High Blood Sugars

By rjmcmm Latest Reply 2008-08-26 04:19:15 -0500
Started 2008-08-24 16:20:12 -0500

I was diagnosed 2 years ago with type 2 diabetes, ever since I have had uncontrolled blood sugars, I have been on several oral medications,several injectable medications- byetta, lantus, novolog, regular insulin, nothing seems to help. Not sure what I am doing wrong. I am a nurse and can take care of my patients with diabetes but taking care of myself is difficult. The lasting effects of high blood sugars scare me, not sure what to do, my doctor continues to increase my insulin every time I see him. there has to be a better way!. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.

6 replies

butterfly_8 2008-08-26 04:19:15 -0500 Report

Try every little thing you can do, move your arms,while standing in place,twist your waist.Massage your own body,and by all means give up the junk food. No sodas,chips,candy bars or whatever you do not need.Remember every little change helps.Drink more water than usual.

DonnaAnn 2008-08-25 21:40:13 -0500 Report

I once worked third shift, and it is very hard to get a grip on the eating. Try eatiing foods that are low in carbs. You would be surprised how many foods are higher than you think. Stay away from the vending machine. Bring fruit, veggies, nuts, and other healthy food to snack on. Find a diety nurse or a diabetic clinic that can help you figure out how many carbs per meal and snack you should be taking in. Your probably taking in too many carbs.

butterfly_8 2008-08-24 16:38:59 -0500 Report

You mention the different medications you have taken,but are you changing your diet and exercise habits? It works hand in hand.The lack of exercise plays havoc with my bs, so I learned I have to do all thee.Medication,proper diet,snd exercise to keep my blood sugar under control.

Martina 2008-08-24 19:34:15 -0500 Report

that is good to hear about the excerise part but what if you have problems with your joints like osteoarthritis? what type of excerise are you supposed to do

Ryan 2008-08-24 21:54:59 -0500 Report

Me too, I have fibromyalgia and walking to the mailbox is a pain.(no pun intended) I know it does help because my brother exercises only when he's high, and it helps bring his BG levels down. I know he should be exercising regularly but he doesn't and he doesn't eat right either. But his meds usually take care of his high BS levels and I told him that eating properly might possibly get him off the meds or at least lower it and it would help him to not go hypo if he eats too late or gets too busy at work and forgets to. At least it would help him not go hypo so easily if he could lower lowered his meds and eat properly but no, even after seeing our grandfather go through it he doesn't listen. I'm only 32 and he's 31 so if we don't take care if it now, we're going to have a lot of serious problems down the road, well hopefully, he'll shape up…or else I have to tell MOM!!! :)

rjmcmm 2008-08-25 12:54:24 -0500 Report

Yes I do exercise, probably not as much as I should and I am trying to eat better. I think alot of the problem is I work from 3pm-11pm and I havent figured out how to eat according to my hours

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