Post Edited (MissyMousums) : 7/20/2008 4:14:52 AM (GMT-6)
I was told to hold off on the diuretic (water pill) because it could make the whole thing worse. I guess they figure I would be ok to go without for a day or so. Normally without meds my BP is around 150/98 but my BP may be higher because I just don't feel well and I am a little stressed with this whole thing. My blood sugars today are normal but all I have eaten was eggs. I am really pushing the fluids so that may be helping. I am afraid to eat anything with carbs because yesterday my blood sugar skyrocketed after eating a piece of toast. The advice nurse with the VA said if it gets too high (above 400), I should go to the ER for insulin. I have only been a diagnosed diabetic for a year so this whole thing is new to me. I started going to the VA for this because my now former family doctor had me on meds and she kept diagnosing me as pre-diabetic which excluded me from getting help with the cost of test strips or getting a referral to an endocrinologist.
I will contact the nurse again if things get bad but I think hearing from fellow diabetics who may have been through this would help also and it has! Thanks for responding!