WEIRD up and down readings, is it me or the meter??

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A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/12/2007 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, I've been good. Not great eating wise, but good...But I've done nothing to deserve the readings I've gotten.

Here's the scoop...weird HIGH readings at bedtime 220, 210, and then 194 last night.

This morning I had 122 (down from the 194) THEN after a NORMAL breakfast, (the same breakfast I've had for a year with normal readings) 90 mins later it was 196!!! Had I been alone in the house I'd have screamed and threw the meter against the wall!! (I'm assuming you've all been there at one point.)

After I picked myself up off the floor I took a reading again...

ONE MINUTE LATER-157!!!

IS THIS NORMAL after a year of good readings? I tested the meter and according to the test it was fine.(?) I did drop it a few days ago...(I dropped it, I didn't throw it, LOL)

A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/12/2007 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Exactly ONE HOUR after the 196 reading my B.S. was 96...

4sons
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   Posted 2/12/2007 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow ... I have no idea. None whatsoever. Do you think your meter is accurate? I've always thought of having a back up meter for weird says.

And yes, I've wanted to kick, scream and throw things against the wall. But I'm afraid the stress would cause my bs to go up! LOL -
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Ruth/4sons

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A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/12/2007 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm...Does stress cause B.S. to go up that radically??...But then I've always been stressed, who hasn't these days?

A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/12/2007 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
One hour after the 96 it is down to 70 and I'm feeling a little hypoG. I will look into getting a new meter as a backup, good idea.

I'm a peri-menopausal 47yr old single mom.

AMM
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   Posted 2/12/2007 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Stress can do it and so can hormones. A back up meter is always a good idea. I keep one. There is usually one that will cost very little being offered by someone. At least if you have strange readings on both of them you know it is you.
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4sons
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   Posted 2/12/2007 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Diane,

I'm 52 and a single mom as well. Seriously. I think being single with a chronic health condition is hard because you can't share the burden with anyone (that's one of the reasons I love this board so much!). I know there are married people who feel that way as well. But I really think the single mom thing creates just a ton o' stress ... I hear you. It's hard.
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Ruth/4sons

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A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/12/2007 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Exactly!! so you don't take meds?? Congrats. I take my meds and then suppliments galore. Well maybe not galore. I try not to obsess about this condition of ours. It's sucks but I don't let it takeover my life, especially when there are so many other issues trying to do the same, LOL. Ya know what I mean? Diabetes has got to wait in line! LOL

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   Posted 2/13/2007 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Diabetes has got to wait in line ... but when my kids are all grown up and on their own I'll still have diabetes to keep me company. *I* have to be in control of this bloody disease and I have to take control NOW! I love my sons ... but I won't give them my health. That's mine.

I don't take meds now, but I'm sure I will in time. Every day that I can go without them means one day longer they'll work when I'm on 'em! I feel like I'm on a time line/continuum.
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Ruth/4sons

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


A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/13/2007 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL..it's not at the END of the line, mind you. But I've got a business to run and this is one of the many balls I juggle and I do okay. It's a mom thing, you know. I don't plan on dropping the ball. It's just wierd to have one of my issues so close to the front of the "line". I never really fit into the "me generation". I too like coming here and gathering up all the info that I just don't have time hunt down. Thank you for the conversation! :-)

4sons
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   Posted 2/13/2007 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I do know what you mean ... like when I insist on my treadmill time my guys can act put out. Yeah. Deal. LOL -
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Ruth/4sons

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A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/13/2007 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I just don't want to be swallowed up by this condition where it's all encompassing and you have to let it take over your life. That's why it's nice to come here. You can bring your woes and your wows and gather your info and then go on with your life. As single parents, we have so little "life" to begin with. I'd rather be catagorized as a person with Diabetes as opposed to being defined as a "Diabetic". But I think that's more of a fear reaction than a bravery thing.

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   Posted 2/14/2007 5:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I spent many years as a single mom. I know what you mean about the diabetes having to wait in line. Then when I did get married again we spent years without health insurance. Now I am taking much better care of myself and it allows me to take better care of everyone else. It is so good to not let diabetes hold us back. I know what you mean about not fitting into the "me generation". It's always everyone else first, isn't it? I actually enjoy that, so long as healthwise I am taking care of myself.
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A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/15/2007 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
It's so twisted these days, if you find "joy" in helping family/others you're labled a "co-depedant" and considered a "sap". True, you have to watch yourself that you're not taken advantage of...sad fact of life. YES...it is the way lots of (not all) moms are "programed" and I think that's why it feels SO GOOD when it (selfless-ness) works :-) and is SO PAINFUL when it doesn't. :-( Sigh. I tried to explain that to a more "modern" friend of mine and she just didn't get it. It was like I was tlking to a brick wall.

