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Unofficially official?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Cocosilk, Mar 20, 2021.

  1. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Why would he?, it's common enough.
     
  2. Doireallyneedanams

    Doireallyneedanams · Well-Known Member

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    Well, I guess because you said he’s definitely not diabetic I thought he may have already had tests. Many medics argue that a non prediabetic/diabetic would never see a number as high as 10 although I don’t believe it at all.
     
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  3. hyponilla

    hyponilla Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    He hasn't, but I tested him a lot and he's pretty much always in the high 4's and doesn't spike after meals unless he has a mountain of carbs. Beer is especially bad, I've tested several of my friends (I'm great fun in the pub:)) and they also spike but quickly fall back into range. There's a study done on cereal and non-diabetics, it's been posted here a few times, and it shows similar spikes even in young people. I think it's safe to say that eating masses of carbs every day isn't brilliant for your blood sugar, but unless you're on a carb-restrictive diet everyone spikes from time to time.
     
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    Doireallyneedanams · Well-Known Member

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    I thought as much. I tested my boyfriend after a Red Bull and he hit 8.3. It seems there’s still a lot of unknowns when it comes to non diabetic glucose.
     
  5. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    There are some high numbers people are accepting of.

    Above 7.8 is said to cause micro vascular damage. Then there's the insulin required to get back to normal, and with a crash usually increased hunger. Higher variance between the starting bg and spike is said to also be dangerous.

    I am convinced that decision making is relational to the complications diabetes has inflicted on the individual, as shop bought pizza I couldn't risk.
     
  6. jaywak

    jaywak Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    A guy I met on holiday a few years ago told me he went to his Drs for a blood test as he wasn't feeling good , That evening he was sitting watching the tv when he noticed some blue lights flashing through the curtains and a knock on the door from an ambulance crew who rushed him to hospital as his blood sugar was in the 60s and his Dr had called for an ambulance , He was diagnosed as type 1 and said he now felt great !
     
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