My BS has jumped to 214, WTH!!!

By emilyvoorn Latest Reply 2010-12-11 21:01:24 -0600
Started 2010-11-19 18:24:10 -0600

How can a half of wheat sandwich, light mircle whip, one thin slice of turkey, a half cup of apples and a handful of brocolli bring your bs from 111 to 214? I woke up this morning @ 115 ate breakfast and took my meds. waited two hrs. was at 111. I had low cal reduced string cheese for snack and then had lunch. tested an hour later and now at 214. This is crazy. I'm going to the gym to workout for an hour I hope it goes down before dinner or I'm screwed. I hate when my BS goes past 160. I've only had two glasses of watch could that be what going? I'm not drinking enough water?

18 replies

emilyvoorn 2010-12-11 21:01:24 -0600 Report

Hi Kathy:) thanks for your reply, I've learn to relax a little now, I'm maintaining under 132 I have even been too low at 77 for the most part I watch what I eat and excersie often so I my doctor says I might be able to reduce my meds. (2000 mg. of Metaformin) to 1000mg. my last test was Oct. 24, so my next is scheduled Jan. 24, please cross your fingers I'm hoping things have changed big time:) my last A1C was 11 and my BS was 452 when I first was diagonosed. Nice talking to you and again thanks for the encouragement:)

Kathy Cook
Kathy Cook 2010-12-11 19:01:57 -0600 Report

I don't think that water has much to do with it. But do you check your BS regularly? Everyone's body works differently & this kind of fluctuation can be quite normal. The A1c test is what really counts. And my doctor says 150 is okay.

nanaellen 2010-11-28 13:50:51 -0600 Report

Hi Again Emily! Just for the record 144 BS is normal. Anything under 150 is great! And I talked to an elderly gentleman who told me he drinks a glass of icewater with a teaspoon of cinnamon that he chills the night before and that it took about a month before he saw any results but he believed it to lower he BS by 30 points!! Been diagnosed with type 2 for the last 4 years or so. Very FRUSTRATING! You could also try sea salt it's way better for you! I don't get to the site as much as I would like too. Gotta fight my son for the use of the computer!! LOL I'll try to keep in touch, maybe we could help each other !

emilyvoorn 2010-11-28 14:34:36 -0600 Report

THANKS Nana for your reply! I would love to keep in touch and would like to have a personal buddie I can share my trails and tribulations with our battles against diabetes, my latest battle has been getting sick with anything that has peanuts I have never had any issues with peanut butter of peanuts for that matter however now when I eat them I get sick and start throwing up, my stomach craps about two hours and I can't hold anything down until I take nausa meds.

I also have a Facebook page same as user name on this site. I will try the cinnamon test and see if it works for me;) I love cinnamon so it should be to hard of a task:):) thanks for the tip!

emilyvoorn 2010-11-22 19:23:43 -0600 Report

Wow I didn't know tomato soup was so high in sugar, what's so wierd is that I had a baked yam fries mixed w/a TBS of honey, 1 pk. of splenda 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 2TBS EEVO a dash of kosher salt and pepper, 3 turkey meatballs and a handful of raw carrots with a 16oz gl of spring water. my BS before was 92 after lunch 144 is that to high? Plus I walked for an hour b4 lunch and the funny thing is - I had more for lunch today then the other day…I think apples have a wierd affect on me, it happens everytime I eat them.

nanaellen 2010-11-22 19:02:21 -0600 Report

I was just wondering the SAME thing about MY lunch a few days ago!!! One bowl of Campbell's Tomato Soup!! THAT'S it just one bowl of soup & MY bs was 369!!!!!!!! Then I read the back of the can!!! 28 gms of sugar PER serving!! And to top it off… there's 2 1/2 servings per can!!! So I feel ya girl!

Armourer 2010-11-20 19:16:52 -0600 Report

Been there a lot! I can't eat any carbs or fruit, even wheat stuff, cause it all spikes my sugars big time. After years of fighting this it took carb counting for me to finally control the BG. I use a lot of insulin! Perhaps you need to up the protein, and leave out the apple.

hopejoey1 2010-11-22 14:07:08 -0600 Report

I agree the reduced calorie items and reduced fat items are reduced because they are higher in carbs, its tricky but keep watch on it. If you would like to test the high carb theory grab a low carb ranch dressing any brand and a regular ranch dressing and see what you find. If you are eating higher fiber breads and using mayonaise it could be that you might want to cover for an expected slower breakdown and absorption of carbs verses insulin( and it may be if you are sick in any way or stressed that could surely play a role in that also.)release on the wheat and complex carbs as they break down slower. and definitely drink lots of water try adding fruit slices to a ptcher of water it really flavors it without any side effects…Hope this helps. I also avoid diabetic "friendly sweets the sugar alcohols used to sweeten smetimes act strange with my sugars..

