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April 14th, 2010, 10:49 AM
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For the last two days i can not seem to keep my sugars up...this is a problem isn't it? two hours after I eat they are in the sixties sometimes 40's...aurghhhh...what to do?
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April 14th, 2010, 01:15 PM
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I have had this problem a lot this pregnancy. As long as you treat your lows the baby is totally safe, so don't worry about that. I'm actually treating a 47 as I type.

Generally the way to prevent lows is to take less insulin, change what you are eating, or have a snack to prevent them. I have just come to expect lows at certain times and try to have a snack before they hit. Today I had a surprise nap, so I crashed.

What are you eating at your meals usually?
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April 14th, 2010, 09:08 PM
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I'm on Glyburide and having early AM lows even with me eating a bowl of before bed (around 30-40grams of carbs), but nothing as low as 47... holy cow! My lows are in the 50s usually and usually in the early AM. I wake up with this urge to clean out my fridge.

What kind of meds are you taking?
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April 15th, 2010, 09:40 AM
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Thanks ladies for your input...I haven't really changed my diet any...I usually have no more than 45 carbs at a meal and plenty of proteing...currently I am on glyburide...a total of 15 mg...1 5 mg tablet before breakfast and 2 5 mg tablets before dinner...today when I woke up thankfully my blood glucose was at a 75 not so bad...unfortunately though he has me testing at the two hour mark so I can't really increase my snacks until after I have tested...I have an appointment on monday so we will see what he says
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April 20th, 2010, 06:35 AM
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How did the appt go? Any suggestions from him or adjustments?

I know with my Glyburide I was taking an hour before dinner I would get really low BGLs in the AM. I started taking it earlier, between 2-3pm and found it helped a lot.
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April 20th, 2010, 08:11 PM
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My appointment went ok...he is actually backing me off some of the glyburide now...I just hope it is not too drastic of a change...I know insulin is not the worst thing but I was hoping to be able to control this so that I would not have to happen...anyways
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April 21st, 2010, 07:56 AM
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If he's had to actually back you off of the Glyburide, that's a good sign that you aren't going to need insulin anytime soon.
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April 21st, 2010, 09:32 AM
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Thanks Rebecca...I hope that is the truth
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April 24th, 2010, 03:16 PM
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If he's had to actually back you off of the Glyburide, that's a good sign that you aren't going to need insulin anytime soon.
It is a good sign!

I hope this works for you.
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