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Angel2393
04-01-2012, 09:24 PM
Hey !
I've never had to take insulin before...and never really been prescribed it until a few months ago, starting from my stay in the hospital.. I never followed up with anything since I been home and its been almost a year now... They put me on a pill form, but that doesnt really work..

My numbers are perfect in the morning and before I eat...highest ever was 120.
But, after I eat it goes up to 250/300...depending on what I eat. but then alot of times its 150/170!!!

Am I in danger??? I am so bad with testing iuh....

Angel2393
04-01-2012, 09:24 PM
Hey !
I've never had to take insulin before...and never really been prescribed it until a few months ago, starting from my stay in the hospital.. I never followed up with anything since I been home and its been almost a year now... They put me on a pill form, but that doesnt really work..

My numbers are perfect in the morning and before I eat...highest ever was 120.
But, after I eat it goes up to 250/300...depending on what I eat. but then alot of times its 150/170!!!

Am I in danger??? I am so bad with testing iuh....

Incomudrox
04-02-2012, 12:20 AM
According to the ADA anything under like 180 is good if you are dx with diabetes. If you are dx'd with type 2 the ADA wants your AC1 to be between 6.5 and 7.5. The reason behind his is if you keep it somewhat high your pancreas doesn't have to work as hard to drive it down or so the theory goes. I'm no expert on it. 250-300 is higher. You should probably be on lantus or something at least... maybe someone else will chime in. However you should try to keep it under control which can be done mainly through dieting but if you like your carbs then you're going to need insulin...no way around it. You can go blind if you have uncontrolled sugars for a long time plus a bunch of other things.

Incomudrox
04-02-2012, 12:20 AM
According to the ADA anything under like 180 is good if you are dx with diabetes. If you are dx'd with type 2 the ADA wants your AC1 to be between 6.5 and 7.5. The reason behind his is if you keep it somewhat high your pancreas doesn't have to work as hard to drive it down or so the theory goes. I'm no expert on it. 250-300 is higher. You should probably be on lantus or something at least... maybe someone else will chime in. However you should try to keep it under control which can be done mainly through dieting but if you like your carbs then you're going to need insulin...no way around it. You can go blind if you have uncontrolled sugars for a long time plus a bunch of other things.

Havoc
04-02-2012, 12:44 AM
A lot of times it's up to your endocrinologist. You see 10 docs and you'll get 10 different answers on what "normal" BSG should be. you also need to have a follow up appointment.

Havoc
04-02-2012, 12:44 AM
A lot of times it's up to your endocrinologist. You see 10 docs and you'll get 10 different answers on what "normal" BSG should be. you also need to have a follow up appointment.

saveferris2009
04-02-2012, 01:55 AM
Yikes - lots of misinformation flying around here.

The CF Foundation guidelines state that CF 2 hour post meal sugars should be less than 140. Anything above 140 and you are feeding the bacteria in your lungs and doing damage to various other organs in your body. Uncontrolled CFRD leads to early death <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0"> Uncontrolled blood sugars can also make you lose weight and make you more lethargic. Also, A1C thresholds for CFRD are way lower than the average Type I or Type II diabetic because CF red blood cells don't live the normal 3 months - it's more like 1 or 2 months. CFF says an A1C over 6.5% is CFRD. But less than 6.5% doesn't mean you DON"T have CFRD because the A1C is just an average. If you have really high highs and low lows, this can average out to a lower A1C.
So please be careful about the diabetes info you read out there - CFRD is very specific and CANNOT be controlled with diabetes alone. Due to chronic inflammation in our bodies due to lung bugs, we are more insulin resistant.
So if you want to have more energy, be less sick, and live longer, definitely go to your pulmo and ask for a referral to an endo that understands CFRD. Most endos do NOT understand CFRD, so this is important. It's not easy - I have a recent CFRD diagnosis myself. I passed my OGTT's with flying colors, but further blood sugar diaries at home reveal definite CFRD. It takes quite a bit of getting used to, but you can do it!
For the most accurate info, PLEASE refer to the CFF<a href="http://www.cff.org/UploadedFiles/LivingWithCF/StayingHealthy/Diet/Diabetes/CFRD-Manual-2011.pdf">http://www.cff.org/UploadedFiles/LivingWithCF/StayingHealthy/Diet/Diabetes/CFRD-Manual-2011.pdf</a>

saveferris2009
04-02-2012, 01:55 AM
Yikes - lots of misinformation flying around here.

