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Ive had measured my fasting glucose level twice at 6.3 mmol/L

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I've had measured my fasting glucose level twice at 6.3 mmol/L - last year and again a week ago, meanwhile I've lost 7 kg through exercise and a moderately changed diet and gained some more muscle mass, too. I'm down to a BMI of 26 - I'm 44; blood pressure, chlosterol is normal, waist measurement is now 94 cm. My doctor told me that a weight loss of this order would help lower insulin restistance, but it doesn't seem to work. My quesions is: how long does it usually for a weight loss to help improve blood sugar levels ?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  CamilleRN replied 7 years ago.
Hi and thank you for your question. Are you on any medications currently?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
No, I don't take any medications apart from a daily anti-histamine pill a couple of weeks during grass pollen season in June.
Expert:  CamilleRN replied 7 years ago.
Blood sugar levels should begin to decline as weight declinse. I would recommend you obtain an inexpensive blood glucose meter and test your blood sugar a few times per day to see if there continues to be an elevation and if so, visit with your Doctor.
Expert:  Celeste NP replied 7 years ago.

Good Morning,

 

Blood sugar levels adjust about every 3 months if you are measuring using the HGb A1C. So you should not expect a drastic change until about 3 months.

 

Measure your blood sugar in the morning fasting - should be about 70-90. Then 2 hours after lunch or supper should be less than 200. Sometimes the morning sugars are OK but the after meals are spiked.

 

Metformin is a medication that works very nicely to help the cells open up and use the insulin your body is producing. Most people with insulin resistance needs to take this medication to avoid becoming diabetic.

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