sugars really high

tracyMCS
By tracyMCS Latest Reply 2013-11-28 09:32:22 -0600
Started 2013-11-20 18:21:44 -0600

I'm getting concerned…I've started this new job at walmart and every day I work my sugars skyrocket I'm not standing still I'm walking allover the store ..when I wake up my sugars are low around 120-130 once I get to work they go nuts by my first break I'm usually high 250's by lunch I'm at 330 by last break I'm over 400…I take metformin before breakfast and before lunch and I take lantus before bed I dont take anything else and I'm not snacking…help I'm worried and since no insurance I can't go see my dr.


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Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2013-11-21 05:26:21 -0600 Report

sounds like dawn phenomenon, I realized I had this when I had to get fasting numbers to get my pump, I'd wake up, test, be at 100, drive to the lab, retest and be well over 200, without eating or doing anything. I'm a type 1 and no doctor, but I might consider taking the Lantus earlier in the day. Just an idea..

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-11-20 18:28:09 -0600 Report

Maybe your body is stopping you from crashing and dumping a bunch of glucose in your blood stream from your liver. I know doing jobs like that is really hard to keep any kind of schedule, but you may need to snack on some long lasting carbs such as nuts and fruit or something like a hard boiled egg. That keeps your body from thinking it has to give you energy to keep on going.

It may not be that, it could be stress. It could be you are not drinking enough water. It could be you have contracted some kind of bug that has not manifested itself yet. Do you get a chance to take breaks more than just twice a day?

tracyMCS
tracyMCS 2013-11-21 16:09:29 -0600 Report

Two breaks and hour lunch and I can go to the bathroom to check sugars but not really any additional breaks

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-11-22 09:30:15 -0600 Report

Do you have time to eat a little something on your breaks? It might help if you eat low carb and high fiber snacks to keep your liver from dumping.

tracyMCS
tracyMCS 2013-11-25 19:23:28 -0600 Report

ive started carrying some almonds and pistachios with me and i go through about 4 big bottles of water, its seems like its trying to steady out i guess going from stay at home do nothing to working 40 hours in a week will do a shock in the system

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-11-28 09:32:22 -0600 Report

Yes, that is true. Getting used to new schedules is always temperamental for my levels. That is why I hate it when I get sick. I have to start all over again. I am glad to hear it's working out for you.