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.
March 25, 2004
Diagnosis and Symptoms, Type 2
Question from Brookville, USA:
My husband's routine physical showed a count of 126 mg/dl [7.0 mmol/L]. A second test was ordered where the count was 131 mg/dl [7.2 mmol/L]. Two hours after eating, the count was 118 mg/dl [6.5 mmol/L]. Everything I read in books and online states that the fasting blood sugar should be below 110 mg/dl [6.1 mmol/L] and the post fasting blood sugar below 140 mg/dl [7.8 mmol/L]. What does it mean if your post fasting blood sugar is considerably lower? Do these readings signify diabetes or are they too low? Can any damage made to the organs/body be reversed with diet and exercise?
The post-prandial glucoses are acceptable. The other two are not indicated whether they are fasting. However, if they are fasting, they indicate a glucose intolerance. The initial treatment is diet and exercise and many individuals can be controlled with these modalities. I would talk to his physician and by controlling the glucose, you can prevent any complications.