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WITHERBEELINDA Posts: 1,125
4/5/12 9:08 A

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I hope all goes well with you! Please keep us informed. I worry about complications and try very hard to do the right thing.

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4/4/12 9:10 P

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I agree... the 134 is a TAD high, but not too bad. 120 is well within the range of a person WITHOUT diabetes... don't know why you're so upset about 110... I do understand wanting to avoid complications--BELIEVE me! LOL

I've had reasonable control for a long time and then for no apparent reason it changed... for the last few weeks, it's been all over the place. Last week there was even a day when my lowest reading was 63 and my highest was 388... with the same menus I've been eating for the last four years. Upset? Nah. A little cranky, maybe, but I knew what to do to get it down, and I did it. BUT...

I also called my doctor. I've had two dosage adjustments since, accompanied by the wild swings I just mentioned. So...

Next week, starting Thursday, I will have the privilege of wearing a special blood glucose sensor... it will test my blood sugar EVERY FIVE MINUTES FOR SEVEN DAYS, looking for patterns vs activity levels and nutrition... Sure glad I don't have to poke myself all those times--I feel enough like a pin cushion without THAT! LOL I'll still have to do the testing, though, for my insulin doses--because the info from the sensor is only readable at the end, it all goes onto a computer chip... hm.

I'll let you know how THAT goes... *giggle*

Meanwhile, I'm thinking we can all just work on being more diligent...

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WITHERBEELINDA Posts: 1,125
4/3/12 4:04 P

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I wake up with bs that are always in the 80's and in the 80's and 90's during the day. I was having some readings in the low 60's during the day and in the low 70's in the morning. He wanted to stable it out so no lows. I was told not to worry if my bs in the evening before bed is between 110-130, because it drops to 80 by 6 a.m.

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4/3/12 10:24 A

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Been on met since 2007 glyburide added just a few month and it stopped working. Now on met, junevia and glimbride doing much better. Some times change is good. emoticon

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4/3/12 9:53 A

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My Dr. has me on Metformin for the past 8 mths and I am not too impressed with its results. I am ready to explore other options in diabetes med management because I want to delay complications as long as possible.

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4/2/12 7:24 P

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MY DOCTOR HAS ME ON metFORMIN 2 TIMES A DAY AND JANUVIA 1 TIME A DAY WHICH SEEMS LIKE IT'S WORKING GOOD FOR ME

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emoticon best wishes getting things worked. it no fun being unbalanced

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4/2/12 10:37 A

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Talked with my doctor and he feels I am in the normal range and kee[p this up till my next fbs and AIC

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4/1/12 10:42 P

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It may not be how much carb but when..... Such as if you have more in the evening and less in the morning.... Just a suggestion to talk over with your doctor.

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4/1/12 3:24 P

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Did that with the carb adjustment and still nothing. I eat like I did before the med change when all was well. Last night it was 100 at 10 p.m.

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4/1/12 12:49 A

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I can certainly understand your doc changing your med routine..... he is trying to avoid the lows you have been getting during the daytime.... But it seems to be backfiring somewhat because now you are getting highs in the evening......

You could also have him or your nutritionist look at your meal plan. Maybe you need to adjust the number of carbs you have for supper???? Just a thought.

Hope it all turns out ok for you.

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3/31/12 11:24 P

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hope it works out

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3/31/12 4:19 P

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I will call him Monday or Tuesday. He changed it because I was having a couple lows ( in the 60's ) during the day and a little higher in the evening. My bs now is always in the 80's in the am. It's from 9-10 pm now that they are going from 110-134. That never happened before. I get very up set when my bs is that high.

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3/31/12 1:58 P

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I agree...ask your doctor why change it when it was working for you and your numbers were good.

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3/31/12 11:43 A

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talk to the Dr

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3/31/12 11:37 A

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Why fix what wasn't broken?? I'd echo the suggestion to call your Dr. and discuss what's going on.

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3/31/12 10:26 A

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Witherbelinda:
I would ask WHY he changed it, what his reasoning was. I have to ask for med changes..my doc just doesn't see the need if my numbers are in the ADA guidelines. But I'm not content with the higher numbers that they recommend. I'm looking for much lower numbers and am willing to do the work. My doc has yet to suggest a *carb* range. I've been losing weight, but honestly I don't think my doc really cares HOW I do it. He will tell me to keep doing whatever it is I'm doing. Very proactive, huh? I've switched to Bernsteins guidelines, pretty much shooting for 30 or so carbs a day. I do have my days over that as I do like a little variety, but I've been pretty spot on for the last couple months. My sugars are lower than they were, but I'm still seeking the answer for the dawn phenomenon, as I'm always higher in the am than at nite. I just can't seem to find the key there. I may need insulin, but a med change, but good luck convincing my doc....sigh. Vicki

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3/31/12 9:45 A

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Sometimes I wonder... if something is actually WORKING, why do some doctors think it's necessary to try something new?? LOL I'm on the phone all the time to one doctor or another... LOL

Call him and tell him what's happening. ASK him why he changed it, and ask if it makes sense to go back to how you were doing it before... see what he says. He may have a reason and just hasn't explained it to you...

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WITHERBEELINDA Posts: 1,125
3/31/12 8:44 A

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The VA dr. changed my taking of metformin. He now has me taking it 250 in the morning and 250 at dinner, instead of 500 at dinner. I am finding I am more tired, and my bs at night is anywhere from 110-134 which is higher than before. I am exercising the same and watching what I eat. Thats the only thing different. My bs in the day is good in the 80s before breakfast and before dinner.

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