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sexyswamprat
By sexyswamprat Latest Reply 2016-06-05 11:40:12 -0500
Started 2008-11-10 19:26:38 -0600

This dicussion is for anyone who would like to share their numbers with us daily. You can simply add to your post daily.

I will start.

November 10, 2008
Type 2
Medication-Metformin 1000mg (daily)
A1C in October-5.6

Morning fast- 90
after breakfast- 105

b4 dinner- 109
after dinner- 93


143 replies

2009-01-02 19:01:12 -0600 Report

Mine are horrible today and I feel it. 61 at 6am, insulin shot then dropped to 39 at 11am. Orange juice and glucose brought it up to 65. 2 hours after eating it was at 58. I just want to cry. Sick all day and so weak. Just took last insulin shot, maybe it will come up after the shot and eating again.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-01-02 20:18:02 -0600 Report

Hope this is not a stupid question, but why would you take insulin with such a low fasting reading? I get very weak & shaky if my BS drops to the 70's. It seems very dangerous for you to have such low BS.

Sparrow - 16557
Sparrow - 16557 2008-12-04 09:22:44 -0600 Report

I actually track my blood sugars on line at SweetSpot.dm . This is a GREAT way to keep track of your readings (and other health info that you may want to keep track of). You can also invite people to be on your "team" and they can track your progress with you!

If you want to try it for free for a month, go to http://www.sweetspot.dm, sign up and use this referal code: ref88bc3 . It's easy and gives you a great picture of how you're doing!

BeckyJ
BeckyJ 2008-11-25 07:37:01 -0600 Report

11/24
Fast-121
After Bkfst-157
After Lunch 239
After Dinner-35

Once again numbers out of wack. Hope it's just because I have a cold. Doctor changed evening Lantus to 17 to bring down fasting hoping that will keep the highs down. Not sure what happened with the 35, I treated & got it back to 85.

Treatments- 1000mg Metformin morning & night, Avandia 4 mg morning, Lantus 10 Units AM, Humalog 10 Units w/Bkfst, 8 Units w/Lunch,7 Units w/Dinner & Lantus 17 Units before bed

BeckyJ
BeckyJ 2008-11-26 19:04:02 -0600 Report

11/25
Fast-211
AB-130
BL-88
AL-169
BD-43
AD-156
BD-100

11/27
FAST-120
AB-44
AL-27
BD-201

Don't know what it going on today. Called the nurse and she said to take shots 15-20 minutes before meal instead of right before but not to change the levels. If I still can't get it under control they going to add Starlic. Does anyone know what this is?

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-29 10:57:06 -0600 Report

My doctor said if I could not control without insulin he would add Starlix. I am going to go look it up on Web Md. Will get back to you on it.

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-29 11:20:34 -0600 Report

Ok here is the info:
Starlix, generic name is nateglinide. It helps stop the rapid rise in blood sugar that can occur immediately after eating. It increases the amount of insulin produced by the pancreras. It is taken just before you eat because it works quickly and does not stay in the body long. In some reviews I read, it did Not cause weight gain as a side effect. Which is great.
Hope this info helped you some. If you want more info go to the WebMd website. I check out all meds my doctor prescribes or thinking about prescribing there.

BeckyJ
BeckyJ 2008-12-01 15:24:17 -0600 Report

Thank you, I was spelling the name wrong and couldn't find anything. They have decided to adjust my insulin down 2 units and hope I don't skyrocket back to the 500's again.

patti
patti 2008-11-25 00:39:47 -0600 Report

Well my numbers are back through the roof again…back on steroids due to another allergic reaction this time to an antibiotic…ugggggh..:(

midget
midget 2008-11-24 15:08:40 -0600 Report

nov. 23
8:30a.m. 106
1:30p.m. 132
6:30p.m. 156
9:00 p.m. 174

nov. 24
4:20 a.m. 158
9:00 a.m. 144
11:00 a.m. 152
3:00 p.m. 137

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-24 09:39:59 -0600 Report

Wanted to post some numbers. I am still doing good without the insulin.
Yesterday(Sunday) morning b/s was 103
Breakfast-leftover fajita meat with fried egg.
Lunch- b/s 113 had Healthy Harvest Vegetable soup
Dinner- b/s 121 had 2 slices of mediterrean pizza, salad with italian dressing.
Bedtime- 133 had some peaches with cottage cheese.
This morning b/s was 102 had 2 cups of coffee and morning meds. Breakfast will be Cream of Wheat with the grinder cinnamon.

