What do you do when your BGL is high?

Leigh Marsden
By Leigh Marsden Latest Reply 2008-07-05 15:00:55 -0500
Started 2008-06-30 04:13:49 -0500

I see where everyone knows what to do when your bgl is low… But, no advice for when it is high. Please help! Leigh


8 replies

covert48
covert48 2008-07-05 15:00:55 -0500 Report

I find exercise helps. Try reading the book "Sugar Busters" - helped me a lot when first diagnosed in January '08 with FBS of 484. I find NOT eating every few hours will raise my sugar. Hope this helps. You can get it under control with a lot of work.

Dancehawk
Dancehawk 2008-06-30 11:24:21 -0500 Report

Walking, cleaning house, eat a little protien too.
Drink water to help stay hydrated and flush your system.
I can usally bring mine down just by walking around the block a few times.
Let us know how you do.

dance

JP - 14811
JP - 14811 2008-06-30 09:35:31 -0500 Report

Barry said it right. Go for a walk. not a stroll a walk that breaks a sweat… and drink a lot of water. The exercise should bring it down and if it doesn't then a trip to the Doctor might be in order…

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-06-30 05:03:59 -0500 Report

Leigh,
Part of the reason it seems there's no advice about what to do when your blood sugar is high is because it depends a great deal on the medication/treatments that you are using.

For example, for someone on insulin injections, the solution is simple. You can inject insulin and your blood sugar will fall.

However, if you are on oral meds, I don't believe there is a quick remedy like insulin. If I understand correctly, you wouldn't take extra metformin for instance. You'd stick to your normal dosage and let your body work. You can exercise which burns sugar and helps increase your body's responsiveness to insulin.

As Barry indicated, drinking water does help also.

Most importantly (perhaps) would be to avoid eating more foods that will drive your blood sugar higher. Choose proteins, super-low-carb veggies, and maybe some fats. Avoid carbs--and especially highly processed sugars and carbs.

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2008-07-04 03:56:31 -0500 Report

Thank you so much for this website. It has offered me not only the oppurtunity to meet fellow warriors, but solid advice. Thank you again, Leigh

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2008-07-04 03:56:32 -0500 Report

Thank you so much for this website. It has offered me not only the oppurtunity to meet fellow warriors, but solid advice. Thank you again, Leigh

BarryE
BarryE 2008-06-30 04:32:36 -0500 Report

Whenever my BGL is running high, I find for myself at least, a good walk helps me, as does water. Exercise seems to work best for me.

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2008-07-04 03:54:47 -0500 Report

I took your advice and took a stroll yesterday. When I started my bgl was 325. I walked for 7 tenths of a mile at a slow/medium speed ( I have other health issues) My blood sugar dropped to 105!!! I was shocked! What a great way to drop the Blg plus, get exercise. Thank you for your input! Leigh