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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am on Metformin 1500mg a day for Diabetes type 2. 2 hours after eating my blood sugar is about 150, then 6 hour later (8 hours after eating) is 100, but then one hour later goes back up to 150What is going on?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam .Dr..
Doctor :   Let me read your post
User :   hi..
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   50
Doctor :   Since how long you are idabetic?
Doctor :   It can happen since the body tries to
User :   1.5 year
Doctor :   bring back the falling glucose levels
Doctor :   to cater to the needs of your body
Doctor :   or else
Doctor :   you will have fainting,giddiness etc
Doctor :   when the sugar levels go below 80
User :   you mean bring back up higher?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   to some where near the normal random level
User :   but it does not go below 100
User :   and i never feel hypoglicemia
Doctor :   That is not required al;ways
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   That is body s own mechanism
Doctor :   of self defence
User :   so it is normal?
Doctor :   by using hormones like insulin,glucagon etc
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   since your levels are with in normal range
User :   even in non diabetics?
Doctor :   random levels above 180-200 are the abnormal ones
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it is the same for all humans
User :   "random" means what?
Doctor :   Despite widely variable intervals between meals or the occasional consumption of meals with a substantial carbohydrate load, human blood glucose levels normally remain within the normal range
Doctor :   do you know what is fasting and post prandial sugar?
Doctor :   The American Diabetes Association recommends a post-meal glucose level less than 180 mg/dl (10 mmol/L) and a pre-meal plasma glucose of 90รข??130 mg/dL (5 to-7mmol)
User :   fasting is 8 hours no eating
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   fasting is 8 hours no eating
User :   fasting is 8 hours no eating
Doctor :   yes
User :   hello
Doctor :   So dont worry about that?
Doctor :   Do your tests regularly
Doctor :   nephropathy retinopathy neuropathy are the long term compliactions
Doctor :   so be aware of that
Doctor :   do regular excercises daily
Doctor :   did you follow what i said?
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with now?
User :   Any way to avoid it?
Doctor :   Do regular excercises
Doctor :   Have a strict diet pattern
Doctor :   so fluctuations will be less
Doctor :   body will able to adjust easily then
Doctor :   sudden fluctuations wont come then
Doctor :   so body will go smoothly with sugar levels
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Bye for now.......
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