Cant get blood sugar numbers down

By kat3668 Latest Reply 2010-06-30 18:58:51 -0500
Started 2010-06-29 19:49:16 -0500

Hello all! I am new to these boards and was diagnosed April 27 with type 2 diabetes.. Since that time I have totally turned my diet around and have lost 26 pouns so far. I eat a low carb diet and feel pretty good. The onlt problem is that I can not seem to get my sugar under 115. I average around 122 most days. I take 500 mg Metformin once a day and exercise when I can . (1 to 4 days a week) Should I be concerned that I dont seem to be dropping? I know I am eating well as the weight is really falling off but those dang numbers! Anyone have any insight for me?

8 replies

runthe 2010-06-29 21:49:41 -0500 Report

hello and welcome. tou seem to be on the right track. after a year of being a type 2 i wish i had numbers like that all the time. I had to be on insulin along with metformin twice a day just to keep my sugars level s under control. keep up the good work. runthe

RAYT721 2010-06-29 20:31:53 -0500 Report

I used to feel that I had to have non-diabetic numbers but the reality is that I am a diabetic. The thing is to be as low as you can go but you certainly don't want to get TOO low. Your readings are not bad at all. I have also dropped 20+ pounds and what a great feeling to have to buy new jeans. Don't focus so much on the numbers that you lose focus on your health. You still need nutrition, carbs, fat, protein and every thing in a healthy meal plan. Keep up the good… er, GREAT, work. Don't be so hard on yourself!!! Take a deep breath!!!

Harlen 2010-06-29 20:20:20 -0500 Report

You are doing great
I am T2 on the pump and my # run 80 to 129
If I was you I would test a bit more
befor bed fasting and 2 hr after lunch just to get a better idea of what your running all day
but thats just me
Best wishes

Kirla 2010-06-29 20:17:38 -0500 Report


Your doing great for only 2 months. Eat right and sooner or later the numbers should go down. Mine did. I post all my blood sugar readings on my blog. You can look at them to compare them to what your getting. Start with the 2009 readings for March. That’s when my numbers dropped from the 300+ range down to an average of 150 or so.

I also posted what I did to bring down my numbers. My A1C went from 14.1 to 5.9 in 4 months. It didn’t happen over night so give it time and they should drop sooner or later. You should try different things and eating different foods at different times to see how it affects your blood sugar. Click the link below to see what has worked for me.

Good luck

Elrond 2010-06-29 20:13:33 -0500 Report

It sounds as if you're doing great. I'm type 1 and my doctor would be ecstatic if I ever turned in glucose numbers like yours. I'm rarely under 120 and often around 200. Of course, I recently started on an insulin pump and we're still 'fine-tuning' it, trying to bring my numbers down gradually without going too low. Your weight loss will be a huge help so stick with it. I'm already underweight so I've gone as far in that direction as possible. Hang in there and listen to your doctor.

kat3668 2010-06-29 20:02:24 -0500 Report

I am only testing once a day right now… those are my fasting numbers… I have tested a couple of times 2 hours after lunch and have been around 110 both times.

GabbyPA 2010-06-30 18:58:51 -0500 Report

Well, then I would not worry. Keep an eye on it always, but it sounds like you are doing very well.

GabbyPA 2010-06-29 19:55:15 -0500 Report

Hello Kat,
It sounds like you are doing great. 26 pounds in two months is a LOT! So keep that in the works. Welcome to the site. I know you will find a lot of great input for your searches here.

Are those fasting numbers or after meal numbers? If they are fasting, what kind of after meal numbers are you getting? Those are not terrible, of course if you could start below 100 and keep it below 140 after a meal you are doing quite well.