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Anyone a diabetic? user banned
9th Aug '13

Preferably type 2? I went to the ER last night and they diagnosed me with this, prescribed meds, etc. So today I went out and got allll the testing stuff and the prescription. NORMAL blood sugar is between 80-120. Mine was 57. :? So I didn't take the medicine, obviously. And now I'm so f**king confused. I don't see a doctor until Monday. I just ate a sandwich and I'm going to wait a couple hours and test again but has anyone had this happen? TIA

Dr. Elliot Reid ; 1 child; New Zealand 8926 posts
9th Aug '13

Do you know if they did an hba1c blood test? Usually that looks at your overall blood sugars over the last 3 months, that may have been high?

A, E & W's mommy Due October 21; Bulgaria 15280 posts
9th Aug '13

I'm gestational diabetic (X4) and my dad is type 2 (23 yrs) and I would have do e exactly the same, why take meds if it's stable. I would test 4-6 times a day for a week and make a follow up appointment with your doctor. Are you on any other meds that your on that could be Influencing you're blood sugars?

user banned California 36390 posts
9th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A, E & W's mommy:</b>" I'm gestational diabetic (X4) and my dad is type 2 (23 yrs) and I would have do e exactly the same, why ... [snip!] ... a follow up appointment with your doctor. Are you on any other meds that your on that could be Influencing you're blood sugars?"</blockquote>




No just hctz

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
9th Aug '13

My SIL is type 1. But I guess that's completely different because she needs insulin every time she eats

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
9th Aug '13

My SIL is type 1. But I guess that's completely different because she needs insulin every time she eats

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6540 posts
status 9th Aug '13

They should have explained this, but you need to test consistently 2 hours after every meal and once first thing in the morning for a couple of days or until your appointment.. whichever comes first. That will give you an idea of what's going on. That goes for type 1, type 2, or GD.



You should keep a log book and make notes of what you ate if you get a funny reading.



Make sure your hands are clean when you test too.