Non-Food Things that Affect Blood Sugar
Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:37 AM
What all besides food affects blood sugar, and how do you typically compensate for it when you are using diet and exercise to control?
Posted 07 October 2008 - 01:12 AM
Lack of sleep can affect BS
I hear caffeine has affected some people's BS
Stress... an argument with a friend/family member can spike mine very high
Scary movies do the same!
Posted 07 October 2008 - 03:45 AM
My basal just varies from one month to the next. I have tried to pin down why this is, but there will be no change in overall stress levels, activity etc. It just does it for reasons that either I don't understand or that don't exist...
Posted 07 October 2008 - 04:54 AM
The other surprise for me has been finding out how much caffeine effects my numbers. Not right after I've had it, but the following morning. My waking numbers are higher the day after I've had much caffiene. I'm such a bad addict, I fall on and off the wagon and have tested it enough to know for me, it really does elevate my fasting numbers the following morning (about 24 hours after that big old cup of coffee!).
S. Jill O'Roark -- Spotsylvania, VA (USA)
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Lantus, Humalog, Daily Exercise
And quit bringing up our forefathers and saying they were civil libertarians. Our founding fathers would have never tolerated any of this... For God's sake, they were blowing peoples' heads off because they put a tax on their breakfast beverage. And it wasn't even coffee.” -- Dennis Miller
Posted 07 October 2008 - 05:43 AM
Diagnosed Spring 2004
Last A1C: 6.4
Posted 07 October 2008 - 06:35 AM
Posted 07 October 2008 - 06:39 AM
I dont find that sleep patterns affect my bg much, we're all different!
Type 1 Since 24.07.2006
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 07:30 AM
Shopping (guess that could be stress)
By Endurance, we conquer - Shackleton Family Motto
Metformin 3000mg daily, Enap 10mg, Victoza 1.8mg, Lantus (currently 40u), Asprin 75mg, Torvacol 10mg
Diagnosed T2 on 26th Nov'07, with FBG of 21mmol/L (378mg/dL) and A1c of 11.6%.
Most recent 08/09/14: 8.2% (down 3.4%)
Posted 07 October 2008 - 01:25 PM
Posted 07 October 2008 - 01:39 PM
Novalog: sliding scale as needed
Lantus 40u at night
Posted 07 October 2008 - 03:25 PM
Posted 07 October 2008 - 03:26 PM
Posted 07 October 2008 - 04:13 PM
The aliens, Don't even get me started about the aliens!!!
Posted 07 October 2008 - 04:24 PM
And those aliens... and their sugar injections... why do they have to be so curious?
Posted 07 October 2008 - 06:38 PM
Physical activity, illness and hormones are my biggest ones... As for affecting sex? OMG its the worst! i keep giant jelly beans and glucose next to our bed to combat.. or i will make sure i eat something before retiring if i know i or DH is 'in the mood'
T1 for 21 years, PCOS. split dose Lantus, NovoRapid & Metformin.
DP - IT extraordinare
Darling daughter arrived 15/09/12 :love:
DSS - Think your stressed? Try having AUTISM
Feb 10 = 7.1
Feb 11 = 7.3
Apr 11 = 7.6
Jul 11 = 7.3
Oct = 7.2
Jan 12 = 7.4
Apr 12 = 6.2
July 12 = 6
Oct 12 = 7
Posted 07 October 2008 - 08:11 PM
Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:48 PM
-Weather (more lows when it's cold, more highs when it's hot I think highs in heat is maybe d/t dehydrated)
-Some medications (steroids = very high, ventolin = highs)
-Exercise (high or low, usually strenuous exercise like running/jogging = high, walking drops me)
Pumping with MM522 since 05/11/07
CGMS since Nov 2008