My A1C has jumped up

By walkinlady Latest Reply 2015-01-07 17:02:44 -0600
Started 2015-01-05 18:31:49 -0600

I was diagnosed abut 2 years ago. I knew it would happen as it is genetic. I went to classes and started Januvia. It made me really sick…I tt my Dr. and I actually got off the meds…I got my A1C to 5.8 with diet and exercise. Then I fell off the wagon a bit and it jumped to 6.8. My Dr. noticed my blood pressure was a bit high…gave it a few months went back and it was still a bit high. So, she put me on Lisinipril and Metformin. I continued the meds and had labs done and my A1C jumped to 8.0. It went up!! I had not drastically changed my diet or exercise…I also got of the Lisinipril as I got a horrible cough…I am now taking a different med for the BP and the Metformin…I walk an hour everyday sometimes an hour and a half, I power walk! I am waking up with high readings and it is high all the time…it seems that it has gotten worse on the meds…has anyone had issues with the BP meds causing sugar levels to go up?

6 replies

GabbyPA 2015-01-06 10:05:14 -0600 Report

I have not heard of that, but that doesn't mean it's not happening. Could you be dropping a little too much and your liver be giving you a boost? How long has this been the trend?

walkinlady 2015-01-06 12:29:56 -0600 Report

It has been a while…I have been waking up with much higher BS that I was…it has been 160 to 180 in the AM. I have never had this issue even when not on meds. I had an ultra sound and my Dr told me I have a fatty liver. But she never gave me any kind of explanation. Needless to say I am not longer seeing that Dr…I am back to walking and eating right and it is not helping. I have even lost some weight…I just made an appt to see a new Dr …I seriously have never had this issue before…and I drink plenty of water…green tea. She told me to take the Metformin with dinner…it is the slow release one.

GabbyPA 2015-01-06 18:20:15 -0600 Report

Fatty liver does contribute to higher numbers. I am not sure exactly how. In fact, I think I am going to go do some research on that.

walkinlady 2015-01-06 19:43:28 -0600 Report

That would be great! I have made an appt for Friday to see a new Dr. now that I have insurance. I just could not believe the lack of caring and information with my concerns from that Dr.

GabbyPA 2015-01-07 14:14:55 -0600 Report

Sadly there are many who are that way. They just cannot know everything about everything. Not always their fault, but when they won't listen to what we have to share from our own experience and research, then it's time to move on.

And on the fatty liver, if it is not alcohol induced, they mentioned that two cups of coffee and weight loss are some good ways to help reduce it.

walkinlady 2015-01-07 17:02:44 -0600 Report

Thank you! I am a coffee drinking every morning…so I am doing that …lol. I appreciate you looking into that for me.

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