Patient Comments: Blood Sugar Levels - Experience

Question:

Please share your experience with low, normal, and high blood glucose levels. What symptoms did you have? How were the glucose levels treated? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: The Chairman, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 04

My age is 70, and my A1C is 7.5. I was prescribed metformin twice daily and reached the target fasting glucose level of 125 after a week, but with markedly lethargic side effect. I reduced dosage at bedtime, and fasting is now 145. I am asymptomatic. I'm convinced it lowers my blood pressure (BP) by 10 points consistently, and the minor pin prick sensations in lower extremities have disappeared. I reduced carbs. Maybe I should be worried, but…

Comment from: MoonLightOnWater, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 31

My fasting blood sugar is 45 some mornings and 65 other mornings; I feel normal. Post eating, my blood sugar struggles to get to 110. I have gained 15 lb. since COVID-19 and need to return to a keto diet, but am concerned about my fasting blood sugar ranges.

Comment from: Kevin, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 05

I am 43 and have type 2 diabetes and I have very high blood glucose level. I'm ashamed to say I don't even go to the doctor’s (I don't have a primary either). My sugars go between high, that is what it says on the machine, to the mid-300. Every time I try to go to the doctor's they tell me to go to the emergency room. Well, I get nervous just saying that, let alone go there; last time they had me go there I was stuck for almost a month and the time before that was 2 1/2 weeks. Nothing was even done and they could not bring my sugars down.

Comment from: Gary, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: June 04

To control your blood sugar levels, carbs should be minimized. It is possible to get blood levels less than 150 an hour and a half after meals, simply by control carb intake. Of course, the medical profession won’t prescribe this, as they would rather prescribe drugs. My wife, who is 80, routinely gets after meal blood sugars of less than 150 to 140. She controls carbs, and takes metformin. Check out low carb diets for diabetics.

Comment from: Ram, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 26

My fasting glucose is recorded as 165 and after food it is 198.

Comment from: Sajida, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 09

My fasting sugar is 94 and post prandial sugar is 115.

Comment from: Eunice K, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 29

I am feeling dizzy from low glucose levels.

Comment from: Ramesh, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 04

My fasting blood sugar level is 110 and post-prandial is 180.

Comment from: M, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 11

My blood glucose level is 550 and I am not on medicines. I have type 2 diabetes.

Comment from: Olivia, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 14

I am a diabetic and I have no idea how to read the numbers of high and low blood glucose levels. Right now my number is 156 and that was before breakfast. And just recently my doctor told me I am in stage 3 with COPD lung disease.

Comment from: Sherry, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 29

My blood glucose level was 148 in the morning now 115.

Comment from: Kamran, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 14

In fasting my blood glucose level is showing on test kit as 73 mg/dl, and after eating I checked after 1 hour and it is 147 mg/dl. I don’t know if this is normal range or high level of blood glucose.

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