is more common. Don't delay — call today! Proper care will help and may avert really bad problems. ...Read more
Is an isolated incidence of blood sugar level 215, 1 hr after dinner significant? Unheard of w/me. Rarely gets to 150. 2 hrs after dinner it was 120
No: The one-hour level does not mean much. The 2-hour level may be borderline. A hgb a1c level would be more helpful in establishing whether you are prediabetic or not if you are concerned. ...Read more
Can blood sugar levels fluctuate (even go up) during fasting? I checked 2 hours after dinner and it was 70. But 8 hours later (fasted) it was 81.
Blood sugars: Your blood sugar goes up and down in response to what you eat, how active you are, and how your body responds to each. When your blood sugar falls, your body's response is to stop releasing insulin (the hormone that makes your sugar fall), and release glucagon, a hormone that makes your blood sugar rise. ...Read more
Blood sugar aftr eat: Two hour after it will be highest, it depends on how much chocolate you eat. ...Read more
Sleepy: Sometimes you relax after you eatGet a more detailed answer ›
Not very well: What's needed to help clear glucose from the blood after a meal is insulin. Metformin does not increase the amount of Insulin secreted, so it won't help much. It may help some, because it makes cells more responsive to whatever amount of Insulin is present. The best way to keep after-meal sugars down is to stick to the meal plan!. Light exercise may be helpful. ...Read more
Less than 140 mg/dL: Less than 140 mg/dl.Get a more detailed answer ›
Less than 120
less than 200 after
Ask your doc about hba1c — measures average over 6 weeks with one test. ...Read more