Hi Tammy, your mom is lucky she has a caring daughter!
When you get the medicine and the directions from the doctor sorted out, you (and your mom) may need to re-assess her care because if this doctor really
said not to be concerned about
numbers that high, your mom's health will deteriorate more. Controlling her blood sugar means it should never be consistently above 150. She or someone needs to monitor her blood sugar daily with her glucose monitor and I hope she understands how important that is. If the medication for Crohn's is driving her blood sugar up, perhaps the doctor can prescribe another one. (Is this the same doctor?) If you can get her to cut down on carbohydrates like potates, rice and bread, this might also help her blood sugar to come down. As far as exercise, even if she sits on a chair, she could do a series of arm and leg lifts as these would really help her circulation and give her some strength and energy. These exercises can even be done in bed, on the back, on one side, etc. If she watches TV, have her do them during commercials only. It would be wonderful if she has a buddy to do them with, anyone
, because that helps keep us on track.
forum moderator - diabetes
"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds