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Fri Mar 01 19:57:31 UTC 2013

My glucose levels are fine in the morning, I don't over eat, yet my sugars climb all day. If I increase my Lantus I go low during the night.
Asked By: shrinkingmama  
Category: Insulin

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2014-05-08 12:02:56.0

Hi, Shrinkingmama, And by-the-way, I love your handle! Your background information didn't tell me what other diabetes medications you are taking. If you are only taking lantus, I would expect that your blood sugars will rise after meals. Lantus is usually paired with an oral medication taken before meals, or paired with a shorter acting insulin. That choice will depend upon your history of medications you have used and the severity of your diabetes. I would recommend that you talk to your diabetes professional who adjusts your medication. Ask them what blood sugar readings would be helpful to them to adjust your medication. You may also have to provide meal diaries and exercise records. Usually this can be accomplished within a couple of weeks. It would be great to get back on track and feel good!
Answered By: Janice Fisher
Accreditations: RD, LD, PHD, CDE, BC-ADM
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2013-07-31 13:18:33.0

It sounds like your insulin increases with meals and snacks. Try eating a low carb diet. By that you can eat all the meats, cheese, eggs, fish, chicken or poultry you want because these are zero carbs. You can eat protiens and vegetables, especially green salads as much as you want. Watch the salade dressings. Also butter is zero carbs. But what raises our blood sugars are grains, potatoes, breads, pastas, these kind of carbs usually raise the blood sugars of all diabetics. Our bodies don't process foods like non diabetics. If you keep a journal of what you eat, then test two hours after you eat, this will tell you what foods your body can't handle to eat. Try eating a low carb diet. You can still eat certain foods by using coconut flour or almond flours, because these flours are not made of grains, they are made of seeds and nuts. That is the difference. So the answer to your question is, your high blood sugars during the day are caused by the foods you are eating, and/or stress. Stress also raises blood sugars.
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