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Old 11-16-2009, 02:40   #1
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should i be worried

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Hello Parkland, and welcome. Ask all you want, as much as you want.

The answer is 'you should be worried,' but blood sugar is dynamic. If you read 485, that does not mean that it still is 485.

As was said, you need to consult with your doctor, but first and foremost, relax, don't let stress make things worse. Stop eating what you are eating, and eliminate carbs and sugars, now. Look around here and on the web for foods you can eat, and only eat what is low carb until you can see your doctor. I could list all the bad things, but they are found everywhere on this forum and with a net search. Stop taking in carbs, and your blood sugar will come down.

Don't know your lifestyle or eating habits, or if you exercise or not :-) but start walking if you aren't, and walk more if you do. Keep your intake to a minimum until you get diagnosed, and give the doctor a chance to help you out.

Its not fatal today or next week, so don't lose too much sleep over it. In fact, lousy sleep, can make BG levels rise, so don't get into a knot over it. Just stop eating the bad things. I don't mean forever, just until you get tested and diagnosed.

It will help your doctor a whole lot, if you can test your BG numbers every morning when you first get up, before you eat anything. These fasting numbers will tell a lot. In fact, tell us what you get if you do test. We just want to help if we can.

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Hello Parkland, and welcome. Ask all you want, as much as you want.

The answer is 'you should be worried,' but blood sugar is dynamic. If you read 485, that does not mean that it still is 485.

As was said, you need to consult with your doctor, but first and foremost, relax, don't let stress make things worse. Stop eating what you are eating, and eliminate carbs and sugars, now. Look around here and on the web for foods you can eat, and only eat what is low carb until you can see your doctor. I could list all the bad things, but they are found everywhere on this forum and with a net search. Stop taking in carbs, and your blood sugar will come down.

Don't know your lifestyle or eating habits, or if you exercise or not :-) but start walking if you aren't, and walk more if you do. Keep your intake to a minimum until you get diagnosed, and give the doctor a chance to help you out.

Its not fatal today or next week, so don't lose too much sleep over it. In fact, lousy sleep, can make BG levels rise, so don't get into a knot over it. Just stop eating the bad things. I don't mean forever, just until you get tested and diagnosed.

It will help your doctor a whole lot, if you can test your BG numbers every morning when you first get up, before you eat anything. These fasting numbers will tell a lot. In fact, tell us what you get if you do test. We just want to help if we can.

John
You should start taking care of yourself and do it as fast as you can. Such blood sugar level means you are not doing it.

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Last week end I wasn't feeling very well, was tired and no energy and felt "yukky". I tested and I was 310. WOW What did I eat?, I am on Met 1000@2xdaily and felt I could eat normal and snack it I stayed active. A week later, I am testing more, have an appointment with the Dr and watching carbs and testing more often. The key for me was testing. Will I do better, yes, A1C is a good measurement, but for me it will be watching carbs, testing and keeping my ranges in line. It is going to take some time, but truly a wake up call.





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You should start taking care of yourself and do it as fast as you can. Such blood sugar level means you are not doing it.

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I am testing more, have an appointment with the Dr and watching carbs and testing more often. The key for me was testing. Will I do better, yes, A1C is a good measurement, but for me it will be watching carbs, testing and keeping my ranges in line. It is going to take some time, but truly a wake up call.
Sounds like a good plan, kooshbal . . . keep us posted on your progress, okay?

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Will I do better, yes, A1C is a good measurement, but for me it will be watching carbs, testing and keeping my ranges in line. It is going to take some time, but truly a wake up call.
Odds are, you can't "feel" your high blood sugar, so don't depend on how you feel to give you and idea of where you are at.

A1c is -an- indicator, but your best weapon is your meter, and daily testing. The ideal goal is to never exceed 140, but what is misleading about the A1c is, you can eat food that sends you soaring into the big numbers way past 140, and if your system is still fairly functional, it will bring you back down fairly fast. That is a good thing, but all the time you spend above 140, is doing damage to you, so your A1c isn't telling anything about that.

You could conceivably hit 300 after a meal, and if you come back under 120-130 in an hour or two, (I can do that) and your fasting levels are 90-100, your A1c will not reveal those huge, damaging spikes.

Test, test, test, and test again :-) Take notes, pay attention not only to what you eat and how it affects your BG, but WHEN you ate it. Some can't do carbs in the AM, others, have trouble at other times. Eat and then exercise, or exercise and then eat? Only your meter knows for sure which is right for you.

I have gotten to where I test, just so I can know what I can eat. Sometimes I am at 75, so I know I have lots of "headroom" and can eat a good meal. Other times, maybe I see a 115, and so I have to think salad, or low/no carb something else. Takes a long time to get a good rhythm going. You can do it :-)

Hang in there, and you will get it under control.

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You need to control your BGL.
your tools

Pills and or insulin
exercise
Food


Food
All foods with carbohydrates (carbs) Raises BGL
especially bad carbs are
almost anything white. White bread, potato, rice, sugar and worst of all Honey (eating a potato is worse than eating sugar as far as BGL goes.)
Protein and fat, fiber
slows down the rise of BGL.
meds (pills and insulin)
lower BSL
exercise
lowers BSL



Read the labels on food packages
get to know the Glycemic index of foods.
http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm


Basically those are the tools you have, use them well and you will have a long Happy life.

O ya… To learn HOW THIS ALL AFFECTS YOU… Test, test, test… before you eat, test 1 hour after you eat , test 2 hours after you eat test before exercise test after exercise.

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Yes---my book says that at 500 your blood turns to syrup. You need to see a doctor very soon.

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Absolutely. You should also be moved to action. Find a doctor, learn what to eat, test your blood sugar, exercise and get your diabetes under control as soon as possible.

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Hello,
when u say goal should be not to exceed 140...is it fasting or random sugar u r reffering tooo???????
my fasting levels r fine but random go up to 370.....i use actrapid but planning to change it to apidra ....
any suggestion..what should i do???

Ajnabee

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