What am I missing?

By Doryian Latest Reply 2011-08-30 08:20:12 -0500
Started 2011-08-29 09:07:57 -0500

Monday-Friday last week, I ate the exact same breakfast, the exact same lunch & very carefully made sure my dinner was 30 carbs or less & if I ate an after dinner snack i was under 15 carbs. I exercised 30 minutes each evening & didn't miss a dose of medicine or insulin. I managed to eat at exactly the same time each day… So I would expect for those 5 days for my blood sugar readings to be almost exactly the same… But, no, they are all over the place from 178 to 111 and everywhere in between. I am testing before meals. There does not seem to be any rhyme or reason… It's not like each morning reading is high and each evening reading is low. Some mornings are high, some are low, some evenings are high, some are low and same with lunch. I'm starting to feel like I'll never get this under "control." Any thoughts or advice about what piece of the puzzle I'm missing? I had over 600 bs about 3 weeks ago, is this just a "grey" area where my body is still trying to clean out the crud from 3 weeks ago?

4 replies

alanbossman 2011-08-30 08:20:12 -0500 Report

Your body my still be adjusting to your meds. Also take those numbers with you on your next doctor visit and show him what you had to eat and see what he says

Type1Lou 2011-08-29 11:59:20 -0500 Report

As you know, I'm having the same problem. I eat the exact same breakfast every morning and frequently the same lunch every day yet get great fluctuations in my 2-hour post meal BG's. It is perplexing and frustrating. I just started on an insulin pump and do not take oral meds, so my fluctuations may be caused by something different. We're still tweaking the pump settings too. Our bodies are both marvelous and can be equally exasperating. Any tips, hints or answers on coping will be appreciated.

Marytea 2011-08-29 09:54:39 -0500 Report

Are you new to diabetes? Are you newly taking meds like metformin. I was diagnosed in May 2011 and am on metformin (1000mg) daily. It took me months to get my numbers "stabilized" and even now I can eat the same things and spike or drop with no apparent explanation. Stress, illness (cold/flu) can cause big number fluctuations. Check with your doctor, though. Try to stay calm and patient.

Doryian 2011-08-29 11:33:48 -0500 Report

Thank you! Yes, it's all new. Insulin & Metformin. My friend mentioned maybe it's my "girl cycle." We get all the luck, don't we? I'll try to watch for stress levels as I can be high-strung from time-to-time. I'll look for a pattern there.

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