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Can blood glucose level drop with in a week?

Shepopo12
Shepopo12
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My random blood glucose was 10.5. With change in diet can it lower within a week? My body weight has also lowered.

Do I need medication?

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sati006

it could with right diet, try low carb food, excerise,

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Shepopo12
Shepopo12
in reply to sati006

I too think so because it lowered from 71 to 70 in a day

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Shepopo12
Shepopo12
in reply to sati006

I am now exercising far more than I used to.

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nbreight

Hello Shepopo12,

could you please explain how the "random blood glucose" was measured?

Is it mg per dl or mmol per liter?

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Shepopo12
Shepopo12
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The random blood sugar was measured in mmol.

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator

Are you type 1 or 2, Shepopo12? Has your doctor mentioned that you might be put on medication? Are you taking insulin?

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Shepopo12

I am not taking any insulin. He has said that I will commence medication.

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Shepopo12

I have not been informed which one I am. Only that my HBA1C dropped from 71 to 70 within a day. I will be given a fasting blood test in two weeks after the first one. I have cut out most sugar, bread, fruits and wonder whether this change, if kept up, could lower my hba1c further within such time?

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nbreight
nbreight
in reply to Shepopo12

Cutting out refined sugars such as found in bread, pastas also. is definitely a good start however you should watch out not to starve yourself. In order to live healthily you need a regular alimentation such as from raw fruits, vegetables, full corn bread as well as fish and some meat with little or no fat. A glycaemia of 10.5 mmol/l is above normal value but far from extreme.

HbA1c is the average blood sugar over the last 2 to 3 months that got "imprinted" into the red cells (which "live" for about three months). HbA1c is not expected to vary quickly and the change you are mentioning might be due to imprecision in the measurement process rather then any change in diet. Even after two weeks change is unlikely to be very large but will obviously improve little by little to completely reflect your change in life style, diet, exercise also. after 3 months.

Here is a page which shows the relation between HbA1c and blood sugar, in that case measured in mg/dl. To get the mmol/l value you need to divide the mg/dl value by 18.

diabeteschart.org/bloodsuga...

Thus your 7.1 amount to about 8.7 mmol/l average blood sugar over the last 3 months

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Shepopo12
Shepopo12
in reply to nbreight

My hba1c measurement was not 7.1mmol it was 71 mmol

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Shepopo12

With an hba1c of 71 mmol I think I should have been put on medication but I was not.

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suramo
suramoStar
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Shepopo12

HbA1c of 71mmol. How much in mg %. Well a1c is not measured in mg or mmol. As far as i know.

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