HIGH BSL'z... of 150+

Arok'Z Girl 09
By Arok'Z Girl 09 Latest Reply 2013-07-03 04:10:52 -0500
Started 2011-06-09 20:57:38 -0500

I myself have TROUBLE alot of the time try'n to keep my BSL'z @ around or under 120 NO MATTER What it is I do— I've chang'd ALOT of the foods I eat I've even started working out the last 2 weeks.. Im keeping a food journal cause NOT only are my BSL'z high but Im really try'n to lose weight be healthier for myself.. Just would like to know there are MORE PPL out there that ""STRUGGLE"" with HIGH BLOOD SUGAR LEVELs (BSL'z)

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Carla48 2013-07-03 04:07:23 -0500 Report

You are SO not alone! I was first diagnosed in 2008, and I am having the WORST time keeping my BSL at an even level! Granted, I have also really struggled with eating right. Since I joined the community on Thursday 6/25, I've had some great success, and managed to really get a handle on it, and the advice on the site about what the heck I can eat has really helped. It still a huge struggle though, and so time consuming, isn't it?

Louri 2011-06-13 20:07:30 -0500 Report

mine are usually between 150-200+, fasting included. I am trying to juggle my insulin (new to me) and meds to help. I, like you, have tried different combinations of foods, and have recently added exercise to the mix. I increase my activity every few days to slowly build up. I was recently in the hospital w/ acedo (sp?) acidosis and pancreatitis for an entire week. I knew it was time to get serious! Hopefully in time, with a lot of dedication, I can beat this thing! You can too!

Arok'Z Girl 09
Arok'Z Girl 09 2011-06-13 19:38:02 -0500 Report

THANX EVERYONE… Just glad to know there are ppl out there that know what Im goin through.. I've been goin to the gym but weekend was here and went to the lake but still went and did a looong swim not just stand'n around or anything.. so Im really really try'n to keep myself moving and motivated its hard but Im try'n

queenbyrd 2011-06-10 21:53:49 -0500 Report

I found that doing some exercise on the Big ball before bed along with a few bottles of water before bed…will keep it down some. I have only known I had this for a month..and well I thought 150 mark was great till my doc said NO..hahaha. Don't beat yourself up. I have days that are bad..I know them days cause its when i'm not in the best mood. Also take your meds right before bed..thats helping alot with mine. But yes exercise..I know we all hate doing it..but well go get a exercise ball from wallmart..have fun with it for 20 mins..it will help..

GabbyPA 2011-06-10 08:58:02 -0500 Report

I struggle all the time with high levels. My morning levels are high no matter what I go to bed with and it makes my day a struggle to lower it. Exercise is your best friend. It takes time to see the effects of it, but it will help you so much. When I am exercising regularly, I always have better numbers. So keep that up.

The journal will help a lot too. Always keep it honest. It will show you patterns that you tend to have that mess you up or help you out. I do a weekly average, then a monthly average and then a quarterly average. It helps a lot to see how little changes make a difference over all. Don't stress over it, just keep doing what you know you need to do. You will get there.

Carla48 2013-07-03 04:10:52 -0500 Report

I struggle with the morning levels the most Gabby, thanks for the tips. Honestly, the biggest problem I am having right now is it is rainy here in Florida, and I am having a really bad time with pain in my left foot. I'm pretty sure this pain is diabetic neuropathy, but yesterday I couldn't even put any weight on it. I am going through the resources both on the site, and through my work health plan looking for suggestions.

JoleneAL 2011-06-10 08:17:43 -0500 Report

One day at a time. I understand you change your whole lifestyle to manage your diabetes and the weight, but let's work on one thing at a time. I am struggling with spikes in my BS after I get out of bed. To that end I went to the doctor and we have me using a fast acting insulin to get it down and then day by day I try different things to prevent it.

Are you walking or doing some exercise? That helps a lot and I'm slowly starting back doing that myself ( but with this unholy heat temps we're having its impossible ). Stick around, ask all the questions you want or need. Welcome!

granniesophie 2011-06-09 22:45:27 -0500 Report

Ray is right, don't beat yourself up if you go high.
And, from me, why are you stuggling so much to stay at or under 120 right now? This seems like a goal that is very tough and you are putting a huge amount of pressure on yourself to maintain it. Pressure leads to stress, and stress leads to higher BS numbers. Stop agonizing over the numbers, eat healthy and correctly for you, exersise like you should and the rest should fall into place in time. It can take a little time to see your numbers come down, and time to see them stay down. You just started getting real serious not too long ago, so give your body time to catch up.
This is a fight everyone is in at one time or another, or all the time, so we all know what you are going through. You came to the right place for help and advice, so just take what works for you, disregard what you think won't and just remember that we are all here to help each other.

RAYT721 2011-06-09 22:00:20 -0500 Report

Howdy and welcome to our website and to my crazy world. You are not the only person struggling with blood glucose control. I must say that my levels are pretty stable… a little high and a little low … but not "wacko."

It sounds like you're on the right track with the swapping of foods and journaling. Neither will give you overnight success but a realistic look at what works and what doesn't. From there you will have more motivation to keep on the right path to success.

I have learned (experience) that trying to turn your life around 360 degrees overnight is going to burn you out. What works for me may or may not work for you but I took baby steps over the past year. I have added breakfasts to my daily routine and it's worked so I keep it up.

I started using Sweet and Low in coffee. It seems to be working (former 5-6 teaspoons of sugar per cup). I drink a lot more water than I used to. I rarely eat bread or rice or pasta. That doesn't mean it won't touch my lips but I have been keeping an eye on portion control. I watch for new recipes with lower carb and calorie labels. I choose healthier foods and brands. I plan ahead. I test (especially new things). I exercise a little more each day. I shop with a list and that list does not include a lot of junk food and snacks. If I want something "bad," I have to get in the car and go out for it. I usually lose interest… it's just not worth it.

You will find what works for you. Don't give up and don't give it.

We are an amazing group of genuine people who can relate to your stories… past, present and future.

So glad you joined us. I would like to hear more from and about you… publicly or privately. Think of me as a friend… BECAUSE I AM!

Arok'Z Girl 09
Arok'Z Girl 09 2011-06-09 20:59:46 -0500 Report

I used to be SO ASHAMED @ even check'n my blood, just cause I knew it was already going to be HIGH and I even was get'n to the point of HATING MYSELF and now that Im trying to take control it still doesn't seem to help—IDK soo CONFUSED

RAYT721 2011-06-09 22:02:43 -0500 Report

Guessing doesn't really help. I tried that and found the word was "avoidance." If I didn't see my meter saying HI or WTH, I didn't have to worry about. Well, we DO have to worry. When you go high, try water… go for a walk… recognize what made you high so you don't do that again. Mainly don't beat yourself up. Today is a whole new day!!!

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