Still getting high blood Sugar numbers

By Leslieluv21 Latest Reply 2013-09-13 13:19:08 -0500
Started 2013-09-10 23:08:02 -0500

So I am still getting high blood sugar readings. I have cut out a lot of the higher carb foods like bread and rice but my bs readings are consistently in the 200 - 260 range! That isn't good at all. I've also been running 4 miles daily to help with this. Do any of you have any idea what it can possibly be or what I can do. I have been tracking my food and bs numbers to help with this but I'm starting to get a little bit discouraged here. I have my next doctors appointment on September 24th and I don't want my doctor to up my regular or basal insulin dose, especially since I've just learned that it causes weight gain, which is why I've been running 4 miles like crazy!! I feel super sad deep down and I'm trying not to stress about this because this too, can cause my blood sugars to sky rocket. Help me out with any comments or suggestions here my beautiful diabetic friends :) and follow me on Instagram @leslieluv21

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9 replies

Type1Lou 2013-09-13 13:13:59 -0500 Report

I would suggest keeping track of ALL of the carbs that you eat. Once you have a starting point, you'll be able to cut back your daily carb intake a bit at a time to see where that takes you. I'm not as active as you are and am considerably older. I will walk 3 miles at a good pace (45 to 50 mins) and my BG drops by as much as 100 points after the walk but begins to climb again right after I finish…my endo had no explanation for why this is happening. I am 5'3" tall, 64 years old and weigh 120 pounds. I limit myself to 120 total grams of carb per day and have been able to maintain my weight at 120 lbs. My last A1c was 7.0. Carb awareness and reduction was the key for me. Also, going on the pump 2 years ago has enabled me to better manage with fewer hypo episodes. Wishing you well!

Leslieluv21 2013-09-13 13:19:08 -0500 Report

Thank you Lou! I have been doing all of that lately. Maybe it just takes some time. But thank you very much for your comment :) 2013-09-11 15:18:40 -0500 Report

test your levels after you rest and drink lots of water mine rise when I walk, run, dance anything like that or when I am upset .sending prayers

Leslieluv21 2013-09-11 08:27:32 -0500 Report

Thanks Silvie! I think I have kind of mentally prepared myself for the adjustment of my insulin at my next appointment.

silvie mae
silvie mae 2013-09-11 05:54:28 -0500 Report

Your doctor will probably adjust your insulin. If you eat well and balanced and exercise regularly I think you will keep your weight in check. You will adjusting your insulin periodically as insulin needs fluctuate. There is no getting around that. It's a constant balancing act. But if your numbers are consistently running in the 200 range, it doesn't sound like you're getting good coverage. Hang in there Leslie.

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