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Blood sugars getting higher why?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by nutsnitalavery, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. nutsnitalavery

    nutsnitalavery Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi I have been type 2 diabetic since 2002. My sugars were always within acceptable levels and some times even low. This past 3 months they have gone very high. Today my fasting blood level was 27.5
    I am on Diamicron & Onglyza. I watch what I eat and take long walks with the dog.
    I do not want to go on Insulin so what else can I try.
    Please if any one can help I would really appreciate it.
    Anita
     
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    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    no one 'wants' to go on insulin, but sometimes there is no choice :(
    I would listen to your DR..if your diet hasn't changed in the last 3 months, It may mean that your pancreas isn't putting out enough insulin.
    it doesn't sound like it but, if you are carrying a few extra stone, you could try cutting carbs

    This gives a simple overview to how it works
    For me, the more carbs we eat the more carbs we want. They don’t give up easy and it’s biochemical




    a long page and a few good video’s
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/lchf
    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/lowcarb101/a/firstweek.htm


    From the @Southport GP who posts here
    http://www.practicaldiabetes.com/SpringboardWebApp/userfiles/espdi/file/March 2014/PP Unwin final proofs revised.pdf
     
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    nutsnitalavery Type 2 · Newbie

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    Thanks that is very helpful. I have made an appointment to see my GP so I guess I will have to wait and see what he says.
    I have had a lot of stress this past year, I lost my husband and then my father. I am hoping that as I become less stressed my sugars will go down.
     
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    Moniker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I hope your doctor can help you get back to where you were. And I hope you have a better year.
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Found myself similar - was tiny (frame) very active, eating less no or less carbs too .
    Blood sugars levels were going up and up and up .
    I was in the late teen numbers a 'lot' and 'often' .
    So it wasn't food related only .
    Felt a bit like a failure for all I tried to do through activity and foods .

    Had no choice - but to go onto insulin - now I love the stuff .
    It grabs my higher blood sugars and brings them down to a much safer and steadier level .
    I read " think like a pancreas " and it helped me a lot .
    Initially I read up on insulin therapy to prepare me .

    My DSN was great with me looking back she went along with
    all and everything that I wanted or needed to do .
    Started off with Levemir insulin then onto Porcine insulin .
    Now am back onto Levemir insulin and love its performance with myself .
    The onset time was my issue with the porcine insulin .
    Levemir acts faster with me .
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Stress can push the blood sugar levels upwards .
    Please mention about all of the past year to your GP .
     
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    mollycat1 Type 2 · Member

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    My BS seem to be rising too ! I`m scared - I have a twin sister who has been a Type 1 since she was 4 and she has had loads of problems, including a lower leg amputation. Due for my annual BS test in June so I`m sure my DN will suggest insulin ! How are you with insulin ? Any weight gain ?
    I`m not overweight and don`t want to be either !
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    I am loads better for the insulin .
    On levemir I don't fat store as did do a bit on the porcine .
    Less tummy area but faster and safer onset time for me .

    In case you do have to start an insulin therapy regime .
    Try reading up on it pre-appointment ?
    Here is a link to start with http://www.diabetes.co.uk/about-insulin.html
     
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    Daks Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Nutsnitalavery,

    Give us some idea of what a typical days meals might include ?

    Daks
     
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