Sugar level for procedure

By goodyear9807 Latest Reply 2011-08-26 07:25:45 -0500
Started 2011-08-20 14:28:14 -0500

I have to do the hyperbaric chamber for two hours daily and my BS has to be above 120 prior to going in. I have been keeping my BS under 110 since Jan. Any suggestions on how to raise the BS without killing my 5.4 numbers?

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margokittycat 2011-08-21 21:00:33 -0500 Report

1/2 cup of orange juice works really good and should not affect anything with your diabetes, but I do agree with Harlen don't worry about the A1C do what you need to do and adjust when your done.

Harlen 2011-08-20 21:27:31 -0500 Report

Dont fret over the A1c You need to do what you need to do .
I would think a very light snack would work then when your done ajust to what your BS is
But I am not a Doc you may wish to ask your's ?
Best wishes

goodyear9807 2011-08-20 21:58:49 -0500 Report

Thanks Harlen, I have read your comments on the board on other topics and i respect your thoughts. I have a wound that has not healed since Jan. The Dr sid to reduce my Lantus in the morning to help the BG from going low. Thanks again. Larry

Harlen 2011-08-21 16:42:58 -0500 Report

Thank you so much I like to help my frends /not that I am always right lol

Cutting the lantus = That to may help lol
What are you useing on your wound?
I wish you the best

goodyear9807 2011-08-21 18:46:04 -0500 Report

I have had three grafts on the wound since Jan and no improvement. Now the Dr is using collegen dressing and change it every three days. I do the oxygen chamber two hours daily. No blood vessel issues in feet. I see Dr weekly and he cleans wound and redresses it. Hopefully the treatments will provide healing.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-08-23 13:30:37 -0500 Report

They used a collegen matrix dressing on me last year. As soon as it touched my legs the pain was overwhelming. Does it to the same to you? It would hurt like heck until removed day later. I hope you do not experience the same sensation. How does the oxygen chamber work. I have heard it being used for other conditions. They used Ultra Sound on me. The Wound Doctor and Wound Care Nurse were really impressed with how fast it helped. They had never used it before. Hope you heal fast.

goodyear9807 2011-08-23 16:22:46 -0500 Report

I also am using the collegen matrix on the wound. Yes, it burns like heck!! The oxygen chamber is good so far. I have had seven treatments and it seems to be effective. I will ask about the ultra sound treatment on my next visit on Friday. Thanks for your input.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-08-26 07:25:45 -0500 Report

Thanks for the info. So, by increasing the amount of available oxygen to your blood cells they are better at fighting and repairing. I remember for me they used silver in the wound dressings. It let the wound breath but the silver poisoned the nasty things in the wounds.

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