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Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Sharon14448, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. Sharon14448

    Sharon14448 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi, I'm a type 2 diabetic on insulin. Just woke up from a nap in the chair, feel blurry eyed and headache. My reading is 16.2. What do I do?

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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Wash your hands and test again is the first thing to do.
     
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    Sharon14448 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Okay , so 30 minutes later after a glass of water and a walk around the garden, my reading is now 14.6. So dropping slowly

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    Sharon14448 Type 2 · Active Member

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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Just keep an eye on things and do some extra tests.

    I hope everything gets back to normal for,you soon.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I guess you need to look at what you've eaten today to see what caused that spike?
     
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    Clearly your sugar shouldn't be anywhere near those values, how high are you when you get up in the morning? If these kind of values are typical, then it might be worth discussing with your prescriber how you can achieve better control.

    If it were me, I wouldn't panic about it, but I wouldn't just ignore it.
     
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    Sharon14448 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Probably worry about a sickly diabetic cat, having double glazing the house in progress and not eating properly all added to the problem. Diabetic cat now having blood and urine tests plus a fluid drip at vets so being seen to will help. I need to eat properly today. Thanks for your comments, I will keep an eye on my levels x

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