high levels?? hba1c

By danielle1987 Latest Reply 2014-05-08 15:42:28 -0500
Started 2014-05-07 07:06:26 -0500

ehhh my hba1c is 10 :(
I'm taking humalin 30/70 and novo rapid anddddd I am even basically stRving myself now on herbalife any help here??? :(

12 replies

Lakeland 2014-05-08 07:27:08 -0500 Report

did you ever take a diabetes class??. they told us that starving is worse because your body gets into stressors that will increase blood sugars. They recommended for us eat higher fiber snacks between smaller meals to keep sugars level & allow your body to have what it needs through out the day.

number 2
number 2 2014-05-07 15:55:59 -0500 Report

look at the food guide there are veggies on there that you can eat all day, and won't mess with your levels, but i agree you should talk to your DR. very important to keep in loop.

jayabee52 2014-05-07 15:36:58 -0500 Report

Howdy Danielle

Please get yourself to your Dr and tell Dr what you are eating. Dr may send you to a Registered Dietician (RD) or a Clinical Diabetes Educator (CDE) to help you straighten out this mess you seem to be in,

my best guess is, you are most likely getting repeated liver dumps because you body is starving and those liver dumps are not accurately tailored to your Blood Glucose (BG) levels. Your liver just dumps the glycogen into your bloodstream. It is an emergency system which all humans have designed to support life during a famine or other difficulty.

Those who have "normal" insulin responses, insulin is secreted by the pancreas to cover any overage in the dumps. Those of us who have impaired or no insulin response that becomes a problem. I would hazard a guess that what you are injecting is inadequate to cover for the overage.

It seems to me that you are in a vicious cycle. Starving yourself > liver dumps > inadequate coverage with insulin, = high A1c!

So how to get out of it?

It may seem counterintuitive to you, but you gotta eat. My recommendation is to eat low carb, high protein meals.

I pray this has made sense to you and that you can get your A1c in a better place in another 90 days.

James Baker

danielle1987 2014-05-07 15:43:30 -0500 Report

or if anyone knows if they supply it I perth

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-05-08 15:42:28 -0500 Report

Not sure about what is covered in Australia, I know the Medtronic seems to be the global one. Any pump will give you more control. As far as the Ping, check with your doc or insurance about it.

danielle1987 2014-05-07 15:43:03 -0500 Report

thank you James… maybe try a pump? do u no if they supply the one touch ping. pump in perth?

jayabee52 2014-05-08 13:54:07 -0500 Report

I live in Las Vegas NV so I wouldn't know about the medical setup in "Oz"

But I believe you can get your A1c under control by eating low carb high protein meals and quit starving yourself. Putting more insulin into your system (either by pump or injections) when you don't eat adequately would mess your system up and likely cause more liver dumps, and potentially higher A1c levels.

wraithmb 2014-05-07 12:40:02 -0500 Report

I guess I should specify 15 mmol/L, which is around 270 mgdl for those of us south of the border :-)

wraithmb 2014-05-07 12:38:20 -0500 Report

How are your blood tests before and after your meals? I've never been one to diet, but I do know first hand that if you are eating too much for the insulin you are taking, your a1c's will be off the wall. My last one was just over 11%. By testing, remembering my insulin, and watching what I am eating, I'm on track for about a 3-4% reduction in about 4 months.

Starving yourself may be contributing to your a1c values as well. Stressing your body can cause elevated blood sugars. Even something like a cold can send mine up to 15 before I even notice my runny nose.

The trick isn't to not eat… It's to eat healthy. Raw broccoli, carrots and celery make a good snack. I'm also partial to walnuts, pecans, and peanuts for a snack. For drinks I like crystal light, and the nestle flavored water in The 35 packs. Watch the flavored waters though, as some are sweetened… The nestle ones I buy use sucralose.

Basically test your sugars, try and follow a schedule, and eat smart is the best advice I can give. The more information you can gather on what your sugars and insulin are doing, the better.

IronOre 2014-05-07 12:10:21 -0500 Report

you need to see a doctor that specializes in Diabetes; an Endocriniologist !
Herbalife ??? sorry but you are way off-track here, you need some real help.

jigsaw 2014-05-07 08:39:12 -0500 Report

More then likely, altering your food plan will help. More exercise, even just walking frequently makes a substantial difference. See a registered dietician if you haven't already, and a diabetic educator. If all else fails, which I seriously think it won't, then talk to your doctor about your meds.