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Anonymous
By Anonymous Latest Reply 2015-01-31 11:06:02 -0600
Started 2015-01-30 09:58:32 -0600

I have been Type 2 diabetic for almost 3 years. I've lost over 100 pounds, exercise hard 4 to five times a week. The god new is I was taken off metformin over a year ago and my Bloog Glucose numbers are in the mid 90's and my A1c is 4.9. All good,right? I have even maintained my numbers while on vacation. Now,while in Cancun,aplace I visited3 times,and while I still eat carefully and exercise a lot, my numbers are in the low 100's. Not to bad but why the sudden change? I am using bottled water, eating mainly salads and chicken and fish,stuff I eat at home yet my numbers are up. I am frustrated notby the numbers but because I can't figure out why the sudded change now whe they stayed the sam on previous vacations suggestions or answers would be so appreciated!

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10 replies

Pegsy
Pegsy 2015-01-31 10:43:31 -0600 Report

My glucose always runs a little higher when I travel even though I follow a very careful diet. If you are not preparing your own food, you just never know what they may be using to season what is being served. Also, even though I continue to drink the usual amount of water, I find that I still get a little dehydrated when I travel, especially by airplane. Your numbers sound great. I wouldn't worry. See how things are when you get back home and back into your normal routine.

BB42
BB42 2015-01-31 11:06:02 -0600 Report

Thanks for the advice ans suggestions. First,I need to drink more water. Then i will contact my physician if my numbers dont return to their level in a week or 2 afrer coming home i really appreciate your suggestions

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-01-31 00:46:59 -0600 Report

I honestly would try not to be too concerned about low 100's, as the stress of worrying about it will cause the numbers to go high. Talk to your doc when you get home about it, but don't stress over a few highs while your on vacation. Enjoy your time in Cancun. Smile. Heidi

BB42
BB42 2015-01-30 11:27:39 -0600 Report

Those are both great ideas. I will meet with my physican who warned me this might happen andvsee why to do aboutmit

RosalieM
RosalieM 2015-01-30 10:44:59 -0600 Report

Annon
Those numbers could have many reasons. And you may not find out exactly what did it, It could be stress. Maybe your concern about it is causing the stress. As long as you do not gain weight and continue your healthy diet,
don't be overly concerned about a higher BS reading from time to time, it won't cause damage as long as it is not an ongoing pattern.

BB42
BB42 2015-01-30 11:25:48 -0600 Report

thanks. That helps alot. I dont like mysteries In imcant solve but worrying doesnt help

BB42
BB42 2015-01-30 11:23:57 -0600 Report

Great idea. He did tell me this might happen. I have an appointment when Inreturn home

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2015-01-30 10:33:28 -0600 Report

I have found, that as I've aged with diabetes what may have worked in the past needs to be modified and adapted to work with my "new" (read that as "older") body. This may or may not be what is happening to you. As we age, our metabolism generally slows down and we don't need as much "fuel" (food) as we did in the past to maintain ourselves. Just another indignity of aging! For me, living well with diabetes has been a constant adaptation over the past 38+ years. Discuss your concerns with your doctor, particularly if you don't feel getting older is a factor.

BB42
BB42 2015-01-30 11:24:29 -0600 Report

Great idea. He did tell me this might happen. I have an appointment when Inreturn home

BB42
BB42 2015-01-30 11:23:25 -0600 Report

Great idea. He did tell me this might happen. I have an appointment when Inreturn home

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