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high sugar readings

Discussion in 'Diabetes Complications' started by lizzyjojo, May 5, 2011.

  1. lizzyjojo

    lizzyjojo · Newbie

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    over the last 3 weeks i have had readings mostly between the range of 10 - 20 mostly of the higher range on visiting diabetic nurse at gp's i was told to go out for a walk this has not made any difference to high sugars on highest oral medication gp cannot give me any more can anyone help with advice on how to get sugar levels down? i do eat very healthy food and dont smoke or drink
    i would be grateful if you can help if you have had problems of the same and how you got sugars down let me know please
  2. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    I am sure that advice somewhere tells diabetics that when there levels are above 13 (I think) not to exercise.....

    I'm not on oral meds, so I have a much better ability to give more insulin to balnce my levels if and when needed, I believe as well that when higher levels are experienced to drink more plain water than normal to keep yourself hydrated and to reduce ketones.

    Has your GP or DSN not expressed anyway to get your levels down, as they really are too high to carry on without their help and advice.

    I know that you say your eat healthy-however, eating healthy, may still have too many carbs in for your body and meds to cope with...do you watch your carbohydrate intake?

    I'm sure there will be somebody along with more experience than me with oral meds, and options..
  3. daisy1

    daisy1 Type 2 · Legend
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    Hi Lizzy and welcome to the forum :) Maybe your diet is not as good from the point of view of your levels as you think. Donnellysdogs is right about the carbs - I haven't seen your diet but the important thing is to reduce the numbers of carbs that you eat as you may have been told to "eat lots of healthy carbs" which in fact is not the best thing to do to control your levels. I can see that you have had diabetes for 9 years but some general advice will be very helpful to you in getting your levels down. This is some information put together by the Forum Monitors for new members (just ignore the mention to "newly diagnosed") which should be helpful to you to help you gain better control of your diabetes. If you give us some examples of your diet, we could help you with some advice on what to eat, what to cut down on and what not to eat.

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