Brittle diabetes

By thtigger2000 Latest Reply 2013-01-24 20:08:10 -0600
Started 2013-01-22 19:21:56 -0600

I was wondering something and was trying to get some answers. I am a type 1 diabetic and I am very brittle. I can go from 87 to 638 within a hour without anything to eat or drink at the time and I was in the hospital at the time my sugar went ballistic. I also have gastropariaes in my stomache. So I was just wondering if someone might have gone though this stuff and have any suggestions how to become more comfy. I thank you to everyone that reads this.

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jayabee52 2013-01-23 00:37:49 -0600 Report

I note in your original post you say you have Gastroparesis, and you say that your BG levels went from "87 to 638 within a hour without anything to eat or drink at the time".

From what I have read elsewhere, the Gastro may be the cause of that stratospheric rise in BG levels. When the food does enter the intestines, where the majority of digestion is done, (the stomach basically is a mixer and grinder getting your food ready for the digestive work in the intestines), Then the food which is awaiting digestion is absorbed in the small and large intestine and the nutrients (including the sugar/glucose) is moved into your bloodstream. So that may account for at least some of your rise. That also may have been accompanied earlier by a "liver dump" since your body was getting hungry for glucose, its prime energy source for brain and body. So, #1, liver dump, then #2 a glucose rush from your stomach empting.

As far as how to become more comfy with the Gastroparesis you may read through the article found here ~

how to find relief from the problem may be found on page 4 of the article here ~

I pray you find the relief from this troubling condition soon!

James Baker

thtigger2000 2013-01-23 06:33:13 -0600 Report

Thank you so very much I will read those articles and I am constantly looking things up also. Again thank you for your time and suggestion

thtigger2000 2013-01-22 21:11:29 -0600 Report

I have been to 7 different doctors and still got the samba result. They still didn't know what was wrong that's why I was wondering if someone out there that knows what I'm going threw

MAYS 2013-01-22 21:22:41 -0600 Report

Give me a little time to do some research on this, i will see what i can come up with as far as finding you some help for your condition in your area (city, state) i will get back to you.

manapua72 2013-01-22 20:11:36 -0600 Report

Mays has it right … I never new about brittle diabetes till mid year of last year when my doctor mentioned it in reference to me … I googled it and learned about the term and its meaning … I'm happy to say I have a lot better control of my diabetes now . I use a pump which has really helped me , though it might not be for everyone …

thtigger2000 2013-01-22 20:50:09 -0600 Report

I have been on my pump for nearly two years now. I check my sugar anywhere from 5-9 times daily. My doctors try different meds on me. Sometimes it gets me down and I just want to talk to someone that went through went or still going there all this. I'm sorry if u think I sound whiny just needed it to get off my chest thanks for reading

MAYS 2013-01-22 20:05:17 -0600 Report

The best advice that you can get should come from your medical team, they should conduct whatever test are necessary for them to determine what is going on inside of your body.
Support, and advice are great but they pale in comparrison compared to the medical advice of a medical professional that has examined you and knows of your health condition, in short, discuss this with your medical team, it's your best option!

thtigger2000 2013-01-22 20:10:41 -0600 Report

There is where most of the problem is. I cannot tell you how often I go to my medical team then I started going to a specialist in Cleveland ohio and the took 2 weeks of me staying there and nobody has been able to tell me what's wrong. It gets very frustrating when your doctors and specialist say they have no idea what's wrong.