quick question

By Scarlet03 Latest Reply 2013-04-28 00:03:15 -0500
Started 2013-04-24 21:31:42 -0500

Why is it…when I haven't been very hungry all day…but my BG is in the 200's?

Ive taken my insulin when I ate too…I dont get it

9 replies

Preacher79 2013-04-28 00:03:15 -0500 Report

When you don't eat your body can call energy stores from the liver as well as from the fact that not eating tricks the body into thinking that it is starving. It will convert muscle to energy and store it as fat and release some as glucose into the body for energy. It is why people lose weight by starving and as soon as they start eating again they gain more weight than they had before.

diabetesfree 2013-04-26 08:02:55 -0500 Report

I've come to regard insulin dosing as more of an art than a science, and many times the product of nothing less than dumb luck if it works correctly. There as so many things that can affect your blood sugar levels that predicting them ahead of time with a significant amount of accuracy really can't be expected of even those with the most thorough medical knowledge, let alone us "normal" people. Even the professionals get it wrong, so don't feel bad if you have worse days than others.

sNerTs1 2013-04-25 09:52:14 -0500 Report

Even though you are not hungry, doesn't mean your body isn't working to keep balance. We walk, do stairs, shower, cook, clean … Every movement affects our sugars. It took me a very long time to understand that. What I learned is this ~ even a small dish of nuts, or a few berries, a carrot, etc. can keep us in balance so our bodies don't have to work so hard adjusting. *Hugs* Cheryl

namasaty 2013-04-25 09:08:15 -0500 Report

How do you stop the liver from doing that?

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