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I swear...........I eat healthy foods - exercise some (probably not enough) have lost 30 lbs this year - a year ago, my doc gave me three months to get my A1C in order (or else - LOL ) and I did - I lost 11 lbs in 3 months and got back to a healthier diet. Then lost the remaining 19 lbs during the year.

I'm so frustrated because my blood sugar levels are all over the place and not behaving. I ran across a good online article - in case you feel the same it might be worth a look:

http://www.diabeticlifestyle.com/blogs/ ... 8-49349285

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I'm thankful I have ONLY Type 2 and not Type 1 like one of my daughters.


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Maybe it's your blood sugar monitor. Blood sugar levels will vary slightly between your left or right hand.
Mine was all over the place so I replaced the battery in hopes of better results but I can get a reading of 100 or 160 at the exact same time (or as close to the exact same time as possible)
Type II runs in my family. Everyone that got it was thin and very active but they got it anyway.


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Wayne Harrison wrote:
I'm thankful I have ONLY Type 2 and not Type 1 like one of my daughters.


Ohhhhh me too Wayne!

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Maybe it's your blood sugar monitor. Blood sugar levels will vary slightly between your left or right hand.
Mine was all over the place so I replaced the battery in hopes of better results but I can get a reading of 100 or 160 at the exact same time (or as close to the exact same time as possible)
Type II runs in my family. Everyone that got it was thin and very active but they got it anyway.


I thought of that - bought a new meter and compared the old meter with the new meter and numbers were within 5 - I've had some so high that it just HAD to be wrong, checked again and it was even higher.

I finally just stopped checking it and going to give myself a week or two off instead of checking it constantly. Mr DL is such a great help -

I found my birth mom in 2010 and found out that it runs in her family also - my BMI is 21.8 so I'm smack in the middle of the normal weight range (Normal weight = 18.5–24.90 and yes, I've always been on the thin side as well lkwoooo.

Here is a good site if you want to check your BMI http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educati ... micalc.htm

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I'm 2 inches too low for my weight.


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Well, that stinks, that it wasn't your monitor DL. Glad Mr DL is helpful.
I'm leery of taking medication. I've read that more and more people are ending up in the ER because their blood sugars are too low from medication.
I have celiac and at one time had terrible neuropathy in my feet, arms and shoulders - until I quit gluten. It only flares up when my blood sugar goes above 120 so I have a good monitor - my feet. My arms and shoulders no longer hurt.
My BMI was always too low - around 16 but I finally have it in the 18 to 18.5. The Scrawny Family.


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I've taken meds for it since 2008 and have no problems.

Sounds as though you've got a really good monitor! Sounds like you have it under control and good for you.

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DL, I am thinking of you and hope your levels become stable very soon. Does your Dr have any insights? Sounds like you are doing everything right.


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lkwoooo wrote:
Maybe it's your blood sugar monitor. Blood sugar levels will vary slightly between your left or right hand.
Mine was all over the place so I replaced the battery in hopes of better results but I can get a reading of 100 or 160 at the exact same time (or as close to the exact same time as possible)


My blood sugar levels vary from finger to finger! I try to use the same fingers to get a level I can track with some accuracy.
Some of the meters are not effective devices. Their readings are all over the board.
Talk to a Pharmacist and ask which meter is the most accurate and go from there. Being a fairly new Diabetic, I was amazed to find out my medical insurance covered most of the cost of the meter and strips.

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I'm so sorry, Daisy. :( I understand about numbers being inexplicably all over the place. There are other things that effect blood sugar levels, too, like hormones -- not just adrenaline.

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Daisylover. Look into Chromium Picolinate. It is a great natural blood sugar regulator. It is so effective, however, that it has to be balanced with other medications you're taking though.

http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2011/2/Take-Control-of-Your-Blood-Sugar-Levels-With-Targeted-Nutrient-Compounds/Page-01


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