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My numbers have gone crazy
2 years ago  ::  Apr 17, 2013 - 1:40PM #10
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Nancy, I usually do test if I feel different, just to see where my blood sugar is at, then I will know for the future if I need to eat or stay away from food.  I think testing is such an important part of controlling diabetes.  I even test if it has been 3 or 4 hours after a meal if I feel strange just to know what is going on.  It may seem silly, but it lets me know the signals my body is giving me and then when I feel that way again I either know that it is nothing or I need sugar. 



2 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2013 - 6:14PM #9
Posts: 169

Good luck, SarahLouise hope you figure things out. Sometimes it is such a complicated puzzle.

Inoticed this quote "fell asleep sitting at the computer just before lunchtime and woke up shaking.  I have eaten and am balanced now, but I don't normally experience things like this.  I'm having trouble keeping my blood sugar level" Doyou tet when you feel different?Nancy 13

2 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2013 - 10:28AM #8
Posts: 148

Just a follow up.  I have continued my Excel spreadsheet tracking my carbs, insulin and numbers.  They are freaky.

I spent the weekend in Las Vegas (our daughter and her fiance flew out from New Jersey).  It was great meeting him and gettign to know about him, but did it ever mess up my schedule, no meals on time, way too much walking around, not enough sleep, etc.  We went out and walked in the Red Rocks area and then at night went down to Fremont street to watch the light display.  BIG mistake, they had the American Country Music awards going on.  It was packed and Loud beyond belief.

We drove home yesterday and got caught in the traffic a 3 hr drive took almost 5 hours.  Got home unpacked, ate, started feeling bad, felt like throwing up and was fatigued beyond belief.

Finally realized I need to test (it was bedtime) and the number was 51.

Did my normal routine of Orange Juice and a Glucose Tab, went nervously to bed and woke up with a 123 as my reading before breakfast (104 2 hours after breakfast).

Oh well, blood work mid week and doctor in three weeks.

2 years ago  ::  Apr 02, 2013 - 11:45AM #7
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Last year was exactly that way for me,   then it has done a huge turnaround and I am now way high.    I had got my insulin down to like 7 units at some meals,  was down to the 60s  to often.   So as the saying goes its ours and we have to figure it out the docs   can not be with us  24/7 or would most of them understad what is really going on. 

2 years ago  ::  Mar 31, 2013 - 10:50AM #6
Posts: 148

As I said in my opening post, my weight has not changed.  If fact I have weighed +/- three pounds for the last 5 years.  Nothing in my daily life style has changed.

I can not find a reason for my change, time will tell.


2 years ago  ::  Mar 30, 2013 - 11:14PM #5
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It is a relief that you have had contact with your doctor.  I definitely am limited in what I know and sometimes I grab at straws.  I am sure you and your doctor will follow through with it.  Part of me wonders if all of your efforts have helped you lose a lot of weight.  Part of me wonders if a weight loss has put you in a position where you might not need insulin/or very little.  I know some diabetic type 2's have worked with diet and excercise have decreased or totally gotten off of it.  Maybe this is you.  Time will tell with your decreases.

I hate those lows.  They can be very frightening.


2 years ago  ::  Mar 29, 2013 - 3:13PM #4
Posts: 148

I wrote an Excel Spreadsheet last week to start keeping exact records so I can try to figure this out.


Food for what I have each meal;  Carbs; Blood Sugar Pre and Post meal; amount of insulin (and pills); and snacks.

I keep a running total of Carbs for each meal and total for the day.

2 years ago  ::  Mar 29, 2013 - 2:48PM #3
Posts: 148

I keep hearing the statement that "Its your diabetes", it is and I had to make changes in what I was taking or face the consequences of even deeper lows maybe even in my sleep.

I tried to make it clear in my first post that nothing had changed in my normal daily schedule (food, exercise, standard Medicine usage, etc).  I'm doing things exactly like I have for every day and month before.  No changes.  I make sure to spread my carbs out during the entire day.

Now, I did notify my doctor and she called me and agreed to the reduced dose or insulin and said she knew I tested frequently and accepted I might have to make further changes.

I just don't understand what has changed with my body.

P.S. note:  I fell asleep sitting at the computer just before lunchtime and woke up shaking.  I have eaten and am balanced now, but I don't normally experience things like this.  I'm having trouble keeping my blood sugar level up.

2 years ago  ::  Mar 29, 2013 - 1:13PM #2
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I am wondering if you are getting the lows at the same time each day and what activity level you have before them.  I am also curious if you take a carb unit *15 carbs* in mid afternoon and spaced in the evening.  Spreading out the carbs during the day like that can help with the lows.  I hope that the doctor knows that you are cutting you meds/insulin during this time.  If not you need to stress it to his staff and maybe get an earlier appointment to be careful.

It might not be a worry thing but it is always better to rule on the side of safety.



2 years ago  ::  Mar 29, 2013 - 12:04PM #1
Posts: 148
Hi, my A1C had always stayed pretty much the same 6.8 to 7.0, last time my number went up to 7.5.  A big jump for me. 

Now  with no changes in medicines or insulin level my daily readings have dropped like a rock in water.  According to my meter my a1c for the last 2 months will be 5.7, yeah unreal.

My weight has not changed, my activity has not changed (I'm 68+), I have had to cut my morning and evening insulin shots in Half.. The morning down from 26 units of Novolog 100 to 15.  My average Pre Meal reading is 156 and 2 hour after reading 104.

For the eveing it is worse, cut my dose of Novolog 70/30 from 18 down to 12 and my post meal readings have been in the low 80's every night, no matter what I eat (and I am having enough carbs).

But I have been having lows down to 52 frequently.  I'm going to have to cut further back.  I have no idea what has changed with my system, but something must have.   I see the doctor next month and I have sent a message to them about what is happening.       
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