Cannot lower my blood sugar level no matter what I eat
By Latest Reply 2017-11-30 11:55:40 -0600
Started 2017-11-29 11:11:34 -0600

I have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. My blood sugar level doesn't want to get lower than 16.00 I have now been put on new medication and after two weeks no difference. I have followed a Low GI Eating plan. I have noticed that When I eat a salad for dinner, my blood sugar will spike to 20.00 in the morning and all that whas in the salad was lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes. I do not know what I am doing wrong, I have to go see the doctor again in two weeks, but my mood is low and I am getting frustrated with these high readings. I do not know what to do. Any Ideas what I can do with my oral medication to lower my blood sugar, as the medication doesn't seem to work.

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Luis65 2017-11-30 11:55:40 -0600 Report

I agree with Lou below. You might ask your doctor to do a C-Peptide test and a GAD. The C-Peptide indicates how much insulin you body is making. The GAD is a test for antibodies that are destroying you Beta Cells which make insulin.

I ask my PCP to do both tests to rule out autoimmune diabetes. I am somewhere around 26 years with T2D and had been in very good control until recently.

My doc did not even know what the GAD test was.

Anyway that was negative for me and the C-Peptide showed me at the minimum lower normal level- That number may be suppressed because I take Lantus insulin.

I guess I may becoming more insulin resistant again. This disease sucks- and you gotta stay on top of it all the time.

Good luck and my prayers to you.

Type1Lou 2017-11-30 11:10:43 -0600 Report

Even though you were diagnosed as Type 2, you may need to take insulin, at least initially, to establish good BG control. There is also the possibility that you have been misdiagnosed and are actually a Type 1. There are blood tests that can be done to confirm whether a person is a Type 1. I would call your doctor immediately to notify him/her of what you are experiencing and of your concerns. Make sure that you keep a running log of your BG levels along with a food log of what you ate and the quantities. Start tracking the carbohydrate grams of everything that you are eating since carbs are a major factor in establishing BG control. The more information you can provide your doctor, the better they can handle your case. Wishing you well!

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