How do I control my blood sugar?

By Taxmaster Latest Reply 2011-06-10 22:47:12 -0500
Started 2011-06-06 15:52:27 -0500

My blood sugar ranged 250 to 400 for the last 3 days. My doctor put me on insulin. 5 to 10 cc at each meal depending on blood sugar count. Tonight he increased it to 35 cc. I am walking 1 mile in morning and eveniing. I am on a strict diet. I feel fine except for being a little dizy. I had a minor stroke 7 days ago and blood sugar was 152 when I left hospital. I am 6 ft 10 inches tall and weight 213. What can I do to control my blood sugar and get it down?


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WendyFR 2011-06-10 22:47:12 -0500 Report

working with your doctor and checking your blood sugars. In the beginning I had to check my bsl before and after a meal, then I would talk to my doctor and nutritionist and they would adjust the insulin. You will feel like a lab rat for awhile, but it is necessary to help get in control. Everyone is different and every one's body react differently. Remember it's not onlly the meds, it's also what you eat and exercise.

jayabee52 2011-06-07 08:11:29 -0500 Report

It sounds to me like you are on your way to control.

Start with "baby steps" in your way to control. You may not see "normal" Blood Glucose numbers ("BG#s") immediately, but if you stick with it, you can and will get there. Learn all you can. Test your BG#s often. Learn what substances spike you and which you can consume with little raise in BG#s (not all Persons with Diabetes ["PWD"] react the same way to the same inputs).

As Harlen suggested you need to be aware of the carbohydrates you are consuming in food & drink.

I myself had 3 "Ministriokes" (TIAs) in 2005 and at least 1 other since. I often feel dizzy due to peripheral vertigo, and I am "balance challenged" - and feel unsteady on my feet.


Praying God's richest blessings on you and yours!


Harlen 2011-06-07 07:09:26 -0500 Report

Well one of the big things for me was to know how to count carbs and yes I use a scale too .
I use the book The calorie king it list all the foods and ever going out .
Best wishes

realsis77 2011-06-06 17:00:07 -0500 Report

Hi. I take two different kinds of insulin. It took a couple of dose increases before it was right for me. I was running 300 to 400. Now my numbers are target range! I also got a 24 hour insulin added to my regiment and this was a God send! It really helped me out. So in the morning I take my 24 hour insulin and then with meals I take my fast acting insulin. Keep good communcation with your doc and see if he might want to add another insulin. It worked great for me. The 24 hour insulin is lantus. Its really made a difference in my treatment!

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