Fasting Sugars are so high

Roe72
By Roe72 Latest Reply 2013-03-05 02:10:39 -0600
Started 2013-03-04 09:50:10 -0600

I have been having these dizzy spells, first thing in the morning that make me so sick. Come to find out my fasting sugars are very high. I am making an appointment with my Dr. But what to do in the mean time.


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jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-03-04 10:27:42 -0600 Report

I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings Roe, but the high blood glucose (BG) readings may not be the reason for your morining dizziness.

The dizziness I have experienced did not have to do with high BG levels in me at all. Take a look at these reasons for being dizzy in this Mayo clinic article here ~ http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dizziness/DS...

Some of the causes are minor, some of the causes are indications that one needs to pay more serious attention to one's healthcare.

In my case my dizziness/vertigo leading to nausea and vomiting was an early sign of impending Kidney trouble.

Since we have diabetes often we almost cavalierly pass it off as something related to our diabetes. However since we have diabetes we also run the risk of developing other conditions and diseases. In my case my diabetes and my high blood pressure lead to my Kidney failure and subsequent need to go on Dialysis treatments.

Use this dizziness/vertigo as a way to explore, with your Dr, what else may be going on with you and your health. I did not and I am paying the price.

Regarding what to do about bringing down your BG levels, perhaps lower your carbohydrate counts for each meal, and I am told that drinking lots of water (especially with lemon juice in it) has a way of diluting one's BG levels. I have also heard that eating cucumbers and pickles can do it as well.

I pray you find out that the dizziness is caused by something easily corrected and is not a harbinger of a more serious condition.

James Baker