02-05-2011 06:42 PM
02-05-2011 08:55 PM
First of all, and I have to say it--it comes with initiation here--those crabs are actually really good for you--just like other seafood. No carbs there. Sounds like you have figured out, however, that carbs matter.
Ideal readings for diabetes would be totally normal numbers that someone without diabetes would have. That's ideal because it would do the most to prevent any repercussions of diabetes later in life. So that would be anywhere from 65-100, typically around 80-85, in the morning and before meals, and a maximum of 120 after meals.
Not everyone can manage that, and very few can manage that all of the time. Provessional organizations set more liberal goals for diabetes, such as <100 before meals, or <140, <160 or even <180 2 hours after a meal, but they usually say that closer to normal is better.
Your numbers sound pretty good, particularly if you are testing after meals. Or are those test before breakfast, lunch and dinner? I f they are before eating, then only the lunch reading is off, and that might get back to what you ate for breakfast...
Diagnosed Type 2, with an A1c of 11.4 in 2003; averaging a 5.0 A1c since then with diet, exercise and Glipizide XL + meds for blood pressure and cholesterol. A bit dated, but scroll down on this page if you want to know more ...
02-06-2011 06:13 AM
However, presuming you meant carbs, it looks like you are heading in the right direction. The ideal numbers are non-diabetic numbers. There is a bit of disagreemernt on those, but in general non-diabetics are likely to be around 70-100 (4-5.5) most of the time and rarely go over 125 (7) after even the biggest meal.
As to what you should aim for, please read these: Blood Glucose Targets and Test, test, test
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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