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Diet frustrations

Alright, so this medication is messing up my diet entirely. I woke up this morning with a blood sugar level of 59 - which is too low. So, I have a quarter glass of milk, a thing of yogurt (which has sugar and was a good quick fix) and a bowl of cereal. Last time my sugar was so low, when I had about the same carbs, I was still shakey. I checked my blood an hour after eating, as I'm supposed to - and now its at 221. YIKES! I've had blood sugar that high the last couple days at various points, and its only since I've had the medication.
If I follow the diet strictly, my blood sugar drops well below what it should be. If I make adjustments in carbs and such to try and counteract that - it sky rockets. I don't know what to do anymore...and I'm so frustrated with this, that I want to just sit and cry. I just took my pill, so hopefully it won't be too long before my blood sugar drops again. *sigh* I go to the doctor on Tuesday, and I want to talk to them about this....but I'm afraid they'll put me on bedrest...or worse, in the hospital for the rest of the pregnancy.


( 4 comments — Drop A Feather )
May. 24th, 2003 11:33 am (UTC)
Checking your blood sugar right after you eat is not an accurate way to keep track of your levels. You should really only need to check your level twice a day - once in the morning, and once at night. When you check it not long after you eat, it will show the aggravated blood sugar levels. It's happened to me before - I forgot to fast before a blood test where they checked my levels - I'd eaten maybe an hourish before, and they thought I had diabetes until the doctor asked me if I'd eaten.
May. 24th, 2003 11:54 am (UTC)
According to the doctor, I'm supposed to check it just before I eat...then an hour after I start eating. As a result, I poke myself 6 times a day.
May. 24th, 2003 12:24 pm (UTC)
Maybe the folk in the diabetes community will have some insight. It's an active community, and the members are pretty responsive. They've been very helpful with members regarding type I, type II, monitors, regulating blood sugars through diet, living with family and friends with diabetes... worth a shot.

I'm not very good at the lj-specific tags, but I do know that "diabetes" is the community username.
May. 24th, 2003 07:30 pm (UTC)
okay so some carbs are slow acting ones... when you go to low a lot of diabetics make the mistake of eating slow carbs and lots of them.. then it spikes like that...
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