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Normal Blood Sugar Levels ARE Possible for a Diabetic!


What are normal blood sugar levels? Fasting (blood sugar level after not eating for 8 hours) blood sugar should be between 70 milligrams per deciliter to 100 mg/dL. Your blood sugar should not be above 100 at any given time; If it is, this suggests a pre-diabetes condition. A level of 100 - 199 suggests prediabetes. A level over 200 suggests that you have either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

There are several steps in lowering your blood sugar. Try the following if you are interested in more normal blood sugar levels.

A. Begin slowly lowering your carbohydrate intake. If you want to get very specific on which foods you can and cannot eat, I recommend the diet as per Dr. Richard Bernstein. He has done all the testing for us and eliminated all foods that had a make up that could not be tracked. After all, if you can't track it, you can't manage it. Also, check out our diabetic recipes page for some delicious low carb meals. If you stick to a pre-calculated amount of carbohydrates per meal, your insulin amounts should be the same every day.

B. Test your blood sugar more frequently. We test from 5 - 10 times per day. If your fingers can take it, the blood sugar readings are imperative to helping understand if the insulin amounts are correct or not. Know your A1C. This test is very revealing as to how you are doing with blood sugar levels and should be under 6.0%.

C. Pay attention to how and when your type of insulin works. For example, before meals, Isobel gets about 2 units of Regular Humalin insulin. This particular insulin is given about 40 minutes before a meal because it takes that long to begin working. Humalog on the other hand is a more fast acting insulin and if given for meals, should only be given about 5 minutes before eating. Check with your doctor or do your own research on your insulin to make sure you are giving it enough time to start working before you eat.

D. Stop snacking and limit yourself to three meals per day. Snacking is habitual and can easily be broken.

The level of blood sugar control predicts the onset and severity of diabetes-related complications for both types of diabetes. This means that if you have diabetes, if you can keep your blood sugar levels as close as possible to normal, you can live a normal life span with few or even no complications at all. A non-diabetic's normal blood sugar range is from 70 - 100. There is no reason why a diabetic can't strive for the same levels.


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Medical News Today

Type 1 diabetes: Almost half of patients produce insulin
Medical News Today
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Healthy habits: Signs can help detect diabetes | Features ...Huntington Herald Dispatch
Understanding diabetesRepublica
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Science Daily

Bioengineers create more durable, versatile wearable for diabetes monitoring
Science Daily
Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have developed a wearable diagnostic biosensor that can detect three interconnected, diabetes-related compounds -- cortisol, glucose and interleukin-6 -- in perspired sweat for up to a week without loss ...
Diabetes device scrutinizes sweat for a week at a timeNew Atlas
A Durable Wearable for Monitoring DiabetesElectronics360

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Burnett County Sentinel (subscription)

'Lifting the cloud' of diabetes with a special dog
Burnett County Sentinel (subscription)
“Even though I'm going to continue on as this girl with this physical reminder of my disability, I'm a little prouder because I'm able to shed light on diabetes. Diabetes is an invisible illness, but it is something that needs to be seen because it's ...

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Medscape

Oral Insulin May Delay Type 1 Diabetes Onset in 'Responders'
Medscape
SAN DIEGO — Close relatives of people with type 1 diabetes who had certain autoantibodies believed to put them at high risk of progression to clinical type 1 diabetes did not benefit from taking oral insulin vs placebo, in a new trial. The ...



KHTS Radio

Diabetes-Prevention Camp To Be Held In Santa Clarita ...
KHTS Radio
American Diabetes Association officials are offering a summer diabetes-prevention camp in Santa Clarita from July 15–16, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m...
This Is What Happens When People With Diabetes Lose Medicaid ...HuffPost

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WTXL ABC 27

Tallahassee twin toddlers learn to live with Type 1 diabetes
WTXL ABC 27
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - More than 1 million Americans are living with Type 1 diabetes (T1D), an autoimmune disease where the pancreas stops making insulin. One out of every 400 children has T1D, and for one Tallahassee family, a pair of twins were ...



Olean Times Herald

Street Classics Car Club makes annual donation for Type 1 diabetes research
Olean Times Herald
OLEAN — The Street Classics Car Club presented a $5,000 check to JDRF for Type 1 diabetes research Thursday at its weekly cruise night. Since 1991 the club has donated more than $70,000 to the organization formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes ...



Specific diabetes medications to protect bone health recommended ...
Science Daily
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and osteoporosis often coexist in patients, but managing both conditions can be a challenge. A comprehensive review highlights the most ...

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Diabetes moving from affliction of affluent countries to a global problem
Medical Xpress
The number of people with diabetes has quadrupled from 1980 to 2014, and 415 million adults in the world now have diabetes, according to Rollins researchers. Globally, it was estimated that diabetes accounted for 12 percent of health expenditures in ...



WCYB

Wellmont hosts diabetes symposium
WCYB
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