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Old 01-21-2017, 15:38   #1
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hi, on Thursday I was at the hospital for tests etc and my blood sugar went from an average of 7.5 to 13 I have reviewed my diet and the only difference to normal was a soda with a shot of lime, could this be down to the stress of going to the hospital and how can I reduce this next time? also was it the same time of the day?


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stress can definitely cause it to rise

to understand the context here... how long between the 2 readings?

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stress can definitely cause it to rise

to understand the context here... how long between the 2 readings?
hi I did my bloods at 11:45 approx. 45 mins before lunch my bloods were 6.7, at the hospital at 2pm approx. 45 mins after lunch it was 13, I checked it once I got home at 4pm it was still 12.6, at 10pm it was 7.6 next day it was 6.6

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If lunch contained a sugar-soda, then I would suspect that rather than stress. But, yes, generally, stress can cause a rise in BG.

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I concur. Stress certainly can raise your blood sugar (and lower it too!), but your sugar pop probably is the culprit. In my annual training group last year, all of the pop drinkers either switched to diet pop or stopped drinking pop altogether. Seems none of them could really get good control without doing so. I drank little pop since the 80s, but I was big on orange juice and gave up all juice when I was diagnosed with diabetes. Had some last week when out shopping with Mom and blood sugar was getting too low...wow....I sure missed orange juice!!

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to understand the context here... how long between the 2 readings?
approx. 2 hours

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I've hear that BG should drop 2 hours after a meal but mine doesn't, it takes way longer.
My A1C is really good though.

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Complex carbohydrates (starches, pasta, etc.) take longer to be converted to glucose and keep your BG up longer. What are your meals like when you notice this?

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Everyone is different. For myself, if I eat a lot at one time, it'll take 3-4 hours for BG to come down, even if it was within my carb load limit.

Another factor is whether or not one's pancreas is producing adequate Phase 2 insulin. If not, it could take longer for BG to come down. (From what I can tell with myself, the insulin production isn't always the same, less one time, more another, etc. - but that's just my observation on myself)

Diabetes is complex.

Also, I have mild, off and on gastroparesis (slow stomach emptying) which, when it's active can slow everything down.

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I was going to add about the gastroparesis. When I first started on MDI, I was having a lot of problems of delayed sugar rise which made using fast acting insulin hard to use. After a suggestion from this board and talking to the diabetes educator, I waited 20 minutes before taking Novolog and it worked MUCH better. Over time, there has been improvement and I only wait 15 minutes before taking Novolog. Doc thinks it's the generic prilosec I take that is causing this problem and once I am able to wean off of that, the delayed response will go away.

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