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Advice please on unstable blood sugars

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Iainbridle64, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Iainbridle64

    Iainbridle64 · Newbie

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    Please can someone help? Am at end of my tether, i am so unstable at min with blood sugar levels ranging from 8.2 first thing to 16.7 then down to 4.4 then back up to 14.2. I do nothing different and dont eat anything naughty. Diabetic nurse said there is no problem but i feel so unwell all the time, tired and weeing constantly throughout the night. I am back tosquare one and feel like i was before being diagnosed. I am on twice daily insulin and metformin. I feel like am going round the twist nooone listening. Please advise. Thank you.
     
  2. carraway

    carraway Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    Can you give a few examples of your meals and drinks please? There can be a big difference in what the medical profession think is ok for us to eat and what people here try to do.

    Are you overweight? Can you exercise?

    I made changes a few months ago and feel so much better I'd be happy to try to help others feel the same too.

    Cara
     
  3. sparkyrich

    sparkyrich · Well-Known Member

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    Can't comment on the bs - the figures don't seem too drastic - but the night time rose watering I CAN empathise with. I too get to water the flowers four or five times a night. My GP says it probably isn't diabetes related (for a change, everything else seems to be) but it's related to being a bloke over forty. He's sending me for tests to double check but it might be worth asking your doc if it might be something similar?


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  4. Iainbridle64

    Iainbridle64 · Newbie

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    Thank you for your replies;my diet i think is pretty healthy, i dont eat sweet stuff and i dont eat a lot of processed food either. I weigh about 14st which i dont consider myself overweight although my gp would call me obese probably, but nobody can explain why i wake up feeling lousy!! Every day is like groundhog day. Diabetic nurses say i could be like this for a long time,just fed up with feeling ill all of the time
     
  5. carraway

    carraway Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Do you eat a lot of carbohydrates? It can have a big effect on blood sugar. As I said one persons idea of healthy food and anothers can be very different.
    What about drinks? Snacks?

    The high sugar could be why you feel so bad.

    I didn't think being overweight bothered me, I was pretty fit too. What is your BMI?

    But after having lost 2 stones I feel much better.

    Cara
     
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    Fraddycat · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Carraway, I had exactly the same experience, I thought I was eating healthily but could not control my BGs or how I felt. I was eating Bran Flakes for breakfast, soup and a sandwich for lunch and spaghetti Bolognese for dinner. As prescribed by the nurse ... but it didn't help and my meds were being increased.

    I changed my diet completely. Now I have bacon and eggs for breakfast, smoked sausage and avocado for lunch, steak with broccoli and cauliflower for dinner. I know have more energy than I ever had in my life, feel 10 years younger and have lost 3 and a half stone. I would 100% encourage you to change your diet to feel better.
     
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    carraway Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Fraddy cat! :D

    It is a new way of looking at healthy eating
     
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    syb · Member

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    I also agree with caraway after loosing 28lbs and blood sugars range 5.2.5.7.6.7 ,,,,this is all on low carb diet , the only highish GI I have is breakfast , 2 brown bread and porridge ,other than that it is a low carb diet , I agree food has a lot to do with bs :D
     
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