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.
Congratulations with the success you have had with your riding and increased fitness.
Everyone's body reacts differently to exercise. My numbers tend to go up when I exercise so my doc suggested a protein drink before I exercise.
You may want to try a small snack of carb and protein before going out such as cottage cheese or apple slices and peanut butter. You might also want to take your meter and if you are on a 2 hour ride, check at the 1 hour mark. If your numbers are going down, some trail mix or some other easy to pack food may do the trick.
45 is definitely too low and while everything worked out well, you could have gotten into trouble real fast. Another thing to remember about exercise is it will positively influence your blood glucose for another 12 hours or more. Even if your numbers are not ultra low when you are done with your ride, I would look for an overall drop.View Thread
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One of the biggest things I have learned in life is do not try to change everything in one day or you will be overwhelmed and probably not stick with your new program.
That said, You may want to change the most obvious things first such as eliminating cookies, candy, chips or sugared soda. After cleaning those things out of your house, try making a menu for the next two or three days. If you are like me, I get home from work tired and busy and try to put dinner together without a plan...It is usually the easiest choice, not the best.
Have you set goals for your fasting blood glucose? Time to set some and when you meet them, what will be your non food reward?
Time to look forward, no need to look back. I am sure others will bring great ideas for moving forward in the next day or so.