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High Blood Sugars????

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by greybags, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. greybags

    greybags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    12 months ago my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimers, and my life became more stressful and a lot of rushing around.. About 4 months ago I had my 6 monthly check with the nurse and my Ha1bc blood test showed a reading in the high 9's and my own test were between 9 and 11. She told me that I had 3 months to get them down or I would be put on insulin...
    After 3 months of good dieting and strict control I went down for the blood test and it was down to a low 8, but my own test had continued to rise and are now regularly between 13 to 16, occasionally hitting 18, but the diabetic nurse says as the Ha1bc was down that was fine, and to keep controlling to see if I can get it down some more..

    This may be ok for her, but personally, I'm not feeling so good, sweats, high thirst and dry mouth, headaches, aches, tiredness... Is this all connected or am I just looking for things..

    Not sure what to do next ... wait the 3 months or overrule the diabetic specialist and see the Dr???
     
  2. FizzyNix

    FizzyNix · Newbie

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    Hi greybags,
    I get a similar problem.
    The readings I get form my freestyle can be worryingly high sometimes, as high as 18 mmol too.
    The last test I had for HbA1c was 8 and I have got myself quite wound up worrying about how I an doing.
    I have to assume that the HbA1c result is the one that matters as it's looking at an average over a longer period of time,

    Personally I would go with the recommendation to give yourself some time. Let your body adapt and adjust and see how things go.

    Good luck with your choices
     
  3. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    Greybags
    I would definitely like my numbers much lower than you report yours.[they are!] . Hb A1c is not the only thing that matters. It shows an average, but doesn't say anything about swings [excursions is the proper word] It's obviously better to have an Hb a1c on target, but consistent good readings matter too. It's obvious that your Hb A1c can be made up of lots of highs and lows. and it's highs that damage your body and lead to complications.
    What is your eating like? I suspect that it's not as it might be with all the stress you are suffering. The symptoms you report, tiredness and thirst, suggest higher sugars than is ideal. Your nurse CANNOT force any mjedication on you that you don't want, but it could turn out to be the best thing.
    I'd recommend you try cutting carbs back. It's a method that works for anyone and is under your own control, but you do have to stick to it, which may not be easy in your present circumstances. Eat a nutritious diet based on meat, fish, eggs, cheese and vegetables.[ above ground ones mainly] It means preparing all you own food. I'd need to know more details of your circumstances to be able to make more specific suggestions. If you think I can help do pm me.
    Hana
     
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  4. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    These are high.
    Go and see your doctor.
    Don't wait for the next 3 month test.
     
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    2christine Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    take Hana`s advice,best wishes.
     
  6. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You have not stated if you are formally diagnosed type 1, type. 2 or type 1.5.

    Those readings are high.
    Take medical advice from your own doctor, do not ignore them.
     
  7. mrman

    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Agree, see doc especially with those symptoms,levels

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