Help-Sugars Too High

By Davelenn Latest Reply 2009-01-11 13:09:53 -0600
Started 2009-01-10 23:01:39 -0600

I hope someone can help me with a problem with my FBG's being too high. My doctor put me on Metformin 500 mgs x2 in the morning and 2 in the evening. I also drink 1-2 beers a night. I check my sugars when I wake and they are always in the high 190's-200. My Mother died the day after Christmas and we buried her on December 30th. A friend, who has Type 2 diabetes also said that it was because of stress. I do not believe that to be the cause, because I havent cried at my Mother's passing due to being on Prozac for anxiety and panic attacks, and the fact she is in a much better place.
I work in fast food and am on my feet 8-9 hours a day with a 30 minute break, where I eat a HUGE breakfast. I am constantly walking at work, so I am sure I am getting activity. Throughout the day I will eat cookies at work, usually 3 when I get to work and then maybe 3 in the afternoon. My nightime meal is usually eaten throughout the evening, and it is a spoonfull of peanut butter every so often.
What am I doing wrong and what can I do to lower the sugars?
I am also on Remeron 15mgs at night to help me sleep.

4 replies

2009-01-11 13:09:53 -0600 Report

Sorry for the loss of your mother. However, a diet full of cookies and peanut butter is not going to help you get your blood sugar under control. You need to eat lean protein, whole grains, fruit and vegetables at every meal to get under control. Also controlling the beer to only 1 would be ok I think if you are eating correctly the rest of the day.

I agree with the suggestion to see a dietician.

calebsemme2003 2009-01-11 05:47:34 -0600 Report

first and foremost what my wife and i do is we try to stay away from the fatty and greassy foods we only but turkey burger 1.00 a pound no grease we only drink diet pop and watch those calories don't fry as much as possible all of our meats except turkey burger get baked only and trust me my wife and i live on about 1200.00 a month any more questions please let me know or small

dyanne 2009-01-11 00:52:35 -0600 Report

Hi first I would like to say sorry for the loss of your mother. I know you dont think that has anything to do with your high sugars . Did you have the same numbers before she passed? Also not getting enough sleep or broken sleep can raise your numbers. Iam also not sure about the beer maybe that could be adding to it. Well if it keeps up call your dr. and maybe he will add another med for you. Good luck I know its not easy.