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High reading #worried

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by P1ckle, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. P1ckle

    P1ckle Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, been away from this forum for a long time. This last week my morning readings have been really high and I don’t know why. Any ideas? I know if I go to my gp/nurse they will tell me that I shouldn’t be testing.
     
  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    What were they normally, and what are they now? Have you changed anything at all - diet, exercise, medications etc. Are you under stress at the moment? Are you coming down with an infection or illness? Have you just opened a new pack of strips? Are you on any other medication than Metformin?
     
  3. P1ckle

    P1ckle Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, morning readings are normally around 8. Nothing has changed recently apart from a massive increase in stress :( didn’t think that could have such an impact. Last 3 days have been 19.3, 17.9 and 18.8 (previous days were similar)
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Stress is a major factor - almost as much as carbs, so that could be a reason., especially if it affects your sleep. However, I do urge you to see your nurse or GP. Those figures are very high and need to be addressed - unless they reduce again pretty quickly. Your nurse can tell you off for testing as much as she likes, but she cannot make you stop, and she is wrong. Without testing you would never have spotted this problem until you became ill with it.
     
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    Hiitsme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @P1ckle

    Good to hear from you but sorry about your fasting readings. Yes stress can cause high readings. If I remember you were teaching and near the end of term is always a bad time so that won't be helping either. I would also suggest speaking to your medical team as you might be going down with an infection or somethings else.
    Take care.
     
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  6. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    @P1ckle I won't reiterate what others have said about stress, but how are you feeling at those levels?

    If you are feeling poorly on them, the please consider calling 111 for some advice, but otherwise, take on board plenty of fluids and maybe have a decent walk if you can.

    If your stress is very temporary, you may have learned a harsh lesson. If your stress looks like it'll go on for a while, you may need some intervention with those numbers because longer term they could be damaging.

    You mention these being morning numbers. What is the rest of the day like?
     
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  7. P1ckle

    P1ckle Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all. Stress is likely to be long term as I don’t seem to be able to manage it. Readings fluctuate during the day but not below 9. I am so tired and thirsty.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    P1ckle, I would suggest if you're not getting below 9 at all that a discussion with your Doctor makes all manner of sense.

    I don't know what sort of stress you are under (and I'm not asking you to explain), but maybe consider some meditation, or the like to help you relax a bit? Stress is horrid.

    I hope things ease a bit for you soon.
     
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    Geordie_P Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What have you been eating/ drinking?
    Maybe cutting something carby could help take the edge off those numbers. Stress may well be the main factor, but going up to 19 would be a very big jump from stress alone.
    Anyway, good luck with it: don't worry too much- that won't help; just go to see the doctor and maybe try to get those numbers down with some walking and carb reduction. Let us know how you get on!
     
  10. P1ckle

    P1ckle Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Carbs not been too bad I thought...guess they must be though.
     
  11. P1ckle

    P1ckle Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone. I’d like to see some smaller numbers soon.
     
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    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Do you eat carbs to a particular plan usually? Have a limit? What’s a typical days food/carbs? Has anything changed recently? Maybe we can help there.......
     
  13. P1ckle

    P1ckle Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don’t actually have a plan not having a plan has been ok so far but it’s not working anymore. I’ve cut bread and pasta and design meals around protein and veg. I think this is the time to say help? What should I do? Saw GP this morning and got told off for testing. Was then told I need a1c as those reading are too high. If a1c is up again then more meds may be needed.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    What exactly do you eat - breakfast, lunch, evening meal? Are you snacking at all, if so when and what?
     
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    Muddikins Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You got told off for testing? but that's bonkers! without testing you wouldn't know and therefore couldn't act. Since they think it worthy of an HbAc1 test they should be congratulating you for testing and taking responsibility rather than being the passive victim of care it sounds like they want you to be.
    Outrageous.
    Once you get your test I would be looking for a new GP who collaborates in your care rather than wanting to be it's master.
    Hope you find out what's going on and fix it soon.
     
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  16. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Agree wholeheartedly. This whole “don’t test” malarkey needs to stop. Seriously, it needs to be written into the standard of care that HCPs are forbidden from advising diabetics not to self-monitor. It’s preposterous :banghead:
     
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    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I agree so much with everyone else @P1ckle you really need to keep testing and perhaps change GP's at this rate because that is ludicrous. Plus it would be good to get meal plans together and so on, some structure would be great and we're a good bunch for that.

    I swear if my GP told me not to test then I would flip a table on them.
     
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    mazza 2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with all comments so far. Can you give us an idea of what you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It might help in seeing why your bloods are higher than normal
     
  19. P1ckle

    P1ckle Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, thanks for the support. I will keep testing but it was a knock to face such negativity.

    Typical day for me:
    Breakfast (last week skipped because I freaked out at high readings)
    Greek yogurt and blueberries or 40g porridge

    Lunch
    Lettuce, cucumber, carrot, onion, grilled chicken and mayo

    Supper
    Maybe chicken or fish with vegetables or stir fry

    I don’t snack apart from maybe a banana.
    I know I drink enough either.
     
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    mazza 2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    O.k, I'm not as expert as others on here but I'm sure someone will be able to give you advice on the above food eaten. I would suggest to cut out the porridge and maybe replace with eggs, bacon, mushrooms or something else which contains no carbs just until you get better numbers. Lunch seems good to me. As for snacks, forget the banana and maybe have some nuts or cheese. As for morning readings it maybe the dawn phenomenon which hopefully improves as time goes on. I find if I eat something in the morning my blood sugar reduces but low carb food. Have you looked at diet doctor website which gives you some great ideas for low carbing. And do test, it does really give you great insight to what foods affect you and which foods don't. Everyone is different and reacts to food differently. Take care.
     
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