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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 11/8/2006 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed on August 3, with type 2 Diabetes.  I have been taking my medications and have had great success in controlling my blood sugar UNTIL now.  I am reading my levels 2 times a day, morning and then 2 hours after my largest meal.  I have anywhere from 99 to 116 in the morning for the past two weeks but then my last readings have been around 119 to 136.  Now I realize that this isn't high for some, but I have been having great levels in the evening before this.  Some as low as 95 and 91.  Is this unusual.  Maybe I am just stressing too much about it, but I am exercising and walking 5 days a week, and in Jan. I go see the doctor.   I am 44 years old and quite frankly, this is scary.  Thanks for any help!
TexasSweetpea :-)

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   Posted 11/9/2006 4:32 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi TexasSweetpea,

Welcome to the forum!

I don't have type 2 diabetes myself (I have type 1) so I can't really offer a lot of advice here, but I'm sure there's someone else who can? 

Have you changed the amount or types of food that you eat?  Or it could be time to change your medication, though I'm not entirely sure (your doctor will be able to tell you this). 

By the way, stress can affect your blood sugar levels too.

I hope you find a solution soon.

Claire x

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   Posted 11/9/2006 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Texas Sweetpea. Love the name! I, too, am recently diagnosed with Type 2, and mine is mild. My morning levels are erratic. My goal is 80-120, and I usually hover between 115-120. Some mornings, lately, it has been between 120 and 130. I read here that it helps to eat something before bed; I had apple and peanut butter the other night, and it went back down to 101. This morning it was higher again, but I wasn't able to follow a regular meal shedule. I had to go for a stress test at noon and couldn't eat breakfast before. Then it took much longer than I expected, and I didn't get home until 4:30. They had given me some graham crackers and juice at some point, but by the time I got home I was exhausted and starved. I only had time for one meal before I fell asleep, and it was a larger one than usual, though not to high in carbs. So I think that might have made a difference. Anyway, I am going to arrange my meal plan so that I can have a little protein, fat, and fruit before bed and see how I do. Still experimenting. Good luck to you, and welcome to the forum.
Take care. Lois

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