Change in bs readings

By hollysmom1 Latest Reply 2011-12-11 02:14:21 -0600
Started 2011-11-14 19:54:14 -0600

When I was first diagnosed, I was put on metaglip and an insulin shot at bedtime. As my A1C came down, my doctor changed my oral med to metformin. In September, he decided to wean me off the insulin. I followed his directions and took my last shot in mid-October. Since then, I have had some difficulty keeping my fasting bs in range. I know that sometimes it is directly related to what I ate the day/night before, but there are times I can't really pinpoint why the reading seems high. Is this normal?

3 replies

MEGriff1950 2011-11-14 20:43:50 -0600 Report

Hello Holly's Mom,
I keep a journal every day with what I eat, the amounts and my BG. This has helped me to pinpoint the foods that I thought were healthy but are not for me. We each react differently to foods so what foods work well for you may not for me. My dr was very impressed with the way that I was learning from my journal on what to avoid.

hollysmom1 2011-11-15 10:35:43 -0600 Report

Thanks, Mary. I do make some notes when my bg reading is "out of range" but I haven't really started keeping a journal. It might be time to do that! In the last 15 months I have found myself having to be more disciplined, not just about my diet, but about my "record-keeping" as well. My dr has complimented my tracking of my bg and actually took my last record to share with some other patients as an example of how to do it. This disease has forced me to make some changes, as it has with all of us, but I will not let it become my life. Thanks again for your response and your support. Pat

annesmith 2011-12-11 02:14:21 -0600 Report

I'm glad you reminded me that this disease can force us to make some changes—I can no longer let mine spike up so darned high—it still happens, but I am more careful—-I am closer to finding a new doctor—happy about that, glad I am only 41 years old—the time for me to prevent future blindness and limb loss is now. Thanks for the reminder again—-sincerely, ANNE