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Mon Jul 30 14:23:49 UTC 2012

My BG 2yrs ago was 100-170 even after eating. I developed neck stenosis and after a year of going to specialists I finally had surgery. Now it's 300
Asked By: darloudasha  
Category: Type 2

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I have been on vicodin, valium and neurotin (for fibromyalgia) and I admit I've been eating fast food because I hurt too much to cook and sugar made me feel better. I'm getting back on my Atkins and walking. Any other advice and do you think the meds had anything to do with it?? I also have asthma and take an inhaler daily. I knew I wasn't eating well but I didn't think I was eating THAT bad! I'm also perimenapause, hypothyroid, PCOS, 46yo female. My surgery was 6/6/12. I also have clinical depression and bipolar disorder. I'm in a medium to good-ish state right now.
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2012-08-04 12:29:28.0

Hello darloudasha,

Thanks for asking dLife.

You mentioned several contributing factors to blood glucose (BG) elevation. Pain, medications, and sedentary lifestyle associated with the neck stenosis can raise BG. Also, meds for asthma, perimenopause, PCOS, depression and hypothyroidism can result in higher BG.

First, let your doctor know that your BG has dramatically increased. He or she can evaluate and adjust your diabetes treatment plan based on current BG levels. All your medical conditions and medications must be thoroughly reviewed before diabetes medication(s) can be prescribed.

A registered dietitian might be able to help in establishing an individualized meal plan to include easy-to-prepare (or easy-to-assemble) nutritious recipes. There are also many simple recipes using few ingredients on the dLife website recipe box. Check them out!

Stress and anxiety also can increase BG. Find ways to relax as much as possible. Take a deep calming breath. Know that there are treatment for challenges you face.

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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