High blood sugars and how do I get them down?

By Ladyj01080 Latest Reply 2013-03-10 16:12:31 -0500
Started 2013-03-04 11:21:25 -0600

I am running blood sugars in the high 200's low 300's and need some advice on how to get them to come down. I am maxed out on Lantus at 80 units 2 times a day and 50 of Humalog 3 times a day before meals and before bed. Need some advice My current A1c is 10.8

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landi 2013-03-10 13:13:53 -0500 Report

1- Lifestyle changes:
- no smoking, no alcohol, physical activity, etc.
2- diet changes
3- If you are type 2 diabetic, then, there are some herbal tea that can help. In my country the tea of elderflower is used to lower blood sugar. I know that there exist other alternatives you can find at your local place.

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2013-03-04 15:01:18 -0600 Report

Just my experience. Ive dine well, lost weight, got my numbers in a really good place. My regular eating habits (I don't believe in dieting) had been evolving. Now I use only good oils like EVOO and grape seed. I eat as much fish as I can. Been doing thus for a good while . My numbers have improved even more. .

jayabee52 2013-03-04 13:56:13 -0600 Report

Howdy LJ.

It is great that you brought this to a new discussion so more people can see and comment on it.

I am wondering now that I see some more specifics than you posted in your private mail to me, whether some medications may be involved in raising your BG levels? A PDF file with the list of medications which affect BG levels either way. find that here ~ http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/images/tools...

So go through your list of medications you take and perhaps one of them might be on this list of agents which tend to cause hyperglycemia.

What I am thinking is it might be something like my (late) wife "Jem" experienced when she had to take either prednisone pills or cortisone shots to manage a Lupis flare. Her BGs would soar from the high 200s to exceeding the capacity of the meter (it said HI) when she needed those meds.

I pray you find what you need and then if necessary talk to your Dr about changing your med to a more diabetes friendly medication.


IronOre 2013-03-04 12:31:59 -0600 Report

what is you eating habit like ? exercise ?

Ladyj01080 2013-03-04 13:09:28 -0600 Report

I walk/ run 2 1/2-3 miles every other day and do aerobics the other days, I eat raw and cooked vegetables, chicken,fish, drink water, milk an crystal light, I was diagnosed 10 years ago and have lost over 285 pounds in the 10 years

Lentyl 2013-03-04 13:30:13 -0600 Report

Milk is high in carbohydrates. What vegetables? I don't know anything about Crystal Light. I had to stop using milk because of the CHO's. Skim milk has more than regular I understand.

jayabee52 2013-03-04 18:31:38 -0600 Report

you are correct that all milks have the same amount of carbs but the higher the fat content of the milk, the slower those carbs in the milk are digested and transferred into the bloodstream. Just a thought.

Lentyl 2013-03-04 16:35:33 -0600 Report

I don't drink milk but remember reading something about the CHO's being different. When I did drink milk my BG's were always higher.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-03-04 13:44:00 -0600 Report

Crystal Light, if I remember right, is sweetened with Aspertaime. I had to stop it due to headaches from it.

Ladyj01080 2013-03-04 15:48:37 -0600 Report

I was told by the nutritionist about 3 weeks ago I could drink diet soda, milk, water, crystal light and eat what I wanted as long as I count my carbs

Lentyl 2013-03-04 15:34:51 -0600 Report

That explains it. I must have read the label at one time, saw Aspartame and put it out of my mind. Thanks for reminding me Jim.

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