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bloods levels too low or all good?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Woolpaul, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. Woolpaul

    Woolpaul · Member

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    howdy

    Just checked bloods after two hrs late breakfast of porridge and chicvken i knwo what a mix. about 20g carbs which is standard for me with each meal.

    i measured 4.7 after two hrs is this a good sign, too low or mean im not eating enuf carbs?

    Any thoughts please?

    Paul
    TYPE 2 hbac1 70 3 months ago
    on low carb diet circa 70g a day
    awaiting latest hbac1
    lost 15 kg
    no meds yet
     
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  2. Ronancastled

    Ronancastled Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You say no meds so your body is doing it all by itself.
    4.7 @ 2 hours is perfect, exactly where a non-diabetic would be.
    To be exactly sure repeat the same meal & test at 1 hour to see if you can catch the peak.
    Some of us try to stay under 7.8.

    You sound like you've got this, keep it up
     
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  3. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    It’s ideal.

    It’s very rare an unmedicated type 2 will go “too low” without other health conditions. The body will naturally dump glucose from the liver to maintain a safe level. Many non diabetics walk around quite happily in the high 3’s at times.

    Some medications, most obviously insulin, can override this and force the levels lower into hypo. 4 is set as an early warning trigger for those on such medications to give them time to treat it before dangerous levels occur.
     
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    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Woolpaul I notice you posted the same question on the other forum.
    As was reported there and here, a reading of 4.7 is fantastic.

    Apologies for my question, but what makes you think this may have been a problem?
    Have you been given any advice regarding what you should be aiming for our what is a "good reading"?

    Feel free to ask anything to help you understand your condition.
     
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  5. Woolpaul

    Woolpaul · Member

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    sorry for repeating.

    yeh im overthinking as ever.

    my mother was like worrying me saying its too low and i should prob eat more carbs, i guess she is old school thinking ( she thinks im overdoing low carb) and just jealous because her readings are circa 9 10 after meals.

    Thanks Paul
     
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    luceeloo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Your readings are perfect. :)
     
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