Post Edited (wa5ekh) : 1/23/2006 6:49:46 AM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (wa5ekh) : 1/23/2006 9:29:12 PM (GMT-7)
I've been being a really "good" diabetic for a little over 5 months now, so I'm hoping that my A1c will be quite a bit lower than 8. Are you suggesting, though, that my immune system hasn't quite caught up to the rest of my body in reaping the benifits of a healthier lifestyle/is taking a while to overcome the effects of having been at ariund 8? That actually makes sense. But, of course, I don't really know precisely how all this stuff works (and don't know where to find detailed information on the relationships/connections between diabetes and the immune system/infections).
I've only been checking my bg first thing in the morning and 2 hours after eating, and those numbers are typically in the 90s. When I had my last stomach bug, I was checking profusely, and the highest I saw it was 135, which was a great relief to me, given that I was drinking Gatorade and eating soup and crackers!
With the exception of when I'm sick and can't stomach anyhing else, I eat a pretty low carb diet, so I don't see spikes into the 180s or anything like that. I just don't eat things like pizza, fried food, potatoes, pasta, etc. because I know they're likely to spike bg.
What's really interesting, I think, is what happened today. I carried my meter around with me so I could check my bg before and after my workout just because I was curious. (I'm probably going to make a separate post about this, too.) Anyway, my fasting was 94. about an hour after breakfast (low carb yogurt, a 2% cheese stick and a few pecans) and right before my workout, it was 114. As soon as I got back in the locker room, it was 179! For my workout, I did 30 minutes on the eliptical and burned 379 calories, and my heart rate got up into the 180s. Then I did about 12 minutes on the rower, burning 100 calories, and 10 minutes on the arm-peddling machine, burning 94 calories. I felt fine during my workout and whle showering. But after I got dresses, I started to feel pretty nauseated. I sat around for probably 15 minutes before throwing up. Just out of curiosity, I checked my bg again, and it was 109. So I'm thinking the drop from 179-109 in a relatively short period is what made me feel so sick. Anyway, I ate a little chili and cheese and a sugar-free jello a litle while later, and my bg 2 hours after that was 81. So in general, my numbers seem to pretty good, but something about that workout really spiked it up. I worked out Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, and I threw up Tuesday and felt really nauseated Wednesday.
Sorry for going on so long...I just don't know what's going on with my body...I'm trying to do all the right things, but...