getting in the groove

By MrsHudge Latest Reply 2014-09-09 18:33:17 -0500
Started 2014-09-09 09:16:26 -0500

Hi all!

I've slowly added more of the Metformin every day so that now I'm up to the full two pills a day. Add that to the new eating style and exercise - I feel like I'm kind of in a groove. I'm watching my BS numbers fluctuate depending on what I'm eating. My morning numbers are running between 184-189. That's down from 251 two weeks ago. I'm still in the 230's two hours after eating. Does that sound ok? Or should I see lower numbers during the day/evening?

I'm going to see the diabetic educator and the Dietitian on Friday. I need some simple meal plans that work with my life and don't make the rest of my (non-diabetic) family crazy.

Happy day before hump day!

3 replies

Glucerna 2014-09-09 18:33:17 -0500 Report

It's great to hear that you're feeling positive about the changes you've made, and that your blood sugar levels are coming down. I'm sure working with the diabetes educator and dietitian is going to give you even more ideas on how to continue to lower blood sugar. ~Lynn @Glucerna

TooSweet60 2014-09-09 12:33:49 -0500 Report

You are getting there! Im on the same journey, my morning numbers were never below 200 and were as high as 280. My daytime and nightime numbers ran 250 if lucky and up to 550+. On healthy diet, Metformin 1000 am/pm and Glyburide 15 mg at dinner. My A1c's ran between 16.5,15.6, 14.2. I have both Autonomic and Peripheral Neuropathy, vision issue etc from 2 1/2 years of these numbers. We did try Januvia and Novalog sliding scale, didnt help, so my pcp of 22 yrs stopped all but Met n Glyburide to decide what to do, more n more damage. He retired my pcp ( same office) that replaced him put me on Lantus on 8/22 and in 10 days my A1c 10.2 my am fastings 134-155 rest 150 to 250 but right direction I hadnt seen a under 200 BS in years. Im feeling better, pain is less. I got a 324 2 nights ago and flipped, my feet had swelling, I flipped. Your doing what you are supposed to I figure we all have a what we feel is a bad number here or there, to me your numbers are great in comparison. Just keep going right direction. hmmmh he said 50 carbs a day uuuuh! How?
Best wishes

jayabee52 2014-09-09 09:33:04 -0500 Report

Howdy Mrs H
Your target goal is BG (blood glucose) ranges between 80 and 120 mg/dl. 184 and 189 are better than 250s, but at BG levels that high you are inviting complications to occur.

I believe that seeing the DE and the Nutritionist will perhaps make a difference as perhaps you are eating not diabetes friendly foods, or perhaps too much of them.

God's best to you and yours