Blood sugar high

By enslenolsen Latest Reply 2014-03-15 15:49:31 -0500
Started 2014-03-12 05:41:08 -0500

I stopped having a snack after dinner so I take my blood sugar before I take my lantus insulin the reading was 150 and I wake up and it's 132

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enslenolsen 2014-03-15 15:49:31 -0500 Report

Update I lost 1 1/2 pouinds not eating the snack at night and blood sugars were High in the morning taking my lantus now I ate a snack and sugars are below 100 go figure guess no matter what I do I have to have a snack at night just needs to be weigh watchers approved

diabeticdummy 2014-03-13 06:15:19 -0500 Report

You can inject lantis himalog apidra in any fatty tissue upper back side of arm thigh belly butt they better absorption in belly but I've been weeks in hospital lately and docs told me to alternate and nurses give it in all those spots the only problem I was told about with lantus is that sometimes it will stay in a ball in the fat and take hours to start absorbing into body if you shoot yourself in same areas a lot

enslenolsen 2014-03-13 06:51:08 -0500 Report

I am so frustrated I stopped eating after dinner to lose a couple of pounds which worked but now I am having high sugar in the morning go figure

diabeticdummy 2014-03-13 07:04:50 -0500 Report

Yeah I'm getting better on that endo says it's cause I actually go kinda low and liver makes and dumps glucose for that reason and is also a. Normal reaction in am to help your body wake up and have some energy till you eat I found if my bg is over 200 when i go to sleep and eat nothing I wake up higher even with insulin at bedtime then if I snack on like bacon or other meat and very small carb like handful popcorn I wake up lower been trying different things I read about and the eating plans and carb counting plans they teach us a diabetes edu classes and test and see what works and doesn't for me and by doing that I have found myself eating less and lost 100 lbs in last nine months and yes wright goes up and down bit I noticed will gain five or so lbs then loose ten I just don't think about the weight concentrate on eating and weight lose just happens only get on scale at docs office every month helps not dwelling in it everyday

Type1Lou 2014-03-12 12:14:42 -0500 Report

You should always rotate your insulin injection sites to avoid scarring of the tissue which will affect absorption of insulin. (Arms, thighs, abdomen, buttocks where you can reach) When I was taking Lantus and Novolog, my endo advised me that, even though Lantus is a 24-hour insulin, it might be slightly more potent immediately after taking it. The endo changed my Lantus from bedtime to morning because I was experiencing some nighttime low blood sugar episodes. (I'm using a pump now)

enslenolsen 2014-03-12 12:22:13 -0500 Report

Yes understand
That I actually broke a toe having a sugar low at midnight so before taking lantus I check the sugar my doc put me on if at night because the sugar was too high in the morning

Type1Lou 2014-03-12 13:00:45 -0500 Report

Not to complicate matters, but there is something called "The Dawn Phenomenon" that many of us are faced with. The"Dawn Phenomenon" causes higher than desired fasting BG's because the body increases production of certain hormones which raise blood sugars in the early morning hours. Many people will refer to this as a "liver dump". There are several discussions here about this and what works for some people. Just do a search on DC for "Dawn Phenomenon" or "Liver Dump".

jigsaw 2014-03-12 08:07:49 -0500 Report

Are you experiencing frequent high blood glucose? There are a few possible causes and solutions if you are. It's always best to discuss it with your doctor, dietician, or diabetic educator, if possible. The cause usually falls into one or all of the following categories. It could be diet, medication or possibly exercise. Not knowing anything about your diabetes regimen, it's not really possible to point you in a more specific direction. I'm sure that you will be able to accomplish better control, since it is in reach for most of us!

enslenolsen 2014-03-12 09:29:15 -0500 Report

Thanks for the info I wonder if using my upper arm to inject the lantus might cause it not to work

jigsaw 2014-03-12 17:32:10 -0500 Report

I'm not sure what difference if any, using the upper arm would have. I was always instructed to inject into a fatty area, such as around the lower abdominal area.

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