Richard157
Richard157 2008-11-23 18:30:52 -0600 Report

Diagnosed 9/15/45…Type 1.
A1c currently 5.7
Minimed Insulin Pump

11/20
Fast…90
AB…94
BL…92
AL…77
BD…91
AD…96

11/21
Fast…129
AB…96
BL…103
AL…123
BD…88
AD…105

11/22
Fast…92
AB…85
BL…67
AL…117
BD…118
AD…99

11/23
Fast…96
AB…135
BL…117
AL…104
BD…90
AD…

I see that some of you on insulin are using a sliding scale. The basal/bolus method gives much better control. Please ask your doctors about that.

BeckyJ
BeckyJ 2008-11-22 19:34:42 -0600 Report

Been offline for a couple of days so I guess I'll start with Tues.

11/18
Fast-130
After Bkfst(AB) 97
After Lunch (AL) 219
After Dinner (AD) 139

11/19
Fast-118
AB-141
AL-62
AD-145

11/20
FAST-102
AB-57
AL-358
AD-67

11/21
FAST-116
AB-107
AL-273
AD-153

11/22
FAST-180
AB-83
AL-110
AD-101

I'm going to have to call the Doc on Monday to see if need to adjust again. Probably will since numbers have not been very consistant and diet has been good.

anitamusser
anitamusser 2008-11-20 13:39:01 -0600 Report

I am a type 1, have been for 23 years. I am on the insulin pump, have been for 8 years. My meds are as follows: Humulog insulin, aspirin, premarin once daily, synthroid 100 mg once daily for underactive thyroid,col-rite stool softener, medroxyprogesterone 10 mg once daily, ramipril 25 mg once daily, diovan 320 mg once daily, buspirone 25mg one 3x daily if needed,vytorin 10/40 once daily,actonel once weekly, metoprolol 25mg once daily. My last A1C was 7.7
Here are my counts so far for today
11-20-08 7am fasting 65, 8am 230
12pm 291, 2:30pm 293
7pm 252, 10pm 274
For breakfast i ate an egg sandwich and orange juice. I guess i overcorrected. For lunch i ate vienna sausage and potato chips and diet mtn dew. For supper i had swedish meatballs and noodles and diet mtn dew. At 10pm i had a grilled cheese sandwich.

11-21-08 7am fasting 317, 9am 388, 12pm 304, 4pm 173, 7pm 64. 10pm 344
I had oatmeal, yougart,water for breakfast. I had grilled cheese sandwich and water for lunch. I had a turkey sandwich with mayo and mandarin oranges and cottage cheese and diet mtn dew for supper. I had a cheese burger and fries before going to bed. This was after 10pm count.

11-22-08 7am fasting 274, 12pm 296, 7pm 256, 10pm 236
I am having oatmeal and milk for breakfast. I am going to have a turkey sandwich w/bread and butter pickles and fruit cocktail and cottage cheese and diet mtn dew for lunch. I had a chicken salad sandwich and potato chips and water for supper. I had an egg sandwich and water after 10pm. My numbers seem to be running really high the past couple days.

11-23-08 7am fasting 187, 12pm 236, 7pm 246, 10pm 344
I had a bowl of Cornflakes for breakfast. I had tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwich and water for lunch. I had spagetti and meatsause for supper. I should have left the spagetti alone, lol.

