blood sugars,morning,type 1

By BUGME2 Latest Reply 2014-03-28 18:54:27 -0500
Started 2011-03-13 12:42:44 -0500

how can i keep my morning blood sugar lower than 195.i try to eat the right things,i use no calorie sugar,plenty of fruit,but my bs is most times high in the morn. if it goes below 100 i start to sweat,become disoriented and slurred speach.i was on actos but it effected my kidneys,now i am on novlog 70/30pin.i get so angry,i am overweight,depressed,and i got so many other things going on,actos made me swell because of my kidneys.being that i am not use to eating three meals a day,that is a problem.sometimes i ust want to say the heck with it,but god blessed me through so much,i can't give up now.what must i do.

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rebl 2014-03-28 18:54:27 -0500 Report

Hey Gal! do not eat canned fruit! It is loaded with extra sugar. Fresh fruit is much better for you.


rebl 2014-03-28 18:48:35 -0500 Report

You ask, "What must I do? LOSE WEIGHT!! When I weighed 115 lbs I had to take a lot of insolent. Now at 150 to 155 lbs I take very little to no insolent.


cavie2 2011-06-11 13:09:57 -0500 Report

some fruit is naturally quite high in sugar content. Oranges, water melon, grapes, dried fruit so you have to watch the type of fruit you are eating and it sounds like you are stressed out and that can raise your BS as well. Try monitoring what you eat to see which foods, fruit and drink may be spiking it so that you can eliminate them from your menu, we are all individuals and what works for me may not work for you so keep trying. I know its tough to start with but we all work through it and we are here for you some people take several years before they get it right others hit the jackpot earlier.
Don't be afraid to ask questions there are a great number of very knowledgeable people on this site.

BUGME2 2012-12-29 11:56:11 -0600 Report

It's not easy to maintain your weight,when everything is sooo expensive!I have lost 35 lbs!YAY!!But doing the holidays I ate much more than I should have.I want to do the right thing for my own health,but to buy fruits,even in a can is outragous.I promise to do my best,to eat in moderation and to take care of self!I find myself not eating at all a lot of times.I'm on disability do to mental health problem,and a heart attack.I feel so much better when I do take care of myself,and being alone for ten years doesn't help at all,I really try to stay away from the cakes and chocolates,I will try harder!Moderation is the key for me!

wrmjw1 2011-03-17 10:15:06 -0500 Report

My blood sugars in the morning are usually very low, and thats from just not eating anything at night or just gragging a light snack before bed. For example yesterday my blood sugar was 54, now thats not good but its not really high. I usually have bs of about 90 or 80 every once in a while Ill have an 100 or two but my sugar is low most of the day. You just have to find the right balance for yourself. Before I got diabetes all i used to eat was pizza, it was cheap and they deliver. I also loved chocolate, and candy,and all other foods that were bad for me. I dont even think of ordering any pizzas now, and I just quit chocolate altogether. I also have been suffering from depression since I was young, but Ii digress, if you just try to eat lighter foods especially at night your sugar should drop.

WendyFR 2011-03-13 22:10:04 -0500 Report

My blood sugars use to run that high in the mornings and sometime higher. I worked with my doctor and nutritionist. But had to do individual research as well. My BS was a mess for a few years. It had a lot to do with medication, exercise and when I ate, and stress, but remember what worked for me may not work for you.

I started to walk at least 15 minutes a day. I bought 1 mile walk with Leslie Sansone (beginners). I changed my eating habits. Before, I didn't eat breakfast and only ate Lunch and a big dinner, but now I spread my meals and eat every 3 hours mini meals. I took out all the bad carbs and eat good carbs. I do still eat fruit, but limit myself. Once, I adjusted my lifestyle, it was easier for my doctor to come in and work with the medication part. I am only using insulin and not any other medication and really it's just not what your eating. It's what your doing.

This process takes time and it takes some probing and you feel like a lab rat sometimes finding what is right for you regarding the medication. If the medication is not right for you that when you have to talk to your doctor and see if there is another medication. My BS started to stable when I started to see an endocrinoligist. She put me on a concentrated insulin (Humalog U-500). For me adjusting to new medication and/or adjusting to new calculations always messes me up, so time and patience is also the key. Try not to stress out.

Also there is some research on your part and cooperation with your doctor. I know you can do it, I thought I wouldn't. I'm telling you it's all worth it when everything comes together.

alanbossman 2011-03-13 19:25:56 -0500 Report

Some fruits are not good for diabetics try strawberrys,blueberrys small amounts of watermelon. The reason you feel bad when your BS is below 100 is because your body is used to high BS numbers. Remember BS numbers should be between 70 and 120.

Kirla 2011-03-13 14:01:43 -0500 Report

Fruits are bad for me. I can’t eat any. Will spike my blood sugar into the 200+ range. Also can’t eat whole grains, pasta, rice, corn, potatoes, oatmeal, cereals, chips, crackers, cakes, cookies, candy, soda, fruits, fruit juices, milk and most foods that contain more than 5-6 net carbs per serving as found on the package label. I found that eating lots of low carb vegetables like salads, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumbers, spinach, pickles and sauerkraut helped me a lot. Recently found that adding small amounts of meat, 2-3 oz’s at lunch and dinner helps reduce blood sugar spikes. Mostly eat chicken and fish. Drinking lots of water was good for me also.

I would recommend reading Dr. Bernstein. The link has several chapters you can read from his book for free. If you like what you read you can always buy online either new or used. I read a lot of people here who buy used books cheap.

I kind of follow Atkins myself. But Dr. Bernstein is type 1 diabetic and knows about using insulin. I’m type 2 and don’t use insulin or drugs. Started on Metformin but soon found I didn’t need it.

Good luck

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