blood sugar

mike r
By mike r Latest Reply 2008-05-29 01:39:01 -0500
Started 2008-05-14 12:45:28 -0500

need to know what to do—-my blood sugar has been over 450 for the last 4 weeks even after doctor,s vitit —what to do meds not working

8 replies

ewinnieg 2008-05-29 01:39:01 -0500 Report

After back surgery my sugar went thru the roof and my Dr changed me from oral meds (Actos Plus & Prandin to insulin injections. I am controlling it better now but hate the inconvenience of shots. Controlling carbs is the kay in my case.

john martinez
john martinez 2008-05-28 18:46:51 -0500 Report

A doctor once told me that if i was on pills, my body was producing some insulin, but not enough. He told me that it was producing enough for a smaller person in me and not enough for the size that i am today. i am going to try hard to find that person, and get rid of the person i am today. i know its up to me, so i am going for it.

tmana 2008-05-24 04:47:03 -0500 Report

That's pretty dang high, Mike! Are you on insulin or oral medications? If you are on oral medications and are under 40, I would ask my doctor to check… I don't remember if it's an enzyme or a protein… but at any rate, it can definitively determine whether or not you are what is called "LADA" or "Type 1.5" and really need insulin instead of oral medication.

Either way, if it's continuing like that and your doctor is no help, I'd try another doctor, or go to the emergency room.

brenda siracuse
brenda siracuse 2008-05-23 08:28:08 -0500 Report

cout yu card and are yu type on or two and do yu take pills opr shots because i have a 14 years old who has diebetics since she was 10 and talk to the doctor about doing the corrections on yur blood sugar

jupton1 2008-05-14 13:09:56 -0500 Report

Cut down on Your sugar intake..If You can do some walking,drinking lots of water..Get a second oppion…good luck,John

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-05-15 02:44:45 -0500 Report

jupton1 is exactly right.

You need to cut as many carbohydrates as possible out of your diet for a while. Read food labels carefully. Fiber is OK, but all other carbohydrates will cause your blood sugar to go up.

Exercise will also help your blood sugars to come down. Do whatever exercise you can.

Water is key as well. You can look up the discussion we had on here a week or two ago on the importance of drinking water for a little more information.

Ginetteb 2008-05-24 04:29:03 -0500 Report

They are right. Stress will cause your sugar to soar. Infection somewhere else in your body (like a boil for example) will also have the same result. I find that if I have a cold, or another affliction (last December I had 2 bouts of brochitis) and both times, I had trouble to control my sugar.

My saving grace is that I drink about a quart of water a day and that, even though I may have an infection somewhere, it helps control my sugar.