Really high AIC

By phillygirl71 Latest Reply 2013-06-06 23:25:44 -0500
Started 2013-06-04 13:45:35 -0500

I've been type 2 for a few years and my sugars were good in the beginning but now these last year my numbers has been all over the place. They been as high 300 sometimes 400. My doc has me on to types of insulin one i take twice a day the other once. I started exercising and i lost 15 pounds so when i go to get blood work i know my AIC is going to be good..right? wrong. it's .11. I just can't seem to get why my sugar is so hi. I cut out breads,I'm reading labels something I'm missing…any suggestions would be great!

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Bun10 2013-06-06 23:25:44 -0500 Report

There is such a thing as a brittle diabetic where your numbers will be all over the place. Congrats on losing 15 lbs. Keep up the good work. Maybe it is time for a specialist. Plus, sit with a nutritionist to rethink your food. Portions are important. I changed my primary doctor today. Chose this one because he has received special recognition for helping his diabetic patients. Google your doctors and know their background and strengths.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-06-04 20:11:43 -0500 Report

You may have to go back to the beginning and start over, Start seriously counting every carb you eat, It helps if you can know how many carbs you can have with each meal. Measure your food, and keep a food journal of everything you eat for each meal. Two hours after you eat test.

You said you cut out bread, what about rice, potatoes, pasta, veggies high in carbs such as peas and corn along with sweets. If you are still eating a lot of these things, your blood sugar is still going to be high. Try baking or broiling all of your meats including bacon and sausage and avoid fried foods as much as possible. The only thing I fry are eggs in Pam.

Starting over isn't easy and measuring or weighing everything might be bothersome but you will learn how much you were eating and the testing will help you gauge what is causing your blood sugar to rise. You should meet with a nutritionist to help you design a meal plan that will work for you. Good luck

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