Holy Smokes!!

By bobec4 Latest Reply 2014-04-21 08:06:34 -0500
Started 2014-04-19 05:48:00 -0500

Lately I have been have some issues with my Diabetes. My blood sugars have been basically normal but recently when I wake up in the morning they are sky high. For example this morning it was 401. and I am feeling a bit off. What I am asking the community is does the body build a resistance to the insulin and we have to change types once in a while? or should I start looking at something else as the culprit? My diet has not changed except that I have started eating better ( salads. low carb, unsweetened tea, etc.) any thought would be greatly appreciated.

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Type1Lou 2014-04-21 08:06:34 -0500 Report

One of the things that might help is increasing your exercise level since that tends to increase sensitivity to insulin. Stress and illness/infection will also cause higher BG's. Sounds like you're on the right track with your diet…how many carbs per day are you eating? You may wish to lower your daily carb intake to see if that makes a difference. Is the high BG in the morning when you get up?…could be Dawn Phenomenon, like Gabby mentioned. Seeking advice from your doctor is a wise thing to do.

GabbyPA 2014-04-19 08:17:05 -0500 Report

I don't know about everyone, but I know my body developed a resistance to the insulin I am taking. I started out great on 10 units. I even had a couple of scary lows, but now, at 20 units, its like I don't even take anything. But talk to your doctor to see if there might be some underlying issue. Poor sleep can raise your levels and so can a low at night that causes your body to react with a huge liver dump.

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