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david222
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   Posted 3/19/2016 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I had to get off Janumet because of abdominal pain. I am trying 28 units of levimire insulin 3 times per day instead of 38 units 2 times. I hope it works. My Blood sugar is now out of control .I see my endocrinologist on the 24th. Anyone else have this conundrum to deal with?

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   Posted 3/20/2016 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you're going through this. I haven't been on any of those. What are you eating?
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david222
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   Posted 3/21/2016 11:24 PM (GMT -6)   
LanieG said...
Sorry you're going through this. I haven't been on any of those. What are you eating?


I get a full course meal one time a day. The rest of the day I have more or less snacks only. I could eat more but I would lose my girlish figure, ha. I try to stay around 190 to the 197.
Right now I am trying 28 units of levemire 3 times per day. It's tends to work so far. My Endo said 150 is a good goal for older people. I see her on the 24th.
Thanks for replying. :-)

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   Posted 3/22/2016 7:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi David. In your first post you said your blood sugar was out of control. I'm glad you're going to see your endo but what I'm concerned about is what food you're eating. Also, I have to disagree with your endo about 150 being a good goal for older people. I'm not a doctor but I am diabetic and I'm now 67.

I had asked what food you were eating because food is a primary reason our blood sugar goes high and if your blood sugar is out of control as your first post says, I can help you with that: the food you're eating and should be eating.

Here is a website that explains blood sugar, what's normal, and so on. I think this will give you a lot of information: www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

I hope you have a great day!
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david222
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   Posted 3/22/2016 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
LanieG said...
Hi David. In your first post you said your blood sugar was out of control. I'm glad you're going to see your endo but what I'm concerned about is what food you're eating. Also, I have to disagree with your endo about 150 being a good goal for older people. I'm not a doctor but I am diabetic and I'm now 67.

I had asked what food you were eating because food is a primary reason our blood sugar goes high and if your blood sugar is out of control as your first post says, I can help you with that: the food you're eating and should be eating.

Here is a website that explains blood sugar, what's normal, and so on. I think this will give you a lot of information: www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/


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I hope you have a great day!
: :smair:

Thanks, I will read It. The last time I cked this morning it was 220
The other day it was 475. I cannot go back on Janumet though.




smhair smhair smhair smhair mad

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   Posted 3/22/2016 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
David, I'm concerned about you, your blood sugar and your health. Can you please write what you are eating for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, any food that you are eating? I would like to help you.
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david222
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   Posted 3/23/2016 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
LanieG said...
David, I'm concerned about you, your blood sugar and your health. Can you please write what you are eating for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, any food that you are eating? I would like to help you.


I had to get back on Janumet.

I eat hard boiled or scrambled eggs and cinnamon toast and bacon or sausage for breakfast...on weekends. Otherwise I get up at 10 or 11 and then go to a Indian senior Center at 12 to get a balanced meal (they are really sticklers about this there. Other than this one square meal (with no sweets) I eat snacks....mainly cereal.......sometimes a sandwich...boloney or peanut butter. I try hard not to not snack late.

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   Posted 3/23/2016 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
David, have you gone to the website I gave you yesterday? It has a lot of information about blood sugar there. From what you've written, I think you need to be eating more vegetables, either fresh or frozen and not cereal, especially if you're using cereal to snack on. Baloney and peanut butter will not raise your blood sugar but the bread in the sandwiches and the cereal will not only raise your blood sugar but keep it elevated if you're continually eating them.

If you have a refrigerator, can you keep lettuce and fresh vegetables and make lettuce wraps instead of using bread for sandwiches and eat vegetables for some of the snacks?

I think your blood sugar is out of control because of what you're eating.
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david222
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   Posted 3/24/2016 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
LanieG said...
David, have you gone to the website I gave you yesterday? It has a lot of information about blood sugar there. From what you've written, I think you need to be eating more vegetables, either fresh or frozen and not cereal, especially if you're using cereal to snack on. Baloney and peanut butter will not raise your blood sugar but the bread in the sandwiches and the cereal will not only raise your blood sugar but keep it elevated if you're continually eating them.

If you have a refrigerator, can you keep lettuce and fresh vegetables and make lettuce wraps instead of using bread for sandwiches and eat vegetables for some of the snacks?

I think your blood sugar is out of control because of what you're eating.


Well, I have gained 10 pounds for some reason. I will have to watch it more. I am 6' 4" and weigh 198. Strangely, my A1C is only 7.3 I went to my Endo today. I am back on Janumet with insulin. I want to weigh.......my goal is 186. I will head your advice and adjust my snacks. It seems so healthy though, LOL.

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   Posted 3/25/2016 5:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Carbohydrates raise blood sugar and if you are eating cereal, bread or anything made with flour, potatoes, corn or rice, you will probably also gain weight in addition to having high blood sugar, particularly if you are not working out or exercising enough to counteract the effects of the carbs on your metabolism.

Insulin is a fat-building hormone and it's possible that it has added to your weight-gain along with the food you are eating.

Good snacks would be: nuts, cheese, celery, hard-boiled eggs, lettuce wraps (you take a large lettuce leaf and wrap in around a slice of American cheese or a piece of ham/chicken/baloney with a dab of mayo), yogurt (not with sugar, artificially sweetened).

If you change your snacking and go with these, your blood sugar would be lower and you would not gain weight.

I know it works! yeah
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   Posted 3/26/2016 12:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I am going to the store tomorrow with my wife to get stuff to make a veggie tray for snack.......like I use to.
I go back to my Endo for a CT to see if my benign adrenal tumors have grown I do a 24 hour urine test also.
My neck and shoulders are hurting REAL bad tonight.

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   Posted 3/26/2016 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
David, I'm sure it's frustrating when you have different conditions/diseases affecting you. The best advice is to take care of yourself the best way possible in all things that you can and that you have control of. Some things we cannot control, but with diabetes, we always have control of our diet, so that is why I advocate taking charge of our diet and also our activities if we are able to walk.

Complications of diabetes can cripple us and kill us so starting with your food only makes sense!

There are lots of food ideas which many of us have posted if you look through the old posts here.

I know your blood sugar can be brought down to better levels this way!

yeah
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   Posted 3/26/2016 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I find it frustrating when doctors are satisfied with higher glucose numbers. I'm almost 70, with Type II for 8 years. My fasting averages right around 100 with medication, exercise and diet. My doctor is happy if it is under 120, "normal for a type II diabetic." Maybe I'm still in denial, but my goal is always to get into the non-diabetic range. I figure if I shoot for normal, I'll likely end up with slightly above normal. If I aim for above normal, it will go up to much above normal.
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   Posted 3/27/2016 12:06 AM (GMT -6)   
jujub said...
I find it frustrating when doctors are satisfied with higher glucose numbers. I'm almost 70, with Type II for 8 years. My fasting averages right around 100 with medication, exercise and diet. My doctor is happy if it is under 120, "normal for a type II diabetic." Maybe I'm still in denial, but my goal is always to get into the non-diabetic range. I figure if I shoot for normal, I'll likely end up with slightly above normal. If I aim for above normal, it will go up to much above normal.


Yeah, it is confusing when doctors have varying ideas. I have leaned to be even more proactive. From now on I will set my own goal of sugar level being in the high 120's and take 2 Juvenet per day; 11 am and 6 pm (not 11pm). My A1C the other day was 7.3. I thought it would be higher. : :-)
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