High BG when do you need to get help, or when can it wait till next apt.

By sheriden Latest Reply 2011-10-13 03:52:47 -0500
Started 2011-10-06 22:27:29 -0500

I have never gone above 200 but of late it is just not doing what I have known my BG level. I have tested when fasting and after and I may be say 101 fasting than 174 2 hours after a meal than three hours after that I am still at 174. and Sunday I was at 105 before dinner and two hr after I was at 375 cold sweat's just sick. I had two oz of red meat one oz of pork. 1/2 cup fry potato, I do not eat fry food normal but cant see what would cause this high reading witch I redid not wanting to trust one reading. So dose any one know what this could mean? And do I need to report asap or wait till next apt?

25 replies

hughsbayou 2011-10-12 23:26:48 -0500 Report

personally I can't eat potatoes anymore in any form, everytime I do a small amount jumps my BG. In fact I've pretty much cut out all starchy foods, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes and now just eat denser veggies with my protein portions and my BG is close to normal most of the time. After a few months it has really come under control. Don't know what would happen if I started to eat some of that stuff again and don't really care to find out.

jayabee52 2011-10-13 03:52:47 -0500 Report

I do much the same Hugh! I eat a low carb high protein meal plan. I do slip occasionally and my BG goes up an appropriate amount. I manage my T2 without the use of diabetes meds by my eating plan.

flipmom 2011-10-09 20:37:58 -0500 Report

bad bad fried potatoes i tell ya!!

sheriden 2011-10-11 02:23:20 -0500 Report

Hay first time for every thing never did that befor. But I am going to try what was tought in diabetic ED. Just not fry them. I will let you know the out come unless it is bad.LOL

flipmom 2011-10-11 15:50:45 -0500 Report

i oven fried sweet potatoes/yams whenever i have the french fried craving.. sometimes i mixed them with carrots.. really good sweet treat… doesnt spike my bg too much either..

Type1Lou 2011-10-09 18:15:22 -0500 Report

Enough DC'ers here have pointed to the potatoes as probably being the culprit in your high BG. That being said, you might want to check the carbohydrate value of any food you eat…usually, the higher the carb, the more your blood sugar will rise. Reading food labels can be a big eye-opener and a good starting point in learning more about managing your diabetes.

sheriden 2011-10-09 19:40:40 -0500 Report

yes I know I have never had trouble with potatos befor I think what Maryannn said about the fat combo and potato was what was up. However I have not gone with potato since. I diabetic ED they said to have but count as carb. Lot's to learn but I learn more on here every day. Thanks.

lacat87 2011-10-08 16:17:13 -0500 Report

Good advice, Jaayabee!

jayabee52 2011-10-07 02:48:15 -0500 Report

Howdy Robin!

375 is a signifigant jump. I would hazard a guess that the half cup of fried potato would be the culprit.

I looked at your profile to determine what you are using to manage your BG levels. Oral meds and excercise?

If your BG levels stay above 200 for very long I would report it to your Dr soon. How long is the next appointment away?

sheriden 2011-10-07 20:56:50 -0500 Report

Thanks for your reply just makes me nurvice. I will see doc next wk, My BG is down to the high now is 174. So I am glad it is lower now. I have not had a problem with potato's but you know how that is. xx

jayabee52 2011-10-08 01:50:32 -0500 Report

Yes Robin, I know what you mean. What we could at one time tolerate we can no longer do so when our bodies seem to change.

What I do when I want to definitively check out a particular food or drink, I take a BG reading before I test a food. That is my baseline reading. I determine what a "serving" of a particular food is using either foodpicker.org (http://foodpicker.org/) or nutrition data.com (http://nutritiondata.self.com/) or ( http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/4486.asp ) eat a recommended portion of that food. Then 2 hrs lafter my first bite I take a "postpramdial" reading. That will tell me how much that particular portion of food has raised my BG levels over my baseline readings. If it raises my BG less than 50 pts, I may eat that portion without much trouble. If it raises my BG over 50 then I need decide whether it is too much over 50 or not and I may want to retest it with a lower portion size. If it is closer to a 100 pts raise then I usually decide to avoid that food altogether.

I then put a page in my 3 ring binder with that food on it, and record the baseline, the portion conumed and the postprandial results, and my decisions made, whether to retest with a lower portion, and then results of that test, or if I decided to avoid that food altogether.

I do that so I remember what I've tested and what my decisions were, so I don't have to test again needlessly.

That way I have a book of what works for ME and my metabllism specifically.

Anonymous 2011-10-06 22:37:16 -0500 Report

It is the potato..Potato is high in carb…not good for diabetic…you should of had salad or vegs.. I had 3 small red potato, size of cherry tomato and my blood sugar went up. so now i dont eat potatoes

sheriden 2011-10-07 21:02:12 -0500 Report

I would have had vegs. But was at my daughters and we were going and going some more and just did not pick one up. Never had a problem with potato befor so I will have to see what went wrong could be that I can't eat any more. Thanks.

Marytea 2011-10-07 09:24:33 -0500 Report

Don't be bullied by the word "should". I know it wasn't meant to be but sometimes the word just seems accusing and we diabetics have enough to deal with. that being said potatoes are problematical for many people. Perhaps just a tiny taste if you can do it or leave them alone. Be sure to test keep on testing. If you would feel better talking to your doctor, call him.

sheriden 2011-10-07 21:11:41 -0500 Report

Thanks I will see my doc, next wk. In the mean time I will see what happens when I try potato's so doc will know if that was the cause. I am still new at this and know I havew allot to learn that is why I came to the site, and do not feel bullied I only know what I learned in diabetic ED and from my Doc. And have been blessed by people on here teaching me as I go along like you and Jayabee, Thank you so much for your reply this is how I learn the do's and don's of being diabetic. xx

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