High Blood Sugar Numbers Before (122, 118) and After (140, 142).

by N. Mayfield
(Newark, De)

QUESTION: Normally, my blood sugar numbers ranged in the two before and after a mean. AS of 6 days ago, 6/12/16 to present 6/15/16.

My blood sugar numbers are in the 3 digits, (ex. before in morning (122)to (140) before breakfast after 2 hrs (118)to (142) after the meal.

These high blood sugar numbers has been happening for 6 days. I don't know what causing these high numbers.

ANSWER: Hi Mayfield,

I went through the blood sugar levels you reported and noted as following:

- blood glucose readings after eating are within normal range (118 to 142). Normal blood sugar levels after eating should be less than 140 mg/dL

- you have oscillating blood glucose fasting (early in the morning) or before breakfast.

Your numbers are ranging from (122)to (140).

There are various factors causing slightly elevated fasting blood glucose including:

- foods you might have consumed at dinner
- morning hormones
- lack of physical activity
- other metabolic problems especially when it comes to thyroid
- overnight hypoglycemia

At this point, I recommend to:
- check your HbA1C level to understand what the average blood glucose during the last 3 months is
- run a thyroid function test
- try to control the foods you eat at dinner: have a small snack before bedtime (example nuts or any fruit).

If everything is ok, then, we should check for possible hypoglycemic episode at night. If you feel sweaty all of a sudden, then, check your blood sugar even if you have to wake up in the middle of the night.

Record the result for future reference as we want to understand if you go through night hypoglycemia or not.

Increase physical activity, especially after eating. Have frequent meals, but in small portions.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can be of further help.

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Aug 06, 2017
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by: Bonny C Damocles

COMMENT: In more than 26 years, I have always been having high fasting and after-meal blood sugar readings. Why am I healthy and drug-free all these years?

Your guess is as good as mine. Maybe because since my diagnosis as a type 2 diabetic (my first blood sugar reading was 468 mg/dl) I have been exercising at least 1 hour per day, and not very long ago, I have been eating only twice a day, strictly no snacks, only water between meals.

Most of the foods I have been eating since my diagnosis have been carbohydrates which must be heart-healthy, natural, fresh (raw or cooked), unprocessed and whole). Why? Because they are very easy to digest, cheap and the most readily available.

If there is a secret I can share with you: I always make sure that all the calories I took in yesterday are used up before I eat my meal today.

Bonny C Damocles
Male, 81 years old, 137 lbs., 5'7"
Past A1Cs- 5.2% - 6.3% (5.8% on June 2, 2017)
20 mg/day of Lisinopril for bp - only med I take.

COMMENT-REPLY: Hi dear Bonny,

Nice to hear from you again.

Thank you for sharing with us your plausible experience of long time diabetic managing only with diet and lifestyle changes.

I do not want to add more than what you shared with us.

I totally agree: "Should think about the yesterday calories before eating today, if you have been able to burn them or accumulate. "

Hope other diabetics will learn from your experience.


Aug 07, 2017
High Blood Sugar Numbers Before and After
by: Bonny C Damocles

Dr. Albana,

Thank you very much for agreeing with me that type 2 diabetes control is just a matter of balancing the intake of food and the calorie/energy burning power of daily mental and physical activities.

Let's spread the good news far and wide.

Thank you again.


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