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Lowering High Blood Sugars Without Feeling Hypoglycemic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emmy Jun 5, 2012. 9 Replies

I have been a Type 2 diabetic for many years now. Never have really concerned myself with the diabetes, due to not having insurance, unemployed, etc.I finally got to see a physician who put me on…Continue

 

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"HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID!! Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey, why don't you come join us in the…"
Feb 11, 2013
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Feb 11, 2013
Emmy replied to DavidLenn's discussion 'Lowering High Blood Sugars Without Feeling Hypoglycemic'
"I'm NOT a doctor, but I often start new meds by taking a quarter or half dose, unless it states on the packaget DO NOT SPLIT THE DOSE. I would start with 500 mg of metformin per day, for two weeks, and then add another 500 per day. In another…"
Jun 5, 2012
Azurah replied to DavidLenn's discussion 'Lowering High Blood Sugars Without Feeling Hypoglycemic'
"If your sugars are that high, the metformin probably WON'T bring them down the quickly. Please stay on it and give it a chance to work. You can also start working on your diet and by slowly reducing your carb intake. I didn't have hypo…"
Jun 5, 2012
Linda G left a comment for DavidLenn
"We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home DavidLenn..... This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends. Take a peek at some the groups when you get a…"
Jun 4, 2012
DeeJay replied to DavidLenn's discussion 'Lowering High Blood Sugars Without Feeling Hypoglycemic'
"I was going to say what Randy ^^^ said. Your body is used to being High all the time, 197 is not low and drinking fluids to bring it up is not a good idea. Being high all the time is causing a lot of damage to your body. Your goal should be to feel…"
Jun 4, 2012
Randy replied to DavidLenn's discussion 'Lowering High Blood Sugars Without Feeling Hypoglycemic'
"Everyone is giving you good advice, but let me put it a little differently. Your body has grown used to extremely high BG and what you are going through is essentially withdrawal. Yes, it will be uncomfortable, but this discomfort is temporary and…"
Jun 4, 2012
BadMoonT2 replied to DavidLenn's discussion 'Lowering High Blood Sugars Without Feeling Hypoglycemic'
"I brought my sugars down quite dramatically very quickly. I experienced the same feelings of feeling really terrible at first as my readings came within range. For me, I felt that the high blood sugars were doing me real harm as they had been high…"
Jun 4, 2012
JustLookin replied to DavidLenn's discussion 'Lowering High Blood Sugars Without Feeling Hypoglycemic'
"Hi, I thought you said that you took metformin in the past already with no ill effects and that it was only when Gluctrol XL was added in that your sugars went down. If you didn't have a problem last time, you aren't like to have a problem…"
Jun 4, 2012
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Jun 4, 2012
brokenpole replied to DavidLenn's discussion 'Lowering High Blood Sugars Without Feeling Hypoglycemic'
"David, bsc is giving you the best advice. Get those BG readings down. If you don't like the feeling of the hypo as your body adjusts then doing it slowly over time is just going to make it worse on yourself. Your body is going to feel it as you…"
Jun 3, 2012
Len A replied to DavidLenn's discussion 'Lowering High Blood Sugars Without Feeling Hypoglycemic'
"I think if you would let the medication work getting your BG's in the low 100's for several day's you will quickly notice that you will come to recognize those feelings as normal as opposed to hypoglycemia. If you have some higher…"
Jun 3, 2012
Brian (bsc) replied to DavidLenn's discussion 'Lowering High Blood Sugars Without Feeling Hypoglycemic'
"If you wanto bring your blood sugars down slowly, you can make that choice. But high blood sugars are really harmful. Many doctors would leap to putting you on insulin and getting your blood sugars down to 100 mg/dl despite any terrible hypo…"
Jun 3, 2012
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Lowering High Blood Sugars Without Feeling Hypoglycemic

I have been a Type 2 diabetic for many years now. Never have really concerned myself with the diabetes, due to not having insurance, unemployed, etc.I finally got to see a physician who put me on Metformin 1000 mgs 2 times a day. I took that with no ill effects. I went and saw him again, and all they do at his clinic is a finger stick. No FBG, no A1C, etc. He then added Gluctrol XL 2.5 mgs 1 time a day. The first day I took it, my sugars were 197. I know this is high, but for me I felt…See More
Jun 3, 2012
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At 5:32am on February 11, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday, David. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 3:52am on February 11, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
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At 1:56am on February 11, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 6:15pm on June 4, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home DavidLenn.....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
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At 3:18am on June 4, 2012, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

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WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.
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