Unfortunately, he's an adult and can make his own decisions. You could offer to make the appointment for him and accompany him so you can take notes.
Is it possible that he knows what caused his low? If so, he may not be nearly as worried about it as you are. I'm not saying it's not worrisome, because it is. But if he's not being forthcoming about the situation that caused the low, it makes it hard for you.
It's not unusual for a diabetic on insulin to experience a low. But it's certainly frightening and not something you want to see repeatedly.View Thread
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Wow, Deb! You've been through the wringer and back, and there is still so much more that you need to endure. I hope these diagnoses lead to some solutions, and soon. You've had to go through way too much, my friend.
I'll be anxious to read the next installment, and I hope it includes some relief for some of your issues.
It's impossible for anyone of us to know what is causing your itching, so my suggestion is you discuss this with your doctor. If you have dry skin areas, you might try using a moisturizer to see if that helps. Also, if you have switched laundry detergents, fabric softener, bath soap, etc...any of those things and more can cause itching.
It's best to check with your doctor or get a referral to a dermaatologist.
I think you need to work with your medical team because we don't know what other medical problems you may have that might impact your glucose levels. Are you on any other meds? Some have side effects that either raise or lower glucose levels, so that is something to be considered.
If your major issue is generally after beakfast, you might try eating a mostly protein breakfast and skip the carbs (no cereal, bread or other grains) to see if that makes a difference. You don't need a health food store, you just need to figure out what works best for you for breakfast. And it doesn't have to be just breakfast foods like eggs. You might consider other meats, veggies, berries, greek yogurt, soups, etc.
Your diabetes specialist is correct - that you need to experiment to find what works best for your body. We're all different and some people can tolerate some foods that causes spikes for other people. Trial and error is the name of the game.
Winnie - I agree that you do not seem to be diabetic. And with a BMI of 15, I am worried that you are not getting proper nutrition. Please talk to your doctor about your anxiety and sleep issues. And as Photo suggested, try eating small frequent meals.
Have you ever been to a sleep disorder clinic? It might be a good idea to find the source of your sleeping issues, whatever it might be.
It sounds like you are getting a good handle on your diabetes. Definitely keep up the good work!
Yes, if you eat something in less than two hours after eating a meal, there is really not much point in testing as the reading won't be accurate.
The real point of testing is to gain feedback on how your blood sugar is doing. And to see how you react to new or different foods. If you are going to eat an ice cream cone, for example, (and yes, you might want to as a special treat) there is no point in testing afterwards because you probably know the answer. On the other hand, if you want to see what a half cup of ice cream does to your levels, then test before you eat it and then two hours afterwards. That will really tell you something - how much a half cup of ice cream will raise blood sugar.
And keep in mind that diabetes tends to be bi-polar. You may not always react the same way to the same foods. That's because there are so many variables - how much exercise you get, if you had a stressful day, what other foods you may have eaten that might have an impact later in the day, etc.
Bottom line - do your best most of the time. Test to check for trends, don't obsess over testing, and keep up the good job with the exercise. Those grandchildren will appreciate a healthier you!