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What should my sugar levels be?


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So, I checked my sugar levels last night and today and I seem to be OK.

123 - 10:44pm before bed
  89 - 8:54 after I got up before eating or drinking
138 - 12:27 one hour after eating peanut butter and jelly sandwich

I thought I would check because my daughter's MIL just found out she is diabetic and I thought it would be good for me to know, too.

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That's a very good article but do you need a blood glucose machine and a drop of blood to test?



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Yes, I do need the glucose machine and a drop of blood. My mother was diabetic and I have all of her supplies.

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That's good that you have everything, guess you don't mind poking holes in your fingers. emoticon

Seriously, I talked to my vampire about buying a blood coagulation-time machine so I could eat that pile of spinach or not.
Vampire said no, not a good idea! emoticon



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 emoticon I've never heard of anyone owning a blood coagulation machine.

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That coagucheck machine shown under your Amazon link is the highest priced one that I've ever seen, it's probably the best one. Think I've seen a number of machines around $100 in a Google search.

I noticed the result number, 2.6, on the Amazon box display. That 2.6 is the PT/INR (prothrombin time/international normalized ratio) number and is a near perfect result on a scale of 1 to 5. The higher the number the thinner the blood is and a small number is thicker normal range blood which means an increase adjustment of the Warfarin dose.
Numbers above PT/INR 5.0 means that you are at risk for nose bleeds, gum bleeds and internal bleeds.
I should be monitored once a week but they allowed me to be tested once a month and no problems have developed.

 



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I am glad that you are being monitored regularly. Maybe someday, you will want one of those meters.

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When I came home after being in the rehabilitation center for 2-1/2 months our hospital sent a number of different VNS nurses but no one said anything about my INR blood samples.

Funny thing that my blood sample taker was from an independent company and a week later I got a call from the hospital asking when they could start my blood sample schedule. I said thanks but I already have one.

Right now there's no reason for me having an INR machine, I'm watching my diet carefully for high vitamin K foods to avoid.

    

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My Mom is diabetic too, Susa. I heard that means I have a better chance of being diabetic too. I think it's 2% chance?

But I'm glad your blood sugar is good for now Susa! Hope it stays that way emoticon
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I hope it stays that way, too! My brother died because of complications from diabetes. He had it really bad. My mother had a very mild case of it and my father had a very mild case of it. I sure hope that I skip it all together and I hope that you do, too, Brian.

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Thanks, Susa, and I'm really sorry to hear about your brother. It's up there with some of the most supported diseases and I trust they'll find a solution for it soon :run:

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I am glad you like my smilies. They are different at this board.

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Brian, 2% risk is hardly significant, I think you would have to be 10% or 20% risk to really worry.



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Hi Susa, I have a load of posts ready to post but I got sidetracked again. emoticon

The last time when I posted here I read your glucose numbers but I didn't have a reference to compare them to, now I have that reference.
My blood work-up test sheet shows the range of glucose tests.
74 - 106 mg/dL is the range and my last result was 97 after fasting for 12 hours. I get a blood work-up every six months, I ask for a printed copy of everything and I save them.

Here is the explanation of the ]Glucose Standard Curve, you can hand draw a graph or use Excel to plot your curve.
This is what I'd do if were taking readings often.

Side note: My youngest son texted me about how to find a good sugar and salt app. I replied search for "sugar intake tracker" and do another search for salt. I found lots of those free apps in the google play store. emoticon





  

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When my mom first came to live with me, I had to test her sugar level 4 times a day and I kept charts. I also had a chart of when to give her an insulin shot and how much to give and then I would test her after the shot to find out how low her sugar was. Eventually, she went on a pill once a day and I didn't have to do the insulin shots anymore, but I still kept the sugar level chart. Once she was stable for about a year, I only had to do her sugar level once a day and then once a week and finally not at all. I had many pages of her sugar levels.

I am glad that you have lots of posts ready to post, HG. I totally understand getting side tracked. It seems that is what happens to me regularly, lately.

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