I haven’t posted in a long while, but still lurking. Been battling ‘Uncle Arthur’ (RA) and ‘Cousin Fi’ (Fibromyalgia). Both are kicking my butt something fierce.
Anyway, my BGs are steadily creeping upward again. My PCP doesn’t seem to be worried. She says as long as I’m under 200 consistently I’m fine. But I’m all over the place.
Some days, I wake up at 94, 107, 148, 150, 157, then down to 74.
Lunch is the same way 148, 75, 160, 100, 128, 180, 142, then down to 82.
Supper I’m any where from 111 to 180.
At bedtime I can be from 107 to 189.
I used to be at a constant 102 to 140 range.
Fruit can spike me like crazy. I was told by my rheumy to eat blueberries to help with my inflammation and my overall health. I eat the blueberries in the morning, only the amount designated for a diabetic.
A half a banana for lunch, and a small apple for dinner. I try to eat as much protein as I can such as spinach and or mushrooms or eggs.
I am only on a diet. Tried the pills (metformin, januvia), and shots Trulicity and they made me extremely sick.
So is my diabetes progressing or am I just going through a spell with it because it’s summer; and, it will even out on it’s own?
Right now I’m battling Anemia of Chronic Disease due to my RA and it’s been really hard…chronic fatigue, exhaustion, extreme tiredness, thirst, loss of appetite, cold in daytime, hot at night, nauseous, lightheadness, dizziness.
My PCP told me to just take iron and B-12 vitamins. My rheumy said it was my RA and probably my diabetes due to inflammation. She gave me a steroid shot which bumped my BGs up to 180…