By csrstar Latest Reply 2011-11-01 11:20:55 -0500
Started 2011-11-01 06:34:31 -0500

Yesterday morning I went for an outpatient procedure (a fasting endoscopy) & they did a blood sugar reading, since I forgot to do so. It was 236, & my number has NEVER been above 118! I had homemade vegetable beef soup & peanut butter & sugar-free jelly on toast & water to drink for dinner the night before (7 pm) ANY ideas as to why my sugar would have spiked that high?

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pixsidust 2011-11-01 11:20:55 -0500 Report

Was the veggie soup full of Carbs too? Many are full of Carbs like potatoes, corn, peas and cooked carrots. Was it a clear broth or one where corn starch or flour had been added? Did you remember your medicine that night and also in the morning?

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser 2011-11-01 10:05:49 -0500 Report

I would think that with the scope coming in the morning your nights sleep was very poor, thinking am I going to be blindsided again, are they going to find something not right, very stressful.


jayabee52 2011-11-01 06:52:36 -0500 Report

It might have been a "liver dump". The liver stores glycogen, (similar to glucose) for use for energy in case of energency or in response to adernelin. to give energy more quickly than digestion could provide it. It is akin to the dawn effect people experience after not eating all night.

A liver dump is just as it sounds. It just dumps a whole lot of glycogen indiscrimanately. It does not meter the glycogen out as the body needs or uses it, just wham! a bunch is dumped and your system has to deal with it. It happens to people who have no problem with diabetes too, except with them the pancreas kicks out enough insulin to regulate the spike so it is not a bad problem for them.

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