More blood sugar issues.

By BroadwayGirl Latest Reply 2013-07-17 22:32:26 -0500
Started 2013-07-12 22:52:29 -0500

I've been running high all day, had one really low low, and then went back to being high. It really ruins my day when this happens.

14 replies

Type1Lou 2013-07-16 07:11:35 -0500 Report

Stress and illness can cause your blood sugars to rise. Life without stress is death…the key is to handle the stress without distress (Dr. Hans Selye's concept)…but that is easier said than done as "Set Apart" noted below. As a Type 1, if we test frequently, we can bolus appropriately to get our BG's back in range…but, I agree, it can be frustrating when you eat the same thing and don't appear to have changed anything and get great results one day and lousy results another. ..unfortunately, it happens. I've been Typ1 for 34 years but only started using a pump 2 years ago. Pumping has made it easier for me to manage my diabetes and has led to better control. I do find I'm testing more frequently (don't use a CGM), from 6 to 8 times a day. Last A1c was 6.7.

AliB1980 2013-07-14 16:12:10 -0500 Report

Agreed!! There are some days where I just find it so hard to balance everything. My job involved long hours and sometimes I find that no matter how much I try to look after myself my immune system (or lack of it) can get run down easily…so its a constant battle to stay healthy but sometimes there's only so much you can do…

Angie Type 1
Angie Type 1 2013-07-17 20:50:11 -0500 Report

AliB1980…I totally understand the part when you said "no matter how much I try to look after myself my immune system…" That is so true. I find that I quickly run down much more than any of my friends doing the same thing which is so depressing at times.

Nick1962 2013-07-14 15:18:43 -0500 Report

Set apart pretty much nailed it. My question is; are you testing frequently to see why this is?

BroadwayGirl 2013-07-15 21:23:24 -0500 Report

I check my sugars anywhere from 4 to 10 times a day…sometimes more.

Nick1962 2013-07-16 08:06:08 -0500 Report

Good to hear. I'll assume you're logging all of those tests to try to see a trend, right?

BroadwayGirl 2013-07-17 22:32:26 -0500 Report

Well because I have an insulin pump they are actually all stored in there. Then I download the results weekly on the computer so my doctor has access to them and she helps me adjust the settings on my pump accordingly :)

Set apart
Set apart 2013-07-14 06:36:27 -0500 Report

I experience this sometimes, stress, fatigue, etc. Sometimes others will say don't let stress happen, it can only get to you if you let it! It's all easier said than done, sometimes life just happens! You're not alone in this! We still have to try to eat right, exercise, and find ways to destress in life. Along with taking our meds these are our fighting tools, so keep at it! You have a right to be happy, healthy, etc!!!!!!

JCooper1977 2013-07-12 23:12:54 -0500 Report

I know how you feel I've been feeling crapy all day cause my sugar has been running high and it gives me headaches. The drs office called me today and said my a1c was 11.4 which sucks cause that means my sugar has been running between 300 to 500 and I know when that happens it causes a lot of damage to your organs. I've got to buckle down more better about taking my meds and I started doing that today. It just sucks all together being a diabetic

popplecove62 2013-07-15 17:49:13 -0500 Report

OMG that number scared me. I have a blood test order and I have put it off for a ling time. But I am going to get it done. I will let u know. If u could look inside at your organs, what would they say to you? Hi, I'm your friend!!! Please do better for us. That's putting a mild message of what they might say. I hope you can do better and be kinder to yourself ok? Natalie

JCooper1977 2013-07-15 18:03:35 -0500 Report

Thanks Natalie I know what you are say and it's true. And I am trying to take better of myself. I've been taking my meds like I'm suppose and I'm trying real hard to continue doing it. Today my sugar has been running low too really low which I know it's just as dangerous as if it was running high. I'm trying really hard to take control of this.