High Blood Sugars

By nycgranni Latest Reply 2010-01-05 13:13:46 -0600
Started 2009-12-28 09:01:06 -0600

My blood sugars are high! On insulin-How can I control this?

16 replies

AddassaMari 2010-01-05 13:13:46 -0600 Report

I would not have known to ask about the type of insulin. I did not know there were different types.
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Turtle 2010-01-04 22:50:32 -0600 Report

I am t 2 diabetic and take 500 mg of glcophage 1x daily. I am not on insulin but I have my highs and lows. I think the advice you have been given here is good. You need to see your dr and a diabetic educator if you have not already seen one.

Elrond 2010-01-03 19:56:54 -0600 Report

I'm constantly amazed at the number of doctors who start patients on insulin without proplerly educating them in proper diabetes management. Of course, most doctors aren't experts themselves but they should refer the patient to someone who is. There is a lot more to it than simply injecting insulin. Proper diet and exercise are vital. I strongly recommend classes in diabetes management. Most areas offer free classes, usually through a hospital or clinic. If you can't find one, we have many people here who have been living with diabetes for a very long time. Read the posts. (and try to ignore some of the arguments) If there's anything you don't understand, be sure to ask. The only stupid question is the one you don't ask. :)

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-12-29 15:20:09 -0600 Report

I think we can offer more help if we have a little more information. What kind of insulin are you taking? When do you take the insulin?

How high are your blood sugars? What are your eating habits?

jaleits 2009-12-30 19:32:34 -0600 Report

Morning Noon Dinner 70/30 and regular

jaleits 2009-12-30 19:33:01 -0600 Report

was just 230 before dinner

John Crowley
John Crowley 2010-01-04 11:27:05 -0600 Report

OK, do you match the insulin you are taking to the number of grams of carbohydrates you eat? Or has your doctor simply given you a set dose to take?

Without much information about your diet, I'm only guessing that your doctor has given you a set dose of insulin to take. What's happening is that you're eating more carbs than the insulin can cover (again just a guess). In the short term (until you can see your doctor again), you should try cutting back on the number of carbs you eat. Avoid white sugar, white flour, rice, potatoes, sugared sodas, baked goods, and other high-carb foods. Read food labels like crazy, so that you know where your carbs are coming from. And try to eat more fresh vegetables (but no corn or potatoes) and protein (like chicken, turkey, lean beef, lean pork, and fish).

I would bet that you'll see much better numbers (unless, of course, you're already doing all that). You definitely should get an appointment to see your doctor again and let him/her know that your numbers are still running way too high.

Harlen 2009-12-28 09:39:20 -0600 Report

Hello and welcome
Do you know how to count carbs????
this is what I use and it works very very well I keep my # 80 to 105 using this methed If you need more info just let me know
Best wishes

ptsparkle 2009-12-28 13:37:33 -0600 Report

I agree, carbs can wreak havok. Also portion size, exercise are important. When was last visit to dr.? Meds may need to be adjusted. Good luck.

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