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-24 09:32:59 -0600 Report

Not to judge you or anything but you seem to eat alot of bread. what kind are you using? That may explain some of your high numbers. I found a great pumpernickle rye bread at Wal Mart and also they have a sugar free one. If I eat alot of bread it runs me high alot.

anitamusser
anitamusser 2008-11-24 14:45:50 -0600 Report

I usually eat whole wheat .5 gram total fat 1% bread. I know i eat too much bread, lol. That is a big downfall of mine. I need to do better.

anitamusser
anitamusser 2008-11-24 14:53:00 -0600 Report

11-24-08 7am fasting 171, 12pm 167, 7pm 197, 10 pm 69
I had a bowl of Cornflakes w/2% milk for breakfast. I had boiled chicken, cheese, pears, and diet coke for lunch. I had fish sticks, spinach, fruit cocktail and water for supper. I had a banana and orange juice after 10pm

enigmalady777
enigmalady777 2008-11-18 23:16:08 -0600 Report

Here are my numbers for today:

121 at 7:00 am - waking up
110 at 11:24 after breakfast
109 at 3:00 pm, after lunch
120 at 6:00 pm, before dinner
164 at 8:45, after dinner

Numbers seem to be all over the place today! Had some dental work done this afternoon. The stress of it could be the reason for the slightly elevated numbers this afternoon.

enigmalady777
enigmalady777 2008-11-19 23:18:40 -0600 Report

Today's numbers (Nov 19, 2008):

141 at 7:30 am, before breakfast
128 at 11:15 am, before lunch
109 at 2:00 pm, after lunch
115 at 6:15 pm, before dinner
154 at 9:00 pm, after dinner

enigmalady777
enigmalady777 2008-11-26 21:37:27 -0600 Report

Been busy last couple of days and haven't been able to post much!

Here's today's numbers (Nov 26):

90 at 7:30 am, before breakfast
118 at 10:30 am, after breakfast
98 at noon, before lunch
116 at 2:30 after lunch
129 at 5:30, before dinner

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-18 17:08:03 -0600 Report

I think what some of you are doing is great. If you have posted before go and find your name and post under it. How smart of you all, that way we are seeing daily numbers. Keep up the good work.

enigmalady777
enigmalady777 2008-11-17 21:39:05 -0600 Report

Today's numbers are much better than last two days!

103 at 7:45 am, waking up
116 at 10:32 am, after breakfast
129 at 11:30 am, before lunch - I think this one was wrong - I didn't eat anything after breakfast, but I also didn't wash my hands before testing. I didn't retest because I didn't want to "waste" another strip, lol.
127 at 2:45, after lunch
93 at 5:45 pm, before dinner.
99 at 8:35 pm, after dinner

BeckyJ
BeckyJ 2008-11-17 15:05:43 -0600 Report

Today is a GREAT DAY! I take 1000mg Metformin X2 Daily, 4mg Avandia, Lantus 10Units AM-15 Units PM & Humalog 10 Units w/Breakfast, 8 Untis w/Lunch & 7 Units w/Dinner. This is constantly changing as I call the nurse on Mondays and Thursdays to report sugars and change doses as needed.(And this is only for the diabetes…add in another 8 meds for other conditions and even I get confused) Just changed from 14 Units Lantus PM & 8 Units Humalog w/ Dinner to new schedule. SO here are my numbers.
Fast - 113
After Bkfst - 117
Before Lunch- 118
After Lunch-163

Rice…You are my enemy…but I love you soooo much, lol

My doctor has me test fasting & before and after each meal as well as once more before bed. This means 8 stips a day and medicaid only covers 3 a day. I am paying out of pocket for the remaining strips and it's killing me. Shouldn't they go by what the doctor prescribes???

fun2u2007
fun2u2007 2008-11-17 16:43:58 -0600 Report

Does your Doctor have samples he could give you to help offset the cost? My Doctor gives me samples of Januvia because it costs me $25.00/month.

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-17 17:11:14 -0600 Report

Before I try a new medicine, if he has it, my doctor will give me samples to try to see how it does. I also am taking a blood pressure medicine my insurance will not pay for without documentation. So for the past 4 months he has been giving me the samples to take. Since I see him every month for pain meds I just pick up some more samples. But it is working so he does not mind. Check and see if doctor has any, Usually if they have them they will let you try to see if it works. Especially now since the economy is so bad.

