Out of control

By magickmom Latest Reply 2011-09-01 17:51:49 -0500
Started 2011-08-29 08:23:11 -0500

Hi all…I am outta control. My BS was 202 this morning. :( I am not motivated at all. HELP!!!

17 replies

magickmom 2011-08-31 07:00:19 -0500 Report

my blood sugar this morning was 296! My blood sugar is soooo outta whack. I took 70 units of lantus last night and this is what I end up with for a reading…I was a good diabetic yesterday so I don't get it. yikes!

Arethia Cowden
Arethia Cowden 2011-09-01 17:51:49 -0500 Report

Sorry to hear that your having some highs in the morning. What are you eating at night? That might be the problem. Do you check your BS before bed? Are you eating too late at night? You need to make sure your not eating to late and what did your doctor say?

angel0219 2011-08-31 06:41:58 -0500 Report

I have had uncontrolled sugars for almost 5years been working with my endo but not yet controlled. I am 34 years old and I already have neropathy in both legs and arms and constant foot pain. I decided to start taking classes to learn how to calculate the carb intake instead of just going on a whim. I am hoping this will help get my sugars under control.

Jupeto 2011-08-30 10:07:11 -0500 Report

get to an endocrine center near you - look in the phone book. They usually have dietician, nurses and doctors all specializing in helping us diabetics.

Beardenise 2011-08-30 06:36:28 -0500 Report

magic…please talk to your health care provider, and if you haven't had classes…ask him/her to send you to one, many hospitals will wave the fee if you need them to…they are really good information wise and great at helping motavate you. If their are people in your life that you love and who love you, you owe it to them and yourself to stay alive and as healthy as possible.Remind yourself what happens to those of us with 'D' who ignor it It's not pretty. YOU CAN DO THIS!

nay1414 2011-08-29 23:30:41 -0500 Report

Do you drink alot of water? Drinking water is an wasy way to help lower your blood sugar some and helps fill you up.I was told don't think of what you can't have because you can everything but just in moderation.I found that realizing that I still can have everything(somethimes just smaller portions) it helps.Otherwise you are looking at diabetes as a punishment.I still do think that way at times don't get me wrong.But now I just adjust my foods so I can have stuff.Plus I realize that I feel like crap if I have to high sugars.I get bad headaches.

ArneG 2011-08-29 21:36:03 -0500 Report

I had / have the same problem I am starting to have eye problems. Feet problems and stomach problems. If I am not careful death may be near I am only 52. Don't let it get as bad as I have. It really affects the family

nay1414 2011-08-29 23:39:45 -0500 Report

It's not to late for you.Keep your chin up.Think positive..

ArneG 2011-08-30 06:16:10 -0500 Report


ArneG 2011-08-30 06:29:54 -0500 Report

Yes I am on the green side of the grass so there is time. I need to work on the will power. I bounce to much. At times I over eat others I don't eat enough. A year ago I was over 500 on the BS no between 120 & 180. Know I need comsistincy

Jupeto 2011-08-30 10:05:34 -0500 Report

just don't look at the roots, little humor - good luck and i will be praying for you to control your bg.

nay1414 2011-08-30 08:14:55 -0500 Report

Can you afford the glucerna bars?They are a bit pricey but I find them very helpful when I don't want to eat much.Or look for low sugar protien bars or bars with protien.They are out there lol.Very prood of you for getting your bs down so much

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-08-30 16:32:17 -0500 Report

Luna and Kind Bars both have some really tasty ones that don't spike me. I use one for a meal at work most nights

jayabee52 2011-08-29 22:45:59 -0500 Report

You may not yet have to give up Arne! It may be bad now but with better control you can back up or hold those problems at bay.

I am 59, almost 60 and I have burning neuropathy in my feet, the start (I pray not) of gastroparesis, kidney problems which may put me back on dialysis again after being off of it for 7 years.

I am holding many of these complications off or keeping them from getting worse by controlling my BG in the normal range. I have even postponed my dialysis start up again by at least 2 more months. We shall see how long I can stay off of it!

I have gone on a low carb, high protein eating plan and it seems to be working at controlling my BGs in the normal range. Sometimes it is not easy, but it is in the long run very worthwhile to me.

I pray you can find a good way to control your BG levels!


realsis77 2011-08-29 13:49:40 -0500 Report

Hi you might just need a change in your treatment plan! I was running 300 to 400 before I got put on insulin! Now my numbers are perfect! That's right perfect as long as I take my insulin! I NEVER thought id be able to say that. After I got put on insulin I got so much more energey and felt soo much better! It was a Godsend for me! It took a couple of dose adjustments in the beginning then wow! I was perfect on my numbers! I had almost lost hope before insulin. The pills did not work for me and I had no engery! I felt like giving up. When my doc put me on the two insulins I take now at first I was afraid but as it turned out it does not hurt and is very easy to use! Id wished I got on it sooner! Remember complcations can occur above 140 and they are silent at first so perhaps its time to change treatment plans. Not every one can do this without help from some medication! I could not! Now I'm doing well with my numbers and for the most part feel better! Id discuss your options with your doctors because some of us need the extra help! Don't beat yourself up over this ! As I said some of us need extra help like I did. I wish you the best and pray you will consider your options in treatment. I'm really glad I did! I just wish id got on my insulin sooner! God bless and stay healthy!

Type1Lou 2011-08-29 08:47:15 -0500 Report

When your vision starts to blur, when you lose sensation in your feet, when your stomach can't digest your food, will that be motivation enough? Problem is, if you suffer these diabetic complications (retinopathy, neuropathy, gastroparesis), you've already had a history of high BG's and done the damage. Much smarter to prevent that damage. I wish I had done the smart thing earlier in my history with diabetes.. I'm trying to make the right decisions now and hope I can avoid blindness and amputation. Wishing you the strength to make the right decisions…not only for yourself but for the people who love you and rely on you to be there.

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