I am new to this forum and getting information about diabetes. I was not aware that I had diabetes until my doctor said that I had it. I had a
doctor that wasn't very serious about it. Now I have a new doctor who takes it seriously.
I have had low blood sugar issues when I was a child. The docs prescribed pancreatin and had me eat cashews. Now they say that I have high blood sugar.
I have some questions. How do you know if u are type 1 or type 2 diabetic? I am not able to prick my finger to draw blood to get enough blood to measure it. The doc got my a Libre2 which is easy to use and read the levels.
What glucose levels are a problem? The Libre shows 70 – 180 as in target. My readings start 130 in the am then crawl up. When I eat shoots up to 350 and flat tops. They give me Metformin and Glypicide. What are these meds for? If you take them they lower blood sugar some, but I found it drops some if you do nothing
I found that if I do not eat macaroni and cheese that it tends to stay lower. I eat at a deli often. I am vegatarian although I will eat cheese. If I eat at a church potluck that it will go up near 350.
I am still watching it. I had tingle in my feet at times. Lately better. My doc had me get new shoes so I got Masons. I wear 10-1/2 A and they were out of A but sold me a B that seems to work. They have me on 500 mG metformin and 5 mG I take it after eating then it drops some. They had me take the meds again in the afternoon.
I need to get a log book to record what is going on.
What if you eat it. How long is it supposed to change your blood sugar? I could ask my doc but often busy.
Sometimes when I put a new sensor on it goes up higher and later stabilizes down. I like having the Libre as it is helping. I like my doctor. He does well. I also have someone that tells me adjustments to foods from the Medicare provider. i get information from several people and it takes awhile to sort it out.
Some tell me not to eat much potatos, others say to take them primarily and to use salt. Taco Bell has fiesta vegie burrito and Veggie Power Bowel.
I would appreciate some answers from those who know. Please do not post if you're guessing. Thank you all. Blessings