By Montia Latest Reply 2012-09-03 12:10:11 -0500
Started 2012-08-31 20:11:28 -0500

Went the hospital again today bc I thought I was goong to faint. My blood glucose lavel was 282 & tbey found glucose in my urine. Told me they couldn' anything and sent me home. I just want to feel normal again.

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judy makowski
judy makowski 2012-09-03 12:10:11 -0500 Report

Hi Montia. I don't know if you are on any medication or what diet you are following. I know I have to watch my carbs from breads white potatoes etc. I use whole wheat pasta, save fruit juice for low bl other wise eat the whole fruit for the fiber etc. I know when my sugar is high if I exercise, a walk or stationary bike it will come down. My challenge is I don't feel either the highs or the lows.
I don't understand why the hospital said they couldn't help you. Are you on any meds. What does your dr say

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-09-02 17:56:47 -0500 Report

Not sure if you use insulin, pills, or no meds, as well as what type you are, and for how long. You need to do blood glucose checks to monitor your levels and the number will tell you what you need to adjust. Keep a log of what and when you ate as well as diabetic meds taken if you use any. If you use insulin, then you would know the amount to take to bring the 282 down. You'll also save yourself time and money by not going to the hospital by learning the symptoms of high and low bg and how to correct them:)

Good luck

Kirla 2012-09-01 19:06:08 -0500 Report

I like to think I live about the same now as I did before being diagnosed. Only thing is I had to give up a few things I liked to eat. As long as I don’t eat any high carb starchy foods I do ok. Other than testing before and after each meal I live life like I used to. Lately been using low carb wraps and pita bread. Its almost like eating bread again. Just have to read the labels because most wraps and pita breads aren’t low carb. This is what helped me the most. It may or may not help you.

Feb 2009 I was diagnosed with a fasting blood sugar of 366 and A1C of 14.1. Started to eat a salad every day at supper. Also started to eat lots of low carb vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumbers, spinach, pickles and sauerkraut. Started to drink 8+ glasses of water every day.

I then bought a meter and started to test my blood sugar before and after each meal. At first I was testing 2 hours after each meal and when my numbers dropped a lot I started testing 1 hour after meals. I test 5-7 times a day. I cut back or eliminated foods that spiked my blood sugar more than 50 points after eating.

By testing I found that foods like bread and most foods made of grains along with pasta, rice, corn, potatoes, oatmeal, cereals, chips, crackers, cakes, cookies, candy, soda, fruits, fruit juices, milk and most foods that contain more than 5-6 net carbs per serving as found on the package label all spiked my blood sugar. Some people can cut back on these foods and some people like me have to stop eating them.

After about 6-8 weeks my blood sugar readings were almost normal levels.

I found by reducing and eliminating high carb starchy foods helped me a lot. By adding small amounts of chicken, beef, pork or a hard boiled egg to my meals helped reduce blood sugar spikes also.

Good luck

roxygyrl1970 2012-09-01 07:25:12 -0500 Report

Be careful. If your hospital won't help or are just idiots, see if you can find a walk in clinic you're comfortable with and are willing to help.

MAYS 2012-09-01 02:48:36 -0500 Report

What is normal?
You are alive, and that is what matters most.
Welcome to the family!

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