I have just recently been diagnosed with diabetes T2. I am awaiting a doctors appointment to be either put on meds or regulated in some way. I immediately researched and started a low carb diet rich in fiber and protiens. I am calorie counting but not religiously. Just trying portioning and sticking with foods I know are good for me. I have been eating the same types of foods for the past two weeks. I am taking my BS#'s often (sometimes 5 times a day). I started 2 hours after meals and with a fasting in the morning each day and worked up to 1 hour after lunch and dinner also. When I was first diagnosed my sugar was at 345. Since I've come home and started eating right and exercising atleast 30 minutes a day it's been between 190-200. This has been stead at readings since maybe the 2nd or third day of changing my diet. The lowest it got was 170. That is not the norm however. I know it needs to be lower but I've been proud that so far I've kept it down from that 300+ amount. I am hoping with medication and continued diet and exercise to bring it to normal ranges and then eventually be able to go off the meds. That's what I was forseeing. Then tonight, out of the blue I had a reading of 311. No reasoning…low stress evening…no illness that I am aware of…same dietary things…no new products…nothing different!
Any idea what would cause a spike like that? Is that normal to happen? I am seeing the doctor on wednesday…should I make that expensive trip to the ER? Test again? Any advice would be appreciated. I am trying not to get myself worked up over one high test. I just don't want to overlook something that's dangerous. (I see a doctor at a VA clinic or I'd try to call them!)
Thanks in advance for any advice or thoughts!
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