By volsfan100 Latest Reply 2013-12-15 10:20:53 -0600
Started 2013-12-06 15:42:56 -0600

My BGL has been running high the past week. I have not changed my diet or meds. Metformin has been working for the past nine months. Could this just be a platue? I have not been filling bad or run down.

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volsfan100 2013-12-06 21:35:32 -0600 Report

My lower back has been hurting. WE just moved and put up my sons house fort. Been alittle stressed about the move into my parents house. My father pased two years ago for diabetic complicathion, and now we are having to take care of my mom as she has KNee replacement. Hopeing is is just stress from it all. thanks for the journal entry idea. I will try it.

jayabee52 2013-12-11 04:02:28 -0600 Report

Howdy Volsfan!
How much higher than normal are your BG levels running?

What you descibe in the above posting may account for much of your rise in BG levels. The grieving for your father, the added stress of being called upon to provide care of your mother, moving, It all may add up. PLUS you say that you haven't changed your "diet", and that may be well and good, but have you changed the amount of what you are eating. Under times of stress we can let the amounts of foods creep up and every carbohydrate & calorie does add up. Often we end up eating more than we think. (I don't want to make you "bad" just ask you to look into it and perhaps weigh and measure your foods again and you may find your answer there.) You certainly have a lot on your emotional "plate" and I pray that your BG levels will return to more normal levels.

James Baker

Gavia 2013-12-06 17:57:59 -0600 Report

Do you have a cold or even just the sniffles? Even minor illnesses can raise your BS. Are you exercising less because of the weather? That's why I journal - what I've eaten, how I'm feeling, exercise, weather as well as BGL. When I get spikes (or dips), sometimes I can identify what is causing it. Journaling also helps my PCP know what's going on with me when I'm not in her office.

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