high blood sugars

By maryb63 Latest Reply 2009-10-06 17:38:07 -0500
Started 2009-09-29 14:36:22 -0500

does anyoe know the answer to this? i wake at 630 take my blood test my sugar is pretty normal i eat what im supposed to wait an hr take it again and its in the 200's nevr fails but as the day goes on they are fine again. is this normal?

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John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-09-29 14:58:09 -0500 Report

OK, a couple of important things here to understand. First, it's normal for everyone (including people who don't have diabetes) to see their blood sugar rise after they eat a meal. Testing an hour after you eat will almost certainly show you that your blood sugar has gone up.

The fact that you say your blood sugars have returned to normal later, makes me believe that your medications are working for you.

However, it is also important to understand that the food choices you're making might need to be modified. You really want to limit how high your blood sugar spikes after your meals. Seeing numbers over 200 after every meal is not ideal. Cutting back on carbohydrates and also making sure that you eat a little protein and/or fat with your carbs will help limit how high your blood sugar goes after your meal.

Hang in there. Experiment with your food plan and keep watching your numbers. Find out what works best for you.

maryb63 2009-09-30 07:34:52 -0500 Report

i really need help here plz give me an idea of what to eat at breakfast the only time my b.s. is bad ive tried everything. i take onglyza 5mg once a day then starlix 120mg 3x a day. ive ate cereal toast yogurt eggs everything nothing helps ive taken my pills before and after i eat.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-09-30 11:19:21 -0500 Report

I think this is probably better answered by a diabetes educator or a dietitian. Is there a dietitian at your doctor's office?

I would think eggs would be the way to go at first because they contain zero carbs. If you're seeing high blood sugars after eating a breakfast of eggs, I don't know what could be happening.

If it were me, I would experiment for a few days with eating a breakfast of only eggs. I think you'd see very little (or no) rise in your blood sugar. Then slowly introduce a little bit of carbs to your breakfast, like a half piece of whole-wheat toast or one serving of low-fat, low-sugar yogurt, to see what happens. Keep monitoring to see what happens with your blood sugar.

maryb63 2009-10-06 17:38:07 -0500 Report

my dr put me on metformin today cuz my ins doesnt cover my previous meds im hopeing this does it.

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