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January 23rd, 2006, 07:30 AM
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Are you taking medication or managing with diet?

If so what medication are you taking?

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January 23rd, 2006, 09:13 AM
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I'm taking 2.5 mg of glyburide at the moment. We'll see if that changes.

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January 23rd, 2006, 09:27 AM
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Just diet so far... *says a little prayer, knocks on wood and crosses fingers*
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January 23rd, 2006, 09:54 AM
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I've been taking glyburide for 4 days now since diet wasn't controlling my morning sugars. My 1 hr. after breakfast number is the one that's killing me. All others are usually well under where they're supposed to be. The real kicker is that since I've been taking the glyburide my after breakfast reading has gone up by quite a bit. I don't get it and it's very frustrating.

I have a feeling my doctor is going to tell me I need insulin injections today at my appointment. Oh joy!
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January 23rd, 2006, 10:34 AM
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I've been taking glyburide for 4 days now since diet wasn't controlling my morning sugars. My 1 hr. after breakfast number is the one that's killing me. All others are usually well under where they're supposed to be. The real kicker is that since I've been taking the glyburide my after breakfast reading has gone up by quite a bit. I don't get it and it's very frustrating.

I have a feeling my doctor is going to tell me I need insulin injections today at my appointment. Oh joy![/b]

I am having the same problem!!! That is the only number I am having trouble with. Can I ask how many carbohydrates are they allowing you for breakfast and what type of numbers you are getting for breakfast?

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January 23rd, 2006, 02:09 PM
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I am having the same problem!!! That is the only number I am having trouble with. Can I ask how many carbohydrates are they allowing you for breakfast and what type of numbers you are getting for breakfast?

Teresa[/b]
I'm allowed one carb choice (15g carbs) for breakfast. Usually I have like a piece of toast to go with my eggs and some bacon. So far this week, my wake up numbers haven't been below 111, my highest has been 126. The highest number 1 hour after breakfast was 183, that was this morning. The lowest has been 150. None of it is making sense to me. What numbers are you getting?

I've even tried having just 1/2 piece of toast and it's still high!
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January 23rd, 2006, 02:20 PM
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I am having the same problem!!! That is the only number I am having trouble with. Can I ask how many carbohydrates are they allowing you for breakfast and what type of numbers you are getting for breakfast?

Teresa[/b]
I'm allowed one carb choice (15g carbs) for breakfast. Usually I have like a piece of toast to go with my eggs and some bacon. So far this week, my wake up numbers haven't been below 111, my highest has been 126. The highest number 1 hour after breakfast was 183, that was this morning. The lowest has been 150. None of it is making sense to me. What numbers are you getting?

I've even tried having just 1/2 piece of toast and it's still high!
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How much glyburide are they giving you and how many times a day? It sounds like they should up the dosage to me. I posted my average numbers in the thread about what are your readings. With only 15 carbs, oh man, I'd be dying. I am dropping mine down to 30 tomorrow to see how it works. I was eating more than that because they hadn't really specified how much per meal yet. You really can't decrease your carbs more than what they have got you at for breakfast.

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January 23rd, 2006, 09:08 PM
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I'm diet controlled now, and doing well so far.

Ambesi, do you have the same problem if you get your carb from something like milk, or a piece of fruit? I've found that bread (even well within my allowed carb limits) NEVER works for me in the morning. It always makes my numbers high, so I just stear clear for now. I don't have the same problem with it later in the day, just for breakfast.
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January 24th, 2006, 01:05 PM
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I've aleady given birth, but this is a wonderful board! I was on medication, and lots of it. I was diagnosed at 14 weeks. I was on 2000mgs of glucophage from there on out. I also did insulin injections. I was on 35 units of Lente morning and evening, and I was on 85-90 units of regular Humalog before breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I know that sounds absolutely unbelievable. Every week they'd have to up my dose an I was just beside myself. I felt like a freak! I started on 3 units of the Lente morning and evening and it just went up from there. I was started on 5 units of the Humalog before every meal and it also just kept going up and up. Now with that said, I was absolutely convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that I would just have type II afterwards, but I don't. About an hour after I had my c-section they had me test my sugars, and they were totally normal!
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January 24th, 2006, 01:22 PM
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I am controlling just by diet right now, but this is only my 2nd day. I am checking keytones every morning also(which were large today) and if they are not normal, I will have to have insulin injections.
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January 24th, 2006, 03:57 PM
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Ambesi, do you have the same problem if you get your carb from something like milk, or a piece of fruit? I've found that bread (even well within my allowed carb limits) NEVER works for me in the morning. It always makes my numbers high, so I just stear clear for now. I don't have the same problem with it later in the day, just for breakfast.[/b]

That's a good question. I usually eat grains for my morning carb because I've read that milk really affects lots of women. I just checked my 1st chart and my sugars were lower on a morning when I had 1/2 banana instead of a grain. I'll give that a try again and see if I have the same luck tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestion!
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January 25th, 2006, 08:22 AM
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Yay! It worked! I had my first after-breakfast reading under the guidelines since I started this diet! I had 1/2 banana and a cheese stick.

Now I just need to figure out how to get my morning fasting reading under control!
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January 25th, 2006, 08:04 PM
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ive had diabetes since i was 16 and ive been sticking myself with hulmilin r and n everyday..i had to do this with my first and it wasnt so bad
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January 27th, 2006, 10:18 AM
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I just started taking insulin 10 units of humulin r before breakfast and supper
and 16 of n before bedtime...
weird though, i'd rather do the insulin injections than the finger pokes.
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