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Question About Glucose Levels

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all my adult life I had glucose levels of about 88 (fasting and non fasting). Two weeks ago I had reading of 105 but did not fast that day. Actually I had pastina (wheat macaroni - I am not celiac) about two hours before the blood was drawn.

Anyone know if this sounds abnormal?

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I have a son (21) that is diabetic, diagnosed close to 5 years now. A normal glucose reading can be anywhere from 80 to 120. Anything above this is when they decide after a number of readings over a period of time if whether or not you are diabetic and if you should be on any medication. A low reading usually means you need to eat something or have juice. My son was first diagnosed with a reading of 618. A year and a half ago after he was moved out and not taking care of himself and not taking his insulin ended up in the ED with a reading of 1661, in ICU for 4 days and a regular room 3 days. We were told another 20 minutes and they would not have been any to save him. Just a couple weeks ago, after running out of meds and again not taking his medications like he should ended back in the ED with a level of 1191. Now, after his first initial diabnosis, (which I have asked before and tried), they are making him go to classes to understand his situation and make sure he follows his diet and takes his meds. In the beginning I was given literature and told to read it and watch the videos. Apparently it was not enough for a teen age boy to understand what could happen. Now this time he knows that his liver and kidneys are affected every time his level goes high. It doesn't have to get that high to affect it. He has a 4 year old daughter that I have been trying to make sure he is around for when she starts dating and gets married and such.

Your level sounds fine. You can always ask you doctor for the normal readings and what your numbers mean as far as normal. Now a days asking the doctor is the best way to know what is going on and for people to understand. I hope this helps.

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You have nothing to worry about with a reading of 105, especially after eating something like pasta! Even if you would have had one spike of 150, it wouldn't be a cause for concern. Only if you have consistently high readings do you have a problem.

My mother developed type II diabetes when she was my age, and so did my older brother. That is why I have one of those high tech glucose meters and test myself once in a while. My levels are usually in between 90 and 120, which is just fine.

Lisa, I didn't know you could actually survive levels as high as those your son had those two times! I hope he doesn't do that again, he may not make it next time. Good thing he is taking the course now.

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