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Sniper
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   Posted 9/8/2009 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
 Hi guys. I'm from the crohns site but also fight diabetes. I'm on the last leg of meds before insulin and I'm really having trouble. I take actos plus, junivia and now I also take imberil . Trouble is I am always either very high or low. Woke up about 3 this morning with a test of 60. Felt like crap. I ate a few hard candies and it shot up to 156 in about an hour. I dont understand this. Any insite ?
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LanieG
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   Posted 9/8/2009 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not sure.  Are you diagnosed as type 2?  Are you seeing an endocrinologist (rather than a GP)?  How old are you?  What are you eating?  What other meds are you taking?  There can be outside factors affecting the blood sugar, so it's important to lay that all on the table in order to understand it all.  There are other members who have described similar situations to yours recently and it might help to go back through those old posts, but of course it doesn't mean it's the same thing.  In any case, can you give some more information about your diabetic "history"?  Everyone here will try to chime in and help!  :-)
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worriedgirl
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   Posted 9/8/2009 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
you need to see your doctor. either A your meds arent working for you or B the meds you may take for crohns are affecting your sugar. that is not good that you fluctuate like that. please go see your doctor.

Sniper
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   Posted 9/8/2009 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Lanie , first thanks for the answer. Second. I am type 2 ,old as dirt, a bit heavy and yep ugly too,,and I have a list of meds for crohns and hi blood presure as well. My GP is treating the diabetes but looks like I need an endo. too. Food is also a problem because of the crohns . what I can tolerate with that is always high in starch. A big no no for Diabetes. I know because the dieticians I have seen sort of throw their hands up and sigh..
Thanks worriedgirl. I will see if my GP will send me to an Endo. I'm tired of the seesaw..Thanks again
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LanieG
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   Posted 9/8/2009 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, that's the tricky thing.  What can you eat that won't aggravate the Crohns.  You already know carbs will give you high blood sugar.  I think you should see an endo in order to try to get your blood sugar better regulated.  An endo would have more experience and your blood sugar isn't stable now.  The good news is that it doesn't look very critical if highs are only around 156, not that you want to be there for long periods of time though.  Can you exercise at all?  Walk?  Run?  Sustained exercise would help with the weight and also the blood pressure in any case.  I'll start a new topic to see if we can find any other members with both Crohns and diabetes.
Lanie
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/9/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Sniper,
The insulin is no biggie, honest. Been there, done that, and with the Crohns you need to feed the tummy gentle carbs to prevent the flares. It will be a balancing act between the carbs and your sugars and the Crohns. I was on Lantus and it worked very well on controlling my sugars. Went off and will prolly need to go back on next appt. (My bad!)

One thing I"m concerned about is that you may be LADA, ie turning into a Type 1. This can happen, especially in peeps with goofed up immune systems. Hie thee to an endo, ASAP! This is out of your GP's expertise and your Gastro will probably just throw up his hands... The docs need to have a big powwow and figure out a care plan for you to follow.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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"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


Sniper
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   Posted 9/10/2009 4:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Jeannie, I'm working on it. Theres just too much up and down to know whats going on and I have enough to deal with. Can you recommend a good meter. I have a Onetouch and most times I have to do it three times before I get a reading.
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TVEditor
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   Posted 9/10/2009 4:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a Onetouch Ultra and it seems to work pretty good.  What kind of trouble are you having Sniper?

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Sniper
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   Posted 9/10/2009 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
TV,,,even with an adequate blood droplet the blood seems to stop short of the mark on the test strip and I get a error. Sometimes even when it goes all the way I get the error message. I'm having to do 2 or 3 sticks per check.
The one touch ultra is the same one I am using. I had another kind before this and never had trouble , but I forget what it was.
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TVEditor
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   Posted 9/10/2009 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I had that same trouble for a while.  You might be holding the strip on an angle or too flat in relation to the blood drop. I found that if I hold the meter/strip directly above (straight up & down), the drop wicks up nicely.
 
Also, don't press the whole end of the strip into the drop ... just lightly touch the edge of the strip to it.



Chris - Forum Moderator, Diabetes

~ Diagnosed Type 2 in July 2008 ~ Dropped 40 or so pounds after following HealingWell advice ~
~ Diabetes under control / no meds - so far - knock on head

I used to eat 100% wrong -- now I eat 95% right


Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/10/2009 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
You can also make a mini-tourniquet out of those wide rubber bands that come on brocolli. They are ideal to place around your finger, do a few twists and let your arm hang. Within seconds I have enough venous pressure to get a great drop at the poke. I keep one of these rubber bands in my test kit.
~ 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


Sniper
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   Posted 9/12/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
TVed, the trick with the strip straight down seems to work well. I'm having a lot less trouble with it now. Thanks. Jeannie, I tried the rubber band trick too but i get way more blood than I need so thanks anyway. I may need tto use it later though. Maybe the blood thinners I take work too well . Thanks again everyone, youve been a great help to me..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


TVEditor
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   Posted 9/13/2009 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear you're coping better Snipe smilewinkgrin
 
Its just like riding a bike -- you fall off & skin your knees a lot confused
 
No!  I meant to say -- once you get the knack, its easy turn
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