Hi - Need your input...

Proud Army Mom
By Proud Army Mom Latest Reply 2012-09-21 08:03:03 -0500
Started 2012-09-19 08:57:44 -0500

So this morning, after having had a bedtime snack of a handful of almonds (as I always do), my fasting BS was 154 - very high for me! I am eating breakfast now, but it's been elevated in the 150 range for a few hours (which worries me).

I also note that my stomach is feeling a little "off" and I am a little shakey. (and of course now I am anxious which is not helping the situation)

Maybe I am coming down with a little bug or something, but this is bizarre.

Any guidance?



17 replies

MoeGig 2012-09-20 13:50:38 -0500 Report

First of all, 150 is not high. I'm happy if I can stay in the 80 to 180 range. My A1c is always in the 6's, where it should be. You must have had some other illness as one of the writer's below suggests.

Proud Army Mom
Proud Army Mom 2012-09-21 08:03:03 -0500 Report

Hi Moe - thanks :) today was much better (114), and I agree that I have been battling a little tummy bug ;) I try to keep my fasting BS under 100 if possible, but that is still not something I am able to attain regularly. I strive for BS of under 130 for 2 hrs. after meals, so basically I am trying to keep extremely tight control which is why 150 is a problem for me.

Thanks again for your feedback! :)

Type1Lou 2012-09-20 12:38:43 -0500 Report

If you are coming down with something, that alone could cause your BG to rise. There are also "liver dumps" during the night that can cause your fasting BG to be higher than expected. I'm still struggling with this effect every now and then, which makes it particularly difficult to figure out why it is occurring. I seem to get the best fasting results when I don't eat anything after dinner.

Nick1962 2012-09-20 11:36:36 -0500 Report

There seems to be something going around (at least here anyway). For the last two weeks I seemed to be just on the edge of getting sick and my numbers were higher.

Proud Army Mom
Proud Army Mom 2012-09-20 11:54:27 -0500 Report

Hey Nick - I think you may be right. I feel a whole lot better than I did yesterday, but my stomach still feels a little "off." My fasting BS this morning was better than yesterday's but still high for me, so I'll have to keep a close eye out on that.

Nick1962 2012-09-20 12:06:02 -0500 Report

Fall flu season started early for us. Haven't felt much like eating, so my pattern was off. Hope you feel better soon!

Set apart
Set apart 2012-09-20 05:58:58 -0500 Report

Could it be the dawn phenomenon, usually in the morning I am okay with BG reading, but have noticed when I don't have a snack at night I wake up a little higher. I figure I've dropped at night and my liver releases the stored glucose to help me out! Snacks are better for me, sometimes I am just tired and don't want to eat so late! Good luck!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-09-19 10:57:14 -0500 Report

Hi Debbie, hope all is well. I woke up yesterday shaking like a leaf and thought I was low. Turns out I have a nasty cold…ugh. I have not had that happen to me in months. I never figured out what caused the high. I went for a walk around the block and it was lower. I was afraid to eat because I was worried it would get higher. I ate two boiled eggs and some coffee. I wasn't shaky but I felt kind of off center. Then I thought about what I had eaten the night before. I ate dinner later than normal but I didn't eat much of anything because of the hour. I think sometimes when we are in good control, our blood sugar spikes just to give us something to worry about as if to say, I got ya this morning…lol

Proud Army Mom
Proud Army Mom 2012-09-19 11:03:01 -0500 Report

Thanks Joyce :) Yeah, it's weird. Right after I posted, I finished breakfast, and about 45 minutes started feeling quite a bit better. 2 hours after I ate breakfast, my BS was down to 123, so that's good news. And you are so right! Just when I think I have this stuff nailed, I am knocked off my pedestal - that'll show me to get cockey! ;)


Proud Army Mom
Proud Army Mom 2012-09-19 11:05:37 -0500 Report

Oh, and I also ate Fried Chicken last night for dinner, which is not normal for me, and as I was eating it, I knew it was going to come back to bite me (figuratively speaking lol), and maybe it did - I'm not used to that kind of fat, etc. - who knows - that could be a big part of what is going on here…

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-09-19 11:41:04 -0500 Report

Fried chicken has no effect on me and I buy a piece at least once a week. The other night, I put wings in my NuWave Oven, made gravy and smothered the wings and cooked rice and green beans. I ate some rice and it didn't bother me at all. Probably because I had been running around all day and didn't have time to eat properly and the rice brought my blood sugar back up.

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