By barbiesue Latest Reply 2008-12-12 13:31:41 -0600
Started 2008-12-09 10:46:39 -0600

My sugar is out of whack and I don't know how to get it down fast. I'm canadian and my numbers are different than yours, but it should be below 7 and it is 19. I'm almost out of meds, so am shorting on my doses. What can I do to bring it down quickly?? I need your help.

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2008-12-12 12:26:55 -0600 Report

I think the best you you should do is contact your doctor. Shorting your meds is definately not the answer. This may be one of the causes of your high readings. Please contact your dr.

barbiesue 2008-12-12 13:31:41 -0600 Report

Thanks everyone. I am going to the Dr. on Monday to get all my meds refilld. I'll be back on track again. Have managed to keeps the levels not too high without now. Just following everyone's advice on carbs and drinking lemon water. I'll let you know when I am back on track with my meds. Hugs to everyone!! :)

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-12-09 11:03:13 -0600 Report

When did you last see your doctor? When are you scheduled to see him/her next? If they're out of control, then you need to make an appointment and see your doctor ASAP. We really can't give you the type help you need right now. Your doctor is your primary source and should be the one guiding and directing you. Whatever you do, don't sit back and not do anything. Those high numbers can mean real trouble for you!

Until you see the doctor, be sure you're eating the right things and in the right portions. Exercise too! Even walking for 15-20 mins. several times a day will help a lot. Watch those carbs & sweets for sure.

Call your doctor!

barbiesue 2008-12-09 11:24:23 -0600 Report

thanks LadyDi. I can't get into a Dr. right now. I'm in the US and am not covered here. The same with my meds. I also suffer from depression and that is out of whack as well without my meds. I was just hoping for a quick fix, I guess.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-12-09 11:27:07 -0600 Report

Where are you from? When will you go back? Hope you get it tended to quickly, but, as I said before, you need to be very careful about what you're eating and drinking and try to walk a couple (or more) times a day. When your levels are consistently high, you really are in grave danger. God bless you!

barbiesue 2008-12-09 11:33:41 -0600 Report

I'm from Niagara Falls, ON. I can't get home until the weekend and I will get into the Dr then. My sugars aren't usually this high, but I guess I messed up bad. I'm kind of living between Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls, while waiting for American Status. I recently married an American and his company insurance forgot to register me on his plan. Nothing is going right, right now. But thanks for your input.
I'm also trying to find a good diet, I've lost mine.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-12-09 11:39:45 -0600 Report

I've always wanted to see the Falls, but have not had the opportunity. Congratulations on getting married! I hope things begin to get straightened out very soon. I know you must be frustrated. As for a "diet", I don't like to think of myself as being on a diet…just eating smarter and healthier. Easting reasonable portions. If you stay away from the carbs (all the "white" things that most of us love) and the sweets and concentrate on veggies, fruits and protein, you should be okay until you see the doctor. Drink lots of water and, again, walk when you can. Take care of yourself!

barbiesue 2008-12-09 11:54:03 -0600 Report

Thanks again LadyDi. My sugar is coming down slowly, it's at 17 now. I guess I need to get motivated and go do the stairs as it is a yucky day out, which doesn't help the depression, LOL. Yes the falls are beautiful.

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-12-09 14:39:14 -0600 Report

You have received some good advice. Exercise will definitely help lower your blood sugars. Also, drinking water can help to a small degree.

But the most important thing in the short run--especially if you're not getting your meds or not enough of your meds--is what you eat. Your body right now is not handling carbs and sugar properly. So you need to try to eat very low-carb meals or your numbers will continue to run very high. Lean meats, salads, and vegetables will be the key to helping your numbers come down.

barbiesue 2008-12-09 14:49:28 -0600 Report

John, Thank you for your reply. I really paniced earlier. Thank God for a place like this where we can vent and ask for advice and help. I'm going to cut my carbs right back for now until I can see the doctor. And I have been running up and down the 3 flights of stairs here for exercise today. Thanks again for your help

barbiesue 2008-12-10 14:57:15 -0600 Report

Just to let you know, I got my BS numbers down quite a bit and working hard on diet. Good news is that I have lost 9 lbs. in 3 weeks. Don't know how I did it but sure makes me happy 50 more to go.
Thanks everyone for yesterdays help.

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