I have just learned in the past month or so that I have high sugar-up to about 145 in the morning. This is not an absolute, as some mornings are as low as 88. My question is this: on mornings I feel stressed my level is higher. Even eating cheese or an egg or nuts won't always bring it down on these days. I still have to take my A1C, but I am wondering if stress actually causes one or both of liver and kidneys to overwork. On the non-stressful days if I'm a little high the 1-2 oz. of the foods I mentioned usually works.
My other question is how long should I give myself after getting my A1C(if in the safe range) to see if my diet and exercise regimen is enough before going to a dr.? I have an overall average of about 115 pre-breakfast and about an 100 throughout the rest of the day, maybe 117 at peak after a higher count meal. Is this pretty good after only 4 weeks of dieting?
Being new to this as a participant instead of caring for someone who's been on insulin for years is confusing.
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