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Type 1 Advice please on sugar levels

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by hayleyowen90, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. hayleyowen90

    hayleyowen90 Type 1 · Member

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    Is there anyone else who does really well and keep control of there sugar levels and then all of a sudden find it hard again to control them causing hab1c levels to go up again ?? And what do they do to try get them down again ??? I feel like I go on a roll and do really well as my last reading was 42 but now my reading are really high again and can't get them down and know that my hab1c levels will go up again and I feel gutted :(


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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Do you know why they've suddenly gone up? Stress? Illness? Hormones?

    Do you count carbs?
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Are we talking about just today or a period of days/weeks, if it's a recent event it's worth changing your insulin pens as it may be that your insulin has degraded.
     
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    hayleyowen90 Type 1 · Member

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    Well i did well before Christmas finally got it down then it went up again as it was Christmas and hard to be healthy and just wanted comfort food, and then finally got on top of it and went down to 42 which is amazing and lately it's just done up over these past few three weeks I know I have been stressed which is not like me and maybe my hormones have been all over the place due too having a few babies losses over this past few years and think it's just talking us a toll on me and my partner Abit, I feel I've lost my motivation do be healthy and excercise again due to my sugars be higher again cx


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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Stress can put your sugars up for sure and it sounds like you've had a stressful time.

    I suggest perhaps keeping a food diary for a week along with your test results, etc, and then you might see an easy place to tighten up your control.

    Test lots, correct if necessary and if you're confident doing so, and set yourself tiny achievable targets.

    Good luck :)
     
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    Higher levels of cortisol (stress hormone) will give you higher BGs on average. Think about increasing insulin levels to bring your averages back down.
    Exercise could certainly help to get some 'positive' hormones chugging around your body and help reduce your BGs naturally too.
    Try not to dwell on the past - enjoy today, and take care of yourself.
     
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