I seem to have fallen and can't get up!

Set apart
By Set apart Latest Reply 2012-02-08 09:51:21 -0600
Started 2012-02-07 05:51:08 -0600

Hello everyone can't seem to balance my BGs lately. This started last week on Monday numbers were perfect during the day, but right before bed they'd run like at 188 when an hour before that they were like 137 2 hours after eating. Met with my D nurse she said I was doing great on Wed., didn't need ant novolog until FRiday pm when we went over to some friends for dinner. I did have a small piece of special carrot cake my friend made especially for me with lots of nuts. I didn't refuse it even if it had flour and some sugar I was fine that night. Then Saturday I was dinning in the 150s fasting AM was like 148. These are high #s for me spoke to my D nurse yesterday to problem we changed my Lantus to 2 times a day she also said sometimes this will happen and we don't even know why. She said I could be carrying a silent virus or stress. I was stressed on Friday a young mother, 23 hrs. Old I was providing services to ODd last weekend on heroin leaving her mother to find her and a 1 1/2 year old baby boy. Please I need your ideas does this really happen periodically?

6 replies

Darron 2012-02-07 15:58:52 -0600 Report

Same here as Nick said, my levels peak when I am stressed or even have a cold. Take Gabby's advice and don't spaz out too much. But try to get some type of exercise in every day if it is only for 10 minutes, it will make a big difference also. Best of luck.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-02-07 16:34:52 -0600 Report

Darron and Nick Thank you so much, will try not to "spaz" out too much. Just connecting with people here already makes me feel better and not as if I failed. Louise

Nick1962 2012-02-07 12:06:01 -0600 Report

And I'll agree with Gabby, food isn't the only contributor to BG levels. I found stress does it as well. I think it's somehow connected to the "fight or flight" response - if you are feeling mentally stressed, your body may pump out extra glucose in an effort to feed itself for a fight. Even with me eating the same thing every weekday, a bad week can raise me an extra 20 points, and really spike my a.m. numbers if I had a restless night.

GabbyPA 2012-02-07 10:42:30 -0600 Report

Trying to do manually what our bodies do automatically is a very hard and complicated task. We will not be perfect and getting numbers that concern us will happen when we think they shouldn't. It could be there were enough nuts in the cake to carry over to the next day. Could have been some stress that increased your fasting numbers. There are all kinds of reasons it goes up, but we focus only on diet. Our bodies did so much more in management than we can ever hope to mimic.

Do a little exercise, drink some extra water and keep an eye on the numbers. if they keep climbing, then ask for some help from the doctor. But I would not sweat it too much quite yet.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-02-07 11:24:01 -0600 Report

Thanks Gabby, I know all of this I guess I am such a control freak and when I can't control this especially through diet I get more stressed which I am sure is not helping. Will drink lots of water from now on, because I am on the road so much it makes it difficult. I visit a lot of homes throughout my daily schedule on most work days and don't make it a habit of borrowing their bathrooms. Thank you Gabby again! Louise

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