What am I doing wrong

By MikeG85 Latest Reply 2014-02-05 14:38:16 -0600
Started 2014-02-02 11:13:14 -0600

I have T2 and as of now I take 25 units slow acting with breakfast and
4 (-+ 2-4) units with supper depending on what I eat Dr recommend I still wake up with BG of 180 my Dr want my fasting closer to 100 all I had was 10 naked wings from Hooters last night.
Checked before bed BG was 167 that was about 1 hr 3 mins after eating took 8 units fast acting woke up at 183
Just seems like that everyday no matter if I eat a salad for supper any ideas

11 replies

BogeyGolfer 2014-02-04 16:21:04 -0600 Report

I have always struggled with high bg in the morning..The previous 2 weeks has been one of experimenting,as I just went to levemir after dinner.. My fasting bg seems to be stable,even when increasing levemir dosage.. I was hoping for a logrythmic reduction in BG,as insulin dosage increased.. Not really happening.. I am willing to try a protein snack before bed,as described in previous posts. Does your Dr. give you some flexibility to adjust dosage and maybe timing? I was given the greenlight on dosage adjustments,but he did not mention time..This transition has been frustrating, but I will keep watching and trying.. I guess the main thing is going too low.. (I have never been low since diagnosed)

jigsaw 2014-02-02 15:51:53 -0600 Report

It's a matter of finding the right combination diet, exercise, and medications when necessary. All three are critical to proper diabetes mgmt. Simply eating wings,does not sound like a balanced meal, nor does a salad by itself. Of course hanging out at hooters could raise your pulse rate and maybe your blood pressure, but not your blood sugar!
I would recommend a talk with your doctor, and possibly a registered dietician that could recommend a nutritionally balanced food plan. I don't know if you follow an exercise plan, but aerobic type exercise is critical, even if it's simply walking. Of course exercise affects us to to different degrees, but I can go overboard with carbs, and take a 1/2 hour walk and bring my blood glucose back to normal range.
I use to have high fasting blood glucose in the AM also! What Joyce mentioned about a protein snack at bedtime does work for some that are experiencing an AM liver dump. This is known as the dawn effect, and in most cases, it can be overcome.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-02-02 15:55:43 -0600 Report

Great points jigsaw. The important thing is eating a balanced meal. You simply cannot eat just a salad or just wings. You need the proper amount of food to maintain diabetes.

Thankfully, I don't have problems with highs as I did when first diagnosed. I think once you learn what you really should be doing T2 can be easily controlled.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-02-02 13:07:16 -0600 Report

I think you need to look at what you are eating and the amount. You said you ate 10 naked wings at Hooters. Did you use a dipping sauce with them? Salads can be high in carbs based on what you put in the salad and the dressing used.

Sometimes you have to go back to the basics and start with a meal plan and stick with it. You may have to talk to a nutrtionist to help you develop and meal plan. Portion control helps with controlling what you eat.

As a T2 my fasting blood sugar always runs between 90 and 100. I always eat a protien before bed to prevent the liver from dumping carbs into the system which can cause morning highs.

One Step at a Time
One Step at a Time 2014-02-04 11:56:49 -0600 Report

I am t1 but split my slow acting dose. I take 15 Levemir in the morning and 17 at night. My morning numbers were always higher than expected and this helped. May be something to talk to your doctor about.
Try adding some exercise to your plan. I always have better numbers when I have even just 15 minutes of exercise a day- that included intense house cleaning or even washing the car.

One Step at a Time
One Step at a Time 2014-02-04 11:57:44 -0600 Report

Oops- meant to reply to convo
I think Joyce has some great advice as far as talking with a nutritionist. Balanced diets are key.

Next Discussion: Hi »