BeckyJ
BeckyJ 2008-11-19 11:04:54 -0600 Report

Thank you for all you advice. I am very thankful for the Dr's that I work with in that they will provide me with samples (When they can) However in a city that has only 3 Endocronologist the sample choices are kinda low and don't cover test strips. I do get my Avandia and some of my other meds as samples and with the Medikan card my other prescriptions are covered but not the testing supplies. I have been looking into mail order companies after speaking with everyone and hope that that helps. Will let you know. Worse they can do is say no right? :)

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-19 18:47:55 -0600 Report

Also check on Ebay. Sometimes they have really good prices for strips. They have a section just for diabetic stuff.

enigmalady777
enigmalady777 2008-11-16 15:47:31 -0600 Report

My Craptacular run on blood sugars continues today…

130 at 8:00 am waking up
160 at 10:30 am after breakfast (just shoot me now to put me out of my misery, please)
120 at 12:45 pm, before lunch…ate a very low carb lunch…something has to give here.

I'm back in business!!!

103 at 3:00 pm, after lunch
120 at 5:45 pm, before dinner
136 at 8:30 pm, after dinner

*kisses meter*

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-11-16 16:22:44 -0600 Report

enigmalady,

You are a gem, you always take your issues and turn them into humor…yes elevated numbers are a concern, but why not lighten it…you rock

Vicki

sparkysmom
sparkysmom 2008-11-16 13:35:48 -0600 Report

Wake up 178
Lunch b4 177
lunch after 179
5PM 165…coming down
10PM…140
Nov 20…
5AM…180 (but am stressed over long day ahead.)

debbie
debbie 2008-11-16 04:52:23 -0600 Report

I was testing when I got up in the mornings before I eat and 2 hours after every meal. Then my nurse from my Insurance told me to check with my Doctor to see how much I should check it because she only cares about my fasting blood sugar, and she said I might be testing to much. They pay for my strips,
my medicine (glipizide and rampril), and they sent me a free metor to check my blood sugar with. My blood sugar this morning was 73, and before dinner it was 80.
Debbie

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-16 08:41:33 -0600 Report

I have never heard of testing too much. what is too much. I just want to know how I am doing during the day. My strips say 4 times a day which is 120 a month but I get 200 at a time for extra testing so I do. I test in the morning, then after breakfast. Before and after dinner, but sometimes I just want to know before and after lunch especially since I have been off the insulin. Wow, too much. Never knew that. I will ask doctor next time I go.

debbie
debbie 2008-11-16 14:07:04 -0600 Report

I go to my doctor tomorrow around 4 p.m.
Will let you know what she says. Thanks for your response will be watching for your response from your doctor.
Debbie

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-11-16 15:03:24 -0600 Report

Debbie,

The only thing I can think of why she said too much, is maybe the concern of the insurance not covering it…I know my doctor only prescribed me to test 4 times a day which equals 120 times a month, and I get 150 test strips a month…so it allows me to test more if I need to…I mean if I feel low…or way to high, then of course I am going to test…but at over a dollar a strip not everyone can afford to test that many times a day, especially if they dont have insurance, or they wont pay for that many tests…

Vicki

debbie
debbie 2008-11-27 21:50:23 -0600 Report

Sorry it took so long to reply to this e-mail but I just got my results back yesterday. My doctor told me because when I first came to see her, My A1C was 13.1 now 1 year later my A1C is 5.8. She says I am now in remission, so I can check my blood sugar once every two weeks.

enigmalady777
enigmalady777 2008-11-16 00:12:21 -0600 Report

Today was my WORST day ever. Okay, not "ever" but my worst day since starting on insulin. I am kicking myself in the head repeatedly…'

Tomorrow WILL be BETTER!!!!!!!

138 at 7:30 am - waking up (you know, when ya wake up high, the rest of the day is just gonna be one old uphill battle!!!!)

125 at 11:01 - after breakfast
99 at 12:00 - before lunch
165 at 2:30 pm - after lunch (*kicks self*)
120 at 5:00 pm - before dinner
172 at 8:30 pm - after dinner (*shoots self in head*).

UGH. I know. It's my METER'S fault!!!! Stinkin' Meter!!!!!!!!

