Re: high blood sugar 2 weeks
Originally Posted by jonellebishop
I have had high blood sugar readings 200-380 consistently for the past two weeks. Doctor says to continue checking sugar and keep a log. Doctor says it could be the "down phenomenon" or the "somogyi effect." My blood glucose levels are high when I go to bed, higher when I wake up and stay high throughout the day. Even after walking for an hour, glucose level went from 234 down to only 202. I have decreased my food intake with no significant change in levels. I have increased insulin dosage with no significant change. I have had type 1 diabetes for 20 years and have never had high blood sugar levels for such an extended period of time. My glyco-hemoglobin level is 7.2, the highest it has ever been. Need advice.
First of all, Dawn phenomenon is where you blood sugar raises overnight in preparation for the day. If you haven't had a problem with this before, then it's probably not that. While it happens to everyone to some extent or another it probably wouldn't affect you all day long. The somogyi effect is when your glucose goes low and the liver over compensates and brings you too high afterwards.
From the sound of it, you have become insulin resistant, sort of like type 2. What is your carb intake and what type of carbs are you eating? I know of several type 1s who take metformin to help with this and it makes their glucose easier to control. Try discussing this with your doc also.
Dxd T1 1966, 2001 dialysis, 2002 kidney transplant, 2003 insulin pump, 2008 pancreas transplant