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I have been a diabetic since 2006. AIC was good until last year A1c is now10. I have been on Lantus and blood sugars are higher last with increase insulin. On Humlog insulin taking 3 times day blood sugar are getting better. Only have 3 carb at least meal and nothing in between. I have a total knee and in constant pain. One Dr says pain will raise blood sugar an another state that it will not raise blood sugars. I just dont know to listen too
 

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When you say 3 carbs at a meal, is that carb servings or exchanges. 3 carb exchanges will be around 45 carbs. I eat 10-15 carb grams per meal. Many of us have had to give up bread, cereal, rice, pasta and fruit because it raise our bgs too much. As far as the Humulog do you count carbs specifically or do you use a sliding scale to figure out dosage. The insulin balance is a tricky balance to get right. As far as pain goes, any inflamation can cause increase in bgs. What usually happens is when inflammation in any joint or muscle is present, your body produces stress hormones which then signal liver to convert glycogen into glucose to start healing you. I had some inflamation problems last summer with my muscles. I had terrible bgs all summer.
 
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welcome RVK :) yeah pain will raise your BGLs... I notice that it definitely raises my BGLs. I'm on Lantus too, although I'm having problems with going too low at night... I can have swinging BGLs during the day though. It's probably a case of making sure you're up with your pain management to start with and see how you go. There's so many variables that impact on us... sometimes it's just one thing and sometimes it's multiple things impacting on you. Maybe you need to increase your basal dosage too if you are noticing high BGLs. I was just told today by my diabetes clinic that heat stress makes BGLs soar too... so if you're going into summer there that could be another factor to consider. :D
 

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Pain is really hard to deal with and makes the BS higher. I amtrying to fine ways to relax and not let the stress get to me.
 
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Pain is really hard to deal with and makes the BS higher. I amtrying to fine ways to relax and not let the stress get to me.
yes I can empathise as I also get regular pain due to functional dyspepsia (still getting that one followed up with specialists). It does make it quite hard and often you can get sudden spikes in BGLs and then quick drops. Any stress on the body affects us. I'll pray you feel much better soon :D
 
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