High numbers? How does it take?

By dkellis Latest Reply 2014-01-01 16:18:08 -0600
Started 2013-12-29 12:58:20 -0600

My numbers have been above 300 for over 7 weeks now , sometimes spiking to 400-450. According to my meter my average is coming now a little bit. Doctor has changed or added something every two weeks. How long has anyone on the board gone before there numbers came down? I need some incouragement, getting very discourage. Thanks

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-01 15:23:42 -0600 Report

Working with your doctor is the best thing you can do. You may also need to look at what you are eating and how much. You may want to see a nutritionist. Sometimes you need to modify or change your meal plans and portion control is important. Find out from your doctor how many carbs you can have per meal/per day. If you are not exercising, you may want to add exercise to your health plan.

Start a food journal. Write down everything you eat every meal and include snacks. Include the serving size and the carbs. Start testing after each meal. Wait about 2 hours. Include the test results with each meal. Take the journal with you when you see the nutritionist. This will help with a new meal plan for you.

If you don't do this, measure everything you eat and if you don't have one, buy a scale for weighing meat servings. Sometimes when things get out of whack you have to start all over. Good luck.

dkellis 2014-01-01 16:18:08 -0600 Report

Starting a class in the morning at the hospital ,also downloaded a couple of apps to record what I eat,blood glucose and exercise.
Still haven't got this amount of carbs down yet but with class , apps , sand folks like you I have a fighting chance. Thanks for your reply , dkellis

Jan8 2013-12-31 10:26:27 -0600 Report

This started to happen to me and my doc put me on insulin.No problems. The needles are so thin and tiny you don't feel them at all. I hope what your doc is prescribing works for you. I was told if my numbers were high for 1 week I should call the doc.

denipink57 2013-12-30 04:34:36 -0600 Report

i went for months with highs. very dangerous. now i have diabetic neuropathy and take gabapentin for that. my doctor helped me and within two weeks my number went back into the zone. i am Canadian so my numbers are different than yours. they were in the 30's and supposed to be in the 6 - 7's. so now i get a few highs now and then but mostly i am in the zone. when i eat sugar or too many carbs they go high so i work very hard to eat a starch with each meal and keep my carbs within the zone. hope you are seeing an Endocrinologist. she is the doctor that helped me. she changed my insulin too which helped. make sure you see a doctor about this. don't try to do it all on your own.

dkellis 2013-12-31 16:21:24 -0600 Report

Other people have said I need to see an Endocrinologist and this is going to be something I will do if mine do not go now soon. Thanks

Glucerna 2013-12-29 14:40:02 -0600 Report

Working with your doctor to make changes every two weeks is a really good idea. At the same time, are you making changes in your food choices and activity level? If you haven't attended a diabetes education class or met with a diabetes educator, that's another good step you can take. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Nick1962 2013-12-29 14:28:33 -0600 Report

It took me a year before I got serious about doing anything, but getting serious about it was my downfall. Once I did, and got educated on how to do it, I saw improvements almost after the first month. Shortest complete turn-around I've seen from a member here was 3 months, but he made some drastic changes to his diet almost immediately at diagnosis.

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