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The monitor measures in plasma equivalent blood glucose
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Home monitoring gives blood glucose of 7.1 mmol/l in the morning. This seems a bit high, any comments would be appreciated
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The guideline given me is 4.0 to 7.0.If you tried again you might get 6.9. What are your other fasting readings?
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Actually, your fasting level goal should be <5.5 mmol/l which is equivalent to <99 mg/dl.

Fasting levels
Normal = 3.9 to 5.5 mmol/l
Prediabetes = 5.6 to 6.9 mmol/l
Diabetes = 7.0 mmol/l and above

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I've had readings of 7.3 and 6.9 fasting. Only got the monitor on a whim because been feeling increasingly unwell for a year now.  It seems I should speak to my doc.

Thanks for the replies everyone
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You're welcome. However, " It seems I should speak to my doc." is unnecessary as you can make lifestyle changes now, without doctors assistance, to reverse your condition before you turn into a full blown diabetic.

Test before eating [preprandial] to get a baseline level, then 2-3 hours after eating. This will tell you how the foods you've eaten affected your glucose levels.

Postprandial levels for diabetics 2-3 hours after a meal is <7.8 mmol/l, optimum <6.72. Currently you want be at or very near normal fasting levels.

This is what you needed to do starting yesterday:
Changing lifestyle habits can go a long way in reversing your condition. Proper nutrition is one key; restrict & avoid refined sugars, refrain from eating “simple” carbohydrates, starches, and foods made with white flour - white breads, pasta, crackers, white rice and starches like potatoes - as these turn into sugar after eating. Practice and adhere to weight control, do some sort of 30 minute physical exercise daily [walking], practice stress management, and get adequate sleep. These are all important in managing this illness, the most important, along with proper nutrition, is physical activity.

1. Ignore them and you will need doctors assistance to prescribe medication.
2. Ignore them further and you will need to inject insulin.
3. Ignore them even further and serious diabetes side effects come into play

Good luck.

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Sorry for my earlier response. That guideline was for full-fledged club members.Excellent advise from WaveRider. My first FBS was 13.6. This morning it was 4.9. I credit watching carbos. No more than 60 per meal. My weight dropped from 226 to 176.
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asok - You are the perfect example that proper nutrition - paying careful attention to carb intake - and dropping excess pounds lowers glucose levels. I wish more people were like you.
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Thanks for the comment. I was also the perfect example of poor nutrition, eating whatever and packing on the pounds. I wish I could have avoided the diagnosis but I can't remember
when I felt so good.

Pooyan01, good luck to you...
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