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High blood sugars

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by janeh76, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. janeh76

    janeh76 · Newbie

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    My diabetes is controlled by diet and at my last diabetic review the nurse said it is well controlled but this past month my diet has not changed but I can't get my blood sugars below 13 I'm scared if I go to the docs they will put me on insulin I've heard such bad things about it
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  2. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Welcome to the forums.

    It might help if you give us a clue about your daily diet?

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  3. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Can I ask what type of diabetes you've been diagnosed with and for how long? (I'm guessing T2?). What sort of diet have you been using? As a T1 who's been on insulin for 48 years I can say I love insulin, but I understand that it may seem scary if you've been coping with diet alone. (But if your diet hasn't been low carb there may still be an opportunity for you to improve things by diet. ) Also, it's possible that you've been misdiagnosed and you're not actually T2 but are in fact LADA: in this case insulin will definitely make you feel a lot better.....
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  4. kitedoc

    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,@janeh76, if you are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes there are a number of tablet medications and an injectable type of medications often prescribed before insulin is considered.
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