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Old 11-26-2015, 22:36   #1
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I got up at nine this morning and wasn,t very hungry so I just tested my blood sugar (140) and took my insulin(15 on the syrings)

I got hungry about noon and I eat a large bowl of Cherios with some 1% milk.

I tested again 3 hours later and my blood sugar was 288 !
Tested twice to make sure it was not a false reading.

Is this Normal ? Indicative of anything in particular?

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With what you are, yes it's normal. That's why we say low carb high fat.

Use this as a lesson. No Cheerios and no milk. Next time try some bacon and eggs. You'll need less insulin that way

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And I suggest you go back and look at your intro thread here: http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...need-help.html

You were given the links to some great info. You need to revisit this again

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With what you are, yes it's normal. That's why we say low carb high fat.

Use this as a lesson. No Cheerios and no milk. Next time try some bacon and eggs. You'll need less insulin that way
I love bacon and eggs but just thought I would eat some cereal today as I have eat so much bacon and eggs I think they are coming out my ears !.

I suppose I can substitute some sausage for bacon as a variety ?

As it is a holiday I cannot contact my doctor,do I need to take more insulin or just wait?

She has me taking 15 in the Morning and 10 in the evening.right now .


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Don't just stick with bacon and eggs then. Any low carb food will work. Whatever doesn't raise your BG is good

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Yes I need to read more
For now though what do i need to do to lower the blood sugar spike?
Water ,more insulin,walk etc.

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You can just wait it out, or if you know your correction factor, take a small injection. The lesson you need to take away from this is NO MORE MILK & CHEERIOS - ever again. And I trust you stayed away from any more carbs at dinnertime, right?




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Indicative of the fact that cheerios was (were?) a very poor choice.

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We cannot tell you what to do as we are not doctors. For situations like this, you need to find out what your insulin needs are for the carbohydrates you consume are (units of insulin to carb ratio). If your doctor only gives you the information you have, then you need to ask what you can do in situations like this. If the doctor can not or will not, then you need to find an endocrinologist that will give you clear directions to cover situations like this.

You also need to search for a source like "Ask a Nurse" or possibly a doctor that will take calls when you create emergencies like this.

Going for a walk and drinking extra water might help right now, but you need other sources to confirm what you need to do when this happens.

I have clear instructions that I can use when my blood glucose readings rise unreasonably when I am coming down ill or may have an infection causing my blood glucose to rise. It is always unwise to eat what you desire and expect to cover it with insulin as this can create hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) and then you will need to consume carbohydrates to correct the low.

Also remember that your meter can vary +/- 20% and when you retest, your should always rewash your hands with water as hot as you can stand and use soap generously, rinse well and thoroughly dry to avoid handling test strips with wet fingers as this will give you erroneous readings.

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yup cheerios won't work, ever. Have 1/2 an avocado or some meat and veggies. Left overs work great. Dinner for BF is what we call it. I rarely eat bacon and eggs though I love them both. Sometimes guacamole , sometimes turkey and asparagus etc but NEVER cheerios.

Does your Dr let you dose insulin based on the food you eat?

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