Can blood glucose level drop with in a week?
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?
it could with right diet, try low carb food, excerise,
I too think so because it lowered from 71 to 70 in a day
I am now exercising far more than I used to.
could you please explain how the "random blood glucose" was measured?
Is it mg per dl or mmol per liter?
The random blood sugar was measured in mmol.
Are you type 1 or 2, Shepopo12? Has your doctor mentioned that you might be put on medication? Are you taking insulin?
I am not taking any insulin. He has said that I will commence medication.
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?
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.
Thus your 7.1 amount to about 8.7 mmol/l average blood sugar over the last 3 months
My hba1c measurement was not 7.1mmol it was 71 mmol
With an hba1c of 71 mmol I think I should have been put on medication but I was not.
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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