should I be concerned?

By haoleboy Latest Reply 2013-12-22 17:38:04 -0600
Started 2013-12-21 22:44:20 -0600

starting around Thanksgiving I have been getting really good BGL numbers. my 14 day average is 90 mg/dl and 30 day is 98. I did just get my lab results back and my ABC's are outstanding (A1C 5.9, BP averages 117/78 and my ldl is 61). but until recently my daily readings have never been this good (avg was about 106). As a result of my good labs I redoubled my commitment to get this under control. I eat a high fiber mostly vegetarian diet and include vinegar, cinnamon and/or recently flax seeds in every meal. only thing different is the flax seed. tonight as a test I ate 2 pieces of pizza (86 carbs) for dinner along with my normal salad. I tested 1 1/2 hours after starting and my BGL was 91. I immediately tested my meter with a new bottle of control solution. so … what's up? Should I be concerned or just really happy?
seriously, this is really perplexing … any input (constructive) would be appreciated.

4 replies

haoleboy 2013-12-22 17:30:13 -0600 Report

appreciate the input. I am going to put a positive spin on this and chalk it up to hard work, but truthfully this is just as confusing as when I am convinced I am doing everything right but my numbers are bad.

Nick1962 2013-12-22 17:38:04 -0600 Report

Bad days are normal, you can't always "feel" what's going on inside - stress, start of a cold, etc. and your numbers depend on so many factors. Plus, as you get older, things change and you'll find you have to rethink or adjust that routine to stay in the decent range.
A pain in the arse for sure, but it could be far worse.

Glucerna 2013-12-22 15:31:08 -0600 Report

Congratulations on the improvement in blood sugar management! I would assume that all of the changes you've made are working together to get you to this point. It will be really interesting to hear what your doctor has to say at your next visit. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Nick1962 2013-12-22 15:26:45 -0600 Report

Be happy. It means that whatever you're doing, it's having a lasting effect.
My PCP no longer treats me as "diabetic", in fact it's no longer on my chart for him to check.
Just came off over a week of vacation and straying from my diet almost daily. No real issue.
Next step might be to try to do away with the supplements like cinnamon, vinegar and flax and such to see if you really need it. Put the money toward a nice vacation if not.

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