The CF Foundation guidelines state that CF 2 hour post meal sugars should be less than 140. Anything above 140 and you are feeding the bacteria in your lungs and doing damage to various other organs in your body. Uncontrolled CFRD leads to early death <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0"> Uncontrolled blood sugars can also make you lose weight and make you more lethargic. Also, A1C thresholds for CFRD are way lower than the average Type I or Type II diabetic because CF red blood cells don't live the normal 3 months - it's more like 1 or 2 months. CFF says an A1C over 6.5% is CFRD. But less than 6.5% doesn't mean you DON"T have CFRD because the A1C is just an average. If you have really high highs and low lows, this can average out to a lower A1C.
So please be careful about the diabetes info you read out there - CFRD is very specific and CANNOT be controlled with diabetes alone. Due to chronic inflammation in our bodies due to lung bugs, we are more insulin resistant.
So if you want to have more energy, be less sick, and live longer, definitely go to your pulmo and ask for a referral to an endo that understands CFRD. Most endos do NOT understand CFRD, so this is important. It's not easy - I have a recent CFRD diagnosis myself. I passed my OGTT's with flying colors, but further blood sugar diaries at home reveal definite CFRD. It takes quite a bit of getting used to, but you can do it!
For the most accurate info, PLEASE refer to the CFF<a href="http://www.cff.org/UploadedFiles/LivingWithCF/StayingHealthy/Diet/Diabetes/CFRD-Manual-2011.pdf">http://www.cff.org/UploadedFiles/LivingWithCF/StayingHealthy/Diet/Diabetes/CFRD-Manual-2011.pdf</a>

mmmtat
04-02-2012, 03:33 AM
I would be concerned. I have similar numbers, 250-300 after meals. I was told if you ever get past 200, then you have diabetes (my dietician said this), but my endo doc says I'm doing "Great" with number like these. My A1C is 5.3, but that's very misleading because I'm frequently low with numbers in the 30s or 40s. I'm in the process of trying to get it sorted out.
I take novolog with all meals (about 4-5 a day).........but I don't take lantus/levemir, because like you my nighttime/fasting bg is in a good range. I'm not content with my current treatment, but like I said, my doc (who does specialize in CFRD) says I'm doing great.

If I were you I'd seek out an endo, and ask them if you can use a continuous meter for a week, to see when and what your peaks and lows are.

mmmtat
04-02-2012, 03:33 AM
I would be concerned. I have similar numbers, 250-300 after meals. I was told if you ever get past 200, then you have diabetes (my dietician said this), but my endo doc says I'm doing "Great" with number like these. My A1C is 5.3, but that's very misleading because I'm frequently low with numbers in the 30s or 40s. I'm in the process of trying to get it sorted out.
I take novolog with all meals (about 4-5 a day).........but I don't take lantus/levemir, because like you my nighttime/fasting bg is in a good range. I'm not content with my current treatment, but like I said, my doc (who does specialize in CFRD) says I'm doing great.

If I were you I'd seek out an endo, and ask them if you can use a continuous meter for a week, to see when and what your peaks and lows are.

Gorf
04-02-2012, 12:24 PM
When I was first diagnosed with type 2 I was eating anything I wanted, Hospital stay gave me 4 shots a day, I got rid of sugar soda pop and went to one the next day. When I got out I went on a pill at time that was actos, and used an over the counter remedi of Cinnamon pills, they help with blood sugar naturaly beside being also help with inflamation. It helped me control my sugar for 3 years until I started losing weight, then I had to go to insulin and be a pig at eating to keep weight up. I took 3 of the cinnamon pills a day, one before each major meal. In testing it myself, it seemed to reduce my blood sugar by 40-70 points based on the same exact meals eaten at the same times of the day. Disguss with doctor first, my doctor was surprised at my results, and agreed to let me do it as long as it showed good results. Here is one of the studies done that I know of. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/26/12/3215.full

Gorf
04-02-2012, 12:24 PM
When I was first diagnosed with type 2 I was eating anything I wanted, Hospital stay gave me 4 shots a day, I got rid of sugar soda pop and went to one the next day. When I got out I went on a pill at time that was actos, and used an over the counter remedi of Cinnamon pills, they help with blood sugar naturaly beside being also help with inflamation. It helped me control my sugar for 3 years until I started losing weight, then I had to go to insulin and be a pig at eating to keep weight up. I took 3 of the cinnamon pills a day, one before each major meal. In testing it myself, it seemed to reduce my blood sugar by 40-70 points based on the same exact meals eaten at the same times of the day. Disguss with doctor first, my doctor was surprised at my results, and agreed to let me do it as long as it showed good results. Here is one of the studies done that I know of. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/26/12/3215.full