How long?

By 95ncountin Latest Reply 2013-04-27 15:50:40 -0500
Started 2013-04-21 20:56:05 -0500

For those of you who have your BG under control:

My BG has been under 200 for almost a week now. I think we're finally getting a handle on it. How long does it take your body to recover from the out-of-control BG? I guess a better way to ask the question is how long until I feel a lot more like me? I'm sure it's different for each of us, I'd like to get a sense on the recovery from people who have been there. Thanks for sharing your experience with me. It has been such a great comfort during the last couple of months.

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DTBanks 2013-04-25 10:38:18 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed with Type 2 while in the hospital in March for a Deep Vein Thrombosis in my leg and clots in my lungs. Blood thinner IV for ten days. BG at 290's. Six weeks later and physical rehab 3x weekly, I am out of the wheelchair, on Medformin 500 twice a day and my BG has slid into the 120's. BG of 101 this morning!!! Eating for diabetes as well as for Warfarin blood thinner is a challenge. Please call me Dale.

kay56 2013-04-24 09:52:59 -0500 Report

It took me awhile. I would sleep a lot. I started carrying a payday candy(the small ones) bar with me until I learned to understand my body and the diabetes.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-04-22 11:08:11 -0500 Report

The time it takes to lower your blood sugar is different for each person. How long it takes for you is based on what you eat, your level of activity and finding what is causing the spike. I don't have spikes that high any longer and when I did it took a couple of days to get back in control.

What works for me may not work for you. I don't stress over spikes as they will happen, I don't worry about how long it will take to get it back in control because I know I will get it back in control. I look at what I am eating and how much I am eating and make needed changes. Therefore your recovery time is going to be different. Good luck

SandySilvers 2013-04-21 21:56:42 -0500 Report

That's great!!! Well I was diagnosed last August with an A1C of 14. Between my immediate change in my diet, exercise, and taking my medicine (Januvia and Lantus insulin), I got down to an A1C of 5.6 at the end of January (I get my new A1C results this Thursday). But what I found as it was coming down is that it would do so in stages (or steps). I tested alot and I would have a pattern of readings in - say - the 150s for a few weeks. And then all of a sudden I'd get alot of readings in the 130s. And a few weeks later I would get lower readings. And so on and so forth . It was never a sudden drop for me. Now I am consistently in the 90-110 range. Best of luck to you!!!

Scarlet03 2013-04-21 21:15:28 -0500 Report

WOOO HOOO…good for you…for me the insulin was about 2 weeks to getting back to normal…as long as you got a good diet going you;re good

Anonymous 2013-04-27 15:50:40 -0500 Report

Am hoping to get my blood sugar back to normal. my A1C is currently 7,9, i am trying to get my sugar dopwn.

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