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judy3
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   Posted 3/24/2008 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I had perfect control over my blood sugar levels with low carb diet and metformin, as I wrote approx one week ago my A1c was 4.9 next one was 5.1 and last one was 5.5, I am really tired lately and my random sugar levels are approx 110-115, it used to be 85-95, after meals are high, fasting is about 110, same diet, same exercise, cant figure out what to do, am I eating to little? Is something else going on, I am also on Normodyne for High Blood Pressure and I had perfect readings now my blood pressure this morning was 139/80, I usually have 110/70 I like it low, any advise would be greatly appreciated, I feel fine, I dont think anything else is going on besides the feeling of fatigue because of these high blood sugar readings

Jeannie143
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   Posted 3/24/2008 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Judy,
The fatigue makes me think that you might be coming down with something. That's what happened to me when my sugars went up. As the chest cold rolled in my sugars went up. Could also be the approach of the spring equinox, because this month has an "r" in it or just because... Diabetes is such a puzzle sometimes!

Sugars can be affected by stress, low fluid intake, pain levels, food, or because the day ends in "y". Unless you see a big jump those aren't really bad numbers for a while. I would give it a rest for a few days and then check it again if you don't come down with the cold. Just my 2ยข.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


judy3
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   Posted 3/25/2008 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
HI Jeannie143,
 
Thanks for responding, my real fear is my Lyme Disease, I was being treated for approx 1 1/2 years and feel almost back to myself, I got diabetes and high blood pressure at the same time my lyme disease was diagnosed so I think it was caused by Lyme Disease, I did have Gestational Diabetes with my last 3 kids, so my numbers jumping scares me more about my lyme disease than my diabetes also I look to feel good, but when my numbers start climbing above 110 I start yawning and feel down, so its very important for me tight control,any futher suggestions would be appreciated, hopefully this will blow over if not I will call my Endo to see if he is willing to add another medication.

Jeannie143
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   Posted 3/25/2008 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Judy,
Type2 diabetes is caused by the body's inability to fully metabolize carbohydrates in an efficient manner. It is thought to be a left over anti-famine mechanism in humans and allows us to store fat for times of less food. You cannot give your self diabetes, you cannot catch diabetes and other than prednisone intake, I don't know very many ways to induce diabetes.

The fact that you had gestational diabetes with your children indicates you were already pre-diabetic and more likely to develop diabetes than your average Joe walking down the street. Before you ask your endo to add another med, check your food plan for starch, your exercise plan for activity and the stress in your life. Adding more meds to accommodate your food intake will just continue to spiral upwards and you will end up like me maxed out on three meds and on insulin. Please don't go there. It' ain't no fun!

There has been some research into viral infections (including co-infections with Lyme) causing the body to attack the pancreatic cells that produce insulin inducing LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults)or Adult Onset Type1. These individuals are insulin dependent and must take insulin for the rest of their lives unless they can get a pancreatic transplant. But as of today there is no link between Lyme disease and Type2 diabetes. The reason for my correction is to make sure that no misinformation is received by forum members, ok? (Jeannie climbs down off of her soap box, picks it up and wanders away.)
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


judy3
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   Posted 3/25/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   

HI,

THanks for your explanation, my diet I think is perfect, the only carbs I have is 1 slice ww bread for breakfast the rest is all veg and protein , I exercise 3-5 times a week, my stress level is probably not perfect, I thought I was dealing with it but I guess not!


Jeannie143
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   Posted 3/25/2008 11:35 PM (GMT -7)   
And you know what? You could do everything perfect like one of our members, Warren. He was a lean mean 176 lbs (or something like that) and developed Type2 almost overnight. He had to start taking byetta... There is no rhyme nor reason to this darned disease... It's just contrary!
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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