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janetlee
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   Posted 4/28/2010 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I posted this in the diabetes forum as well, but know ones here better....
When I took my bllod sugar earlier, my mom says, "I should let you take mine! Haha!!" I had taken hers before about a year or so ago and it was normal as can be. Anyhow, I said that she really should let me take it and so I did and it was 238! I took it again to be sure and it was 220! Now my mom's trying to laugh it off, saying "well, I'd just eaten a pretzel rod and drank some coffee with coffee-mate in it." I STILL DO NOT believe this is a regular number! When a doc put me on metformin over 2 years ago, it was because I'd walked into the office with a 214 reading after drinking a coke a bit earlier!


My mom is 63 and has no health insurance. She hates doctors and feels that most of them are jerks (in some ways I agree with her, but...) She won't go to the low-cost clinic because of the way they had mistreated me (AND HOW!!!) I don't know what to do. I can not make her. I REALLY REALLY CAN'T. [img]/community/emoticons/shakehead.gif[/img]

I had noticed that she'd been saying at night how her feet are so hot/burny. She's lost some weight slowly...

I'm truly afraid and am so scared and it's not helping my anxiety either...that won't make her seek help either. [img]/community/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

jl

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   Posted 4/28/2010 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Janetlee first off take a breath!! I do not have diabetes and I had hot/burny feet everynight because I have Fibromyalgia. I started taking xtra vitamin D and that healed that problem. Don't go getting yourself all worked up over something you have no control over. It more than likely was high because of something she had eaten and drank. Insulin levels can be effected by either having just eaten or need to eat.

stkitt
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   Posted 4/28/2010 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello JL,


Blood sugar levels over 200 mg/dL (mg/dL = milligrams of glucose per deciliter of blood) or under 60 mg/dL are considered unhealthy. I would take a few more random readings and perhaps one before she has eaten or drank anything first thing in the morning (fasting). If she continue to have elevated readings then tell it to her like it is and she will have to decide if she wants to take a chance on walking around with a possible disease. I know that sounds like tough love but she is a wise and I am sure dear woman who will have to consider the facts and then hopefully follow up with a Doctor to see if she has diabetes or something else is going on.



The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of High blood sugar.



Diabetes
Cushing's Syndrome
Acromegaly
Pheochromocytoma
Glucagonoma
Glucocorticoids
Thiazides
Phenytoin
Niacin
Haemochromatosis
Cystic fibrosis
Cirrhosis

There are many other disorders to long to post. Tell Mom we all care about her and don't let yourself start getting caught up in anticipatory anxiety.

Please remember I am not a Doctor.

Gentle Hugs,

Kitt

janetlee
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   Posted 4/28/2010 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitt,
I took her blood sugar this evening and it was 102, which is good. I don't know if it makes a difference or not, but I think that her first blood sample for the test when it was so high, was on a part of her finger with a blood blister. It might've been "old" blood. I'm going to take it again several times over the next few days.
Thanks so much for caring! I can't send her any messages, cuz she'd be irritated knowing I'm posting about her...but a big thanks from ME! :)
jl
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