Im not sure what is happening

By bluecatc Latest Reply 2008-10-23 06:04:47 -0500
Started 2008-10-22 21:08:20 -0500

I have not been on here for a while.. but alot has been happening to me. The metform is no longer working the way it is suppose to!! I am afraid to get or even get close to food and it shots my sugar up.. No I have not been back to see my Dr cuz I dont want to be pocked and proded on if anyone can understand that one LOL My sugars are running between 250 and above 300 which i know is not good at all for me..

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teddybearcub1960 2008-10-23 06:04:47 -0500 Report

I agree with what everyone is telling you about getting to the Dr. I was having for about a mouth a bout with my sugars doing that before I went and I wished I would have went before. I feel a lot better since I went and found out what I needed to do.

Toma 2008-10-23 05:14:27 -0500 Report

My approach is probably a bit different. Yes, see your doctor and do what ever is necessary to get the blood glucose reading back down. That is the short term solution.

Beyond that and long term, start figuring out how to adjust diet. Meds will only treat the symptom and possibly mask the underlying cause. There are many factors that contribute to the risks for type 2 diabetes. Diet is the one that has the biggest impact and the one we have the most control over.

The first thing I would do if I saw numbers like that is check for and eliminate any foods that are higher than 55 on the glycemic index. There is a database of foods at To generate a list of all high GI foods, enter > 55 in the glycemic index field. For a list of low GI foods, enter < 55 in the glycemic index field.

Then check for any inflammatory foods. Eliminate them and replace them with anti inflammatory foods. The anti inflammatory foods are those high in anti oxidants.

Include the foods and supplements that have other properties that can be beneficial in controlling type 2 diabetes such as cinnamon (1/4 teaspoon per day), Vitamin D ( I take 2000 IU per day), Omega 3 fish oil capsules, high fiber foods such as chia seed, psyllium husks etc. There is more about foods on

Get the PCF right. I use a PCF of 20-50-30.

These are the highlights of what we can do to be proactive about controlling blood glucose with diet. It has been my experience that we are so misinformed about healthy diet (even from ADA and those who should be giving us the best advice) that people who think they are eating healthy usually are not.

My attitudes and what I advocate are controversial and go far beyond what we get from mainstream medicine. What I can say is I have been running my sites for over 3 years now. I know it has to be coming that some one will get serious about a healthy diet the way I define it and not get very positive results. So far that has not happened. I have had one negative response and that was from a guy saying there was nothing on the site that we could not get from a good endocrinologist. He meant it as a negative. I took it as a positive. So far, everyone who has gotten serious about learning and applying what I advocate and has given me feedback that is very positive. I hope this is helpful.


GabbyPA 2008-10-23 05:01:28 -0500 Report

That is frightening, and I am sure the stress of what is going on is high. I agree with everyone here, you really do need to see your doctor and get your meds adjusted. It really isn't that bad, and the benefits far outweigh the discomfort you might have.

Until you get there, and you need to go soon, try eating a very low glycimic diet. Get rid of the hidden junk in processed foods and see if eating more veggies and whole foods will help you. I know when I was eating vegitarian for 30 days, it really helped me take another drop in my numbers and I don't take meds, so I know it was just my diet and exercise that was helping me out.

Also exercise unless you are running really high. When you are under 300 you can take a walk for 15 minutes and get things going. That can help too.

Don't let it continue though. For your sake and the sake of the people that love you. The complications are far worse than a couple of needle pricks.

morris.js 2008-10-22 23:48:23 -0500 Report

Our bodies continue to change on us, and so the medications also need to be changed or modified. In the almost 15 years I've been type 2, my medication regime has changed probably 30 or more times…LOL

You need to get to your doctor and address those BG levels no matter what it is going to take. I for one would much rather live with a few prods and pokes instead of living with the consequences of letting those numbers run so high. Your eyesight, feet/legs, kidneys, and all the other potential complications are not worth the avoidance of some pokes.

Let us know how you make out.
One of your friends for "Life",

seawolf1944 2008-10-23 01:18:34 -0500 Report

Hello, My name is seawolf1944(John).
First of all,Its very critical that,You get to your doctor asap(as soon as possible). Your doctor needs to have a lab run tests to evaluate and find cause ofyour high sugar levels.As soon as,The cause is established,The doctor should put you on the correct med to eliminate the problem. A little poking and discomfort is very small compared to possible severe problems if, You dont take action. I will remember you in my prayers that,Your problem will be resolved. John

sexyswamprat 2008-10-22 23:03:49 -0500 Report

With sugars running that high I would get to your doctor and tell him the metformin isn't working anymore. There are so many other things he can give you to contol your bs, I wouldnt wait though high bs are not good.