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Can you get fake readings meaning that you going on in your body

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by leong, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. xyzzy

    xyzzy Other · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but 11 stone weightlifters shouldn't be having BG's that high! If you don't mind me asking how old are you and were you overweight on T2 diagnosis? BG's can rise a bit because of illness or infection etc but not normally by the amount you say. On your weight and fitness T2 insulin resistance should be quite small so the insulin your pancreas produces should mop up the glucose quite happily.
     
  2. leong

    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm just under 11st now due to my highs. Diagnose 2014 I was 11 and a half on protein shakes heavy weight lifting then. I've stop taking protein shakes because of it
     
  3. leong

    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm 38 also I when diagnose I was 22mml now I'm 29 reading.
     
  4. xyzzy

    xyzzy Other · Well-Known Member

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    OK, so first I'm not a medical professional just someone with a lot of experience of all types of DB because my family is full of it (T1, T1.5 & T2). The blunt answer is something is up and you need to get it investigated. A 38 year old 11 stone weightlifter does not fit the profile for T2 in any shape or form. I really would make an urgent appointment with your GP and mention LADA T1.5 and ask for a GAD or c-peptide test. Take someone along to back you up if you are worried about confronting a reticent GP. The test will rule in or rule out T1.5 and at least start you on the process of finding out whats up. If you get nowhere you could try the A&E route or you could ask the GP to refer you to an endocrinologist at your local diabetes clinic or hospital. Once a hospital doctor gets you your GP must follow the instructions they give. In the meantime I'd cut down on the starchy foods as I and others are suggesting but I wouldn't think of this as the long term solution.

    In the meantime keep posting updates on here as there are loads of people here who can offer you great advise.

    Take care

    Steve
     
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  5. leong

    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I will
     
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    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just like to add more information on this. I noticed that I get hypo feelings and being hungry but my readings are high like 14.5 that's why I mentioned fake readings in head line. It's the hypo I usely get when I'm low like 3.5 or 4.0.

    Thanks
     
  7. xyzzy

    xyzzy Other · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah many people get that and its likely to be because your sugars have run high for a while and your brain now thinks low is in the teens! Reduce your starchy foods slowly and hopefully you'll be ok. Any worries just go to the docs.
     
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  8. leong

    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow now that's something new so you can hypos at 14 or 13 due to brain thinks it's low is there anyway I can look this up online ?

    Thanks for your help
     
  9. CherryAA

    CherryAA Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    do you really mean KETONES or blood sugars? If yu have a 20 ketones reading you need to see doctor urgently ie accident andemergency . I suspect you mean blood sugars?
     
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    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Some meters advise you to check for ketones when your BGs are high - I think that's what was meant here.
     
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  11. leong

    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry blood sugar was 20 with a ketones? Flashing. I went to hospital and got tested for ketones and found nothing. That's why I think it's fake readings I also test the meter to make sure it's working ok and use other meters
     
  12. xyzzy

    xyzzy Other · Well-Known Member

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    Yes they're called false hypos but that doesn't mean you don't end up feeling ****. I honestly don't know if they're as dangerous as real one's but I guess if you're driving or something like that they could be.
     
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    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I feel like **** and I want it to end :( with real ones you know where u stand. Plus usely when I take my meds my sugar drops very low to 3 an 4.0. It's just staying the same every morning 13.5 ground hog day
     
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    Trebor2516 Type 2 · Member

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    I was told when I went on to Metformin that the dose I was prescribed (4x500 per day ) was the maximumthat could be prescribed.
     
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    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've come across Candida which you can get after long course of antibiotics which can cause diabetes but if you have already can It give you highs ?
     
  16. xyzzy

    xyzzy Other · Well-Known Member

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    Well currently I'm on 6 x 500 and was told that was the max.
     
  17. xyzzy

    xyzzy Other · Well-Known Member

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    Mate you have a lot of things going on some are recognisable and some not. You really need to get some specialist advice so get yourself to the docs and if you don't get anywhere ask to be referred to the local clinic.
     
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    SJElsey Type 2 · Member

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    Very interesting reading these last posts, I was diagnosed as Steroid induced Type 2 a year ago and it's a nightmare, I have been on Steroids for 34 years and they think this is the outcome, I am a skinny 9 stone young 70 year old and never thought I would have this, my GP said I don't have to test my BG but I do as my readings go round in a circle they said to eat anything in moderation as it's the Steroids that are spiking the blood and I cannot reduce them, I have two BG meters which read differently, I start every morning at around 6 to 7 by early afternoon it's anything between 17 and 22 then at bedtime it's about 12 to 14 same every day, then I thought I would do a trial with the carbs myself, I need them for my problems but by reducing the amount of potato, bread etc they are down a bit, I did cut out sugar when first diagnosed but nothing food wise seem to help, whether a salad or a bar of chocolate the readings are the same, so I do feel for you it's worrying when the readings are so irratic. If there is anyone out there with type 2 and on Steroids with the same problems please advise me if you can keep the readings down.
     
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    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I know right ! But all this high readings start after a long course of antibiotics so there must be link towards it had blood test for viruses came back clear urine test come back tomorrow. So fungal Infection test is next and T1.5 test
     
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    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Also on glimepiride 1mg aday
     
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