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I am new to diabetes (that's what we are calling it for now) and can not get a handle on why my numbers are so varied. This month I have numers as low as 46 and as high as 656.

This morning I woke up and tested at 308. I administered insulin (65 units) per Dr. orders. I was planning on eating but was side tracked. Took reading hour later (had not consumed anything) and reading was 349. I have two meters that I check accuracy every month.

Last intake of food was dinner the night before (chicken). What causes this? My numbers always seem to do opposite of what I expect. Looking for any ideas I am running out of Doctors to visit that keep saying we need more tests.

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Craig
 

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Hello & welcome, Craig. Are you type 1? What kind of insulin are you using?Tell us more about your diet. Are you taking other meds? Even at 300-something, you are out of control. You should be seeing numbers grouped around 100.

I hope you'll visit often and can get to the bottom of this.
 

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I think it is type 2, but no certain. I'm 40, blood sugars numbers were in the 85/95 range as far back as medical records show. No known family history. Few months back went to Doctor, was feeling tired. They did bloodwork, results 787. They thought bad test, re took and was at 737.

Presently they have me on 70/30. They have had me on several things (I keep getting sent to the next specialist). My numbers sometimes go down after eating, sometimes it goes up after insulin. I have not had mud 100 numbers regularly since this began.

I eat chicken and lower/limited carb diet, since this began. Water or diet soda. I'm 6' - 205lbs and active. I'm relatively muscular but not overly. My schedule is hectic. I do not (nor have I ever) been able to schedule regular meal times.

Not certain what other information to share.

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Since I don't use insulin, I'll let others comment more fully on that, but if you haven't had a test for GAD antibodies, get on somebody's case and get one. If they're treating you like type 2 just because you're 40 years old, they could be making a big mistake. Get tested for GAD antibodies.

What specifically does your limited low carb diet consist of besides chicken?
 
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