Over 300..

By chelseasandra Latest Reply 2014-12-07 09:57:56 -0600
Started 2014-12-03 01:42:48 -0600

Is anyone's numbers over 300 that understands what I'm going through…/:

6 replies

tfuller 2014-12-07 09:57:56 -0600 Report

mine was ranging for 290-420 and was ranging in the high 200's on novalog for quiet awhile.and that was injecting 3/4 of a pen 3 times aday.my dr switched me to u-500 32 units 3 times aday and its still high,but its now 170-220

lilleyheidi 2014-12-04 03:30:18 -0600 Report

Hi Chelseasandra, are you type 1 or type 2 diabetic? I used to have numbers in the 3 and 4 hundreds, for a long time. I ignored my diagnosis for over 4 years, and didn't realize all the effects that it was having on me. The headaches, the dry skin itchies, the lethargy, the irritable mood, on and on, I thought it was "just me" and nothing to do with diabetes.
I'm not sure what all your going through yourself, but I can imagine some of it.
I lost a good friend to kidney failure this year, not due to diabetes, but it took his death for me to take a look at my diagnosis and to see what I could do to save my own life. I knew I didn't want to die of kidney disease, and that is possible with diabetes. I made some pretty radical changes in my life. I'm happy to discuss things in private if you'd like. Add me as a friend if you want.
I know what those numbers are like, and they can be a bit scarey.
Best to you.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-12-03 14:34:06 -0600 Report

Mine were that high when I was diagnosed 7 years ago. Have not had them that high after the first 6 months of being diagnosed. I know I had headaches all day every day and neurapathy really bad. Once the metformin started working, diet change and exercise, my numbers started dropping rapidly and I vowed I would never let them get that high again. It was pure misery. What are you doing to get your numbers down? Have you discussed this with your doctor? Have you seen a dietitian help with a meal plan? Do you exercise? Have you gone to a diabetes education class? Good luck to you.

GabbyPA 2014-12-03 13:19:29 -0600 Report

I struggle with my numbers a lot, but I get worried when they start staying that range. For me, when I start to get higher numbers I will take a few days and really cut the carbs back or do some more exercise. Those are the things that help me.

Has your doctor offered you any suggestions?

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-12-03 14:47:22 -0600 Report

Gabby are you T1 or 2? I battled with my numbers when I was first diagnosed and then again this summer when I had surgery and had a problem eating. I .went from and A1C of 6.5 to 6.9. My doctor hasn't done an A1C since June because he wanted to make sure I could get back to eating better. Not being able to chew and then not being able to swallow made it hard for me to eat properly. I did manage to get them back in range so we do the A1C first of next year. This has been a rough year. My tongue is still partially paralyzed. It does tingle from time to time. So it is slowly healing

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