Sudden unaccounted for spike...

By Mizzgreenjeanz Latest Reply 2011-04-06 12:54:30 -0500
Started 2011-04-04 21:22:22 -0500

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!


5 replies

kdroberts 2011-04-06 12:54:30 -0500 Report

What did you eat and when were you testing? Normally if I'm getting sick I start to see high numbers a week or so before I get symptoms.

lilred46 2011-04-06 12:51:42 -0500 Report

I'm new also. I had triple bypass in November . I'm with you I'm hoping to keep to what they tell me so far good I'm on metforman fixing to go on walk . Good luck hope everything goes well.

sjingram 2011-04-05 09:32:37 -0500 Report

i was diagnosed as being borderline diabetic in feb. the doctor put me on a diabetic 1800 calorie diet to start with. i have lost 13 lbs. on this diet so far. they are still running tests for my a1c levels to determine whether or not i will have diabetes because of both sides of my family history. i like the advice that some of the others have given. it really helps alot and gives me more to discuss with my doctor.

GabbyPA 2011-04-05 08:28:47 -0500 Report

Sometimes our bodies just like to play with our minds. They are not nice playmates though. It could be something like your body getting ready for a menstruation cycle or it could have been a build up of something that was a slower release food that just caught up with you? Maybe you ate at a different time or didn't do as much exercise? It could have been something as simple as a finger that had touched food and didn't get washed enough and gave a false reading? When I get numbers that are very high or low for what I am expecting, I will wash and test again, just to make sure it's not human error.

I was just like you. Started out about 300 or so and did my treatment on my own with diet and exercise alone for about 9 months. The roller coaster ride is not a lot of fun, but as long as you are trending down, that is great. And you SHOULD be very proud of yourself. Specially in just 3 days.

alanbossman 2011-04-05 07:42:26 -0500 Report

Just see your doctor on weds. and tell him what happen, the meds will help bring your BS down. Also sometimes even with meds it will take time for your body to adjust to this new way of living.