bg always high

By LauraGuerrero Latest Reply 2013-11-11 23:07:14 -0600
Started 2013-10-27 16:48:40 -0500

I am type 1 have been for 6 months I had cancers cells on my pancreas so they took out 3/4 of it now my levels get to high 500's sometimes my reader reads to HI . But when my levels are about 160-200 I feel like I'm crashing…I've had blurriness come and go… I'm on humalog and lantis sliding scale any advise is appreciated. …

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Young1s 2013-11-11 23:07:14 -0600 Report

Jaydouble is right. Your body is so used to being high that even when it gets down into somewhere close to normal range, it feels like a low. And frankly it is. It's just a low your not used to but it will get better.

I've been experiencing blurriness more and more myself. My doctor recommended an eye exam of course and suggested that I may need eyeglasses even sooner than my eye doctor presumed. Not such a bad thing but was hoping that I could prolong that for a few more years.

Please don't get discouraged and continue to take care of yourself. I want to say that I can sort of understand because I have been hospitalized a couple of times with bouts of pancreatitis. But it really isn't the same, is it? Speak with your doctor and let him/her know exactly how you feel and don't leave their with questions lingering in your mind or confused about something that was said. Get clear and concise answers so that you can confidently move ahead from there.

jaydoubleyou23 2013-11-11 22:50:45 -0600 Report

It just takes time to get used to lower sugar levels. If you go from being that high and go down to 160 you'll definitely feel a crashing feeling. Maybe talk to your doctor and increase your carb ratio or your lantus doses.
And I'm sorry to hear about your pancreas! Best wishes to you and hope you feel better soon. :)

rwdimmitt 2013-10-30 22:02:07 -0500 Report

Your levels should not be getting that high but your body is use to being high thats why you get false low fillings when you get to160 to 200 you just need to retrain your body for the lower levels. As for your vision thats because the blood vessels in your eyes swell when your level is high and shrink back to normal when your level gets back to were it needs to be this will stop once you get you levels in control. When i was first getting my levels under control i didnt have to wear contacts for a month but i have to again now i have it under contol.

LSpizale 2013-10-29 21:01:53 -0500 Report

I was told when your BG is high for long periods your body kinda gets use to it. Then when your BG is more in line your body tells you I don't like that a responds by giving you a low feeling, or blurry vision. And of course by keeping your BG in line your new BG eventually become the norm to your body.

21Rose'syearsT1 2013-10-28 07:08:22 -0500 Report

Maybe the sliding scale is not working. I advise you to talk with your doctor or maybe your body is so use to your blood sugar being so high as soon as it get to normal range you feel like crashing. Give your body time to get use to it. If you meter reading is too high even if you are feeling well go to the nearest emergency room because it can hurt you.
Best of luck