Newly diagnosed & trying to get a hang of this...

Rita B
By Rita B Latest Reply 2010-01-25 19:33:44 -0600
Started 2010-01-24 13:37:09 -0600

I've posted before and have introduced myself. Before I was struggling with wide swings of my bg levels in addition to high readings. This past week, mr dr upped my metformin to 4 a day (but I'm only taking 3 a day to let my gastro system adjust first). In the meantime, a couple of times after eating a healthy diabetic breakfast my bg would dropped to the 80's. Today it dropped to 81. I didn't think this was suppose to happen if you're type 2 and on meds like metformin. I'm watching carbs, exercising, and checking my sugar. And just when I think it is finally getting in a pretty good range, it will either go real high or drop.

10 replies

alanbossman 2010-01-25 19:33:44 -0600 Report

Keep a record of your bg reading and show your doc. 81 is a normal reading not bad usally 70 or below is not so good. Some people who have higher reading and stay high sometimes will feel bad when readings are 80s and 90s. because there bodies are used to higher bs counts.
hope this helps

William1942 2010-01-25 10:11:42 -0600 Report

Hi I know what you mean. I am type 2 and on 500 mg two a day. My morning count was all over the place and was high usually in the 130-140 range. I tried three a day and didn't work. I started taking my last one just as I went to bed. I have a light snack about an hour before bed of celery. Since I started this my counts have dropped into the lower 100's and stayed there. Usually around 100-105 mark and the rest of the day seems to have stabalized also.

Good luck

katana 2010-01-25 15:34:59 -0600 Report

I'm still trying to get sugar levels under control. i was on met. 2x day but they weren't working so now I'm on humalog 75/25 mix 70 u. 2x a day but my sugar levels are still in 300's. It's just …a pain in the ass. sorry, that's the only way really to describe it

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-01-24 17:19:26 -0600 Report

Hi Rita,

I'm right there with you…I have been struggling with mine for several days now, and it is either in the 200s or bottoming out…Very frustrating!!!! I am type 1 and on the pump. You would think that it would be in better control…

greeneyedghost 2010-01-24 17:12:11 -0600 Report

I use to be on Metformin, but was allergic to it and the doc said he feels I can control the diabetes on my own for now. Im glad he has that confidence in me, cuz I like u keep doing the right things and my numbers keep jumping all over the place. One thing I do know is that if you are sick or stressed, your numbers will jump around in extremes. I was recently told that they had found cancer in my body again and I am a single momma.. so at times I find my numbers going crazy. Dealing with diabetes is mind, spirit, body, and heart and more… keeping all in check at the same time is like a full full full time job itself. lol… good luck with it all. I hope it helps to know you are not the only one who is battling keeping numbers good. Nicki

spiritwalker 2010-01-24 16:03:43 -0600 Report

Its a balancing act. The important thing is keeping your Dr.
in the loop. That way they can help you stabilize in a good
range. That can be difference for each of us. It isn't just the
guideline range. I know, for me going below 75 is dangerous,
but for others it isn't. Each of us has to find with the hep of your
diabetes team what is right for you. Good Luck.

Iroquois 2010-01-24 14:09:30 -0600 Report

Hey, I am on metformin 2 X day and my Dr. raised my Glyubride to 2 5mg tabs a day and my sugar is running 90,87, and today 74 - I just don't want it below 70 or I will have some juice as my friend told me that is too low. Just thought I would share that with you. Kathy

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