high blood sugar levels

By hummingbird8 Latest Reply 2010-05-25 10:29:15 -0500
Started 2010-05-23 16:33:39 -0500

Hi, I am new to this site. I will be 57 in July. I am having trouble getting my blood sugar levels down. Anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do to bring them down?

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GabbyPA 2010-05-25 10:29:15 -0500 Report

Hi Hummingbird and welcome to the site. There are all kinds of great things you can find here and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.

Having high levels comes from many different things. One of the first steps is finding out what is causing your highs. That can be a huge help.

Are you on a carb counting diet? That can be your first indication of what to do. Try to keep from overloading on carbs in a meal or snack.

Are you exercising regularly? It can take a few weeks for your exercise regime to keep your levels lower, but don't give up. Exercise allows your muscles to take in glucose without the aid of insulin, that is why it helps lower levels so well.

Are you drinking water? Drinking water helps keep the unused glucose flushing out of your body. It is not a quick fix, but drinking a lot of liquid helps to reduce levels as well.

Are you taking your meds properly? If you are taking your meds properly, they should help. I didn't know how I was supposed to take my glipizide at first and I took it with my meal. I need to take it 30 min before a meal. When I changed that, it helped much better.

Are you under huge stress or feeling sick? All kinds of emotions or just feeling ill can cause levels to rise. Even a constant pain can just be enough to prevent those lower numbers you seek. You might need to consult your doctor on getting help with these things. But if you can identify them, then you can start to work on them as well.

KarenH 2010-05-24 22:47:12 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect! Talk to your doctor if you haven't already done so to see if any changes need to be made.

Emma2412 2010-05-24 03:18:09 -0500 Report

Yeah, I agree with everybody here. Diet, exercise, drinking water are some great things to do. Remain positive about yourself. You can do this.

petals 2010-05-24 01:15:49 -0500 Report

exercise and drinking plenty of water does work wonders. But you also have to watch what you eat.

alanbossman 2010-05-23 18:58:06 -0500 Report

Hi and welcome to DC. Roy is right walking and drinking water and exercise will help bring bs levels down. If this does not work you should see your doctor and show him your numbers.

Roy531 2010-05-23 17:07:12 -0500 Report

Do you do any exercise? That would be one way to help them get down, and drinking water to hydrate yourself from the exercise. I walk a lot and that helps me. Also do you eat a lot of carbs, that could cause them to go up.

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