1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2021 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Blood sugars

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by UsmanMo96, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. UsmanMo96

    UsmanMo96 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Hi everyone,

    I'm still trying to figure everything out
    When I eat, blood sugar goes up, its suppose to come down 2 hours later but mine will keep rising, and even till the next morning. I'm not sure what to do anymore, even without carbohydrates I can still be high throughout the day, I'm not even sure what will improve it I have decided to try my best to lose belly fat and see if that can help the process to get my my blood sugar to go into my cells and convert into energy instead of wherever is doing thats keeping my blood sugars high all day.

    I know that eliminating carbs has helped people, but I want to know what else can improve my insulin resistance, I have always wanted to lose body fat and get leaner if that could improve my diabetes that would motivate me even more, but my nurse has always said you will always have diabetes and be on medication for life.
     
    #1 UsmanMo96, Jun 24, 2020 at 2:58 PM
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2020
  2. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,011
    Likes Received:
    2,581
    Trophy Points:
    178
    What exactly are you eating in a typical day?
     
  3. UsmanMo96

    UsmanMo96 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Trophy Points:
    178
    I'm on insulin so I'm eating a bit of everything but very minimal but I'm trying to look for ways I can try make this work in the long run, I know people lose weight and they can sometimes better or even reverse their diabetes, I don't think I can live the rest of my life like this so my goal is to lose this belly fat and if it's still the same then I guess the doctors and nurses were right.
     
  4. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,011
    Likes Received:
    2,581
    Trophy Points:
    178
    A bit of everything sounds as though carbs are involved. Are you using a glucose meter to test before and after eating?
     
  5. UsmanMo96

    UsmanMo96 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Trophy Points:
    178
    No very minimal potatoes or rice, majority is meat, and I have fish too, but my main goal is to try and get my insulin resistance fixed because I'm constantly high and I'm on medication too I'm going to try get my body fat down
     
  6. UsmanMo96

    UsmanMo96 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Yes I am testing my blood sugars before and after
     
  7. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,011
    Likes Received:
    2,581
    Trophy Points:
    178
    What sort of a rise are you seeing after eating?
     
  8. UsmanMo96

    UsmanMo96 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Before breakfast 14.2, that's after 13-15hr without any food. After 1-2hr 26 and then and then HI several hours after b4 my evening meal 25.

    I'm going to wait for the gym to reopen and I will try and get my body fat down and get lean to see if that can help
     
  9. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,467
    Likes Received:
    3,279
    Trophy Points:
    198
    You're still being very vague, people are asking for specifics. Minimal potatoes or rice...? So there's still carbs in there. The bulk of us don't eat those at all. Thing is, insulin is a fat storing hormone: as long as you have insulin resistance, lots of insulin floating around, and injecting insulin on top of that, it's not going to get better. You really do need a better plan. I'm not saying you should quit the insulin, and going very low carb isn't going to work well with insulin in the mix due to possible hypo's, so... Back to the drawing board.
     
  10. UsmanMo96

    UsmanMo96 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Trophy Points:
    178
    I cant explain quantity but I'd say, a 2 small potato and a handful of rice, I'll show a picture next time. I don't have no pasta anymore and I will have fish and meat and on the side I'll have salad too sorry I wasnt to clear but I'll take a picture next time or I'll weigh it and I'll put the specifics.

    I agree insulin hasn't done no good for me, I'm planning to get off from it and continue with my metformin and try lose the weight and see If that will help. I haven't ever had my diabetes this bad and I don't want to live the rest of my life feeling constantly weak and tired and low in energy it's not the best.
     
  11. UsmanMo96

    UsmanMo96 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Trophy Points:
    178
    My plan is definitely to get off the insulin and try losing weight and stay consistent and I hope by me losing weight and body fat that will help me with my diabetes and hopefully the body fat will make it easier for my food to process and I dont have to feel fatigued due to my blood sugar being high, I will definitely still have no carbs and will continue eating meat but I'd rather feel good and have good numbers rather than feel bad and have good numbers. Because I've had good numbers in the past but I've felt terrible.
     
  12. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,011
    Likes Received:
    2,581
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Can you tell us everything you ate yesterday please?
     
  13. UsmanMo96

    UsmanMo96 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Yesterday, I had a cheese and onion pastry and then evening I went out and had a chicken tikka wrap, but I rarely eat out. My blood sugar stayed high and never came down.
     
  14. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,011
    Likes Received:
    2,581
    Trophy Points:
    178
    The pastry won't have done you any favours, nor would the wrap. That possibly contained more than meat.
     
  15. UsmanMo96

    UsmanMo96 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Not really but I dont even wake up in the 8 or 9 anymore I can farst 10-15 hours and I'll still be high. Cannot wait to start this weight loss and I'm going to be consistent with it
     
  16. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,011
    Likes Received:
    2,581
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Insulin can cause weight gain. Have you checked your other medication to see if any of them raise blood glucose?
     
  17. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,467
    Likes Received:
    3,279
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Pastry, rice, wraps... You keep eating very starchy things. You do realise you can't outrun a bad diet, right? You can go to the gym all you want, it's the carbs that keep the weight on and the glucose high. Sorry. :(
     
  18. UsmanMo96

    UsmanMo96 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Trophy Points:
    178
    I will definitely keep to meat
    I am on gliclazide and sitagliptin and metformin I'll have a look at the leaflet but I mm
    Metformin I dont think does? And I'm on gliclazide and sitagliptin too. I'll check the leaflet
     
  19. UsmanMo96

    UsmanMo96 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Trophy Points:
    178
    I'll try eating more meat and cut down on carbs, but I'm going to hope for the best that the weight loss helps me better my diabetes
     
  20. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,467
    Likes Received:
    3,279
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Cutting carbs would make you lose weight. That's what I'm trying to tell you.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook