rising numbers

By medic673b Latest Reply 2011-11-09 00:07:41 -0600
Started 2011-11-04 23:16:59 -0500

i am concerned my numbers have risen by 30% over 2 months but i have not eaten any more and have increased my activity. I am gong to speak with my doctor at next appointment. does anybody have any ideas as to the rise in my numbers

5 replies

annesmith 2011-11-09 00:07:41 -0600 Report

HI…this is Anne. I got your message in my inbox. I'm still looking for your reply, and will find it…I am glad to here you seem to be less depressed. It's very possible that all the stress you have been through lately is why your numbers have risen by 30% over 2 months. I would keep a close eye on it if I were you, because you said you have increased your activity and not eaten more…ANNE

Type1Lou 2011-11-05 09:13:45 -0500 Report

Our bodies do change as we age and we need to adapt. In getting older, you'll find that you need less food to maintain your body weight (Isn't that a slap in the face!) because our metabolism slows down. I had been on MDI (Multiple Daily Injections of insulin) for years but recently changed to a pump because my A1c's were creeping ever upward. My body just wasn't handling the MDI like it used to. Your being aware of the changes and discussing them with your doctor is the first step in adapting to gain better control. Wishing you good results!

pixsidust 2011-11-05 09:07:26 -0500 Report

Our bodies do change. You may have to change with it.

My grandpa ate wonderfully. When he became diabetic at age 55, My grandma went on the diet with him. All family gatherings involving him were diabetic friendly. I made sure…really we all did. There was not a dessert that wasn't sugar free in sight. He went from Metformin, then eventually to insulin once a day to twice a day. His body changed. He did live until he was 88. I thought it was 85 but looked it up and he was 88. Have hope and be strong to make some changes! Love to you!

eristar 2011-11-05 06:16:56 -0500 Report

I have to agree that stress and depression can add tremendously to your numbers, as can physical pain and some medications, as well. Last year post surgery, wnen I was unable to walk unassisted and had constant pain my numbers were consistantly much higher than they are now - by a hundred points or more some days. So glad to have all that behind me!

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser 2011-11-05 04:52:07 -0500 Report

Medic, it's probably the stress and depression that you have been going through lately.
Many of have to be pretty deep in the rut (up to our eyeballs) before we realize were there, and you seem be doing a good job climbing out. Take care!