Not sure what to think

By bluecatc Latest Reply 2008-06-30 14:16:52 -0500
Started 2008-06-26 14:12:23 -0500

Well, as in diabetes I'm learning it's a roller coaster ride.
I went for my eye test to have my eyes checked. I'm still waiting to get my contacts!! LOL The Dr. does not like how I'm getting a glare from them so I go back in a week and look again.. LOL The Dr. said with my sugars going up and down it would be easier for me to adjust contacts than eye glasses.
And I go tomorrow to find out what my first A1C is?? A little worried about it.
i change my job 2 weeks ago and my blood sugars have droped at least 50 points!! I'm thinking holy cow!! I was running an easy 170 to 305.. now it runs in the low 140's and has been as low as 73!! I am trying very hard to keep my goal of 100 fasting but it keeps bouncing around. I would like to hear if anyone has any ideas for me

9 replies

Spottsmom 2008-06-30 03:35:52 -0500 Report

When I was first diagnosed with diabetes and was put on medication my glucose numbers were all over the board at first. I tried to read and was unable to see anything far or close. I was scared to death I was going blind.
I made an appointment at eye doctors office and found that this was actually normal thing for diabetics.
He also told me to wait until my suagrs were level and medication was leveled out and then have my eyes checked to adjust my glasses.
That was back in April of this year
I went back recently and found that I actually can see wonderful and do not even need the glasses I had used a year before. All along it was my sugar and I never had a clue.

I would wait until you know that your sugar is level and your meds are all done being adjusted. Once that is done you can go back and have your glasses done.

jupton1 2008-06-29 03:11:52 -0500 Report

Keep track of what You eat,then test Your sugar two hours after You eat. Write down what works & what doesnt work.Keep track & share with Your Dr. 2 hours befor a meal & 2 hours after.You will figure this out,it just takes time.Stay away from pop .Drink lots of water,best of luck..JU

bluecatc 2008-06-28 16:01:38 -0500 Report

Well, I got my A1C back on Friday. It was 8 but my Dr. quickly informed me that for my first A1C that was good and my goal is 7!! She is very happy to see my sugars going down but she talked to me about that I am needing to eat more since I am moving around more!! I think I eat way to much as it is but I am trying. i did drop 6 pounds in less than 2 weeks..

Anonymous 2008-06-28 16:39:53 -0500 Report

Congrats. Good initial A1C. You don't have far to go.

LeighG 2008-06-29 02:33:34 -0500 Report

thats great girl congrates.eating six small meals aday helps out alot.i started off slowly fitting that in when i first found out and i have now dropped 45 pounds and my a1c is down to 5.9
keep up the good work hun.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2008-06-29 04:01:25 -0500 Report

8 is a very good initial A1C.

The most important thing in the beginning and learning to watch the carbs in everything you eat. And certain other foods can have a big effect on your blood sugars too like pizza. For some reason the combination of the carbs in the crust and the high-fat cheese and meats gives a bigger than expected spike in blood sugar that usually comes hours later.

Watch what you eat and pay attention to your blood sugars afterward—that's the best advice I can give you.

DiabetesDiva 2008-06-30 14:16:52 -0500 Report

Congrats on your lower numbers! When I first started my numbers were consistently low, because I was so afraid of carbs. My dietician really helped me find a balance. Personally I have found so many things affect my levels. Lack of sleep, stress and inactivity are the top ones for me.
Also I have tested on my right hand and the numbers were high, I then immediately test on my left hand and the numbers went down. I try to look at the overall picture and my quarterly A1C is a good indicator on how I am doing.

GabbyPA 2008-06-27 01:00:26 -0500 Report

Write everything down. I am still looking for a method to do so, a journal, online or anything. When I keep track of what I am feeling physically and emotionally, what I am eating, when I am exercising, what events are going on in my life, what adjustments I make in my supplements it helps a lot. These are just some examples, but if it is all in one place for easy reference, you can see what your body is doing with the circumstances it is in. That should help you see what is working and what is not. I am still very much in the experimental stage of it, and notes help me a lot to see if a treatment or a suplement or an activity helps. All in all, it is a lot of paying attention, more than most people do. And just when you think you have it figured out....BAM! You get a spike or a drop and have to figure out some more things.

Ginetteb 2008-06-26 14:33:26 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetes. We all have bouts of ups and downs. What have you done different since you changed job? Whatever you did, keep it up. It is working for you. It could also be the fact that maybe you are not as stressed. Stress will push the numbers up. But keep coming to this site. There are a lot of good people here that will guide, encourage, and inform you about diabetes. Good Luck. Ginette

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