sugar problems

By specialkay2 Latest Reply 2014-06-24 01:17:37 -0500
Started 2014-06-21 13:14:46 -0500

I have had diabetes insulin depended for the last 4 years I cant keep my sugar under 300 I have taken my insulin up I take 114 units of insulin a day still cant get it down

6 replies

notawittykitty 2014-06-24 01:17:37 -0500 Report

Type1Lou is absolutely right! It is so important to watch what you eat, start a meal planner and get with the program. You have to start counting carbs eating smaller portions and walk - start off slow and add more time to your walks each week. If you don't like walking, try swimming, bowling, dancing is fun as well! You need to definitely get another doctor and find a good nutritionist that will help you get started on your menus. I know that it can be done, I did it! Good luck to you you specialkay2 - let us know how it's going along for you!

Type1Lou 2014-06-22 17:34:07 -0500 Report

Insulin is only one factor in helping control diabetes. Diet and exercise are also critical in gaining and keeping control. How many carbohydrates are you consuming per day? That is the place to start. You need to become "Carb Aware". Once you know how many carbs you are eating, you are in a position to reduce that amount, until you reach a level of acceptable blood sugars. Take it one step at a time. You should see some positive results in your blood sugars by reducing your carbs. An added benefit might be weight loss. Excess weight increases insulin resistance. Exercise will also help to increase your insulin sensitivity. It's all a balancing act. It requires knowing the carbs of what you eat and the determination to reduce them, and that is within your control. It's not easy but the results are well worth it.

robinsab 2014-06-22 10:05:21 -0500 Report

I would say you need to be on a different type of insulin or you need a better doctor. Any doctor that is letting your sugars stay that high continuously is not doing their due diligence to you and your health. What insulin are you taking?

neverlowbg 2014-06-21 15:48:01 -0500 Report

Is your diet good but I had same problem I was taking over 400 units a day of 2 types of insulin my endo put me on pump and after a month I was using 1 insulin and 150 units every three days and now I stay around 100 - 140 a1c dropped 6 points and I feel great

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