Posts tagged diabetic
Posts tagged diabetic
Well I got back on the Flylady wagon - I really needed to. I’m on day 13 of the beginner baby steps. It has really helped me get back into the swing of recording my blood sugars - something I tend to let go when I think I’m doing alright - because I make it part of my routines. I’m just perfectionist enough that if my routines say do it, I do it. I know Flylady works, lol.
I’ve brought my nightly Lantus down to 14 from 18 units (and lost 6 pounds!), but am still running low in the middle of the night and having that 8 am rise. I was 104 before I went to bed last night and drank about a half a cup of coke, figuring I would drop. My puppy (actually she’s about 9 or 10) woke me up at 5:30 this morning and I checked just because I was awake. 35. GOOD dog. ;)
I think I’m going to give it another night or 2 to settle down before going to 13.
My cat will wake me up too, if I lay down in the middle of the day. This usually means I’m sleepy and my blood sugar is out of whack - up OR down. He will come lay on my chest and very insistently not let me go to sleep, lol! This is the first time the dog has awakened me though. I don’t depend on them to know my sugar is off, but it’s nice to know they notice when something’s not right with the Mommy. ;)
My 15th wedding anniversary was fun and relaxing. We went out to eat and bought a couple of movies to watch. It was fun to see Logan’s Run again - wonder when they’re going to remake that one or bring back the series? I’d much rather see that than Dallas, lol!
Then a few days later, my oldest turned 24! He’s a real sweetheart, too - just like I always knew he would be. Rock on, kid! :)
Back to school for my youngest - getting her schedule tomorrow. She is not at all interested, lol. I can’t blame her, I hated high school too.
Then her birthday in a month and then the holidays begin. Where does the time go? Usually I’m not ready for summer to end, but this one has been so dreadful that I’m ready for the snow. ;)
How are y’all doing?!?!
Part of my journey to remove refined sugars in my life left a huge sweet tooth begging to be satiated. Food is deeply meaningful to me as part of my spirituality and the joy and beauty of desserts is not something I want to give up.
My first reaction was to buy Splenda and some sugar free syrups…
When I was diagnosed (1978 - before fast-acting insulin was available) I was told to avoid ingredients ending in “ose” (like dextrose) and “in” (like dextrin), and to especially avoid honey because it was a sugar that acted like a fat (slower digestion).
I bought some Stevia in the Raw (packets) several months ago and was shocked to see dextrose in the ingredients. Granted, probably not enough to affect a rise in blood glucose levels, but…
Dextrose is listed BEFORE Stevia extract - which means there is more dextrose than Stevia in it, since ingredients are listed in order of amount, AND there’s only 2 ingredients in it. Hmmm…..
Go, Tarheels! :)
Anyone out there have both and willing to talk about it?
“To make Lantus, first the glargine is produced by a vat of E. coli bacteria. Then it’s purified and added to a watery solution containing a little zinc and some glycerol; a dash of hydrochloric acid is also added to make it acidic, bringing its pH down to about 4. At that degree of acidity, glargine completely dissolves into the watery solution, which is why the vial is clear.”
“The acidic nature of Lantus can sometimes cause stinging at the injection site…”
Does anybody else get MASSIVE headache’s or migraine’s with their diabetes constantly?
what does this mean?
i hate them, it hurt’s so much.
I was diagnosed at age 11 and started having migraines at age 12. Seems like there should be a correlation there, doesn’t it? I’ve tried all kinds of stuff for them - the only thing that works for me is Excedrin. I get the Wal-mart generic, much cheaper. Ask your doc first though - they don’t like me taking it unless I absolutely have to. I think it’s the caffeine. Works in less than 30 minutes for me, though.
I found this quite interesting, A chronological history of diabetes. :)
“dear doctor, it’s really not helpful when you print out all my blood sugars and then circle the ones that are above 160 and say ‘so what happened here?’ well, that was like three weeks ago, but the best answer i can think of now is… i’m diabetic. that’s what happened.”
I’m diabetic and I’m prescribed Novolog and Lantus, both of which have identical silver-colored tops. To keep them separate, I color the tops of one of them with a marker, usually a deep purple. Otherwise I can’t tell them apart and I’ll accidentally take 25 units of fast-acting Novolog as an evening shot and then have to drink like 20 juice boxes.
Is there anyone else who follows me that has to mark their medication in some way or they’ll just mess things up terribly?
I have to keep mine in separate places, or I’ll do the same. Even though the bottles don’t look quite the same - Lantus and Humalog. Especially since I take the Lantus right before I go to bed. :)
“Chocolate, donuts, cake, pie, candy bar, cheese, meat, etc. are NOT good choices to treat a low blood sugar. All of these foods have a high fat content. The fat in these foods makes them stay in the stomach longer, so it doesn’t get into your blood stream quickly - where you need…
that’s why i start off with fruit gummies to raise me quickly and then go into my low blood sugar binge of donuts, chocolate, and whatever i see
Just curious if you end up high later after a binge?
oh, i’m not by any means saying that this is a good way to treat low blood sugar, it’s more like i have no control over what i’m doing and i just know that my body wants food and then i wake up from it after my blood sugar raises to normal, if it happens while i’m sleeping i usually don’t think to bolus for any of it and then i go high
I understand this completely! :S
Actually carb-free fat foods like cheese and meat are perfect for shortly after you treat a low, particularly if you’re about to go exercise or drive and want to make sure that your blood sugar stays up without spiking or if the low was due to an insulin “overdose” earlier. Haven’t met a doctor who hasn’t suggested that.
And yeah it’s perfectly OK to eat extra snacks if you make sure to give insulin for it as I’m sure you know~ Actually, I usually just wait until my BG goes up and bolus for everything I ate, putting in the original low BG as a negative correction factor in my pump - my endo suggested this to me a while back and it’s amazing how much this can bring down spikes.
(as a side note I need a dedicated diabetes blog orz)
Yes, I totally agree. My former endo suggested the same when I was on the pump. Good response! Thank you.