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  1. bill
    bill August 5, 2009 at 4:28 pm | | Reply

    I have a sign in my bathroom. It’s for life, generally, but I put it up for things like this: “Tomorrow is another chance to get it right.”

  2. Chan
    Chan August 6, 2009 at 4:23 am | | Reply

    Good points!
    Thanks for given by another great explainations about the high blood sugar.

  3. Val
    Val September 2, 2009 at 7:07 am | | Reply

    I hit one of those days a month ago. I had a few more scenarios to eliminate, like
    5) Patients other autoimmune goodies are spiking some new hormone you can’t measure
    6) Maybe I’m exercising too much (no kidding, it was on vacation where I was walking 6+ hours per day)

    until I got to

    7) That insulin you only opened ten days ago has gone bad.

    Arrgh!

  4. Doug
    Doug September 2, 2009 at 11:40 am | | Reply

    and what about . . .

    8) your Omnipod has failed without telling you. (This happened to me a lot before I switched back to shots. Dexcom reveals all.)

  5. joan
    joan September 2, 2009 at 1:24 pm | | Reply

    Dr. Bill Polonsky and Dr. Susan Guzman (from Behavioral Diabetes Institute) have a wonderful reason for those unexplained high glucoses. It is a “visit from the bad glucose fairy.” I love that.
    joan

  6. Screen Sleuth
    Screen Sleuth September 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm | | Reply

    Diabetes is such an insidious disease for this very reason; it isn’t totally under control, ever.

  7. Santosh
    Santosh September 3, 2009 at 5:56 am | | Reply

    Thanks for putting all the points together on high blood sugar.

  8. Kelly Rawlings
    Kelly Rawlings September 4, 2009 at 7:17 am | | Reply

    High blood sugars, low blood sugars, in-range blood sugars. We all get ‘em.

    If you wonder what the numbers look like for other people living with diabetes, search for the blood sugar posts on Twitter, #bgnow (Blood Glucose Now) and #bgwed (Blood Glucose Wednesday).

  9. Nancy
    Nancy September 5, 2009 at 3:35 pm | | Reply

    I had those spikes and could not figure out what was going on until it got really bad and I would get sick after eating. Then I also noticed that those candida problems I thought I was having were getting worse. I felt like i was going down the tubes…
    I started to watch when I felt the worse and I found it was after eating wheat! So I cut out the wheat and am now eating a Celiac diet. My doctor doesn’t think it’s celiac but he does think it may be a wheat allergy as I get itchy all over…. the ‘candida’ has gone away too!
    So I guess the allergy was putting my body into a severe stress and telling me in it’s own way… don’t eat wheat!
    I can also eat wheat free cookies/sugars now and still have only modest rises in sugar… where before it would just skyrocket it seemed if I only looked at a regular cookie:):)
    hugs and good luck!

  10. Carl Hollingsworth
    Carl Hollingsworth September 7, 2009 at 3:02 pm | | Reply

    I am pre-diabetic and one thing and probably the only thing that helps me to keep my blood sugar levels in the norm, is a new natural supplement. I found it on an infomercial it’s called Depsyl. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Check out the Url and see for yourself.

  11. Ronald Mutimba
    Ronald Mutimba September 15, 2009 at 7:54 am | | Reply

    When it comes to those that I call special days like sick days and frustrating days when your sugars spike and nothing seems to be working, a few tricks that I use is
    1. giving myself a timeout. I have found that a calmer me is the first step towards control.
    2. Drinking extra fluids – especially water
    3. taking a walk even just a stroll helps alot plus fresh air does the body wonders

  12. John
    John October 1, 2009 at 9:52 am | | Reply

    EXERCISE!!! yelp I know what a lot of work but exercise is the best way to help control your high glucose, get into a routine and stick with it.
    I do it four times a week for about 30minutes and I am always normal…accept after I eat which is normal.

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