How can I get my blood leave down to

By lanessa Latest Reply 2013-02-06 23:46:57 -0600
Started 2013-02-04 18:55:59 -0600

95 or less before breakfast and 120 or less two hours after breakfast ??? Help!!!

20 replies

MoeGig 2013-02-05 16:37:45 -0600 Report

First of all, I think I would change doctors. Your A1c's are way too high, plus you're taking a lot of insulin, both Lantus and humalog, in addition to Metformin. The good news is, you want to lose weight. I've been T1 for many years weigh 200 lbs (use to be 250). In my experience, the only way I can lose weight is to totally cut out the carbs. Eat all you want of anything else, but totally cut out carbs. With this approach, I was able to reduce my insulin almost in half, and reduced the blood sugars. You are then forcing your body to burn off fat for energy. You have to be careful to not let your blood sugars get high because you're burning ketones and could get ketosis. But, for me, when I want to lose weight, this is what I do and it's relatively easy. I eat eggs, steak, fish, most veggies, nuts, cheese, etc. You can still have wine with dinner, etc. It's the old Atkins diet. and it works, and it's easy, because you're not hungry. Good luck.

Mair 2013-02-05 16:35:59 -0600 Report

I would speak with your DR. My numbers are never low in the am. My dr. has adjusted my insulin many times and after testing determined My numbers run high first thing. She went on to explain that this happens for many people.
This is my experience, I do suggest that you ask your Dr.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-02-05 14:38:28 -0600 Report

Hello. First, don't get all bent out of shape if your numbers are not where you want them all the time. It takes time for you and your body to adjust to changes. Second, yes, Metformin can cause many things in your body to go wacky. Third, since you are trying to lose weight, try eating mini meals instead of 3 meals a day. If you eat a bowl of cereal for breakfast, I can pretty much promise you that your #'s won't be good for 3-4 hours. Not eating meals will not help you to lose weight. It seems as if your numbers and your eating habits are all over the chart. Try eliminating the juice all together. You know drinking an 8oz glass of OJ is like eating 10 oranges! So, drop the juice, eliminate all sodas and see what happens.

lanessa 2013-02-05 09:26:49 -0600 Report

But I have not eaten breakfast yet CUZ I have no appetite and I think the metformin could be causes that to happen which is a good thing to me CUZ I wanna lose weight :)

lanessa 2013-02-05 09:25:24 -0600 Report

Well I finally woke up to a lower blood sugar this morning it was 169 but I have to get it lower then that but I think that metformin played a big part I know I should've never been off of metformin so last night after I ate I checked it and it was 311 and I gave myself 50untis of novolog insulin and I taken 1000mg of metformin with it at the same time but my sugar would've been a lil lower but have drinken 2cups of juice but I want drink any juice or eat nothing after taking my med and I think since I'm on that metformin I may cut back on 50units of insulin after tonite but I have too find out what works best for me

PetiePal 2013-02-05 08:25:59 -0600 Report

I'd recommend taking your sugars right before bed, and for a few nights actually set your alarm and wake up at 3-4am…find out what your sugar is in the middle of the night, then your fasting before breakfast.

Since most diabetics (Type II at least) have either Insulin Resistance or aren't producing enough of their own, when your blood sugar gets too low in the night your pancreas dumps some glucose into your bloodstream…causing the morning high.

If you can't get it low before eating, and eat a low-carb breakfast, I suggest taking a brisk walk before breakfast to lower the initial level.

lanessa 2013-02-04 19:54:24 -0600 Report

I never give my self 15units cuz I k I need more insulin then that so I give me self 50units of novolog twice ADAY and I been doing that for months now and I think that's what gotten my a1c down some cuz I never change the way I eat and I pray each and everyday of my life I try to give god more time then I give anybody in this world

lanessa 2013-02-04 19:46:43 -0600 Report

Yes a few days ago and he put me on metformin 1000mg twice ADAY he did some blood work on me and my a1c is 10.83 but a few months ago my a1c was 12.6

lanessa 2013-02-04 19:18:30 -0600 Report

Before going to bed it be like 334 and I'm talking novolog 15unit with ever meal and 25units of lantus at bed time…an I just got out on metformin 1000mg twice ADAY

manapua72 2013-02-04 19:08:46 -0600 Report

Where r your levels at now ??? What r levels before going to sleep ??? What medications r u taking ??? Oral meds or insulin ??? The ? U asked is hard to answer because u didnt give us any info … The ?'s I asked u would help us on this site give u advice … You could also ask your doctor this question too … He/she knowing more about you might be able to better determine how u could reach that goal …

lanessa 2013-02-04 18:58:48 -0600 Report

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ldudish 2013-02-05 11:25:16 -0600 Report

Lanessa, I have been battling my morning fasting levels for years. This year I stumbled across "The Diabetes Miracle" and started following that program on January 2. My normal fasting blood glucose level is now 105, one day it was 99 and I nearly fainted! (kidding!) Truly is a miracle for me. The program is based on the re-programming of the pancreas, heating low carb, low fat and then reintroducing healthy carbs back into our lifestyle. This is not a fast fix, it is not a diet, it is a lifestyle change. Best of luck, Lynn