High blood sugar

By Alexsmom36 Latest Reply 2012-10-16 11:31:41 -0500
Started 2012-10-10 12:59:12 -0500

I just don't know how to deal right now. Last night my blood sugar was 524. I spent a portion of t he night going for a walk and drinking a lot of water. I don't understand why it was that high. I am on my way to the VA to get my blood drawn and some other things. I am so sad and so frustrated. I feel so alone. Thanks for listening to me vent.


16 replies

Set apart
Set apart 2012-10-15 06:00:30 -0500 Report

Hi Tracy, I am so sorry for your recent experience. Living with D can cause ups and downs on our emotions! P,ease don't give up and take one day at a time, I call it one carb at a time! Know tha we are with you!

annesmith 2012-10-14 01:06:38 -0500 Report

524 is really high. Is is chronically that high, or once in awhile? You might be suffering from an infection somewhere internally, and not feel it. I have had that happen many times—didn't realize my body was infected anywhere, then my blood sugar would shoot up 150-200 points. Do you take insulin? ANNE

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-10-13 18:31:46 -0500 Report

Do you use insulin? Ifnot and you always run high then you might want to talk to your dr about it. You could have dropped the bg down by giving yourself insulin based on the sliding scale. This is amount of insulin based on the current bg number.

If you are counting carbs as well as following correct portion sizes then you will have better bg numbers. Throw in some form of exercise and you'll be on the path to getting control of your diabetes. Also, make sure if on meds that you take them correctly. Good luck

tabby9146 2012-10-14 18:52:56 -0500 Report

that is what I am wondering, if you are on insulin or pills, and is it this way often? don't see an update, but hoping you have got it down and doing okay.

doggier 2012-10-11 23:35:15 -0500 Report

Do you go to the hospital if your bs is that high? I remember one time mines was that high and I called my doctor and he said there was no need to go to the hospital. But i was scared and i thought i should have been at the hospital.

jayabee52 2012-10-12 02:22:48 -0500 Report

My late wife had to be taken to the ER a couple of times when I was with her due to Blood Glucose (BG) levels of 600+ She had to have an IV drip of insulin to bring her levels down to the upper 100s. From what she told me it was not the first time she had that done to her. One of her problems which brought those high BG levels on was her Lupis which made it necessary to inject her with hydrocortisone or she had to take prednisone. Whenever she had to do that her BG levels were 300 or above.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-10-11 19:28:23 -0500 Report

Talk to your doctor as communication with him/her is important. Look at what you ate for dinner. Perhaps you ate too much or too many high carb foods. Try eating fewer carbs and see if that helps. Good luck. Please stop being frustrated. The stress from frustration can cause your numbers to rise.

GabbyPA 2012-10-11 10:49:40 -0500 Report

You for sure want to talk to your doctor about that and if you keep having those kinds of numbers, you want to get to the hospital.

It is one of the most frustrating things to not know what is going on and that is why again, I will say, keep a journal if you are not. You may find your answer there in those little scribbles. Keeping honest notes will show you where you maybe thought you were doing okay, but the reality of the page can tell you otherwise.

Or it could be something else in an underlying condition. An internal infection or something your body is dealing with that you don't feel.

Kirla 2012-10-10 18:02:02 -0500 Report

This is what helped me. Don’t know if it will help you or not but I found cutting back or eliminating high carb starchy foods worked well for me.

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

Proud Army Mom
Proud Army Mom 2012-10-11 12:46:24 -0500 Report

Kevin - you are spot on - basically elminating carbs (except the low carb veggies and some fresh fruits) was what really helped me get my BS (and my weight) under control. That and working out every day (30 minutes high intensity cardio and 20-25 minutes weight training). The reality is that some of us have no choice if we want to keep our BS within the "normal" range (which for me means 100 or less before a meal and under 120 2 hours after a meal).

tabby9146 2012-10-14 18:51:01 -0500 Report

that is what I always try to do, have it the same as yours less than 100 before meals and upon waking up in the mornings, and under 120 two hours after, and the vast majority of the time, for nearly 4 years, I have been able to do that. I work out a minimum of 30 mins. a day too. I like to do a combo of low and high impact aerobics some days, fast walking others and trying to get into more weight training.

Proud Army Mom
Proud Army Mom 2012-10-15 11:04:22 -0500 Report

I need to mix up my workout routine a bit more too, Tabby - I think my body has adapted to it and needs a little kick lol! I want to try the stair stepper, but I may just start off with ten minutes (because it's pretty tough) and then do 20 on the eliptical…if you are going to try weight training, try to get a trainer to show you what to do - also, my trainer told me to do my cardio first before the weight training; that way, you get your heart rate up and it stays up while you do your weight training and you burn more calories :)

tabby9146 2012-10-16 11:31:41 -0500 Report

yes that is what I am trying to do, mix it up. wish I could afford an elliptical, I love them, but I have a treadmill , and that is about all I have room for as far as large equipment goes. I too am interested in getting one of those steps and doing the step aerobics. I love my large exercise ball ,it makes it more fun. Never have bought a small medicine ball, but interested to see how that is too.