questy60

Q:

My morning blood sugars have been running higher. Do you have any suggestions? I have had my diabetes type 2 in control until very recently. I am on several meds but recently my morning readings have been over 200. Before they were around 120. Diet and exercise have been the same. I walk at least once a day and stay on the right foods.

Patty Bonsignore

A:

High blood glucose levels can be the result of many things, including: being less physically active; eating more carbohydrates; your body making less insulin (this happens over time in diabetes); adding or changing other medicines; illness; infection and/or an increase in stress. If your medicines, exercise, diet and health status have not changed, then the most likely reason for the elevation is that your body is not making enough insulin. As stated before, this can, over time, be the natural course of diabetes. You may want to talk to your doctor about whether taking insulin would be a good idea. You can also try losing weight or increasing your physical activity. Losing weight helps your body need less insulin -- a weight loss of even 10 to 20 pounds can make a difference. Exercising after supper may also help lower your morning glucose readings. If you are not overweight and you are already getting quite a bit of exercise, then it makes sense to ask your doctor about starting insulin. Insulin is safe, very effective at lowering blood glucose levels,and has very few side effects. The most important goal is to keep your blood glucose levels well controlled, and if insulin is the most effective way to do that, and to avoid complications in the future, that makes it a good choice.

4 replies

Roadrunner 357
Roadrunner 357 2015-12-10 18:03:13 -0600 Report

I can't get my blood sugar to stay above 100 If I eat something it drops to 75 or lower last time I checked after taking.metformin & eating a small steak it dropped to 45 and I had to chug a 16oz coke and eat a cupcake just to get it to 75

porkypig26
porkypig26 2013-05-18 20:58:35 -0500 Report

i live with a 74 year old ol guy whos insulin diabetic and eats more sugar then then a humming bird with unlimited supply of sugar water… Hes also bipolar and pchysofrantic(SP). I dont know how to deal with him. I have a 20 month old daughter and im scared of losing her if i stay or ask for help from the state to leave. I thought about going to a doctor to say i have bipolar to get meds to give to him so my daughter dont have to be around the foul language and yelling. Not to mention hes extremely perverted and flips out when i wont let him fondle me. Thats very disgusting!!!! Im 31 and hes 74!!! VERY GROSS!!!!! He says "i wont tell anyone, blah blah blah" i told him from day 1 i am not like that and will never be! He still dont get the point and I think his familys like that to their in denial. Im worried he might try something with my daughter but he and all of his kids say no. But hows that any different i was just born and he was 43. anyways, sorry got off track. My question is how do i get him to lay off the sugar till i can get a job and a place of my own? his son will kick my daughter and i out the second hes gone. they've already tried. Not to mention as much as i love the house i cant call it home.. His doctor has increased his insulin 2 times in less then 6 months. He drinks about a half gallon of orange juice a day and eats an apple pie almost every other day plus donuts, camdy bars and a half gallon of ice cream in one sitting.. I got him finally to stop drinking pop. I cant have him die before God gets me on my feet. How do i go about his excessive eating and bipolar dissorder? PLEASE HELP ME! STRANDED IN MI! THANKS!

vrl
vrl 2012-10-18 10:26:54 -0500 Report

I like the receipes but it doesn't tell us the numbers of carbs or calaries or sodium in it…How do we figure this out

veggielover
veggielover 2012-10-17 15:00:49 -0500 Report

I find that if I exercise more the day before and only have one healthy snack before 8pm my morning blood sugars are lower, I can go from 110 down to 98 the next morning, even when I am stressed out.