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Thu May 10 21:02:20 EDT 2012

Why did my blood sugar jump from 140's to 187. I didn't do anything different. Ate low fat,low carb, took medicine and walked 30 mins?
Asked By: cindywalters  

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Diagnosed 1 week ago, type 2. Take metformin. 1/2 glass skim milk breakfast,lean cuisine lunch. Tomatoe sandwich w./wheat bread and low fat Mayo (about a tsp). Sprite zero throughout the day and evening.
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Expert Answers (1)
2012-05-11 11:01:51.0

That is a great question and one of the many reasons diabetes continues to be a bit confusing. The truth is that you can do and eat the exact same thing, do the same exercises daily and your blood sugar will never be the same. That is because there are several other factors that can affect blood sugars. When you are stressed, for example, your blood sugars may run higher. Blood sugars can also go up if you have a cold, infection or any internal stress on your body. Some common over the counter medications can cause blood sugars to rise as well such as decongestants like pseudoephedrine. One number in time may not be as meaningful as an average blood glucose reading; sometimes you may never be able to pinpoint the culprit that cause the rise in blood glucose! Good luck!
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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2012-06-09 12:37:57.0

The low fat part of your diet may be to blame try going Normal (or added) fats like olive oil or walnuts to your meals or use Helmans soy oil mayo and see if your b/s drops. Helps me lot!)P.S.can't eat any bread at all!
Answered By: auto1355999827645

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