My sugar level went up by 155!!

By dagger1234 Latest Reply 2014-01-21 20:46:46 -0600
Started 2013-11-30 19:30:52 -0600

I was a 153 to a 308! Sighs. I took my insulin shot after my 153 and ate a cabbage roll (no carbs) and just a bite of cream puff. I also sipped my nephews soda on accident because I thought it was my diet coke. I however ate a mcmuffin and 3 hash browns in the morning though. Wow…I ate healthy all week and just one day of just a McDonald's breakfast messed me up. Is that too much carb? Eeekkk. I'm upset at myself. How often should we be able or ..can handle to eat 'unhealthy' a bit? :(

Also, when you notice your blood sugars so high, what do you do or should do after? Exercise?

Tags: blood sugar

8 replies

jayabee52 2014-01-21 20:46:46 -0600 Report

Howdy Dagger.
Sorry for the late reply but I just was directed here by the link at the bottom.

I pray you got your BG level down to an acceptable level, and you got off of the BG roller coaster..

I am curious as to the makeup of that cabbage roll. Was it cabbage rolled into some kind of dough made with flour? Or was it a cabbage leaf with some kind of filling in it.

As far as the McD's breakfast, just 1 hash brown = 15g of carbs and calories = 150 (of which 80 comes from fat) (Potatoes always have spiked me.) Plus the [egg?] mcmuffin = 31g carbs, 360 calories (of which 240 comes from fat) So your total breakfast at McD's you ate a whopping 76 g of carbs in one sitting. For a woman that is nearly twice what your max per meal should be (somewhere between 30 and 45 - as a rule of thumb) I say this not to shame anyone but to make the point that these things are carbohydrate bombs! One could have had the sandwitch alone and done alright, but the hashbrowns should have been avoided. In fact when I have to eat out for some reason, I never take the combo meal. I will just order the sandwitch and eat just the hamburg and lettuce and toss the bun - it saves a lot of the carb load.

Should you have had a different breakfast sandwitch or want to check on other offerings from McD's you can find the nutrition on it by going to ~

Don't be too upset with yourself. I had found that once I had my BG levels under good control for about a year, I could go off my eating plan and not spike too badly. But unless one is under good control (as a T2) for about a year (in my experience), one's pancreas is not recovered from the stress of high readings. And even then one has to proceed slowly there, and not go crazy. Your meter will tell if your pancreas is ready or not.

As for what one does after a high, exercise and slug down lots of water to flush the sugar out of your body.

Praying God's best for you and yours!

Vigneswari 2013-12-01 23:46:03 -0600 Report

Getting high once a while is not a problem at all as u told that u ate healthy all week. I also used to become hyper whenever I see high BGs although even it is 200. Then later I was told that high once a while is not a big problem but don't get low as it may lead to coma. I used to get too many lows before that but I have managed and I get highs whenever I eat something from restaurants and at that time I manage my portions to avoid too high BG

dagger1234 2013-12-01 23:47:32 -0600 Report

Isn't being diabetes tricky? Can't eat sweets and carbs yet can't be too low either and they suggest candy and soda when you're low. I want to know why. Ahh

Vigneswari 2013-12-02 01:31:59 -0600 Report

I too don't know and now I use hypotab (available in India) when I get low. Before I used to take 3 spoons of sugar. Now I was advised to take sweet once a while like in parties or marriages but then I have to reduce my meal portion due to the sweet. But I read that after having a sweet u can exercise to burn those calories.

jigsaw 2013-12-01 10:26:33 -0600 Report

Your own body and its reaction to foods is one of your best guides! i have found that I am very sensitive to certain foods, and I can have a substantial increase in blood glucose with a small quanitity. As diabetes progresses over time, food sensitivities (especially to carbs) are likely to change. Just a few more reasons to test blood glucose. The fact that you are aware is a feather in your cap!

dagger1234 2013-11-30 19:43:28 -0600 Report

Yes I tested two hours after and I am I'm…shock. Now I am just afraid to eat anything that has carb :( the other day I had two spoon of Mac n cheese and 5 sliced up pieces of potato in a spoon and I thought my sugar level was bad.. -ahh. Thanks, I'll try drinking water though. Today I ate kind of bad so I shouldn't be that surprised. Lesson learned. I should keep being on a strict diet until I can handle it more.

Sherelle112 2013-11-30 19:38:49 -0600 Report

Drinking water helps!! Potatoes fries, hash browns or anything like that shoot me up! When I was first diagnosed I was SUPER strict, but now since I have great control my blood sugars are better if I eat more carbs than normal! Also, mk sure you're testing 2 hrs after eating! Sometimes I'm impatient and test too soon. But honestly I haven't ever tested and been over 177 at any given pt. so weird how our bodies handle diabetes differently!!!

Vigneswari 2013-12-01 23:47:32 -0600 Report

Yep..sometimes I also get very eager to check my BG and check it soon and I larger think that I have wasted a strip.