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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. leong

    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well found out I got a urine infection so will be on antibiotics let's hope this brings my levels back down thanks
     
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    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the help guys will keep you updated after the course is finished
     
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    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am glad you got it tracked down. I hope you feel better soon.
     
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  4. leong

    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    11.6 this morning 4th day in on the antibiotics nitrofurantoin 100mg not looking good still high :(
     
  5. leong

    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yea I understand that but I'm on the antibiotics for my urine infection. Because before I can eat bread with just rises to 8 or 9 . Not 20. Today I was hungry to a point I was getting belly pains and feeling shakey tested myself I was 14 something not right back to the drawing board.
     
  6. leong

    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ok so the antibiotics which I started taking for infection is causing it to go high
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I have been on steroids for about twenty years and though they induced my diabetes and I cannot stop taking them with diet I have still managed to reduce my blood sugars so it is possible
     
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    lowedb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Someone mentioned, it but just to clarify. Some meters, including GlucoRx Nexus (I have one so I know) flash Ketone? warning when the BG is above a certain level. BG above 15 from memory but I haven't had a level that high for a few weeks now. On mine it has a question mark against it. It hasn't detected Ketones, its just because the BG is so high it thinks you might have Ketones and should check.
     
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    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I have that one gluco rx and I also read that the antibiotics I'm on which is nitrofurantoin gives you fake readings
     
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    rfmiles Type 2 · Member

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    Have you checked the level of carbohydrates in the prebiotic tabs? Do they weigh enough that that weight of pure sugar would have a definite effect on your readings?
     
  11. leong

    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No the prebiotic tabs lower sugar with me
     
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    Keep off the porridge and eat more fat have a good cooked breakfast I'm sure your sure levels will decrease
     
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