Stress and high sugar

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worriedgirl
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   Posted 5/25/2016 4:37 AM (GMT -6)   
So today my sugars went to 189 because my mra card was suspended because of buying 3.16 worth of needles my husband needs to take his testosterone shots. Mind you they covered this for 2 years and now saying they just caught this and needs a dr note saying it is medically necessary to have the needles to take his shots that he already has a note for on the liquid testosterone. Ummm when you have to have shots you need the needles. Well I knew that two months ago and paid a dr Bill out of pocket and even received a voicemail saying all was fine they were going to use that. No word saying I needed a claim filled. An hour later and a half hour of lost overtime and on hold almost a half hour I finally got it resolved but they tried to tell me I needed the form and it would take 6 to 8 weeks. So I had to yell and explain without that card I wont be able to take my diabetic medicine because cost would be to expensive and my cholesterol med or the medicine to protect my kidneys. My daughter wouldn't be able to take her medicine to regulate her periods seeing she goes 2 to 3 times a month and sometimes 20 days straight and my husband wouldn't be able to go to his chiropractor and get his medicine. So they assured me it will be lifted in 48 hours. But by that time I had a headache, my face was red, and my heart was racing which makes me think my blood pressure was high and to boot my sugar raised to 189. Anyway to control the sugar when I get that upset. I'm still feeling the effects.
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and victoza .6 mg at night

Lanie G
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   Posted 5/25/2016 6:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh for goodness sake! What a crazy thing to go through. Yes, that can raise your blood sugar. Stress, trauma, pain can all raise blood sugar. I think it's the old fright and flight response.

I hope this gets resolved for good so there are no more surprises!
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

worriedgirl
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   Posted 5/25/2016 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm still feeling the effects I think. Been waking up with a fbg in 130 range low to high 130. Normally 2 hrs after breakfast it is back down to fasting. Today I was looking flushed. Felt like I was in the 300s but shaking and looking as if I was in the lows. Took sugar 142. Waited 15 mins was 136 and then tested another 15 mins and was 126. I crashed and crashed fast. I need to get my fasting down and am considering having the dr up my victoza Or add lantus to my regimen just long enough to get to my goal and be consistent. All and all I am tired of being diabetic. Can I just quit diabetes. How do I tell diabetes I want to divorce it
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and victoza .6 mg at night

Lanie G
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 5/25/2016 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I know what you mean but I think it's the stress talking. You may still be in the denial stage and I think you're still angry with the insurance situation.

I hope that you're still reading through the blood sugar 101 site which I had posted several times here. The more you know about your blood sugar, the better you will be at controlling it. The best we can all do is eat right and move - no, not move to Katmandu, lol, although sometimes that sure looks good to me. This will always be in your life but as you take the steps to control it better, I think you'll be more comfortable. And what those steps are going to be is the key.

Personally, I would not look to change dosage or add another drug because I would look more carefully at what I'm eating. I would continue or got back to keeping a food journal and see if my eating plan is good or not, and basically it comes down to the amount of carbs as always. But that's me. I realize we're all different.

Stress, aggravation and illness will all affect our blood sugar and these happen. Hopefully we don't have to live with these forever. There are ways to deal with stress and aggravation. Illness is different because we can't necessarily control this. It might be short-term or chronic. But with all these, we have to figure out how to control them and speaking with our doctor/s is a good start.

My approach to diabetes may not be the same as yours but it's worked very well for me for over ten years.

So, I would take a deep breath, think a few four-letter words, take a walk and sit down with my husband and talk things out, a plan on dealing with the insurance. Then, I would look back at my old food journals and try to go back to my eating plan.

I hope it all calms down for you! yeah
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

worriedgirl
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   Posted 5/25/2016 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I am eating right. Low carb. It has been happening before the insurance information. Sometimes weekends are hard but I am still eating low carb. Nothing different
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and victoza .6 mg at night

Lanie G
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 5928
   Posted 5/25/2016 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope the insurance problems are resolved!
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Virgogirl67
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   Posted 7/21/2016 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Lanie, what is the site for blood sugar 101?? That may be helpful to me. Thanks!

Lanie G
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 5928
   Posted 7/21/2016 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Blood Sugar 101 is the nickname of the site that I gave you when you posted back on May 29th. It's www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/.
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating
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