Need advice/help

By jessfo82 Latest Reply 2013-01-20 20:35:58 -0600
Started 2013-01-13 23:36:15 -0600

Hey guys I need help. I am a type 1 diabetic and have been for my whole life (30 years), and I would I have had it pretty well under control, the last A1C I had was 6.5. The past couple days I have had a hard time keeping my blood sugars below 400. I am on an insulin pump and have changed sites to see if that helps but I haven't done anything out of the ordinary. I'm hesitant to call my doctor because I am unemployed so therefore I have no insurance. I'm pretty much freaking out to say the least.

8 replies

Gwen214 2013-01-20 20:35:58 -0600 Report

Are you having any symptoms with the high blood sugar other than the norm? Usually when my blood sugar fluctuates, it's due to stress and sometimes strenuous exercise, over the counter meds. Maybe you can contact your docs office and let them know that you're unable to make it in for an appointment, and ask the doc over the phone to check to see what it may be.

kalee1122 2013-01-17 12:47:47 -0600 Report

sounds like you are getting some great advice here, hope you have called your doctor. If you have been uninsured for 6 mo. and a U.S. citizen with a pre-existing condition you may qualify for insurance through the federal pre-existing insurance plan. you can click on your state and see benefits, rates etc. best to you my friend, we will be watching for an update on you. Keep us posted.

MoeGig 2013-01-15 20:24:21 -0600 Report

Just take some humalog to cover the extra carbs you're probably eating. If you're not eating more carbs, then you have to turn up the pump to dispense more. If your sick, then you have to go to "sick day rules" which, you may recall, tells you to take humalog 3-4 times/day over and above what you normally take…the infection creates the need for the extra insulin and deterioration of your body is accelerated when sick if not in control. I assume your program is pretty good normally since your A1c is decent. A1c in the 6's is perfect—no higher, no lower. This is what I would do having been T1 for 46 years. Good luck…hope all is well. Test often and if high, take a shot.

GabbyPA 2013-01-15 19:29:29 -0600 Report

This could also be the start of a low grade fever or an infection like the flu or a cold that is just starting. It could be a bit of stress going on that maybe you are not really conscious about, but it's there. Maybe someone is slipping a sugar cube in your coffee...just kidding.

There are all kinds of reasons that our bodies hold on to that dang glucose. Have you checked to see if your insulin might be a bad batch?

Harlen 2013-01-15 12:21:53 -0600 Report

Do what you got to do to get your #s down
High BS can make you stress out I know it can for me
You may need more help to get them down ???
I know its hard this day and times
Best wishes

jigsaw 2013-01-14 09:44:22 -0600 Report

Call your doctor and explain your circumstances! Maybe he can direct you to a clinic. You could also go to the emergency at your local hospital. Communicate with these professionals for starters! You could also search websites on your computer, to find local help for your situation.

manapua72 2013-01-14 07:59:43 -0600 Report

I'd call your doctor or his aide ( nurse ) and ask … Have u been eating anything different ??? Is your infusion site all scarred up ??? Maybe u can call pump company ask for advice … Maybe make adjustments to your basal and bolus rates … I'm on the pump and doing well except when I eat fast food or miscounted my carbs , then I tend to get high … Which is y I'm trying to avoid FASTFOOD … Don't freak out , that's just more stress , causing your numbers to ho even higher …