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Tue Sep 10 09:44:39 UTC 2013

My blood sugar is always high at fasting its 130 mg/dl and after after lunch its 250 mg/dl
Asked By: samriddhi09  
Category: Type 1

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Five months back I was detected with Thyroid that time it was 37 now it is 6.8 and four months back I was detected with diabetes also I am taking insulin 8 in the morning and 8 in the evening and oral medicine also from last one month my sugar is not coming in a normal range its always high after lunch say 233 or more but before lunch its always low also say 62 mg/dl. once blood sugar is high after lunch then it does not lower down. What should I do to control it. I am following a very strict diabetic diet and very particular about exercise also.
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Expert Answers (1)
2013-09-26 10:07:57.0

It would appear that you may need some adjustments in your insulin regime Your health care team can evaluate your blood sugars ad make adjustments accordingly. It sounds like you may not be getting enough coverage with medication/insulin at meal time. I am not sure what type of insulin you currently take, but with proper adjustments, you will start to see your numbers even out. Be sure to keep good blood sugar logs so that your health care team can evaluate them.
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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2016-08-14 22:15:42.0

It is hard to answer without knowing the type of insulin you are taking but, I was wondering if you might be over treating for your low before lunch? It is common to treat your low with 15 carbs, and continue to "treat" because you don't feel good, until you get your blood sugar into an acceptable range. I'd like to believe if you are following a strict diabetic diet, then you are also following the 15 carb / 15 min Rule for treating low blood sugars. Also if you are within 30 mins or so of eating lunch, then you don't have to eat something to hold you over. I highly suggest you treat your low and then eat your lunch. - Also keep a food journal (including your treatments for lows) and follow-up with your doctor. When your doctor gets your insulin right, your blood sugars should get back into range.
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