I HONESTLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND!!!

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janetlee
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   Posted 6/24/2008 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
For the first couple of days, my blood sugar kept going down as I watched my carb intake. Good. Now It's going up!! This morning it was 180 on rising! What's going on? I'm trying really hard!
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LanieG
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   Posted 6/25/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Agh, how frustrating!  What are you eating?  Are you taking other medication for other conditions?  Talk to your doctor.  Let us know what's going on.

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janetlee
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   Posted 6/25/2008 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I am on ZIAC for blood pressure and paxil and buspar for anxiety. I'm on metformin for diabetes.
I eat very little carbs and have lost 3 lbs in one week from stopping the carb eating.
I am keeping a chart of my blood sugar for a month, then I have to take it back to doc so they can decide what else to do, etc.
Oh well...
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   Posted 6/25/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I was just wondering if other meds were interfering with the blood sugar.  Sometimes that happens.  Keeping a detailed chart/journal/log (what's in a name?) with times, blood sugar readings, what you eat, etc. will help you and the doctor figure out what's going on.  I hope so.  I would like to say that eating a low carb diet, not overeating at meals, maybe spreading the food out throughout the day with a couple of snacks instead of just 3 meals, engaging in some regular and sustained exercise will help even out blood sugar and keep in in much better numbers but that's not happening.  For example, you say it was 180 this morning.  What did you eat and drink for dinner and did you eat or drink anything after dinner last night?

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janetlee
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   Posted 6/28/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Well, for the last 2 days, my blood sugar has been 135 each time I check it. I STOPPED taking the ZIAC for high blood pressure on my own. It was the next day after stopping it that the level went down to 135. I am going to go the natural route for the BP. I keep the carb intake really LOW! So that's all I need to do. I gotta run for now! Gotta take meds! UGH!

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   Posted 6/28/2008 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
The mornings are the worst for higher sugars - called Dawn Phenomenon or Somogi (sp) effect. Morning numbers also can reflect what you ate for dinner last night. Not sure when you are taking your dose(s) of metformin but you will have to play around with it - splitting doses a.m. and p.m. Some people find drinking a small glass of red wine with dinner helps their morning blood sugars. Also, as soon as you get up, your liver starts dumping sugar thinking your body needs it. Eat something right away - a small low carb yogurt or an egg - this will stop the liver dump. Then do a little exercise, walking whatever and eat more later after your sugars are lower. Diabetics just can't eat big breakfasts - no cereal or bread. Good luck.

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   Posted 7/9/2008 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I wouldn't advise stopping the blood pressure meds on your own. You need to get with your doctor to manage both the bp meds and the diabetes meds. Both conditions cause lasting damage to the organs.
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   Posted 7/18/2008 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
janetlee said...
For the first couple of days, my blood sugar kept going down as I watched my carb intake. Good. Now It's going up!! This morning it was 180 on rising! What's going on? I'm trying really hard!
jl

Save your last snack until right before going to bed. Peanut butter is good or some protein. Not a lot to the point of feeling full. Just something to keep your sugar stable through the night.
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