Good morning! I am confused about my blood sugar values. Maybe someone has a similar experience?
I am a very early type 2. The lab value for fasting BS was 126 and A1c was 6.6, so enough to diagnose. I take metformin once a day, 1000 or 1500 mg. Supposed to be 1000 twice a day, but I almost always fall asleep without remembering to take it. The once a day worked pretty well, even though I sometimes don't get around to taking any meds.
I have been using a weight loss site with a way to log food values and exercise, and I have lost about 10 lb since the end of March, not too bad!
The last two days, after hovering for weeks around 120 with a low of 98 (whoopee!), I had a BS of 150 yesterday and 152 today. What the...?
I test at roughly the same time each day, after thoroughly washing and rinsing and drying my hands, so it's not "alcohol effect."
Yesterday I figured it was because I ate about 2 cups of fruit late in the evening--mostly honey dew melon, some canteloupe, a few bits of pineapple and maybe 5 medium sized grapes. This was after a supper of 2 junior deluxe hamburgers from Sonic with mustard.
But yesterday I had almost no carbohydrates at all. I ran out of celery (which I've come to love crunching on), didn't feel like chocolate, have pretty well stopped eating whole grains, and yesterday I had eggs with a little cheese for breakfast, ham and cheese (no bread) for lunch, and two pieces of cold cooked salmon with some dill for supper. I had had the same supper the night before, this was the second half of that package of filets.
I could see it if I had been eating hamburger buns or tater tots, or even my favs, quinoa, whole wheat pasta or brown rice, but I didn't!
I am not an exerciser but I haven't been.
I looked up my supplements online and didn't find anything that I was taking would affect blood sugar, but to be safe I stopped everything except turmeric (which I need for an inflammatory issue) and cinnamon, which I take with the idea that I am supporting my blood sugar with it. (It doesn't seem to be doing what it's supposed to, actually. I see no difference, not over time and not day to day.)
So. Anybody have any ideas? Is this the way it is? Some days I'll have good management and others not so good, and it won't matter whether I am conscientious about eating carbs?
Any supportive feedback would be appreciated.
I know my irregular medication schedule is not great, and so does my NP, so no virtual slaps for that, OK? It is the way it is, always has been, probably always will be. Anything else, please do feel free to share!