A few diabetic questions I have yet to find answers to...

Donielle Werner
By Donielle Werner Latest Reply 2015-03-17 12:26:15 -0500
Started 2015-03-15 20:36:34 -0500

Hi Everybody
i have a few questions that I haven't run across the answers for yet, maybe someone here knows…
1) I have been nauseous for a couple days now but I don't know why… I do know that my bg has been all over for the past couple of days… any link?

2) when I work out, my bg's plummet. .. how do I stop this from happening… I've tried eating before n after and tried consuming sugery drinks. Still no help…when I say plummet I mean by 150+ points, remember my bg is still outta control I get very disoriented and feel awful for a while but I'm not willing to give up exercise up.

3) I have a horrible bruise on my toenail… I can only guess what I did since I have neuropathy. … I'm constantly walking my feet into things or stabbing my toes plus I have a 4 you old who either drop things on my feet or steps on them… anyone know if wearing steel toe sneakers would be a good idea?


7 replies

GabbyPA 2015-03-16 09:25:55 -0500 Report

Some ideas:

  1. I don't feel nauseous when I get weird glucose levels, but that is just me. Sometimes my metformin bothers me, but usually it's more something I ate. I don't mean to step out of line, but should a pregnancy test be in order?

  2. sugary drinks make you spike then bottom out. What you may want to do is eat something with fat or protein in it like a power bar or shake. Or some meat wrapped around some stick cheese. The other thing is that you should never exercise if you are below 100 or above 300. Also, you may want to change the time of day you exercise if you can. See if that changes the outcome. I noticed a big difference in my numbers if I exercise after dinner versus before breakfast.

  3. If they make steel toe sneakers, I want a pair! LOL Actually, you may want to have your toenail looked at. Make sure there is not an infection or a build up of blood under the nail that could lead to other problems. Sadly, I had to give up my barefoot days. I now always have a pair of some kind of shoe on to protect my feet from similar issues. I don't have a 4 year old, but I do have 4 legged kids that always step on my feet. Keeping a very close eye on your feet is important. While steel toe may not be required, you want to wear close toe shoes.

Donielle Werner
Donielle Werner 2015-03-17 02:21:10 -0500 Report


1) No worries, u aren't stepping on my toes… no I'm not pregnant. … had that issue taken care of after my 3rd kid was born… lol… we're friends, don't ever feel weird about asking me something…
2) thanks I will remember that.
And 3) steel toes sneakers… found them at Walmart, $29. And they were the only steel toe shoe for women.

Thanks so much for your response.

GabbyPA 2015-03-17 05:50:19 -0500 Report

Wow, I never knew they made steel toe sneakers. I have heard of steel toe boots for construction workers....hmmm. I may have to venture in to look at them.

JoleneAL 2015-03-16 07:28:58 -0500 Report

As for your feet, if you have no feeling, you are going to have to wear shoes at all time. I don't have that issue (thank you God), so I can't talk to it other than prevention. Someone else might better help in that area.

JoleneAL 2015-03-16 07:27:55 -0500 Report

1. Are you taking Metformin?

2. Do not eat sugary drinks, unless you've crashed. Otherwise, get rid of them. Before you work out, a small apple with peanut butter is better. Protein, not sugar, will keep you from crashing. What are you doing exercise wise to make it plunge like that?

YankeeLady 2015-03-15 20:54:11 -0500 Report

HI— well sir ! you have great questions ! nausea? wow dunno bout that one- unless you have eaten or drank anything different? skipped or missed a dose of medication- yes your BG all over the place could maybe be the why- I was always told D is a mean disease w/mind of it's own- sometimes there is no real answer I have found - I don't have an answers for the other two — good luck - I bet somebody here does tho

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