High blood sugars?

By MsV61 Latest Reply 2017-11-04 19:26:07 -0500
Started 2017-11-01 21:26:06 -0500

I'm having a problem with my blood sugars, it seems that I have low counts in the mornings, but at night they are high. I try to be careful about what I eat and I do cheat sometimes, but sometimes I don't eat a lot because most of the time when I eat lunch I'm not hungry until later on and my counts are still high. What can I do to bring it down?

Tags: blood sugar

6 replies

msann 2017-11-04 09:36:04 -0500 Report

hey lady i am caregiver to to my mom and aunt my aunt is 90 she think 20 she do well my mom got neurapthy and she went on walker in feb so and her eyesite not good so you are just plain stressed out do you have anyone to help you please take time for yourself praying for you

MsV61 2017-11-04 19:26:07 -0500 Report

Hi msann, no I really don't have anyone to help, my daughter lives there with my mom and my sister just recently moved out, but she wasn't much help before then. I work for my mom on Monday's and Wednesday's and usually on those days I go to visit my dad who's in the Nursing Home. I can't seem to get on a set schedule for eating, so I guess what I need is some way to have my meals at a reasonable time, that may solve some of the problem. Thank you for your prayers I need them.

MsV61 2017-11-04 00:22:02 -0500 Report

I try to do the small meals, but what throws me off is that I'm caregiver for my mom and dad and the days I work for my mom I go to see dad in the Nursing Home so I can never get a set time to eat when I should and I know that is one of the problems. Thank you for your reply.

suecsdy 2017-11-03 18:46:33 -0500 Report

I find eating for diabetes, for me at least , is sometimes difficult. It isn't the foods, but the timing. I had been eating 2 meals a day with a few snacks. Now I have been dxd with gastritis and have been advised to have more frequent small meals. I think I'm going to need to do some serious preplanning for this. I have discovered the hard way that a large meal can be a trigger for a gastric attack.
A good brisk walk will bring my blood sugar down, so maybe try a little exercise. I've also been told that drinking lots of water will help also. I don't know what meds you're taking, but maybe you need to adjust the dose. If they're really that high (not just higher than you would like), talk to your Dr about it.

MsV61 2017-11-04 00:32:27 -0500 Report

Dear suecsdy, I do walk as much as I can, but I can't walk around outside much because I have problems with my back and walking on concrete makes it hurt so I'm taking water fitness class and I'm thinking about Tai Chi, something that will put less stress on my bones.

Type1Lou 2017-11-02 10:03:59 -0500 Report

Food, although a major factor in blood glucose readings, is not the only thing to consider. Stress, hormones and emotions can also cause fluctuations. I would suggest that you keep a food log with carbohydrate counts to help you zero in on whether what you are eating and when you are eating it is causing your higher BG's. A food log also has helped me to better adhere to the carb limits I've set for myself. Have you established a daily carbohydrate limit for yourself? Do you know how many carb grams per day you are currently consuming? Becoming carbohydrate aware and reducing daily carb intake may be the single most effective thing you can do to reduce your blood sugars.