Unexpected highs

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-06-10 22:46:33 -0500
Started 2013-05-30 22:38:23 -0500

So for the last three weeks I have been working a new living program part of which is to take a sort walk at night, after a low carb dinner. My sugars WERE in the mid 300's for a long time but had been down to 200's for a week or so and then two days of AWESOME. Then, tonight I am at 242? Possibilities: walked before dinner, had a small snack around 9:00. (Balanced, healthy) Or just the caprice of a disease that can be very discouraging. Sigh.

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woneyedskull 2013-06-01 03:24:19 -0500 Report

I have very brittle diabetes. The morning g back is around 250, I take 30 units of u500 3 times a day. I have several challenges to deal with. My wife ad I are living on my disability, We eat out of food banks, and are at the mercy of the same. We grow our own beans and veggies, Springfield stamps on sale items of meat, usually chicken and fish. We plan meals, but often can't control the choices of bread, or flour given given us. As a result I go through a lot of hi and lows, I have seen readings that was too hi for my meter, and sometimes as low as 27. A good day is when I am mostly between 80 and 200. I have many ailments from the affects of diabetes. Any and all aid and prayers greatly appreciated as I am s scheduled for still another eye surgery. This one to replace a lens in my left eye unlike the other eleven laser surgeries. I am not qualified to advise any one else, but listen to others to learn.


Bun10 2013-06-10 22:46:33 -0500 Report

You don't have to eat bread just because they give it to you. And what do you need to use flour for? I rarely eat bread and then stick to whole wheat that doesn't say "enriched" flour. Beans are great fiber. Instead of sandwiches,I will have a bed of lettuce or other greens topped with what I would have put on a sandwich. We deliver meals to people from My church. One is a diabetic, so we give her "diabetic dinners". Try telling the food bank you aren't allowed to eat white bread and that sweet potatoes are best for you. You know what you shouldn't be eating and what you can eat in place of that. You wouldn't eat arsenic if that was all they had. Talk to the person in charge of the food bank. Explain you are diabetic. Tell them brown rice is better for you than white rice. You might be surprised. Our church group listens to dietary restrictions. Look for managers specials in the grocery store. That means the item has a very short expiration time. Eat it tonight or freeze it and eat it when you are ready. Saves you money. Make your own bean soups or butterbeans. Really cheap, Makes a lot and is good for you. With canned veggies, empty the liquid from the can and rinse well before cooking. Helps to remove some of the salt. Good luck and remember to turn down the bread and flour. Carbs, carbs, carbs. Your health comes first. Some foods really are poison to us.

humbird57 2013-05-31 11:39:56 -0500 Report

Need better ideas with recipes , and have a hard time not having something to eat at night since I work evenings I get hungry and I am afraid to eat! I guess its how well you balance your carbs and proteins.

humbird57 2013-05-31 11:36:57 -0500 Report

It can be very discouraging. I just had a snack before sleep of some pickles and a few nuts because I was hungry. Glucose still 156 in am. Take Humalog and lantus . Getting better but want to see 120 in the am.

bbchen68 2013-05-31 05:21:09 -0500 Report

Bbchen68. Typing at night, a fool's quest. Thanks Debbiejf, it can be random. I think I am a little dehydrated since the flight, and my snack did have carbs. I tested an hour and 30 mins after that… I am on insulin…

Debbiejf 2013-06-01 04:30:04 -0500 Report

It's best if you can make the carbs count though not always possible. Sometimes I get cravings for things I shouldn't have but it's best to go ahead and eat that thing rather than eat everything else in the house just to keep from eating it, lol. Like potato chips, I'm really good about staying away from things like donuts, cookies etc. I also like having peanut butter on soda crackers but have to be careful of how many.

Debbiejf 2013-05-31 05:14:48 -0500 Report

Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason for bs highs. How long are you waiting to test? Are you on insulin? I have trouble computing the insulin I should take with any given meal. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, it sucks big time but my personal best bet is to keep carbs as low as possible.

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