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HELPP!!ASAP How to drop sugar level fast?

#1 happywifeymom

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 04:45 AM

Hello VJ'ers,

I don't know where to post and whom this post be addressed to but i really need ASAP HELP!!..My husband is diabetic and his sugar level is 238... crying.gif crying.gif .He's been on medication for this.

He will have another doctor appointment next week.. is there any tips on how or what we can do to at least lower his sugar level the fastest way??Plssss any ideas i really need it.Thanks in advance..

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 05:56 AM

QUOTE (happywifeymom @ Jan 6 2009, 04:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello VJ'ers,

I don't know where to post and whom this post be addressed to but i really need ASAP HELP!!..My husband is diabetic and his sugar level is 238... crying.gif crying.gif .He's been on medication for this.

He will have another doctor appointment next week.. is there any tips on how or what we can do to at least lower his sugar level the fastest way??Plssss any ideas i really need it.Thanks in advance..


If he is Diabetic and has medication to treat it he should know how to adjust his medication to get his sugar level down.

If he has no medication and he cant see his doctor until next week he should go to ER.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 07:13 AM

Yeap, get thee to the hospital.

And don't eat foods that raise blood sugars.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:01 AM

Exercise a lot and of course watch his diet. My mom`s blood sugar level went up to 508 before, she felt very weak so she went to the doctor. Right after she knew it, she just started exercise, walking every morning, diet and now her sugar level is normal. She still continues walking for an hour or two every morning until now.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:06 AM

Does he feel funny?/dizzy? give him insuline if you have any. Let him exercise. Monitor his sugar and if it doesn't go down head to the ER. 238 is high, but not too bad. I always found it worse when they are too low on sugar. Hope he feels better soon.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:06 AM

Does he feel funny?/dizzy? give him insuline if you have any. Let him exercise. Monitor his sugar level and if it doesn't go down head to the ER. 238 is high, but not too bad. I always found it worse when they are too low on sugar. Hope he feels better soon.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:31 AM

cut sugar and carbs from diet....a ketogenic diet is prolly best, imuo (in my unprofessional opinion)!
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:46 AM

It's much easier to raise blood sugar than lower it. Have him drink plenty of water and exercise. If he's taking insulin, a small dose probably wouldn't be a bad idea... just keep an eye on his levels to make sure he doesn't drop too much. 238 is high, but in most cases it isn't life threatening. If it stays in that range for longer periods of time, he could have other complications though.

Make sure he's taking his medication properly and following his diet as closely as possible. If it isn't coming back down, you could always call his doctor and see what they suggest.

My doctor advises a trip to the ER if mine gets around 400 or above, but his doctor might feel differently.



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Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:53 AM

My mother is diabetic and she says that rice (white) and even a baked potato makes her blood sugar level shoot up really fast.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:29 AM

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126 is the cutoff for diagnosing T2DM in humans. Is he Type 1?

He needs to come off dietary sugar completely- including HFCS and more complex carbs that break down to yield sugars. The glucose he needs will have to come from conversion of polyunsaturated fats and proteins from something like a ketogenic diet and And the workout strategy needs to be steady, continuous, and supervised.

The last think he's going to want is to make that blood glucose go from 238 to something crashingly lower for fear of having what little beta cells in his pancreas he may have left from overflowing his blood with proinsulin/insulin to cause hyperinsulinemia and a feedback crash in insulin production.

The decrease must be gradual, not rapid. But it must happen.

Good luck.





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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:31 AM

QUOTE (Mister Fancypants @ Jan 6 2009, 09:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My mother is diabetic and she says that rice (white) and even a baked potato makes her blood sugar level shoot up really fast.


Actually, white rice and potatoes (along with white bread) are among the worst things you can possibly eat in terms of your glycemic index.

Brown rice, lentils and beans are the suggested substitutes I believe.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:47 AM

My husband first developed diabetes a little over a year ago, and the only signs were weight loss and having to use the restroom all the time. Anyway after that went on for a little while, we finally bought a test kit, thinking no way he has diabetes since he's in his early 30's, and his sugar was near 400. He made an appt to go to the Dr but in the mean time, he had to exercise after meals to keep it closer to a normal level.

Are you asking b/c he ran out of meds, or the usual doses just aren't working anymore? Avoid heavy carb foods, and if any carbs are eaten exercise exercise exercise! Bagels, rice, pasta, pancakes, anything very starchy are all very bad if your sugar level is rising. They will shoot it up fast. We experimented and it was amazing how fast it effected the level. And exercise did work to get rid of a lot of the extra sugar. But he still needed to go on meds, but not insulin.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 11:56 AM

No offense intended, but this is the WORST place to come for this kind of information, especially if you need it ASAP. Call his doctor, and if it's an emergency take him to an emergency room.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 04:37 PM

QUOTE (mox @ Jan 6 2009, 08:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No offense intended, but this is the WORST place to come for this kind of information, especially if you need it ASAP. Call his doctor, and if it's an emergency take him to an emergency room.

I second that motion.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 04:39 PM

Let's say someone has a DR's appt in one hour, but would like to know what to do RIGHT now to lower blood sugar until the appt. A post like this could be useful. If anyone thinks someone is actually using VJ as their Dr, that's funny.
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