I'm disappointed in myself...

By melissa5786 Latest Reply 2011-09-10 05:38:30 -0500
Started 2011-09-05 07:56:50 -0500

Normally I can keep my numbers under amazingly good control. My morning numbers are usually a little high, but I always get so afraid of going low in the middle of the night that I eat a little extra so that doesn't happen… Well, for two mornings this week I've woken up with readings as high as 230!! I haven't gotten anything higher than 200 since I got out of the hospital! I know a lot of the stress that I've been under this past week (and my eating habits) ate to blame, but I still feel like I've screwed up.

I'm going to head back to the gym this week. I've been so lazy this summer. Vowing to run outside and only taking my dog for walks on occasion. It's time to get my physical activity back on track.

I can't let myself be down for 2 readings that I don't like. It's not constantly happening and I know we all have bad days.. I just don't ever want to see those number again!!

12 replies

robertoj 2011-09-10 05:32:39 -0500 Report

Even if your numbers are high because of something you did do not be so negative. It is nearly impossible to completely avoid setbacks. Whenever you have changes in your routine it is hard to get back on track. I have been dealing with foot and knee problems for nearly a month now; I can't push it because I can't afford further injury. If it doesn't heal soon I will need to figure out a different exercise regimen and a whole new routine. I'm not looking forward to it because it is so hard to establish a new routine. Look at your past history and remember that you can return to your previous level of success. God bless.

saber32 2011-09-10 02:20:24 -0500 Report


cindygal1 2011-09-10 04:37:36 -0500 Report

When you are not feeling well your sugar will vary, until you get to feeling better, to get enough rest, and keep eating the right foods and get some exercise an it will all go back like it should, I have learned that the hard way, I am a diasbetic, and my husband was just told that he has it going on two months, he also has a rare blood disesase, so I have a load and a half on me, when I feel like I am getting worked into corner with too much to, I have to stop and tell myself that I just spent three weeks in the hospital, and to slow down and do a little at a time until I get tired then I rest for awhile and now I am faced with having surgery on my left hand, but you know what I have learned it will all be there until I get welll enough to clean it all up. I hope that this helps you, and I am hoping that we can be friends.

Abby888 2011-09-09 17:55:33 -0500 Report

I just had a day like this where my blood sugar reading was 231 after I had counted out the correct number of carbs for lunch. I felt down about it. I've been trying to keep my readings under 200 and have been doing well. I say don't get discouraged. We all have a few bad numbers. As long as its occassional and not "the norm". Take care :)

robertoj 2011-09-10 05:38:30 -0500 Report

Sometimes spikes happen for no reason. Just forget it and do what works. If it becomes a trend then you need to find the cause and make the necessary changes.

cindygal1 2011-09-10 04:41:03 -0500 Report

The more that you get upset will not help keep your sugar under control either, it will all work it will just take time for you to get used to it, and how to eat to bring it down. I have been a diasbetic since 1992, I it has taken a long time for me to get it all together. It will work out eventually, and you will be surprise how easy it come to be being normal. Here's hoping that we can be friend.

jayabee52 2011-09-10 02:16:35 -0500 Report

You never know what is happeniong inside your body to kick you BG levels up. You could be having a cold or a virus of some kind you might be fighting off, and it does raise your BG to do it. Even the fact that you are worried about it may set you off.

melissa5786 2011-09-09 21:36:07 -0500 Report

Thank you :) I keep reminding myself that this isn't an every day thing and I normally don't get anything higher than 185-195. It's hard though when you see that number so high when you're doing everything right.

spiritwalker 2011-09-05 17:24:55 -0500 Report

We all have times when the numbers aren't what we would like to see. Do the best
you can and don't stress over it. Stress can up your numbers. My last A1C was 6.6
its up some from last time. I added an extra 10 minutes a day to my regular exercise
program and cut down on carbs so hopefully it will improve next time.

melissa5786 2011-09-05 17:37:33 -0500 Report

I think that's what I'm most afraid of. Ever since I got out of the hospital and was able to take my diabetes under my own control my A1C hasn't been under 6.5. I don't want this little mess up to affect it. And logically I know that 2 high readings out of the hundreds I take isn't going to cause such an uproar… but, it's hard to convince myself of that emotionally.

jayabee52 2011-09-05 10:59:26 -0500 Report

Yes, we all screw up from time to time. Be kind to yourself melissa. As long as you don't give up completely and get back on your program of managing your diabetes you will be fine. I am kinda going through a rough patch myself too.

GabbyPA 2011-09-05 10:45:35 -0500 Report

It's like weighing yourself every day. Some days will be good, others may be bad. What you focus on is the overall unless you see a trend that is continuing. So if it corrects itself try to figure out what you think might have caused it. It seems like you might have an idea that your exercise routine might be a contributing factor, then you know what to do. You can do it...don't beat yourself up too bad. We all have our times of weakness.

Next Discussion: low sugar »