strange sugar levels

By katt61569 Latest Reply 2009-09-22 18:37:11 -0500
Started 2009-09-22 03:06:59 -0500

I was diagnosed last sept after throwing up for a month and was hospitalised for 1 week. my problem is I am not a big breakfast or lunch eater. I worked night shift in nursing homes for 14 years as a CNA and eat supper which would have been breakfast for me. My sugar level are higher in the morning than any other time of day. When I do eat breakfast or lunch my levels have droppped to 35, so I don't eat breakfast that often because I know what will happen but now my levels are dropping between 4-5 in the evening to below 50. I don't eat bread so telling me to eat a sandwich won't help. I actually don't eat carbs at all I mainly eat tomatoes & lettuce and drink diet 7 up & coffee. I need ideas for lunch that will keep my levels up. I can always tell the are dropping I start sweating on my forehead (is that normal?). My ac1 levels are 5.7% and i take 10 mg of glyburide BID with out it my levels are over 300. Any ideas would be helpful.

4 replies

Turtle 2009-09-22 10:49:03 -0500 Report

Just at first glance at your diet, you do not seem to be getting enough protein. I am not a dietician but that is my guess. Try some peanut butter on celery for a snack.


kdroberts 2009-09-22 07:45:30 -0500 Report

10mg of glyburide is a huge amount if you are eating pretty much no carb and that's what's dropping you low. By not eating breakfast you are essentially forcing your body to dump sugar into your blood so your blood sugar doesn't go low. You need to talk to your doctor but a dose reduction to 2.5 or 5mg and eating at least 3 meals a day, preferably 4-5 if you include 1-2 small snacks, should help stabilize your blood sugar. If your doctor only looks at your A1c then make sure you make them look at everything including how you eat and your numbers. Although at first glance a 5.7 A1c is good, if you are dropping low frequently and bounce high frequently then it's actually worse than having a higher A1c.

Anonymous 2009-09-22 11:26:24 -0500 Report

My last a1c was also 5.7…I can spike high whenever I eat though,even after a yogurt it can bounce to 160,other things even higher..

katt61569 2009-09-22 18:37:11 -0500 Report

At lower dose of glyburide I am over 300 for my levels after meals and 250 in th morning before eating anything.

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