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26.5 blood sugar reading

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Bergkamp777, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. Bergkamp777

    Bergkamp777 Type 2 · Active Member

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    26.5 blood sugar levels
     
  2. Bergkamp777

    Bergkamp777 Type 2 · Active Member

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    It's Christmas day just done my above reading what should I do. They are normally around the 8 mark
     
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    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Drink plenty of water and exercise ( up and down the stairs about 20 times should do it) Happy Xmas
     
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  4. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Did you wash your hands before testing if not then test again after washing hands, if the same then follow above advice drink lots of water and exercise. Then test again.

    Happy Christmas.
     
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  5. Bergkamp777

    Bergkamp777 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Admittedly I've eaten Christmas lunch and deserts. Over indulged.
     
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  6. asparagusp

    asparagusp · Guest

    Test again with clean hands as advised above and report back.
     
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  7. samantha13

    samantha13 · Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was dangerous to exercise with levels over 14mmol?
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    You could be right didn't think may be after testing again if it's not come down drink plenty of water then give it a while test yet again if situation not altered call 111 and ask for advice.

    If exercising remember as we have been reminded strenuous exercise can raise BG so gently does it.
     
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    catapillar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I've certainly be advised not to exercise when hyper, as strenuous activity might just send you higher. But I wouldn't have thought walking round the block or up and down the stairs quite counts as strenuous.

    How do you treat your diabetes @Bergkamp777 ? Are you experiencing any troubling symptoms from hyperglycaemia? Remember 111 is available for advice on what to do if you are concerned - they will be around even on Christmas Day / boxing day.
     
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  10. Bergkamp777

    Bergkamp777 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Metformin glixsaside
     
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    Mep Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Merry Christmas! Sorry to hear you got a high reading. That's the downside of living with diabetes, it doesn't care if it's christmas. I agree with others about calling for help if you need to. I don't think metformin would help much with a reading that high. I'm assuming you're saying you're on glipizide? If you are you may receive advice about altering the dosage of that to help get your sugar down today I'd imagine... but seek advice. I wish you the best. :)
     
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  12. asparagusp

    asparagusp · Guest

    Gliclazide. Test again now!
     
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  13. samantha13

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    I realise everyone is different and experiences hypers differently but if I had a bg of 26.5 getting off the sofa and walking to the bathroom would feel strenuous to me and I'd have awful chest pains. If I'm over 14mmol I take a correction dose and try to relax. It may not be the right thing to do but it works for me personally and i feel safer
     
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  14. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    @samantha13 The difference is your muscles as a T1 are generally alive and awake to glucose and insulin. A T2s aren't until they start to use them so the OP really does need to go for a walk or go up and down the stairs but not too strenuous or you are correct that the levels can go up still. Hopefully @Bergkamp777 will be back to more normal levels this morning.
     
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  15. samantha13

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    Ah I see. Thanks for explaining I didn't realise that
     
  16. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    That's ok we are all here to learn from each other and about each others condition which manifests itself in various differences (even among individuals) but have the same outcome of high BG levels and the complications that brings.
     
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  17. asparagusp

    asparagusp · Guest

    I I see the original poster didn't reply .....
     
  18. Bergkamp777

    Bergkamp777 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thanks everyone for your help, this mornings reading 8.5. No more over indulging
     
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  19. asparagusp

    asparagusp · Guest

    What a relief but did you not take another reading last night?
     
  20. Bergkamp777

    Bergkamp777 Type 2 · Active Member

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    No to scared. As I said it's normally around 7 or 8
     
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