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Glucose Level Changes

 My husband has recently been diagnosed with type II diabetes. His morning glucose level monitoring is frustrating him. For a few days it's below one- fifty and then the last three days it's in the one-seventies. We can't figure out why.
We eat as close to the original source as possible, very little processed food. 
I'm wondering, do things like an upper respiratory infection or an arthritic knee flare-up, rise levels?
It worries him, because he's tried to do this without meds and he's bent on showing the doctor he doesn't need any.
Any ideas or suggestions?

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myfanwy_65
Mar. 25th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
Stress levels affect glucose levels. So, it seems logical to me that being sick would affect them, too. If nothing else, because you are stressed about being sick.
iheartcountry
Mar. 25th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's so good to know. Thanks so much for educating me.
He has been stressed over some things, as well as having been ill.
Sending you his thanks too, as now he has a reasonable answer to why in spite of all his efforts it has been high! *smile*
myfanwy_65
Mar. 26th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
You are very welcome. It can be hard to get information. I've read a lot and gone to diabetes education classes and just done my own research. I want to know all I can about how I need to take care of myself and what to expect.
jeff5696
Jul. 14th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
i HAVE BEEN A TYPE 2 DIABETIC FOR 6 YEARS NOW, AND AS FAR AS i CAN TELL, EVERYTHING AFFECTS YOUR BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL. AS FOR THE FOODS YOU ARE EATING, NON PROCESSED IS GOOD BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHAT FOODS HAVE MORE SUGAR (CARBS)IN THEM. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU BOTH NEED TO DO IS REALLY EDUCATE YOURSELVES ON THE FOOD YOU EAT.
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