Patient Comments: Hyperglycemia - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with hyperglycemia.

Comment from: bev, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 13

I have looked after my mom's type II diabetes for many years. About 8 years ago I developed the same thing. I found that using my Mom's diet did not help me at all. I should state that my overall diet is terrible. About the same time I developed diabetes I also developed ulcerative colitis, acid reflux, high cholesterol, and liver pathology. I found the few veggies and fruit I like irritated other medical problems. I don't overeat, but I do eat a lot of milk products as I have less acid and stomach upsets. This in turn aggravates my liver with increased pain and bloating. The medications I take for pain upsets my stomach and I frequently vomit or suffer severe nausea which in turn means I can't keep my diabetic medications down or control my diet. I can't be the only one with these types of problems. I should state that my other medical problems are chronic rather than at an advanced stage of the disease.

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Comment from: babskubes, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 20

I am 45 years old and was diagnosed with hyperglycemia when I was about 14 years old. I never have known much about it – nobody in my immediate family has it or diabetes. I have found recently that if I eat candy or sweets it will put me to sleep in about 20 minutes, if I am not moving around. I am also tired and have no energy to get things done. I can't seem to lose any weight. I am not grossly big, but about 30 pounds overweight. I have recently been diagnosed with bone-on-bone arthritis in both knees, so know I need to get the weight off to keep them from hurting. I am just trying to figure out why I get light headed and sometimes dizzy. It scares me that I can get really dizzy and pass out. I have done that before and have had seizures.

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Comment from: Toomuchsugar, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 28

I have Type 2 and my sugar always runs above 250. Everytime I go to the doctor they always look so disappointed in me. I know I could exercise more but muy motivation is nowhere to be found. I tried cutting out breads, sweets and sodas, with no luck to bring down my FSBS. I don't know what else to do, I take Metformin and 108 units of Levamir and nothing seems to help.

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Comment from: dee11, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 08

A cortisone shot made my reading go over 400. I did not know that cortisone would affect blood sugar...

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Comment from: Hawkeyes, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 23

I just spent 3 weeks in hospital. First diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, then jaundice, then hyperglycemia. My sugar levels jumped all over (I am Type 2). Every time they tested. If over 10 they would inject fast acting insulin. I am home now still exhausted and afraid I will go into insulin shock. Have had wicked headache for 5 weeks now and I am going back to see doc on Thursday as can't shake it.

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Comment from: JPShields1978, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 15

I'm 33 years old; I eat regularly, exercise, and am over all healthy. There is no diabetes in my family, yet here within the last six months my blood sugar is never below 120 and usually it's over. I have the very shaky hands all the time anymore. My mother in law is very diabetic and after the first week of the shakes I have made it a point to check my blood sugar on a daily basis, which is how i know that it is always above 120. I am growing really concerned with this.

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Comment from: Jim Rawdon, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: February 25

I am a type 1 insulin diabetic for 33 years. I take 3 injections of Novolog before meals the amount depends on my reading (sliding scale) and Lantus at bedtime. In the last year I have experienced a change in my well being in that most mornings I awake with low blood sugar 58 to 68. Obviously hyperglycemia causes my body problems thereafter during the day. I have chest pains and am very tired and become sullen and I am moody. Simple solution takes less insulin or a cracker before bed. It doesn't work for me. In fact I go to bed at 11pm awake at 4am my BS reading is 138 great! That same morning at 7 am I am 80.

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