It seems like every night when I'm trying to sleep I am awaken to "Charlie Horses" in BOTH of my calves. When I wake up in the morning, my calves are sore. Can this be associated to my diabetes and my high blood sugars? I'm really sick of them too.
I noticed that your profile does not say that you take insulin. With numbers in the 400's maybe you should talk to doc, if you have not already? Hope I am not being too intrusive, but sometimes people who look type 2 initially end up being type 1 and need insulin after awhile.
No I don't. Doctor last week just increased my Glucophage to 1000mg and put me on Amaryl. That's all he did. With my opinion, I think I need insulin. I'm tired of the extremely high blood sugars, and after the increase of glucophage and a new medicine, my sugars are no different.
When I was diagnosed I was an adult, so they automatically put me on oral meds but also started insulin right away to bring my BS down immediately. When I saw an endo a few weeks later, he said right away that I was type 1 and the meds were not what I needed. Subsequent testing proved him right. Sometimes second opinions are helpful! It feels like crap to hover so high. Good luck!
Find another Dr.! If you BS are 400 that is concerning. Increasing Glucophage may not be the treatment you need. Also you having symptons of elevated BS "charlie horses". If you are 400 you should have all the obvious high BS signs.
Hello I have had type 1 for 33 yrs now and when i was a teenager i used to wake up crying from the charlie horses in my legs. It happened everynight for a very long time. My daughter also has type 1 and she also gets very bad charlie horses at night. When she wakes up she always complains from the pain. I think that it has a lot to do with high blood sugars. One night I also woke up in tears from sharp pains in my knees. I try to rub them so the blood can cucurlate better.
Kathy you are very right! When I was diagnosed DKA I had been having them horribly for months before and the cause of it was exactly that! I was so high before being diagnosed and urinating so much I had no potassium left. T
Kathy is right. You're assumption is correct too. The cramps are absolutely related to (type two) diabetes. Both the cramps and the insulin resistance that characterizes type two diabetes are brought on by nutrient deficiencies. You probably did not know this, but you need between 3,000 and 4,000 milligrams of potassium a day. The apparent conflict is that abundant supplies of potassium are found mostly in fruits, yet we (as type two diabetics) are often discouraged from eating too many fruits. The good news is that that is old news. Fruits are considerably lower on the glycemic index scale than foods such as (processed) rice, corn, and potatoes. If you research Dr. Joel Fuhrman's findings, you'll see that a high nutrient, low Calorie diet can reduce insulin resistance to the extent that you may no longer need to take those dreaded drugs.
I can attest to the effectiveness of a high nutrient, low carb Calorie diet. Along with some moderate daily exercise, I am now able to resume a normal life, without diabetes medications, all thanks to Natural foods. I was diagnosed at age 51 and am now approaching 59. I struggled and struggled with declining health and an increased need for Metformin. That was over three years ago. This December will mark my fourth year of drug free life. There's more... I haven't missed a single day of work, due to illness, in over three years as well. The secret is, there's no secret... If you give the body the foods it was optimized for (no matter if you're a Creationist or evolutionist), it will respond in a favorable manner.
Of course, there's a lot more to this... like the fact that soda is one of the most culpable reasons for mineral deficiencies, but for the most part, adhering to a Natural foods based diet can literally work miracles.
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