High glucose readings.

By Teelo73 Latest Reply 2018-06-16 14:16:40 -0500
Started 2018-06-14 13:41:31 -0500

Hi everyone. I’m new here. I was diagnosed with T2 diabetes about 2 years ago. My doctor said to keep my sugar levels under 180. The last 2 weeks I can’t get them under 250. I told my doctor and she just said to keep her updated on my levels. Isn’t 250 kind of high? Also it goes up to 368 sometimes. I thought that would be cause for alarm. Am I wrong? By the way. I’m extremely hungry and fatigued.

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GabbyPA 2018-06-16 14:16:40 -0500 Report

High numbers from time to time could be a specific meal or some extra stress going on. I think she will start to worry if it continues. Sometimes our levels go much higher than we may know because of when we choose to test. Only a CGM can help you see if it is a fluke or something going on a regular basis.

Can you get those numbers down when they are that high? Or do they linger there?

msann 2018-06-16 09:15:37 -0500 Report

hello do you take any meds your fasting is to high dont you think do you have diabetic educator to teach you please get some help and another doctor good luck

Las Vegas type 2
Las Vegas type 2 2018-06-15 19:18:57 -0500 Report

Mind the "sugar free" and "low calorie" items, especially if they contain maltodextrin,
or other sugar alcohols. They can use sugar free on their lables because they
don't contain refined sugar. Thing is sucrose(refined sugar) has a lower glycemic
impact than maltodextrin. Go figure. Do some reading on this, your ma be surprised.

Type1Lou 2018-06-15 17:11:42 -0500 Report

You are hungry and fatigued because your body is unable to metabolize the food you are eating which is causing the high blood sugars. Prolonged high blood sugars will lead to diabetes complications and organ damage which will severely impact your quality of life. Have you made any consistent modifications to how and what you eat? This is probably the single most important thing that any person of diabetes must do to gain control. If you haven't already, become aware of how many carbohydrate grams you are eating. Carbohydrates are converted to sugar by your body to use as energy but, because of insulin resistance, that sugar is staying in your blood rather than being used by your cells for energy. It is then excreted by the kidneys which is why frequent urination and excessive thirst is a symptom of diabetes. Reduce the amount of carbohydrates in your diet and you should see a decrease in your blood sugars. Exercise can also help by increasing an individual's insulin sensitivity. Learn as much as you can about what you can do to manage your diabetes. There is a very large component of self-management that goes into good diabetes control. This usually means some significant lifestyle changes. Of course, you also need the proper medical guidance to help you along the way. Are you taking any diabetes medications?