***Meter shots back that it was the corn on the cob for dinner that is responsible for that lovely reading of 172!****

Judy A
Judy A 2008-11-15 13:48:35 -0600 Report

89 upon waking
119 3 hrs after breakfast 8:30am

128 2:45 time for a snack-lunch was cocktail peanuts, 1 canned apricot

nancyUT
nancyUT 2008-11-15 11:50:37 -0600 Report

ok i have type 2 diabetis i was diagnost jan 11,2000
i take metformin 2 times a day
and lantis insilin once a day.
my a1c was done on nov.7th 08
its 5.8
i alternate checking my sugars before breakfast and dinner and the next day i check before lunch and before bed
yesterday my sugar was 99 before breakfast and 88 before dinner today i will check it before lunch

PAT L
PAT L 2008-11-15 10:39:26 -0600 Report

WELL PEOPLE, I HAVE DONE THE PILLS AN THEY DIDNT WORK, SO THEY PUT ME ON NOVOLIN R AN N. NOW IT SEEMS THAT SOME DONT KNOW THAT THE R IS ONLY FOR THREE HOURS LIKE 1/2 HOUR BEFORE MEALS, THEN THE N IS A 8 HOUR INSULIN FOR LONGER CONTROL TAKEN TWICE A DAY. NOVOLIN IS THE GENERIC INSULIN. NOW MY AIC IS ABOUT 6.5 AN FOR A DAYS RANGE IS, AM 98 AFTERNOON 88 PM IS 126.
MY R DOSE IS 12 TO 15 UNITS AN MY N IS 30 TO 35 UNITS AN THIS KEEPS ME BELOW THE 160 FOR THE DAY.. HOPE THIS HELPS.

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-11-15 12:17:55 -0600 Report

Pat,

Im sorry you had to go back on insulin, for the pills I'm sure are easier, but at least your numbers are great!!! WTG!!

Vicki

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-15 12:50:27 -0600 Report

I am so sorry you had to go back on isulin. I am doing the pills because i came off of insulin last week. So far so good. and I have lost 11 pounds. I am determined to do this. I like losing weight and no more shots. Hang in there. You may get there again real soon.

enigmalady777
enigmalady777 2008-11-15 12:59:09 -0600 Report

It's amazing how much the insulin can help. I also use a similar regimen (Lantus and Novolin R for mealtimes) and I am seeing numbers much lower than I've seen in YEARS!!!

Most of the time my levels are in the "normal" as in "non-diabetic" range and it just tickles me to see that!

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-15 08:36:40 -0600 Report

Today is Saturday November 15, 2008.
Morning wake up- 104 I am not feeling well. I feel like there is a huge pound rock in my stomach I cannot digest. Had morning meds and my 2 cups of coffee. It is getting very cold here today and of course my Amercan eskimo puppy loves the weather and wanted to stay out there longer when I walked him this morning. that will wake you up. Having cream of wheat with grinder cinnamon for breakfast. will be back later to post more numbers. Hopefully my rock will be gone by then. LOL

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-15 12:55:49 -0600 Report

Feeling better now. Moved around, did some laundry. Had a Lean cuisine for lunch. Steak Tips with broccoli. Before lunch was 132 after was 140. Going out for dinner. Mexican food. will have fajitas, with no rice, no beans, no tortillas. May have a few chips with salsa. And a glass of red wine. Any one know about sangria? It is made with red wine and lots of fruit. Wonder how that would affect sugars? Will let you know tonight.

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-15 18:54:32 -0600 Report

Ok off to Mexican food. I hate eating this late. 7pm. But maybe a red wine or sangria will be relaxing. Sugar now is 124.

enigmalady777
enigmalady777 2008-11-14 19:48:39 -0600 Report

Boo. And I was doing so good!

Here's today so far:

112 at 7:00 am, waking up
166 at 10:00 am after breakfast - darned Steel Cut Oatmeal!!! But it was sooooo yummy!
103 at 12:22 pm, before lunch
116 at 3:24 pm, after lunch
119 at 5:30 pm, before dinner
159 at 9:00 pm, after dinner. Had fresh yams…the 159 and 166 today are much higher than I like to see, but I also seldom eat the above items too. It was a treat.

