Bad couple of days

By sycamorehank Latest Reply 2010-08-09 13:38:05 -0500
Started 2010-08-03 17:55:11 -0500

Im type 2 , my highest level in about a month has only been like 130 -138. But the last two days my high has been 149. Now i know its not too far out of range, however i havent changed my diet still exercise the same amout if not a bit more but still higher than normal(for me). Im trying to keep it low cause i go for my 1st A1C test since i was diag. I guess it could be worse, just trying to vent a little bit. I keep saying to my wife-whats is going on. I know she doesnt really know and she is probly getting tried of saying i dont know. She is very souportive but i think its hard for her to understand. Im going through a bunch of different feelings the last couple days is this normal or am i being over sesitive?? Im venting thanks for listening. Hank

6 replies

Lakeland 2010-08-05 06:21:03 -0500 Report

A1c is an average of 3 months, so one or 2 bad days won't make that much of a difference. It's actuall close to 1 year since my diagnosis, and during the classes, I would test often & then exercise & retest so I know if I get a number I don't like I can walk & drop it 30 points.

I found for myself, it's overwhelming for both of you, My hubby had to get use to me. I did most of the cooking & he'd be "what's that?" yes some of my overly startchy, all carbohydrate dinners like spagetti & bread, had to go & my french toast breakfasts aren't around any more, but I do it & i've lost weight & he did too, so he's not so upset anymore,

I keep posting this about the carbs so I hope people dont' get too upset, but I was so concerned about eating changes and they told me one thing that has really made my food choices easier (unless ihave a day when I just don't care)

If you can get into a diabetic class, they teach you carb counting & they told me to make the dinner choice around the carb you want. So if I did want the spagetti, high fiber in whole grains make the body process it slower & not spike blood sugar, so get the new whole grain pasta, Be a little carful with the sauces there are lots of sugar in spagetti sauces, I'd skip the bread & I now add a protein, like a meat ball or sausage.

If I didn't do that. the pasta would be fast processing carb, the bread would be fast processing too, the sauce would be too. for me that would be way too much.

I really believe chosing the carb first has helped and because of learning what are carbs I even watch things like corn & potatoes because the starch. I also choose jello with a tiny amount of fruit, fruit really spikes my numbers. So I kind of know now what I can & can't have. It's taken time, it's less frustrating but it's taken time to get to this point

best wishes

RAYT721 2010-08-03 18:34:41 -0500 Report

Good luck with the a1c test. That was a big frustration for me because my first diagnosis didn't have one. I had to wait three months for the three month average. It turned out to be 6.4 which the doctor was happy with. I'm assuming that you're not on meds or insulin at this time. I'm not and it looks like our readings are similar. I had a 70 as a low once and a high of 170 with most readings in the 120-140 range. There's not much more than you can do than diet and exercise. If you're low try a little sweet candy or something. If you are high, just go for a walk and/or have some water. The rest is just to take readings as often as you can to chart what your body thinks of your food choices. I think that the ups and downs you're having with readings is normal. Of course we want our numbers to be normal but they're not. We are diabetic. The best thing to aim for is as low as we can get them. Some things are not in our control… some things are. Control what you can. As for the "whys" of what's going on, I side with your wife, "I don't know." :)

dulcet 2010-08-03 18:26:50 -0500 Report

I go through a bunch of emotions too. If one of them is stress, then that will definitely make your levels go up. 149 isn't too crazy, but stressing over it may be a contributor, you know? ;)

RAYT721 2010-08-03 19:06:24 -0500 Report

Definitely stress is a contributor. I know a lot of people on this site that would love to be "only" 149.

sycamorehank 2010-08-03 21:37:39 -0500 Report

thank you for the comments. you both are right 149 isnt so bad and your right there are alot of people that want to be at 149. Ill just keep charting and execise till i go back to the doctor or if it goes higher ill call him. Once again thank you very much for taking time to write. Hank

Ms. Margaret
Ms. Margaret 2010-08-09 13:38:05 -0500 Report

Re,e,ber, the heat can play havoc with your readings as well. There is a thread on the site about heat and blood sugar levels but I can't find it right now. I would strongly suggest you AND your wife get into a diabetic teaching class. She needs to know at least as much as you do. If she does all the cooking which I do, is the reason I went and I am a nurse. I learned a lot about feeding my Type II diabetic. He was good about his diet and sticks to it mostly. Occasionally he goes off the deep end. When numbers are out of range, it is always good to review your day or day before and maybe something will stick out to you. Keep keeping on.