very high blood sugar even with a pump! Help!

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silent_tears419
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   Posted 2/10/2007 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   
hey so of course im a diabetic and have been for the last 12 years....
well lets jump straight in. im an 18 yrs old girl under an incredible amount of stress (more than some people could comprehend) and my blood sugars are off the charts like its not uncommon for them to be in the 500's...
any suggestions on getting and keeping them down?
 
oh and btw i have a pump.
 

4sons
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   Posted 2/11/2007 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi ...

I just wanted to say I totally understand about the stress. Mine is off the charts as well with no sign of letting up for at least another 18 months. I KNOW the stress drives my bs higher.

Are you able to do much exercise? I hear exercise is the magic bullet for stress reduction.

Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


Jeannie143
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   Posted 2/11/2007 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Tears,
When was your last diabetic instruction class? I mean a real class, not just a little chat at the doctors? I think your endo might want to get you in a class as well as a young adult support group for diabetics. That might make all the difference in what you are doing and how you are handling your diet/exercise/med regimen.

For right now I'd suggest you start a journal in a notebook tracking food intake, insulin, exercise and notes about the stress levels. This way when you start working with your endo to get the numbers in line you will be able to see where which foods and stress worked together to jack up the numbers. Make an appointment with your doc to talk numbers, possible classes, and support group. We will help all we can but you need some one-on-one pronto to get those numbers in line.

Hang in there.
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AMM
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   Posted 2/12/2007 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow! Those numbers are extremely high. At 18 some of your highs might be coming from hormone changes too. I just went on the pump and am getting much better numbers than I have ever had. Perhaps your basal rates need some changing. How is your diet? I know stress raises my blood sugar and makes me want to eat, especially the high carb stuff. Have you talked to your endo about these highs? I would think your endo would want to get that straightened out before you end up in dka. Have you seen a dietician lately? Perhaps you need a refresher on carb counting. I recently went to see a CDE and a dietician and it helped a lot. I have been a type 1 diabetic for 27 years. I have had plenty of ups and downs in my life and I can definately attest to the fact that stress can really screw with the numbers. You might also want to consider some counselling to help manage the stress. When I was around your age I was facing an unplanned pregnancy as a type 1 diabetic as well as many other stressors. You are in my thoughts. I know you can get those numbers down but you may need to call your doctor for a little help. That's what they are there for.
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silent_tears419
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   Posted 2/13/2007 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   

hey yall... i have been talkin to my endo about all this and i have been seeing a diabetes manager person and we are working on gettin everything back on track but i believe a BIG part of my problem is stress also. the other day i was at work and one minute my blood sugar was like 504 and about an hour later it was in the 40's, its CRAZY and it really bugs me that i cant get this down. i mean i've had this thing for about 12 years and i still cant control it. you dont know how hard that is for me.. esspecially when all my friends are out partying and i cant. in between work school and family problems its really hard. well anyways i could go on and on so im gonna shut up now. have a good day!


AMM
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   Posted 2/13/2007 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry your stress is causing you so many problems. Consider looking into ways of coping with your stress.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.  Shouldn't I be invincible by now?


4sons
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   Posted 2/13/2007 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
A lot of us understand ... we all continue to work hard on making good health a priority. That means compromised social lives for many of us. We can all agree that social events SHOULDN'T center around food or drink, but they do. Some of us make it work by finding some items they can enjoy thereby feeling a part of the group. Others go out but don't indulge in anything. And I'm sure many of us skip certain social occasions because of the food.

It's hard ... no doubt about it.

Those bs swings ... soooooooo high to sooooooo low have to be hard on your body as well. And that's added stress. It's a vicious circle sometimes but you're doing the right thing by seeing your health care team. Hopefully the changes they'll help you make will help reduce the stress as well.

Can you exercise?
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise

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