Hi everyone. Before I ask my question, here is a brief background of my diabetes. I was diagnosed last year in October with a fasting glucose of 305, and an A1C of 9.1. Cholesterol was also high. Since my diagnosis, I refused medicine and maintain control simply with diet and exercise. My most recent A1C was 5.8% and fasting glucose was 96. Cholesterol is all in range. In the past month I started to pick up my excercise routine and noticed that my sugars were even reading in the 70's when I would run, which is great!!!
THE PROBLEM, is that as of last Wednesday 9.09.09 my blood sugars are reading abnormally high and I have not changed my eating or excercise habits. I would test 140 to 170 after eating a grilled chicken salad (normal would be around 100). Today I woke up with a 178 glucose reading. It went down to around 120. I ate prme rib and salad for dinner and it went up to 225. I can not understand why this is happening. But here are a few things that I considered.
First, I got a flu shot on Wednesday. Could this cuase a temp rise in sugars?
Second, I ended up getting a head cold and cough from the flu shot and on Friday and Saturday took Advil Cold & Sinus. Could this have done it?
THird, I thought that maybe I was pregnant. But I took a pregnancy test and it was negative.
Other than those three factors everything is the same with my diet and exervcise yet my readings are out of control?
Does anyone have any advice, insight or feedback on what is causing this? Has this happened to anyone?