Wow youre on insulin at night and it still gets that high? You might have to speak to youre dr to modify things a bit. I still see 291 but only when Iam sick or miss count my carbs.MY FB using runany where from 125-291 range before meals am a type 2 diabetic and take mediform 2x aday 1000mg and levermir at night 40 units
Are you adjusting your diet at all? Can you exercise? These are things that can have a great impact on reducing your levels. Tell us more about how you manage your diabetes.MY FB using runany where from 125-291 range before meals am a type 2 diabetic and take mediform 2x aday 1000mg and levermir at night 40 units
I do few chair excirses because i have hard time standing, walking, am disablied so i try do what i can am revisting a diabetes educator on 29 to make any justements to my dietAre you adjusting your diet at all? Can you exercise? These are things that can have a great impact on reducing your levels. Tell us more about how you manage your diabetes.
The chair exercises do well . . . keep it up! And you can begin right away adjusting your meals by avoiding the high-carb foods like bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, etc., and anything else with sugar or starch. Eliminating these foods from your diet will effect an immediate drop in your blood sugar.I do few chair excirses because i have hard time standing, walking, am disablied so i try do what i can am revisting a diabetes educator on 29 to make any justements to my diet
There's no real need to include carbs in snacks or meals just because you use insulin. In fact, smaller carb loads lead to less insulin use. By carb counting instead of using the exchange concept, you match your insulin use to what you're eating - you make your meds match your lifestyle instead of the other way around. I find that my own blood sugar is best managed by eating under 20 grams of carb with meals; I concentrate on protein and fat. Do I still have lots of carbs sometimes? Yes - the Holiday gods will attest to that! But in general I choose non-starchy carbs, avoid most fruits and grains, and enjoy big salads and things like butternut or spaghetti squash or cauli-rice regularly.maybe just review the amount of carbs you eat... there should be at least one low GI choice with every meal & snack especially if you're on insulin. It's 1-2 exchanges for snacks (15g is 1 exchange) and 2-4 exchanges for main meals... maybe try the lower exchange first and see if you notice any improvement with your BGLs throughout the day. The other option is to discuss your med dosages, including insulin with your doctor as it may need adjusting.
Is your COPD bad enough for you to qualify for supplemental oxygen?I am also somewhat restricted in what exercises I can do - age 74 with COPD, so I run out of breath easily. What's working for me - a pair of 3-pound weights which I use for my arms and shoulders, and a stationary bicycle for my legs. Both are new to me, but I am already seeing a gain in strength. I can't do either very vigorously or for very long, but something is better than nothing.
Sometimes it takes up to several months to get used to a very low carb diet. When I was doing 30 carbs a day I did go through the Atkins flu for awhile. At first you will have terrible carb cravings but my trick was to have very low carb snack always available to eat, so you are not tempted to cheat. Over Christmas I did cheat on some christmas cookies and boy did I pay for it. Bg's have been higher in the morning and the carb cravings have returned.
Whoops!The problem with cutting carbs from a diet when you've been used to lots, is that it does take several days (perhaps up to ten) for the body to adjust to a fat burning system. Until that point you suffer from what my wife describes as "carb flu".
Exercise is more difficult and you do get tired quickly.
Once that period is past however, you'll (generally) find you feel more energetic that you have for years. However if you don't work it through and quit too soon, you go back to square one.
Currently, I get about 90 grams of carbs per day in a diet of 2,200 calories with all necessary vitamins and minerals and have lost 30 lbs in weight over the four months since August this year. I don't currently take any medication at all.
It does work for me but as has been said, this disease is most certainly not a "one size fits all" system (despite what the doctors say!)