I think I’m probably fighting off some kind of cold virus or maybe a really attenuated version of the flu, who knows. But I’ve been running higher numbers than usual–fasting numbers in the 130s, which is higher than I like to be at ANY time. But I’m not on any meds and of course I don’t have access to insulin except that which is produced by my stupid pancreas.
So under the circumstances should I:
Eat or not eat? I know that if I am going to eat I should stick to protein but since I’m already higher than I like to be I wonder whether I should just not eat at all. I do know to keep hydrated.
Exercise? I’m not running a fever, and it seems like exercise is the only other tool I have besides food choices. I worked out for 40 minutes on the exercise bike this morning and brought my number down to 116 but I wonder if I should be resting instead?
I just know I feel crappy.
When I am coming down with a cold my bgs tend to run 10-20 points higher. I am only on metformin, no insulin either. I think you still need to eat otherwise you will get liver dumps with huge spikes. I would try to tighten up the carbs a little. I know it is hard because when I am sick the carb cravings seem to increase. Increase your liquids like tea and water. I still exercise when I have colds. I tend to spike with exercise so I am careful to keep the exercise to shorter sessions. Most colds only last a week or so and then your bgs should be back to normal. I wouldn’t worry about the higher bgs.
I think you should eat and of course take on lots of fluids - your body needs nourishment to fight of the illnness.
130s are still decent numbers I think you should go easy on the exercise again to let your body focus on fighting the illness.
hope you feel better soon
130 with a flu is great mine go into the 200’s regardless of the amount of insulin injected.
Thanks. I guess it’s all relative!
Eat. Lots of water and sugar free liquids will bring down your bg too. Remember too - you are sick so give yourself some margin to be a little higher during this time. 130 isn’t really a bad number particularly for being sick.