Star40 2010-11-20 14:51:15 -0600 Report

I know when i have a snack in the evening and have broccoli and cauliflower my sugars go high. I stopped buying them both because even though they have a low gi they still raise my sugars pretty good.
Might be something to bring up with the endocrine doctor maybe they know how this could happen.

CaliKo 2010-11-20 10:15:17 -0600 Report

It is frustrating while you are learning what and when to eat. I had several readings in the 200s my first month after diagnosis. I think it just took a while to adjust to my new eating habits, and for me to learn to spread out the carbs. Cheese has never been a problem for me, but fruit carbs seem to require some fat or protein along with it for me not to spike. I love to put a little peanut butter on some pear slices for instance. Remember to include the good fats in moderation and eat enough protein, too. One thin slice of turkey is not much. Good luck!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-11-20 10:07:24 -0600 Report

Been there, screamed that. After another, test per James' instructions. it's still high more WTH. Sometimes it has been because I needed more protein to balance out the carbs. It seems my BG does best if I count the carbs and protein. If the about 2 carbs for 1 protein ratio is off my BG rebels. Also I learned my pinky fingers lie. They always gave weird results that the other fingers refuted. Maybe they dd it so they wouldn't ever get stuck again.

geairn 2010-11-20 09:44:24 -0600 Report

dairies raise and hold your surgars they are harder to process…im on the pump and when i take in dairy products i have to give myself a dual wave bolus..and dont stress cuz that will raise your sugars to..

Harlen 2010-11-19 22:35:10 -0600 Report

You never know what will set off you BS and give you a spike , now you know it can be light wip or apples
I keep away from anything light or low fat
best wishes

jayabee52 2010-11-19 18:58:49 -0600 Report

Howdy Emily!
Perhaps it could be not drinking enough water, but that seems too high a jump for just not enough water. Are you sure your testing site was clean before you took your reading? Sometimes I have had a large jump in BG#s, bigger than I expected for what I had eaten, and I hadn't cleaned my finger well enough.

When I washed and dried the site and tested again, the results were often more in line with what I could usually expect. However, there were times when i retested and the BG#s were still more elevated than I thought they should be.

In those cases I have to wonder like you did WTH?

I pray it doesn't happento you (or anyone) often.

Blessings to you and yours


jeffrey9127 2010-11-19 18:41:48 -0600 Report

Hello emilyvoorn, You never know what may trigger a spike in BS. If I have even a little rice, or pasta, my BS shoots up. You probably should wait a least two hours after you eat to test. Try that and see if it is actually lower. I don't know if water plays a part in lowering BS. Perhaps some of the more knowledgeable members here can answer that question.

emilyvoorn 2010-11-19 18:53:27 -0600 Report

Hi Jeff thanks for responding:) I 'm pretty new to having diabetes type 2, I was diagnosed oct. 24th this yr, this has all been a learning process for sure! Actually more like a wake up call. Anyway I went from 452 to a range of 80 - 140 by changing my diet and exercising at least 60 min. sometime I do 90 minutes on a good day. My workout consist of walking and biking a little at the gym. I feel better but I get nervous if my BS goes past my range. I'm hoping to beat this so I try to stay positive but I have my moments…just like eveyone who has this disease.

hopejoey1 2010-11-23 04:57:16 -0600 Report

Hey Emily I am so sorry I gave hints based off of type 1. I am believing it will get easier. Its far better these dys to be able to chose from different healthy foods, There are alot more tasty healthier focused foods marketed. I even think you will be able to incorporate family favorites with some healthy moderations

geairn 2010-11-20 09:49:30 -0600 Report

go with low carb products…stay away from dairy…and if it's white dont eat it…I come from a long line of diabetics..grandmother,aunts,father,nephew and myself..
your gonna be fine..8)

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