Blood Sugar Testing and Water Weight ??

By -->Type1Diabetic<-- Latest Reply 2013-08-15 00:05:28 -0500
Started 2013-07-27 00:22:48 -0500

I have been a Type 1 Diabetic since the age of 10. Growing up and getting adjusted to this condition was always hard. Seeing other people eat things I couldn't eat and having everybody on my back trying to play as my doctors, nutritionists and all. I started off on insulin injections and about a year and some months ago, I been on an insulin pump. Now my biggest issue is that I rarely check my blood sugars. Sometimes I'll go weeks or months at a time and not check unless I'm feeling really high or really low. My insulin pump is always attached to me so I normally give boluses only when I eat and when I'm extremely feeling high then I check my blood sugar and go fom there. I don't know what to do to find motivation to continuously be on point with checking my blood sugar…and my body is so used to high numbers like 300 and above that when my blood sugar is running normal (80-120) for a few consecutive days, I automatically gain heavy water weight but soon as my blood sugar goes high, I urinate the water weight and then I'm back to my normal weight, about 125lbs. Mind you, I am 5'2 and petite but I want to be a bit bigger, thickness wise. I'm not so fond of being little and I already look like a minor lol. Any help??

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BroadwayGirl 2013-07-30 23:00:35 -0500 Report

The water weight will stop once you get your sugar under control. By being high all the time you're divorcing your body of water because your urinating all of it out. The best way to get your self to check your sugars and correct them is to think of the scary things. People who allow their sugars to be high for too long are putting their bodies at risk for brain damage, blindness, kidney and/or liver failure, as well as amputation of the toes, feet, or legs.

-->Type1Diabetic<-- 2013-08-15 00:05:28 -0500 Report

I never looked it that way where I should look at the negative things that could happen when I allow my blood sugar to rise and remain high. Thank you!

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