Unusual highs

One Step at a Time
By One Step at a Time Latest Reply 2013-11-11 04:44:53 -0600
Started 2013-10-11 20:37:12 -0500

I've been having great numbers during the day, and counting carbs like a champ. I don't cheat at all, not even one bite of a cookie or other off limit foods. I've been type 1 since April, I turned 30 in June.

Anyway, each evening my BG has been in the 25o-300 range. I don't get it. All day I am between 70-100. I feel terrible about 120…if I get that high…and my bedtime readings have been astronomical, for me, and I don't even feel it.

Morning insulin at 6. I have dinner about 7, and bedtime check/insulin is around 9. (Maybe its the time…)

Thoughts? Suggestions?

4 replies

One Step at a Time
One Step at a Time 2013-11-11 04:44:53 -0600 Report

I don't eat bread, or startchy veggies. The carbs I get usually come from healthy foods like carrots, apples, milk…

I can eat the same meal, say pork chop and carrots, for lunch with a shot and my BG at dinner is fine (90s). I eat the same thing for dinner with the same shot, and before bed I'm sky high.

I have an appointment…

One Step at a Time
One Step at a Time 2013-10-12 13:58:06 -0500 Report

I'm only eating lean meats and non starch veggies. No potatoes, corn or bleached white flour. The only grains I eat are oatmeal every morning for breakfast. No milk, only water and the occasional diet soda at lunch. I document everything I eat and there is no pattern. This just started this week, and I can't help but think it might be stress related…who knows. I have a call into my MD and we shall see what he thinks. My only spikes occur between 9-10pm. Dinner at 7 is perfect BG…

Thank you Young1s!

Young1s 2013-10-11 22:18:24 -0500 Report

Hello One Step. I am a 2 yr type 2 here. Sorry, allow me to add, I used to be on Metformin but am not anymore. I am, however, still on Lantus Insulin (10-15mL depending on my fasting #'s) and an assortment of vitamins. But wanna at least try to help you get to the bottom of this. Because I knew the worries that come from living in the 200-300 range.

While this is a head scratcher, I have a suggestion. Given the fact that you are doing things to the best of your abilities, my question would be, have you determined what foods in particular give you a rise? So like for me, I can't eat corn but can eat broccoli. I can't bite into a carrot without a spike but can eat red (not white) potatoes.

No matter how good we are doing with our individual diets, if we don't take the time to even figure out what individual foods do to our systems, we are just constantly bumping into a brick wall blindly.

My suggestion would be to, every once in a while, test yourself, pick a food, eat it and then test after about an hour or so. The difference in the readings will probably give you an idea as to what spectrum (good/bad) to label that particular food. It takes some time but that's all we have with this annoyance.