A1 vs Levels, high levels after exercising,etc. Help!

By gailcharlotte Latest Reply 2010-08-05 06:34:23 -0500
Started 2010-08-02 13:00:49 -0500

Well hello I got a few things that are bothering me and I am very frustrated. went to the doc andshe was excited that my A!C was 7.even though the previous one was 6.8. And eventhough I told her my levels have been high for me since I went off the Actos. The happy news was she said I didnt have to take it anymore but to continue with the Glyburide. Okay that was good news. However I am still concerned with my daily levels. And told her that but she kept saying but I am thrilled with your A!c. So… which is more important and be more concerned with my A1c or my daily levels? Personally I think my daily levels are more of a concern for me. I am confused by this.My levels in the evening are in the 200's and sometimes 300 and in the mornings it has been consistent with150 to 160. Which they were never that high. So after stopping Actos weight went down (good news) BUT my levels went UP.
So here i am depressed (which doesnt help) and frustrated.
Also while I am here…after an hour of high level water aerobics is my levels higher? And never went down! I am trying but nothing is working.

3 replies

Lakeland 2010-08-05 06:34:23 -0500 Report

I'd talk to your doctor, But I must say I like your doctor, most doctors around here would never take someone off of a pill they seem to only know how to add medications.

There are different diabetic meds that change the numbers differently, some work in the liver , that's what I'm on, but there are others

My mom had an infection brewing in her system & she couldn't get her numbers under control until that was found

Also ask your pharmacist to look at your medication list, some medication don't work well together.

If you want to play with your carb intake, fine or choose things that are higher fiber so they don't break down in you system so fast. I use arnolds sandwich thins for my toast because of their fiber content. I quit cerial even healthy ones because the carb content. some kids cerials are better than the so called healthy ones. I switched to eggs, the doctors like eggbeaters but I don't.

Best wishes

alanbossman 2010-08-02 21:10:46 -0500 Report

You need to show your doctor those numbers, lower carbs is best to get numbers down. You may need a med adjustment from your doctor.

Harlen 2010-08-02 14:24:54 -0500 Report

I would not be happy with numbers like that iether call you doc and tell her your not happy with the #'s your getting remember your the one that has to live with it and any prob that may come from running high #'s
Best wishes

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