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Blood sugar spikes

Discussion in 'Young People/Adults' started by Syeda zary, Mar 28, 2021.

  1. Syeda zary

    Syeda zary · Newbie

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    Hi there is it me or someone else also experience the same condition. My blood sugar goes from 70 to 300 in an hour or 2
    Why does it keep increasing and when its low it keeps decreasing. Even i take insulin shoots
    But its never stable
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What type of diabetes do you have Syeda? What medication are you using? If you are type 1, are on MDI insulin or a pump?
    Injected insulin does not match the food you are eating, it follows a fixed curve, so if you eat normally, you will spike. If you have dosed correctly for the CHO's you have eaten, it should return to your pre-meal levels 5 hours afterwards.
    If type 1 and your basal dosage is correct, you should hold a flat line overnight and 5 hours after meals.
     
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    #2 ert, Mar 28, 2021 at 3:30 PM
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    finsit Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Depends upon what you had to eat. Your food content will warrant how high you can peak and then your medications will need to work accordingly.
     
  4. Syeda zary

    Syeda zary · Newbie

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    Yah thanks for the answer
    I am type 1 diabetic .so you are saying thats it will cm back normal after few hours
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If your dose is correct your blood sugars should return to where they started 4 to 5 hours with injected short-acting insulin. It's the basal that will hold the flat line. Are you on MDI or a pump?
     
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    Syeda zary · Newbie

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    I am on MDI i take 3 shots before each meal i.e breakfast, lunch and dinner
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You need to test your basal insulin, by meal skipping or eating no carbs, to see if you hold a flat blood sugar line. What basal are you taking?
     
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    Syeda zary · Newbie

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    I m taking lantus glargine
     
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