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Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Jackie0022, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. HSSS

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

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    To see what the foods do test before eating and again 2 hrs later. It’ll show you much more useful information than 4 random readings will.
     
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    catinahat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The sausage rolls will have been high carb and some sausages only have just over %40 meat, the other %60 is rusk and potato starch. Look for sausages with a high meat percentage (%97) and definitely avoid anything encased in pastry.
     
  3. HSSS

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

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    Just saw this wasn’t answered. Typically if we get ill or infections, or stressed, or tired it can raise blood sugars til we’re well again.
     
  4. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello Jackie, would you mind filling in your profile with what type of diabetic you are, and the meds you are on please, so we can tailor our responses to your situation.
     
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  5. HSSS

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

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    Try clicking these links for more detailed explanations that are well worth readings

    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/blog/jokalsbeek.401801/ for info including low carb made simple

    And https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/category/success-stories-and-testimonials.43/ to show it really works and for motivation

    and https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/what-have-you-eaten-today.75781/ for food ideas

    also https://www.dietdoctor.com/ for more food ideas and general info of carb content of foods. Lots of other websites for recipes out there too. Just use the term low carb or keto with whatever you fancy.
     
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  6. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Jackie - If you really are confused and unable to decide which route to go over the weekend, then please do consider calling 111, where you could be given advice, and/or have a Doctor call you back.

    Finally, when you have a moment, it would be very helpful if you could update your profile to include the details of your diabetes type and the medications you take to manage it.

    To do that, please sign into the site in your internet browser, thenhover your cursor over your user name at the top right hand side of the screen, then select "Personal Details". You'll then see where you can enter these details. Until you've done that you'll be repeating yourself endlessly as folks as for clarification.
     
  7. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    We really can't advise you on taking medication.
    Do I get it right that you decided to just stop taking your insulin without consulting a HCP? During a weekend when medical help is harder to get? I get they said they wanted you on tablets instead of insulin but I'm pretty sure they didn't mean stop insulin, take nothing else, eat hoops, wraps and rolls and see what happens.
    By all means call the hospital consultant monday morning, never mind that you've been referred back to your GP. But if in doubt before that, or if you see ketones again, don't wait until monday.
    Please be careful with yourself and don't spare the test strips!
    Good luck!
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    As others have said, the hot dog rolls were high in carbs. Have your sugars come down again now?
     
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    #48 Diakat, Jun 15, 2019 at 8:24 PM
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  9. Jackie0022

    Jackie0022 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I am usually good at eating and have cut down on carbs but unfortunately we were to friends for lunch so not always easy.
     
  10. Jackie0022

    Jackie0022 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, that’s what I did at lunch today before lunch and 2 hours after. The other readings were breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime.
     
  11. Jackie0022

    Jackie0022 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m not thinking straight at the moment so sorry for any confusion and all your help is very much appreciated.
     
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  12. Jackie0022

    Jackie0022 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tested bloods before evening meal and 12.4.
     
  13. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    So the good news is you still have some insulin working naturally. That is still higher than It should be though.
     
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  14. Jackie0022

    Jackie0022 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    They were 12.4 at evening meal at 7pm. Haven’t tested since.
     
  15. Jackie0022

    Jackie0022 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if sounding a bit naive but if I have some insulin working naturally do I really need to inject more?? (Usually 19 units of humulin m3 daily
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    We can't say. I still have some insulin working but I need injected insulin anyway.
     
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    CondorX Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Jackie, you really need to call 111 for medical advice as people cannot tell you what meds you should or should not take during a very unstable presentation. Please get medical advice as soon as you can - 111 is a good start.
     
  18. Jackie0022

    Jackie0022 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks It’s all new to me and am really struggling with all the changes diabetes and psoriasis
     
  19. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    You are in it for the long haul so try to relax a little and take it slow.
    Some people need injected insulin because they do not make enough. Some people make a lot but their body cannot use it.
    We cannot advise on dosing, so you need to speak to a medic.
     
  20. Jackie0022

    Jackie0022 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think that’s half the problem, the DN said I was only producing some then the dr said I was insulin resistant and producing too much!! Which is it? That’s why I made an app with the GP so hopefully he can shed some light on it. I did ask the nurse after the app but she then said the same as the dr??
     
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