erratic bs readings

By kasimme Latest Reply 2009-09-20 07:26:08 -0500
Started 2009-09-17 21:05:40 -0500

I check my bs once a day. The am (fasting) one has been averaging 113. My evening (2 hours after starting meal) has been averaging 106. My pm reading jumped up to 133 today. My last reading like that one was 8/14. Does anyone know why my bs jumps like that? I haven't changed my diet.

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mamaoak 2009-09-19 19:30:42 -0500 Report

mine do the same but it all depend how much i have done that day or what i have eaton i do not know why i just think it the dease we have to control it not let it control us.

GabbyPA 2009-09-18 09:38:45 -0500 Report

Welcome to the wonderful world of Blood Sugar. LOL It is something that has so many variables that it is hard to tell. Like KD said, testing more often will help you find your trouble spots. I know that may seem like a big jump for you, but 30 points is not bad and if your meal keeps in the 30-60 point range for 2 hours after, you are okay generally. Of course unless you are high to start with. But your ranges seem very well controlled, so don't freak. Just keep an eye on things and try testing more frequently to see what is going on.
When I visit my doctor, I always take my meter and test after they do to see if my meter is keeping accurate to theirs. You might want to try that too, just for peace of mind.

kasimme 2009-09-19 19:23:16 -0500 Report

hey everyone! thanks for responding and thanks most of all for the support. My doctor has me testing only once a day but I guess I could test on my own if I am that worried. I am not on any meds at this time and I thank God for that. This is all still so new to me and I feel I am out here on my own holding my own. thanks again everybody.

GabbyPA 2009-09-20 07:26:08 -0500 Report

Yep, my doctor tells me to only test twice a day, fasting and before bed. I tell him I test about 4-5 times a day and he says "Why?" I told him I wanted to see what the medicine was doing for me. My fasting # is always high and my bedtime number is usually in a good range now, but if I went only on that, I would be depressed. My numbers drop during the day, quite a bit so I test more than he tells me to.

kdroberts 2009-09-18 08:52:52 -0500 Report

You need to test more than once a day to get the answer to that. At least before, 1 hour and 2 hours after eating your dinner if that is the number you are most concerned about. It could be meter inaccuracy, it could be there was something on your hand, it could be the food you ate was not 100% the same as before, it could be that you didn't have as much physical activity that day or 101 other reasons.

hbkunkel 2009-09-18 08:28:17 -0500 Report

Your numbers are in good shape. I agree with Sally, stress probably has something to do with jumps in numbers. Sometimes uncontrollable things happen and our numbers jump for no apparent reasons. Don't fret.

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