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Q:

What should I do to bring down my blood sugar levels? My sugar levels have been reading from 27.6 to Hi , I've taken my insulin when I should and the right amount and I've been eating breakfast lunch and dinner at set times.

Patty Bonsignore

A:

High blood glucose readings can be caused by a number of factors, but the most common ones are eating too many carbs and not taking enough medicine. Steroids for asthma can also cause highs, as well as being ill or having a low-grade infection. The most important steps to take when your blood glucose numbers are high and uncontrolled is to see a team that specializes in treating diabetes. This would include an endocrinologist, diabetes educator and dietitian. They will look at your blood glucose numbers in detail and try to determine the cause. As you work with this team, check your blood glucose numbers before meals and at bedtime, write the numbers down, as well as what you eat, how much and when. Also make sure to make a list of any questions you have. Take these records with you to your diabetes appointment The more information you can give your team, the better they will be able to help you.

October 11, 2012 at 4:10 pm