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laloofa posted:
Hi I have been reading the posts and have not find to many on or for type one diabetics who are "grown" what I see mostly is for type 2's, but, my question is my bloodsugar for the past 2 days has been continually high and I have been testing every 3 hours bc of this and it is so very fustrating, I did hurt my lower back, recently like 2 days ago and also I am a chronic "worrier" any suggestions? Could hurting back cause this?
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davedsel responded:
Hello.

There are some people who post here that are Type 1 Diabetics, but the majority are Type 2.

Physical and emotional stress can elevate blood glucose readings regardless of the type of Diabetes. Chronic or acute pain definitely does, as well as worrying or being anxious. Your wisest move would be to discuss all this with your doctor for further evaluation and treatment.

I pray you can get answers soon.
Click on my username or avatar picture to read my story.

Blessings,

-Dave
 
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mrscora01 responded:
Hi there. I was diagnosed with type 1 in 1966 - so I have a bit of experience. I typically found that I would have to raise my basal when I was in pain, but I wouldn't do it too much because when the pain went away, I would crash suddenly. I would also make sure to test more (as you are) and then hammer down the high blood sugar as necessary with additional injections (being careful not to stack).

Yes, both worry and pain can cause your glucose to rise. Talk to your doc about getting something for the pain and try to work on relaxing.

Feel free to ask as many questions as you like.

Cora
T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
 
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laloofa replied to mrscora01's response:
Ty Mrs.Cora and that is such a interesting story about your life, I have a doc but he is not a diabetes specialist I am looking for one endocrinologist thry are far and few in between, or very expensive, I did discuss the bs issue with my reg. Doc but hmm not much help, I try to manage my diab as close as possible but ty for your response and I would like know more on the transplant about like what is life like now for you, and how you dealt with it at first, I myself hope to live long enough to msybe have that but anyway if you dont mind could you write more on your story ty aga
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laloofa replied to davedsel's response:
Hi dave ty for your response as I read your story my issues pale in comparison, I am so sorry you have to go through all that pain, I will Pray for you and May God always comfort and give you Peace..... takecare
 
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mrscora01 replied to laloofa's response:
Hi Laloofa. I have now had my pancreas transplant for over 5 years. It's amazing how quickly you get out of the habit of testing. It's fun to do now as there are no surprises. I used to get sudden and unexpected highs. I had it done subsequent to my kidney transplant. It is one of only 2 reasons they will do the surgery. If you have/need a kidney transplant (so you have to take the drugs anyway) or if you are very hypoglycemically unaware and are in danger. I did have some problems afterwards, but those issues have now been resolved. I still carb count because it is a habit and still typically limit my snacks to the equivalent of what would have been for me one unit of insulin. It's funny how some things affect your habits.

Just as an aside, if you have having problems finding a good endo, a couple of good books to get are "Think Like a Pancreas" and "Using Insulin". Both will help you adjust for your pain and stress issues. I have read them both and found them very helpful.

Cora
T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
 
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An_253464 responded:
I have a GI condition that can be very painful. If I have a lot of pain, it is very clear that my BG spikes. My MD agrees. My pharmacist has pointed out correctly that if my BG hovers on the same # and I am ill that is the cause for spikes.

Hope that helps.
 
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wags69 responded:
Indent knowbabout other but stress causes mine to go higher.
 
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laloofa replied to wags69's response:
Hi, yes I know how stress and pain can cause spikes, you know
it is funny with mine, bc, this week I have been having troubles keeping it up..... lol , well not really funny, but, one week highs and the next lows, cannot make much sense of it.....


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