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July 30th, 2010, 08:13 AM
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I don't know much about how "strict" doctors tend to be in general about keeping ones blood sugar under control during GD and I won't really know what my doctor thinks until my next appointment, which is on August 9th. So I was wondering if you guys could give me your opinions on how I'm doing...

I found out that when I did the glucose test my BS was 216. It hasn't been close to that since I've started keeping tabs on it, so that, I would assume, is a good thing.

This past week so far my BS has been like this (I check 4 times a day--before breakfast, and 2 hours after breakfast, lunch, and dinner):

Before breakfast: 88; 2 hours after breakfast: 125
After lunch: 111
After dinner: 173 (we unfortunately ate out & though I got the best I could get, it still wasn't great. I checked my BS again 45 minutes later & it was at 104.)

Before breakfast: 114; 2 hours: 131 (seems a bit high this day during the early part of the day)
After lunch: 82
After dinner: 92

Before breakfast: 92 (then didn't check it again until after lunch lunch because I kind of just slept in)
After lunch: 122
After dinner: 118

And this morning my fasting BS was 83 & that was the last I checked it so far today.

The goal my doctor has set for me is a fasting BS of 90 or less & two hours after a meal 120 or less. Since this is my first week at this I'm just hoping that I'm doing okay since it's really a learning process for me & I just want to get on the right track...

Thanks for any advice & opinions!! I appreciate it a lot.
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August 9th, 2010, 11:44 AM
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You do have a couple of high numbers but all in all it looks pretty good

I know this is an older post but you try keeping a food diary to help you know what foods are going to cause your numbers to be higher and then just eat smaller portions of them or avoid them all together.

Are you eating an after dinner snack? Some of your fasting numbers are a little high. Even if you just eat a small snack like a yogurt this will help your BS stay level during the night and give you a normal reading in the morning. But if your BS get to low your liver will dump sugars into your blood and this can cause a high fasting number even after a good number after dinner the night before. (this is what happens with me)
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