From Naperville, Illinois, USA:
I feel the best when my blood sugar is 130-140 mg/dl [7.2-7.8 mmol/L]. If my blood sugar is below 100 mg/dl [5.6 mmol/L], I become very tired and my vision is affected. One doctor stated it was because my body was not used to normal blood sugars. Why is it that I feel better with slightly elevated blood sugars?
Normal blood sugars are 80-120 mg/dl [4.4-6.7 mmol/L] mg/dl. Human physiology closely guards this normal range. When diabetes occurs, the values of 130-140 mg/dl [7.2-7.8 mmol/L] are clearly elevated. I would agree with your physician. Having some fatigue with sugars in the normal range is the short-term price for normalizing sugars and better health. You should be encouraged to pursue these normal sugars, despite the temporary symptoms.
Original posting 28 Feb 2002
Posted to Daily Care
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:30
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