High blood sugar

By ali21 Latest Reply 2013-03-02 13:08:02 -0600
Started 2013-02-23 21:57:50 -0600

Hey guys!
So tonight after dinner I went to test my blood and it was at 324!! I almost had a panic attack! I didn't do anything differently at supper nor did I eat anything strange and out of the ordinary. Im kind of freaking out right now. Any idea of what could of happened???

30 replies

RebC 2013-03-02 12:17:08 -0600 Report

I know this post is old, but I thought I'd add my two cents. I pretty much eat whatever I want, and I usually have great control, but sometimes I get high readings like that. When I do, and I know I've given a correct dose of insulin for my food, I am very careful about correcting the high. For some reason, sometimes my body just "holds on" to the insulin sometimes, and later it will let go once I've relaxed a bit. Weird, I know, but it happens, especially if I give my insulin in the same spot all the time.

Phillb80 2013-03-02 09:40:30 -0600 Report

Check yourself twice if you get a superhigh reading. Make sure you wash your hands well as false readings can be caused by food residue on your fingers. I once had a 420 which was crazy, after washing my hands and rechecking I was at 128.

ali21 2013-02-27 15:24:33 -0600 Report

Thank you everyone for all the help and advice! It is truly wonderful to see that so many people care so much.

enslenolsen 2013-02-27 15:23:24 -0600 Report

The reading might be based on what you ate during the day maybe dinner should be the lighter meal of the three

Nana_anna 2013-02-26 17:30:58 -0600 Report

High spikes occure between meals. To keep that level down at night I eat a lighter dinner, with veggies most of the time. If your on insulin you should follow the instructions. Check you BS before meals. Mine stays that high, I am on every thing to. I am living dangerously, but its nothing that I can do, when I am following everything. You can always go to the ER for them to help get it back down. But they could admit you to. Just a thought for you on that one. Don't get freaked out about it though.

TYPE2LEW 2013-02-25 22:14:09 -0600 Report

Hi Ali, my only advice is to check your levels before you eat. It's a hassle but you have to. This # will be in your mind after every bite which will help you be more conscious of how much and how you will eat!! Trust me it will help! It help me go from 359 to 247 and my glucose has been more controlled!

MoeGig 2013-02-25 21:31:09 -0600 Report

With a 137 before dinner, and some carbs with dinner (even 30-40), you need to take a shot of humalog (before if you know how many carbs you plan on eating). I wake up to a 70 BG, eat one english muffin (30 gms of carb). I still need to take 5 units of humalog after breakfast to prevent bouncing up to 250 to 300 an hour after. Of course, I'm making a lot of assumptions here that you're T1 on insulin, etc. The ultimate arbiter is to make sure you're A1c is no higher than the 6's. If so, you're good. Have a good day.

ali21 2013-02-25 20:46:01 -0600 Report

I was at 137 before dinner. Not too bad. And I did wash my hands and retest. It's a mystery!!

Pootie70 2013-02-25 16:19:35 -0600 Report

So I have found at times, and this is a guess that we can tend to get residual from our hands whether it be something you have just eaten or maybe something you touch… I was told that if I have a high one… Give a good hand wasting again an retest. This might not be the case, but it is something to think about.

lneider 2013-02-25 13:12:06 -0600 Report

how high were you before you had your dinner depending on what your bg is before a meal willwill have an effect on your level after you eatI check twohrs after every meal this tells me what foods does what & if I need to work out or/and possibly need to lower my carb intake for my next meal L

red flower lady
red flower lady 2013-02-25 00:09:24 -0600 Report

What was your reading before eating dinner? If it was not in the normal range(slightly high and up) and you didn't take enough to add in the food you were about to eat on top of that number, then it can go high. Also, always make sure you see the insulin go up to the right spot, I have had that happen. You may have to prime it again.

ali21 2013-02-24 19:21:35 -0600 Report

Sooooo my blood was at 66 two hours after dinner tonight. So now I'm really confused.

ali21 2013-02-24 17:16:58 -0600 Report

No definitely not. This support is great! I woke up this morning and I was at 94 so I was relieved. But still has me wondering.

ali21 2013-02-24 17:12:05 -0600 Report

I'm testing my self. I'm having the same meal I had last night for dinner and I'm going to watch and see what happens. I'm beginning to think that maybe the insulin did not shoot out of the pen properly.

ali21 2013-02-24 12:58:51 -0600 Report

Yup I washed my hands and tested twice with 2 meters

Mikeal72 2013-02-24 17:14:53 -0600 Report

When I get unexplainable readings - which I do get but not quite that high - I've learned to just chalk it up to physiological variables beyond my control. Just keep an eye on it and hopefully your readings will return to normal quick. You definitely are not the only one who has gone through that :)

Set apart
Set apart 2013-02-24 07:22:14 -0600 Report

I haven't had rice in so long, I eat quinoa now as a substitute. It tastes great and I can have atleast a cup have to bolus, but it doesn't have a great effect on me. In fact it's pretty safe.

mary, the diabetes lady
mary, the diabetes lady 2013-02-24 21:33:24 -0600 Report

Quinoa 3.5 oz has 64 grams of carbs. I don't know how many ounces are in the cup of quinoa that you eat but I would hope that you are counting those carbs.

Mikeal72 2013-02-25 20:31:12 -0600 Report

Quinoa is just as bad as rice in my book

mary, the diabetes lady
mary, the diabetes lady 2013-02-25 20:40:28 -0600 Report

Not familiar with this food but from what little I've read it seems that the carb count is rather high. Carb counts for us is primary to keeping blood sugars under control and thereby keeping any of the horrible effects of diabetes at bay.

alanbossman 2013-02-24 06:40:12 -0600 Report

I would be careful of eating rice in big amounts try a smaller potion size like about a 1/4 cup of brown rice. White rice will send most diabetics BS high it does have a lot of carbs.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-02-24 17:09:00 -0600 Report

I had rice with my dinner this evening. Waited 90 minutes and tested. Was surprised my BG had not risen. I thought about what I had eaten prior to dinner and I realized I had not had anything with a lot of carbs. I have also made several trips up and down the stairs. I swear I need a note. I go up for several things and forget something or meant to bring something else with me.

annesmith 2013-02-24 00:36:00 -0600 Report

Every single time I have ever eaten rice ( which is not very often), when I took my blood sugar right afterwards, it was 300-HI, or in other words, anywhere from 300 to 600. Rice sends me to the moon on my blood sugars every time. It might be that your finger was not fully clean when you took your blood sugar, or, it might be that your body has decided to not break down the rice like it used to. ANNE

ali21 2013-02-23 22:14:30 -0600 Report

Yea I had rice. But I always have rice..

jayabee52 2013-02-23 22:52:59 -0600 Report

Did you wash your hands before you took your Blood Glucose reading? Occasionally (this Am in fact) I had a reading of 328. It was a fasting BG and a reading that high was unusual for me. I washed my fingers and tested again. My reading that time was 100 even.

Sometimes we get something sweet on our fingers and that transfers into the blood giving us false readings.

And yes, Princess, sweet or starchy foods can do it also!