Hi, I am new here. I just came from my annual physical and my A1C was 6.6. It was 6.5 three months ago, so fairly stable. When I was diagnosed with Type 2, one year ago, the diabetes educator/nurse I was sent to told me that my A1C needed to be below 7, and my daily BG readings were to be under 140 two hours after a meal. They also told me my FBG should be 100 or less. They started me on the regular Metformin 500mg twice daily and soon increased me to 1000 twice daily. I was able to maintain good numbers until the last 2 months. I am maybe exercising a little less, but my diet is good and I have not changed anything. Now, I wake up and my FBG is 170, 156, 132, etc......nowhere near 100. Also, my FBG two hours after meals has skyrocketed: 155,171, 219, etc. All over the place. My regular primary care physician said she is not worried about the daily numbers.....the A1C is what counts. I am suspect about this conclusion. I have an appointment with an endocrinologist the end of March, so I will get a second opinion. Does anyone else have this discrepany problem and, if so, how did you fix it?
Thanks for all the great information. I really do watch my carb intake, but I have found since cutting way back I am tired all the time. I think my FBG is a combo of Dawn phenomenon, stress, and hormones. It doesn't take much for me to get super stressed. I am already on a anti-anxiety drug, but I think I need to learn Tai Chi or meditation! I am going to try the FBG test at 3 AM. Interestingly, I usually wake up during the night about this time. I have sleep apnea and wear a mask at night, so the quality of my sleep probably is not top notch, which could also be contributing. I recently started taking a drink recommended by a nutritionist that is supposed to "cleanse" your liver. It is a combo of unsweetened cranberry juice, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and water. I try to remember to take this first thing in the morning. Don't know whether it is coincidence or not, but, since I've been doing it, ALL of my numbers have been a lot lower.View Thread
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