Oh well, I'll stop before I cross any lines. I don't know what that has to do with Diabetes, LOL...Maybe it's the awkwardness of the dwelling so much on yourself that Diabetes CAN demand us to do...

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   Posted 2/15/2007 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Balance. It's all about balance.
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Ruth/4sons

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


4sons
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   Posted 2/16/2007 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Max ...

I watch my diet and I exercise. I would be interested to know what supplements to take. Do you take anything else other than what you have listed in your antioxident post?
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

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


A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/16/2007 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Max...what a fiesty spirited person you are! It's good to have folks like you around! But hold your horses, my numbers usually are in those ranges that's why I was baffled by the wierdness of the high readings and I wanted to push the Diabetes back into the place I want it to be...So sad about your friend. I too have a friend like that as well as an ex who's headed into that direction. Yes, it's scarey but life goes on...

A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/16/2007 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Max...I hope lots of people read your post, it was wicked GREAT!! I wish my ex would...

A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/16/2007 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Ruth...This is what I take each morning. I take everything the morning because I ALWAYS forget to take things when you have to take them several times a day. I'm stubborn and can't stand to be tied down in bondage to a regimine (pardon, my spelling)...I have issues about that sort of thing...

This is what I take

Diabetes Health Pack by "Nature Made"
This includes...
-Alpha Lipoic Acid with Green Tea
-A Multivitamin
-Chromium
-Selenium
-Folic Acid
-Vitamin C

I also take...
-2 cinnimon capsules
-2 vinagar pills
-2 BORAGE oil caps
-2 Calcium pills

This is in addition to...
-Glyburide 5mg
-Metformin 850mg
- and for low DHL I take Lisinopril 20mg

BORAGE oil is the BEST oil for us, better than fish oil for Omega-3's Studies have shown that it can reverse, oh what the word for the pins and needles thing we get...UGGG...you know what I'm talking about...

The area where I'm SUPER bad is excercise! YUCK!! The evil E word! Now that I've replaced my broken remote I get abosolutely NO excercise, LOL...Just kidding.
I have emotional issues with the E thing. Long story.

4sons
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   Posted 2/16/2007 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Diane!!

Hey, we don't have to swap exercise horror stories or anything, but I have some issues with exercise too. They're weird, but they're real. I have found that walking on my treadmill for the past year plus has been AWESOME! I realize I'm a gym dropout and can't bear to have people watch me exert myself unless it's a form of dance. So I dance and I treadmill! Now I've found that I can actually RUN. To challenge myself I"m doing a run in May. I'm already scared stiff but found a "cool runnings" website to help me train. So far so good. I know we've all heard it a million times, but start EASY and just keep doing it. It really and truly DOES get easier. Believe me ... if I can do it ANYONE can.

I'm a exercise wimp. Really and truly.
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

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

Post Edited (4sons) : 2/16/2007 5:01:45 PM (GMT-7)


A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/16/2007 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
My mother was a closet Bulemic when I was in H.S. and she watched me like a Hawk! A killer diet and E Hawk! So I am super paranoid about being watched! She was very emotionly abusive to me, a very shy girl. I had Heather Locklear's porportions and she insisted that I was FAT AS A PIG and would never ever get married. She tried to commit suicide 3 times and my dad told me if she ever exceeded that it would be all MY fault...I have issues to overcome. That's why I cringe and "Buck" against the thought of diet and E "bondage".

A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/16/2007 11:39 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL...I have a "stone Age" treadmill that I have to keep outside because it's too big for my microscopic house. When I do my walking it sounds like a construction crew is out on the patio. BUt it was a freebie and it works fine, LOL. If I had an inside one I'd put a TV in front of it. But out there I listen to the radio talk shows and rest at the commercial breaks. I don't do dairy so I'll stick with the calcium pills at your suggestion.

4sons
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   Posted 2/17/2007 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you adopted, Diane??? We have some things in common. Feel free to email me via my healingwell account if you'd like. It's taken years ... but I can make my own choices now! <sigh>
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

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


4sons
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   Posted 2/17/2007 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Consider it done, Max. Thanks for the link again ... I do remember you've posted that before.
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

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


A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/17/2007 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi...sorry, I'm not adopted. You don't have an e-mail address listed. I don't know how to e-mail you thru H.Well. Sorry.
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