Dealing with Type 2 diabetes

BB42
By BB42 Latest Reply 2014-05-07 15:58:12 -0500
Started 2014-05-05 07:29:30 -0500

I have done a lot of reading and talking with my doctor and friends about Type 2 diabetes. I was diagnosed with this disease almost 3 years ago. I've worked hard changed my lifestyle, lost 100+ pounds. This past February I was taken off metformin. Until 3 weeks ago,my blood sugar numbers averaged in the low 90s. Now, with everything the same in terms of diet and exercise, my average is in the upper 90 to low 100's. Not necessarily something to worry about but I am concerned about the upward trend. Is my body adapting to a new set-point or might something else be going on?


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Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-05-05 23:22:20 -0500 Report

Congratulations on all the hard work you've done to lose weight and improve your health. Lack of sleep, stress, and illness can all cause blood sugar levels to rise. It's good you're planning on talking with your doctor and that you're staying on top of everything. ~Lynn @Glucerna

wraithmb
wraithmb 2014-05-05 11:18:36 -0500 Report

If I had numbers like that, I would claim bragging rights every day! Congratulations! I agree with gabby, keep your doctor in the loop, and be open to suggestions from him/her on what to do. These upward trends happen from time to time. Most of the time I find they do go away. Even things like being short on cash for a few days before payday cause an upward swing in my sugars, however after the stress subsides on payday, my insulin doses are back to normal.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-05-05 11:18:03 -0500 Report

Howdy BB
CONGRATULATIONS! on your wonderful progress. So am I understanding correctly that you are managing your T2D through following a meal plan and exercising? If so that is fantastic!

Sometimes higher numbers can be the result of things like an infection in your system, or stressors in your life. Once you are over whatever it is, your Blood Glucose (BG) numbers may return to what you were accustomed.
As Gabby suggested, keeping in close contact with youir Dr is important.
God's best to you and yours
James Baker

BB42
BB42 2014-05-06 08:23:23 -0500 Report

Thanks for the information, It does help. I've had my number go up when I was sick. But this upward trend has me concerned. I hope things return to normal

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-05-05 08:02:34 -0500 Report

First of all congratulations on the great success you have had. That is phenomenal. Diabetes is a progressive disease and while your numbers are not something to worry about, keeping an eye on them will be good. Sometimes it can be other things that are going on that are temporary that make changes. It seems that you are tight with your doctor, so keeping him in the loop is a good idea.

BB42
BB42 2014-05-05 08:24:55 -0500 Report

I most certainly will. I have an appointment to see him tomorrow. Thanks for the input

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