Diabetes

Question
Posted by: anon | 2012-04-19

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count still not coming down

hi, ive been diagnosed with diabetes 2months ago, since then i''ve changed my diet and the way i live, however i had my diabetes check and its still the same as it was 2months ago. am i doing anythin wrong?

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Diabetes expert

Dear Anon
Glucose levels in your blood are increased by what you eat and how much your liver makes, as it is a other source of glucose production. If you are following the lifestyle changes, and there is no change in glucose levels, then you will most likely need medication if the levels remain above our target levels which are a morning fasting reading above 6 and an after meal(2 hours after starting to eat) reading of 8. Unfortunately I don’t have any further information as to why your levels have not improved, and your doctor would have to look at things like other medication, and also whether you are a type 1 or 2 diabetic.

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Posted by: Diabetes Expert | 2012-04-25

Dear Anon
Glucose levels in your blood are increased by what you eat and how much your liver makes, as it is a other source of glucose production. If you are following the lifestyle changes, and there is no change in glucose levels, then you will most likely need medication if the levels remain above our target levels which are a morning fasting reading above 6 and an after meal(2 hours after starting to eat) reading of 8. Unfortunately I don’t have any further information as to why your levels have not improved, and your doctor would have to look at things like other medication, and also whether you are a type 1 or 2 diabetic.

Reply to Diabetes Expert
Posted by: Lils | 2012-04-19

Hello,

It''s not only about your diet - are you taking suppliments and how is your insulin dosage - maybe too low and you should inject more to keep your count down :) ... test more often and see what foods work for you and what happens when you eat certain foods. Some foods will increase your sugar while someone else can eat the same and their sugar will be stable.

Good luck!!!

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