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By Alexsmom3105 Latest Reply 2012-06-19 08:07:09 -0500
Started 2012-06-18 15:02:37 -0500

New here my name is Tracy and I am just so frustrated. I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with my son. And now I have it back and it just seems to be getting worse and worse. Last night it was 371 I have never had it that high before. I went for a walk and drank lots of water and checked it again. It went down but not enough, so I did some more exercise and it went up. I have no idea why it did that.
Last time my doctor checked my A1C it was over 10 I go in on Friday to get it checked again. I am just so frustrated and need to get better for me and for my son. He is only two years old. Please if anyone has any advice I would greatly appreciate it.


11 replies

diabetesfree 2012-06-19 07:19:17 -0500 Report

Paying too close attention to your blood sugar levels from hour to hour (or minute to minute!) can end up causing more harm than good in the long run, IMHO. Diabetes is a long-term disease. It's easy to lose sight of the "big picture" if you are focused on such tiny gaps in time. If you are making progress in your treatment, it will show-up in better long-term averages and A1C results. If those start to climb, then you need to try something different. As long as you are making slow but steady progress though, focusing on momentary fluctuations is literally like focusing on just the tip of the iceberg.

Alexsmom3105 2012-06-19 01:39:01 -0500 Report

Thank you everyone for all the warm wishes! I think I will like it here and get
Lots of informative information here.

techguy87114 2012-06-18 22:20:07 -0500 Report

Lots to learn and lots to figure out. Breathe, take a break and know there are others that have diabetes.. Youre in the right place here @ DC. Seen your doctor as soon as you can. Getting healthy for your son isna great thng. Use that as fuel to make it happen.

You have support! If you need us we are here. I'm sorry Im not much help.

All the Best,


DeanaG 2012-06-18 21:39:00 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC!!
There is a lot to learn and it is normal to feel overwhelmed by all of it, but I promise it does get easier.
This website is a great source of information and support. Learn as much as you can and ask your doctor lots of questions. Make a list of questions before your next appointment. Remember he is working for you. Ask about diabetes education classes.
Good luck and hang in there!!

Harlen 2012-06-18 19:34:50 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
Yep it is hard to deal with and there is a lot too know if you read the poast here
you will get a lot a very lot of info lol
Start small and chainge what you can and you will get there .
Best wishes

jayabee52 2012-06-18 17:49:40 -0500 Report

Howdy Tracy! WELCOME to DiabeticConnect! Sorry you qualify for inclusion in this little "family" but since you do, I am glad you're here.

I am wondering what kind of foods and drinks you are consuming?

I had been injecting insulin previously but wanted to get off of it, and by accident I learned that my pancreas produced enough insulin to manage my Diabetes Mellitus (DM) without DM medications if I ate very carefully! I now manage my DM by a low carb / high protein meal plan I have devised. You can see that meal plan here ~

Praying for your IMPROVED health and God's richest blessings to you and yours!

James Baker

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red flower lady 2012-06-18 17:15:59 -0500 Report

Hi and welcome:) You got some good advice below mine. It is important to keep exercising and follow a good eating plan with the right portions and carbs. Following this will also help to drop weight if you are in need of doing so. All of this and any meds you may need to take will help get the bg within range. It can also help to get there even if no meds are needed. Try eating six small meals through out the day to keep from being hungry and for continued calorie burn.

Good luck, you'll get there with your son to help you along;

MAYS 2012-06-18 15:20:52 -0500 Report

Hello Tracy!
Welcome to the family!

I am sorry to hear about your high blood glucose incident, the following informatiom may interest you:

How Exercise Affects Glucose Levels
In most cases, exercise lowers blood glucose levels. As muscles do their work, they obtain energy from glucose stored in the muscle cells as glycogen. When these supplies of glycogen run low, glucose from the bloodstream is used as an energy source. After exercise, the body replaces the stores of glycogen in the muscle cells and liver, which lowers blood glucose levels even more. This drop can take place many hours after exercising.

Exercise can also have the opposite effect and raise blood glucose. This usually occurs when blood glucose levels are too high (usually over 250 mg/dL) before exercising, which indicates that insulin activity is too low. In addition, very strenuous exercise can stimulate the liver to release extra glucose into the bloodstream, due to an increase in adrenaline.

Prolonged or strenuous exercise can cause your body to produce adrenaline and other hormones that can counteract the effects of insulin and cause your blood sugar to rise. If you are participating in strenuous exercise (exercising at your maximum capacity) or prolonged exercise (lasting for several hours or more), your insulin and/or oral diabetic medicine or your calories may need to be changed. Talk to your health care provider about how to adjust your medicine.

Any type of physical activity such as walking, or exercise causes stress on the body causing the liver to release stored glucose to deal with the stress immediately, as diabetics our blood glucose rises in times of stress and the result is a high blood glucose level reading when we test our blood!