Hi NikiHi everyone and thanks for the advice. I am really frustrated right now. I did what you all advised me to do. Well let me explain that my eating schedule probably differs from most of yours. I work all night from 11pm to 7 am. My breakfast is usually between 730 am and 8am, my lunch(which is my meal after fasting) is around 4pm and 6pm and I usually have something small, my dinner is usually around 1am and 3am. I also have snacks usually fruit in between. This has been my eating habits for the last week. Although I am overweight I am not a big eater. Before diabetes I only ate twice a day but I would sometimes have those binge eating days. But the reason I am frustrated is because this morning for breakfast I had a ham and cheese omelette and 2 small brown and serve sausages. I just woke up about an hour ago and my fasting bs was 157. That is very discouraging. It was lower yesterday and I had carbs for breakfast.
Thank u so much. I am not sure what liver dumping is. I was just diagnosed about 3 weeks ago so I'm not sure of all the terminology. I am going to try eating 5 small meals a day and see if that helps.onlymep said:Hi Niki
You are having very long breaks between your meals. That could lead to "liver dumps" of glucose into your blood stream. Maybe this is why your fasting BGLs are so high as you are getting liver dumps? Eating fats and proteins, your liver is mostly doing the work to convert amino acids and fatty acids into glucose to release into your blood. Eating carbs it converts to energy quicker in your body than proteins and fats as it has a different chemical structure. If your liver is dumping anyhow.. it's probably dumping too much glucose into your blood stream for what you need. It's not a good idea to encourage liver dumping. Reading posts here you will probably notice we complain about it often. You may be better off incorporating small amounts of wholegrain carbs with each meal if you find fats/proteins aren't converting into energy well for you. Also be careful what fruit and how much you eat. Here they recommend no more than 2x tennis ball size pieces of fruit daily. I usually eat something 5-6 times daily. I find I have to eat every 4-5 hours because if I don't I get a hypo or my BGLs sky rocket because of liver dump. I hear your frustation as it's all such a science and to be honest you will carry on learning about what works and what doesn't work for you. What works for some, doesn't work for others. Even though we're offering advice to you... you need to trial everything for yourself to see what's best. Keep us posted.
You're welcome.... I know there's a lot to take in really. Here's some further info on the subject:Thank u so much. I am not sure what liver dumping is. I was just diagnosed about 3 weeks ago so I'm not sure of all the terminology. I am going to try eating 5 small meals a day and see if that helps.
Boy do we... If I go anything more than 4 hours I get a liver dump, and my glucose spikes just shy of 2.0 points on my scale (36 points on your scale). I currently eat 6 times a day, 3 regular sized meals, and three snacks. I personally limit my carbs now to around 45-60g a day maximum - you may have to start counting yours as well.In many Type 2 diabetics when we go too long between meals our pancreas gets a message that we are starving ( even if we are not).
This is great advice. Instead of fruit, try a snack with healthy fats,like those suggested above. Or combine fruit with the fat, like an apple with peanut butter or cheese. I have to limit my fruit to two servings a day, and I always eat it with a healthy fat to slow the digestion of sugars.What many of us have found is by changing what we eat, helps prevent these spikes. I now have to add a significant amount of fat ( coconut oil, butter, peanut butter, cheese or other nuts) at each meal and snack to prevent the liver dumping.
I thought I saw it mentioned you were already on Met. If that's the case, remember it DOES take a while to work... in some cases 6-8 weeks to have it's full effect.Also the drug metformin works specifically in the liver to limit the amount of glycogen that is converted. Talk to your doctor about adding metformin.
Thanks everyone. I finally got my blood sugar down. I started feeling really weak and I just checked my blood sugar. It's at 99. Am I feeling weak because my body is not use to my blood sugar being at that level. Idk if I should be excited or freaked out. My stuffy ears are gone so I'm thinking maybe it was high because of the infection like OnlyMep said. Thank u all so much. It is nice to have ppl to talk to about these things.
Thanks again Doc. You are so right. Working nights does add stress and for some reason my body needs more than 8 hours of sleep since I started working nights I am trying to get switched back to days so that it will be easier to manage everything.DocWhitley said:99 will give you a weak feeling to start... Do not be alarmed. The problem is your body was so use to high BG levels that it expects them. What I found worked for me was to eat a high fat or protien snack at those times to trick my body into thinking it was ok.
Now the other point you said was you work nights... I hate to tell you this but, working nights adds another stresser to your body because it naturally wants to sleep during this time. Try to keep this in mind. When I was Diagnosed I tracked my levels about every 2 hours. this allowed me to see what foods worked...which ones did not... and what times I needed to be concerned about. Also changing my meds made a huge difference