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-11-15 13:06:47 -0600 Report

Sometimes we just need to treat ourselves…and if whatever you treated youreself with only raised you to 166 and its only once in a while…Woman, treat yourself all day…LOL

Vicki

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-15 15:50:39 -0600 Report

My treat for me is an iced cappuccino from Starbucks. Does not raise my b/s that much because I will watch what I eat the rest of the day.

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-11-14 15:05:15 -0600 Report

I got my lab results back today…My A1c is 10.70 which isnt the greatest, but considering I've only been diagnosed for 2 months or so, I am considering it a starting point…My numbers have been averaging about 110 the last 3 weeks…therefore I know that my next A1c will be alot better…

Vicki

tchong
tchong 2008-11-14 02:41:55 -0600 Report

Insulin Novolin 25 Units before Breakfest
waking up 188
after breakfest 197
before dinner 234

Carol11
Carol11 2008-11-14 09:46:29 -0600 Report

7:40 am 5.5(99) 2.5 NovoRapid
11:56 7.6(136.8) —-
11.57 6.2(111.6) 3 NR
5:01pm 5.4(97.2) 4.5NR
9:00 6.4(115.2) 13Lantus

Goddess
Goddess 2008-11-13 17:36:13 -0600 Report

I want to explain why I'm not posting. My sugars are always in 200's. My doc and I are trying to control it. The problem is I have gastroparesis and that makes it hard to control them.

2008-11-13 19:44:40 -0600 Report

Misery, you don't need to explain, it's a personal choice whether you post or not. I don't because I like to keep that to myself for the most part. Good luck with your control!!!

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-14 09:13:03 -0600 Report

Exactly, this was always suposed to be a voluntary thing and only when you wanted too. I do not post everyday just when I feel like it. We should only use these numbers to see how others are doing not to judge or feel sorry for ourselves if our numbers are not the same. Because everyone's numbers are going to be different even if we ate and took the same meds. But I will tell you all I have lost another pound. So since last week I have lost 11 pounds being off of my insulin. I love it. My stomach is actually getting smaller. I now only look 6 months pregnant instead of 9. LOL
I felt so good about it. I got a cute little haircut, colored my hair lighter and got some highlights. I do not want to buy any new clothes until I can go down a full size. Maybe 10 more pounds. Actually I have about 3 sizes of clothes in my closet. It will be like a whole new wardrobe when I can get back in them. Sorry this is so long. Have a good day all.

sexyswamprat
sexyswamprat 2008-11-14 09:18:47 -0600 Report

I find out next thursday if I lost any weight since switching from glipized to metformin. I feel like I have. Keep your fingers crossed.

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-14 09:30:36 -0600 Report

Great. Metformin is supposed to help some with weight. I think. I will keep my fingers crossed for you. It gives you instant motivation. Plus your doctor will be pleased. good luck.

BeckyJ
BeckyJ 2008-11-26 19:01:31 -0600 Report

Congratulations on the weight loss. When I went on the Metformin I lost a total of 89lbs. Then they put me back on insulin and I gained bach 10lbs. Still worth all the trouble though. I lost 4 dress sizes. YEAH!

Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2008-11-27 00:41:47 -0600 Report

Hi! I also have gastroparesis caused from polio in 1948. I was diagnosed with this in 1993. I now have a g-tube for the days I'm too sick to eat. My blood sugars have never been between 80 & 130. I think it is because my food sits for so long. Last time I was tested food sat in my stomach 18hrs. I'm very sick 24/7 so not sure how this is going to effect things I have only been a diabetic for 2mths.
Your Friend
JoAnna

highlandcitygirl
highlandcitygirl 2008-11-13 11:08:54 -0600 Report

136-before breakfast

highlandcitygirl
highlandcitygirl 2008-11-14 11:20:26 -0600 Report

142 before breakfast.

highlandcitygirl
highlandcitygirl 2008-11-15 11:04:05 -0600 Report

133 before breakfast

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