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ShortyMcshortster
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   Posted 4/17/2017 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
For the past year I have been suffering from extreme headaches, dizziness, lightheaded and fainting spells. This past week I have decided to check my blood sugar to see if there is any consistency with the symptoms and my blood sugar number. My usual fasting blood sugar is 89-90. However I checked right before lunch today and it was 137 and I haven't eaten anything since 6 am and I checked around noon time. A year ago when I had my gallbladder removed my sugar levels were 360 and at the point when they tested it was over 24 hours since I had last eaten. I mentioned it to my doctor but she brushed it off. But my symptoms are getting worse not better. If any one has dealt with this I would appreciate any insight.

Lanie G
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   Posted 4/17/2017 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HealingWell, Shorty. I don't know if the symptoms you listed are actually related to the blood sugar. It could also be blood pressure or even anxiety or something else but they are worrisome and the 137 is high.

I am wondering why your doctor was not concerned with your blood sugar when it was 360 a year ago when you had your gallbladder out. Honestly, I would find another doctor.

Please read the link in my signature to the site which explains a lot about blood sugar. This will help you understand more about how to control it too with some diet changes.

Since you have a blood sugar meter, you could keep a record for several days in a row every week fasting, before breakfast, two hours after breakfast and the same for lunch and dinner if you can. This will show you how you metabolize your food.

If you are still having any of those symptoms you described and can test your blood sugar, it would be helpful to see what it is when you're feeling dizzy or lightheaded, etc.

I'm glad you found HealingWell!

Do you have any family members with diabetes?
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

ShortyMcshortster
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   Posted 4/17/2017 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
My father has diabetes.

LanieG said...
Welcome to HealingWell, Shorty. I don't know if the symptoms you listed are actually related to the blood sugar. It could also be blood pressure or even anxiety or something else but they are worrisome and the 137 is high.

I am wondering why your doctor was not concerned with your blood sugar when it was 360 a year ago when you had your gallbladder out. Honestly, I would find another doctor.

Please read the link in my signature to the site which explains a lot about blood sugar. This will help you understand more about how to control it too with some diet changes.

Since you have a blood sugar meter, you could keep a record for several days in a row every week fasting, before breakfast, two hours after breakfast and the same for lunch and dinner if you can. This will show you how you metabolize your food.

If you are still having any of those symptoms you described and can test your blood sugar, it would be helpful to see what it is when you're feeling dizzy or lightheaded, etc.

I'm glad you found HealingWell!

Do you have any family members with diabetes?

Lanie G
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 6025
   Posted 4/17/2017 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
And your doctor has not ordered any tests like the A1c or glucose tolerance test for you? Does you doctor have you do a fasting blood sugar test when you see him/her?
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

ShortyMcshortster
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   Posted 4/17/2017 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
LanieG said...
And your doctor has not ordered any tests like the A1c or glucose tolerance test for you? Does you doctor have you do a fasting blood sugar test when you see him/her?


No no testing at all.

Lanie G
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   Posted 4/17/2017 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Then, in my opinion, you need another doctor. I am not a doctor but I've been monitoring my blood sugar for more than 10 years after my doctor prescribed a meter for me when my blood sugar test results were too high.

Please be proactive about your health and take the steps that will help you avoid complications is you're living with high blood sugar. Get another doctor. A GP can handle this. I see a general practitioner. Learn more about how food affects blood sugar by reading through the website whose link is in my signature. For more guidance, you can also buy the book Diabetes Solution by Richard Bernstein, M.D.

What has your doctor said about your dizziness, headaches and fainting spells?
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/
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