Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
February 28, 2002
Question from Naperville, Illinois, USA:
I feel the best when my blood sugar is 130-140 mg/dl [7.2-7.8 mmol/L]. If my blood sugar is below 100 mg/dl [5.6 mmol/L], I become very tired and my vision is affected. One doctor stated it was because my body was not used to normal blood sugars. Why is it that I feel better with slightly elevated blood sugars?
Normal blood sugars are 80-120 mg/dl [4.4-6.7 mmol/L] mg/dl. Human physiology closely guards this normal range. When diabetes occurs, the values of 130-140 mg/dl [7.2-7.8 mmol/L] are clearly elevated. I would agree with your physician. Having some fatigue with sugars in the normal range is the short-term price for normalizing sugars and better health. You should be encouraged to pursue these normal sugars, despite the temporary symptoms.