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New and confused

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by larry dun, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. larry dun

    larry dun · Newbie

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    hi, i have been diabetic for a few months my doctor has told me i have passed the goverment line on test i am taken Metformin 500mg one daily when i test my blood glucose i get a reading sometimes it is 18mmo1/Lthat is the highest reading and sometimes its as low as 5mmo1/L i do not understand thisas you hear of a person with low sugar and they are given a gel to bring them around what i would like to know is 18mmo1/L a good reading or should i be trying to bring it down to 5mmo1/L hope you can understand what i am asking and hope ypo can help
     
  2. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    Re: New and confused

    Hi larry,
    Your G.P. has obviously not told you much in the management of your diabetes. A good place for you to start would be http://www.bloodsugar101.com. This site tells you everything you need to know and about blood sugar levels. A reading of 18 is much too high but a reading of 5 is good. Have a look on this website and then have a good look around the forum to see if any other posts are helpful.
    Keep coming back as there is always someone here to help.
    Catherine.
     
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