How can I deal with a change to type 1

By mrcarl Latest Reply 2008-06-04 16:15:24 -0500
Started 2008-06-04 14:47:26 -0500

I am 65 years old. In 1990 I had a heart attack, and find out I am a diabetic. More changes come when I was made a type 1. I find it hard to accept this change. Please tell me why that under insulin that my blood suger flexulate. Under glypozine it has never been skyrocket high. Why does insulin create skyrockets higher than higher?

3 replies

kdroberts 2008-06-04 15:51:06 -0500 Report

I'm not well versed in insulin but my guess would be that your dosage is not quite right yet. Insulin wont create high numbers, you create the high number by what you eat and the insulin brings them down. If you are not taking enough based on what you eat then your numbers will be high. There is the situation where you take too much, go low and then bounce too high but you should notice that. It will also depend on what type of insulin you take as well. Maybe if you post what you eat (everything, not just the stuff you think is bad or good), what insulin you take and how much somebody may be able to help you better. You might also want to talk to your doctor about it as well. keep a log of everything you eat, when you eat it, when you take your insulin and how much and what your numbers are like. They should be able to help you.

Green tea may help, but it's one of those things that isn't proven to work on a wide scale. I drank green tea before I was diagnosed and still have diabetes. I drink it now and it does nothing for my numbers, sometimes it actually makes them go up although that seems to be the caffeine in it, not the tea itself, I'm doing some testing on that right now so we'll see.

Carol Connolly
Carol Connolly 2008-06-04 16:15:24 -0500 Report

I am in my 70's and have been type 1 for30 years with many fluctuations and changes of types of insulin. Keeping a good log of everything you eat may be tedious but it pays off. Do NOT get discouraged. I have been drinking green tea but have not had any change in glucose levels, but do have to watch closely my exercise AND with the hot weather we are currently experiencing in West Texas I am very careful working or exercising outside.
Good luck, take care of yourself.

tjmuse 2008-06-04 14:57:58 -0500 Report

my sister had really big problems with controling her blood sugar until I told her to start drinking green tea. They are now taking her back off of the insulin because within one week of starting the green tea she dropped her blood sugar from over 300 to 88.