I haven't done it with meds but I was uninsured for close to a year and while I saw it coming I stocked up on test strips. I ran out and did not test for about 3 months. Found my A1C jumped about half a point. I couldn't imagine what could have happened if I had stopped or lowered the med dosage.
I have been on the same dosage glyburide and metformin for about 5 years and my morning numbers have been pretty consistent for a long time, usually 95 - 110. A couple of months ago the pharmacy changed the company they get the glyburide from and about the same time my morning numbers jumped to the 130-150 range and I have been struggling to get them back down. I checked with the pharmacy to see if I had the correct pill and dosage and they confirmed I did. My diet has changed for the better if anything because I am more aware of what I am eating to try to get these numbers down.
I am not sure if I should try refilling the prescription and try a new batch of glyburide or be calling the doctor. (3 month refill)
We will be in the high 90's to low 100's this week, the problem is I live in the desert and our humidity is really high this year. It is getting tiresome, I am looking forward to fall. We have the same icky smell here as you Haylen but are about 100 miles closer to the source.
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Great question but like your neurologist, nobody here can really answer your question. Every body is different and every body reacts differently to high blood glucose.
I have neuropathy in my feet and one leg from a back injury and it is more or less stable. What I find is depending on a lot of different things is how my feet feel. They will react to too much sitting and not enough exercise, they will be more annoyed if I am tired or stressed but I can't really say that they respond to high blood sugar. Typically if my numbers a re higher it is because I have allowed myself to become overly tired or stressed too. My A1c has been between 6.3-6.7 for the last 5 years.
I think your best defense is to maintain good glucose control through diet, exercise and meds if you need them. I would also continue to talk to your medical team about the neuropathy advancing.View Thread
Welcome to the board. Are you type 1 or 2? For those of us type 2 sometimes you can have too few carbs, but you probably want to bring this issue to your doctor.
Have you met with a dietician? you may want to ask your doc for a recommendation. They may be able to give you tips on how to tweak your diet to work best for you or suggestions to ask your doc about adjusting your meds.