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Old 07-01-2018, 16:16   #1
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I was testing my sugar levels twice a day and everything was normal, usually below 100. My AC1 went from 10.5 to a 6.6.

As a letter carrier I walk 15 miles a day, up and down hills, across lawns and up and down stairs. My feet were giving me problems, a lot of pain. Went to see a podiatrist, they took xrays and my left foot has arthritis. I have very high arches which can be painful when walking. Doctor wanted to give me steriods, but that would spike my levels.

After 6 months, it was decides to do the steroids, I was told to watch my levels if they spike to stop taking the steroid pills.

The day I was suppose to start i tested mu levels it was a 258. I was like "No Way!!!". The next day it was 198, then 148 then 89.

Mind you I haven't changed my diet, it's still the same.

Yesterday the heat index was 110 in my area. It was like someone turned off the oxygen. I didn't eat much, but I drank plenty of water. Felt nauseous throughout the day but after 10 hours in the heat I was done. Coukd hardly keep my eyes opens during my 20 mile ride home. Got home took a shower, went to bed. Didn't eat dinner, just straight to bed as I was fatigued.

This morning I woke up and my levels were 346. I just dont understand it. How can my levels be so high when I haven't eaten anything, just water?

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Being out and at least moderately-active in heat like that -- especially in an area (like Indiana) unused to that heat -- is quite taxing on the body. My somewhat-educated guess is that, with that physical effort and without food during the day or at dinner, your liver decided you were in starvation mode and threw a lot of glucose into your body to replenish the cells.

You also may still have been dehydrated, which will IME show up as higher BG levels.

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Being out and at least moderately-active in heat like that -- especially in an area (like Indiana) unused to that heat -- is quite taxing on the body. My somewhat-educated guess is that, with that physical effort and without food during the day or at dinner, your liver decided you were in starvation mode and threw a lot of glucose into your body to replenish the cells.

You also may still have been dehydrated, which will IME show up as higher BG levels.
Hmmm ... never thought about that ... I'll have to do some research. Personally I don't like the heat, even though it's in my heritage. I can take it, just don't like it. But yesterday was brutal, and eating was the last thing on my mind.

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That sounds like an awful big liver dump, I am assuming you had not taken the steroids since you said "the day I was supposed to start".

You might want to get your insulin level tested and get tested for type 1.5 if not steroid induced BG.

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You might want to get your insulin level tested and get tested for type 1.5 if not steroid induced BG.
I'm Type 2, no insulin. I'm on Metformin 1,000 mg twice a day

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I mean to see if you are producing enough of your own natural insulin.

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