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My wife has 25 years old, weight 58 kg, height 1.64 cm. During the first pregnancy she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

Postpartum she kept a low carb diet. (since october 2015)


1. fasting c-peptide result - 1,09 - range of Romanian laboratory 1,10 to 4 ng/ml.

2. Hba1c results:

  - October 2015:  5,73 %

  - November 2015: 5,20 %

3. fasting blood glucose test (10-12 hours no eating):

 - 7 o'clock - results between: 130-140 mg/dl

 - 8 o'clock - 115-135 mg/dl

 - 9 o'clock - 101-115 mg/dl

4. post lunch (after 2 hours)

Results between 71 mg/dl to 137 mg/dl:

Some results:

a. 121 mg/dl (after eating mushrooms and a slice of rye bread whit avocado and some peanuts)

b. 124 mg/dl (after eating green beans and beef meat)

c. 71 mg/dl (after eating potatoes with vegetables)

d. 137 mg/dl (after eating flour dumplings with cheese and honey)


Next week we will receive also the GAD antibodies laboratory test result.

I want to add that she is not taking any medication for diabetes, only some tea of plants to reduce blood sugar.

We'll apreciate your feedback and yor advice. Thank you!

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  • Posted

    Hi Dorin,

    I cannot comment in detail about the situation. However I have had T2 for nearly eighteen months and in the early days took regular daily blood sugar readings and also a food diary. Overtime I learnt what affected my levels and over time they have reduced - almost back to normal.

    I note from the detail you provide about diet the following may help.

    a. Peanuts - I have Dry Roasted Peanuts as opposed to the salted peanuts.

    c, When I was dignosed I stopped eating potates completely. My regime for vegetables is that if they grow above ground I eat lots of them. Therefore no carrots, parsnips etc but brocoli, cauliflower, sprouts are fine for me.

    d. I do not consume flour/wheat based items i.e. fried chicken or fish in batter.

    I am currently on Metformin 2x500g daily.

    The thing to realise is that we are all different but by using a food diary and regular measuring you can soon work out what items are best for an individual.

    Hope this info helps and if you want ny more info please let me know.

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      Thank you for feedback!

      Yes, you are right! She already started to eat a lot of raw vegetables and she is serving potatoes maximum once a week.

      Also not eating any more white flour. Buckwheat is now part of its menu.

      Best Regards!


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      Hi graham

      I have a question for you. I am confused with my situation. Seven years ago one doc told me that I might have diabeties but other doctores told me I don't. My A1C always was 5.5 or 5.7. I never took medication. My fasting is always under 100 but when I eat it can go to 150 after an hour. It depends to what I eat of course. Then it goes down in two hours. Today I ate some potato chips my blood sugar was 138 after 1 hour and after 2 hours was 157 then I check it again after 3 hours was 103.

      I was confused by the numbers that why instead of going down it went up and then down. I went to four different doctores and even saw an Endo specialist. Most of them looked at my A1C and told me I'm ok. But I am scared beacuse when I research on line I see horrible stories.

      Do you have the same situation? Is this normal? Do you have any suggestion for me?

      Thank you

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      Hi Cathy,

      Yes this happens to me a lot and I have stopped worrying about it.

      An A1C reading of 5.5 or 5.5 is good. The reading for an adult should be between 4 and 6.6, so yours look good.

      After a lot of research I discovered that the A1C test takes an average over a 3month period. The last time I had my A1C i had been monitoring my levels at home as follows 5 times a day take readings, add the readings together and divide by 5. Keep the daily averages for a week and again add together and divide by 7 that will give you the weekly reading. I did this for 3 months and when I had my A1C results from my doctor she said it was 6.3 and my readings said 6.5 so I was not far out.

      With regard to fluctuation of readings again it is the same for me i.e. yesterday my readings were a bit high but today back to normal. I have also learnt that readings can change in a matter of minutes. I guess its part of being human wink.

      In case you are wondering I set up a spreadsheet to record my hundreds of readings.

      Finally dont always believe what you read on line there is often bad and misleading info.

      If my docotr was to say to me your OK then that is what I would go with.

      If you need further information or detail please let me know.


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      Hi graham

      Tnx for answering me. You said you check your sugar five times aday. But you didn't say when exactly. I mean fasting, after lunch, two hours, three hours or before bed. And five times isn't it to much? I don't have that many strips sad. I also wants to know if I can check blood sugar three times aday instead of five times. Can I get the average in one week if I do the three times? If yes how and will it be accurate?

      I want to add this too.

      Yesterday fasting was 88

      One hour after lunch was 103

      For dinner I had small portion of rice with stew after one hour was 134

      After two hours was 131

      After two and half hour was 98

      This morning

      Fasting was 97

      Are these numbers normal?

      Beacuse when I reaserch on line most of the article says that truly normal people blood sugar fasting should be between 70 and 90

      1 hour after lunch should be less than 120 and two hours after lunch should be back to the baseline.

      While mine can be 134, 139, 140 and sometime depends what on what I eat can be 160 after an hours as well.

      So how could my blood sugar be normal beacuse I'm not matching any of those articalssad

      Thanks for helping graham smile

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      Hi Cathy,

      Firstly I do all my readings with mmol/L measurments.

      I do my tests at 07:00hrs (Or when I first get up) Reading around 7-9mmol/L

      13:00hrs (I eat nothing between getting up and this test but drink lots of water) reading about 6-7 mmol/L.

      16:00hrs probably have a cheese sandwich or similar on brown bread reading about 6-7mmol/L

      20:00hrs (have my main meal about 18:00hrs) reading between 5-8mmol/L.

      22:00hrs may have a sandwich on whole meal bread for supper reading between 6-8mmol/L

      At bedtime reading usually between 6-8mmol/L

      I then average all these readings for the day i.e. add them all up and divide by the number of readings.

      I then add all the daily readings together for the week and divide by 7.

      As you have said readings will vary as do mine as long as my weekly average is between 6-7mmol/L then I do not worry.

      If you go to the diabetes uk website then you will find lots of information. As I said previously you have to take internet information and analyse it closely.

      Remember the A1C test is an average over three months so your readings will indeed go up and down.

      Hope this helps.


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      Thank you again Graham

      Honestly I got completely confused. I don't know what is mmoi/L is. And I didn't understand how you do it exactly. In the U.S. Numbers are different. You said 6 or 7 which I don't have any clue about it. I know to check my sugar once fasting in the morning, once an hour after the breakfast, then 2hours after breakfast then if I eat lunch I repeat the same thing again. You said hours it was found using to me. By the way, I do all the checking on my own dr didn't recommend it. As I told you they don't think that I have diabeties. But I am concerning about the numbers that I get. I reaserch on line most of the article says that truly normal people blood sugar fasting should be between 70 and 90

      1 hour after lunch should be less than 120 and two hours after lunch should be back to the baseline.

      While mine can be 134, 139, 140 and sometime depends what on what I eat can be 160 after an hours as well.

      Is this normal?

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      Oh I forgot to add this too. Today I check the fasting and it was 74

      I ate a smal bowl of barley soup with a smal pice of white bread and I check my sugar an hour later it was 161.

      Is this normal to you? Does the blood sugar jumps that high?

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    My daughter had this and she kept very strictly to a low sugar and Lowish carb diet - even then it was impossible to regulate her blood sugar as this type of diabetes is hormone driven ie the pregnancy hormones knock out the mothers pancreas temporarily.  Luckily the baby is not affected other than it may gain weight.  My grandson was born weighing just under 8 lb and they are both absolutely fine now.
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