Help need advice

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2017-12-05 10:06:35 -0600
Started 2017-11-30 15:59:47 -0600

I'm new to this. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. So I'm not when to take meds. I never eat breakfast sometimes I eat till 1 or 2 o'clock. It's always like damn if I do damn if I don't. If eat blood sugar goes up to the 300,s if I don't eat it goes down to the 80's. I'm a person I don't eat if I'm hungry. Cause my husband tell's me eat something. I try . But I can't. I feel full like I've eaten all day. But I haven't. I don't know what to do. I've lost so much weight. My kid's are worried. But I feel fine. Like in the mornings I'll check my sugar. Without even no breakfast. It will anywhere from 140's to 180's . And that concerns me. I ate sandwich earlier I just checked it. And it read 161 should I take my meds. Please I need advice

6 replies

msann 2017-12-05 10:06:35 -0600 Report

can you excercise any will help control your bsl you need to talk to diabetic educator bsl to high in the morning keep me updated please

Midnight666 2017-12-04 07:45:47 -0600 Report

I was diagnosed as diabetic in 2009. My BG was over 900 at the time. Did not feel different or have any other issues. Just happened to have a blood test drawn for another reason and it there was the BG. I too have problems with breakfast and eating meals. I usually eat mine around 10-12. And yes it does make your sugars rise when you do not eat. My MD informed me that when you do not eat, your body and insulin are trying to compensate so it will start producing sugar from fat. So…one trick I have learned is to take a spoon of peanut butter in the AM and eat it. Not a big glob or anything, just a small taste. It seems to get my taste buds working and then I may want a piece of peanut butter rye toast. It is hard to make changes. I can go all day without eating and still have high sugars. It is frustrating. BUT…I have had to change. In 2014 while taking care of my husband who was in the final stages of stage 5 prostate cancer and dying at home, I had a massive heart attack and actually died 4 times. Lucky to be here. Now recently, on 3 NOV 2017, I just had my second heart attack. I thought I was doing OK with my diabetes and other health issues, but alas I was not. PLEASE try small changes and stick to one and then move to the next. Do not try to make all the changes at once. It is usually a set up for defeat and frustration. Try one small thing that you like for breakfast…it does not have to be a breakfast item. But stick with it and then move on to the next. You can do it. Since my most recent heart attack, I have made changes and I have stuck with them so far. I am pulling for you.

Ginaquilter 2017-12-03 20:52:03 -0600 Report

I have been a 2 for 2 years and have a sister on insulin for years. Bread you need to stay away from and eat only wheat on occassion. Salads and meat are good. Count carbs…i am to stay under 150. Carb counts are on all packages and download my fitness pal help keep track.
Take oral meds in morning and drink a full glass of water with. 2nd set should be when you eat dinner. By not eating till 2 it causes glucose to go up…and then if you eat not proper it goes up more.

Breakfast- egg is protein…sausage. Milk
Lunch- chef salad w egg
Dinner- non fried meat..preg
Ferable chicken fish non red meat. I hate seafood

Type1Lou 2017-12-01 07:59:28 -0600 Report

Learn as much as you can about diabetes so that you can better manage your blood sugars. Sign up for diabetes management classes like Joyce suggested. Most hospitals offer some sort of diabetes education. I would also recommend reading Dr Richard Bernstein's book "Diabetes Solution". Reading his book was a turning point for me in my diabetes control because he opened my eyes to the role played by carbohydrates in raising blood sugars. I am able to skip meals when I want to…but that works for me (I am a Type 1 since 1976 and on an insulin pump.) The important thing for you is to gain control of your BG's, otherwise, you're on the road to developing those nasty diabetes complications that will severely impact quality of life. Take your meds and eat responsibly. Track the total number of carbohydrate grams you eat per day and keep a log to see how it affects your blood sugar (BG). If your BG is too high, reduce the number of carbs in your diet. Bring your logs with you when you see the doctor. With knowledge, determination and the proper medical guidance, diabetes is very manageable. Wishing you well!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2017-11-30 21:38:22 -0600 Report

When you stop playing Russian Roulette with your health, you will learn know that you cannot skip meals. If you do and eat the wrong foods your blood sugar will spike.

Listen to your husband he is correct. you have to eat if you want to control your blood sugar. Diabetes makes you change your entire lifestyle. If you don't the end result will be you suffering needlessly.

You need to sign up for a diabetes education class and talk to your doctor about the problems you are having. He or she is the only one who can give you medical advice.

Luis65 2017-11-30 19:02:59 -0600 Report

What meds are you taking. The oral I take is metformin. It is recommended to take with food because of gastric issues. I am able to take it on an empty stomach without difficulty but that is not all people. It is best to take your meds on a schedule. As to eating habits that's another thing. You may be able to stabilize your sugars by restricting your carbohydrate intake. That may get you to the point to stop the meds. Works for some.

The point is it is not good practice to take meds because your BG is high. Some like metformin take time to become effective - so if you just take it now and again it serves no real purpose.

Waiting for your reply.

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