Sometimes you got to play detective. Here is my story:
I used to suffer from occasional periods of time where my blood sugar would be persistently high. I would play cat and mouse with insulin and food just trying to normalize my blood sugars.
These periods would happen about every 3 or 4 weeks. Strange. And frustrating.
So I began taking notes:
-blood sugar been running high for 4 days
-need more than normal amount of insulin to lower high blood sugars
-feel fuller than normal lately and not very hungry
-been busy lately and have skipped a few workouts
-haven’t been drinking enough fluids and have had a few fast food meals this week
-haven’t been “regular” lately…maybe that is why I feel full?
hmmm…I called the doctor to ask if not having daily stomach emptying could cause insulin absorption to lessen. He says, “It very well could but, I’m not sure”
I decided to do a colon cleanse and see what that did for my blood sugars.
Oh. my. gosh.
First my blood sugar went really low. Then I notice it became very easy for me to keep blood sugars stable AND I didn’t need as much insulin as before. ( repeat tests of this have proven the same thing every time by the way)
Now, to get to the root of the problem: I asked myself “why do I suffer periods of time where I don’t “go” everyday?”
I looked back at my notes and realized I had not been drinking enough water or eating enough fiber or exercising enough. All of this which contributes to this little problem of oh lets just say it-constipation. (yeah, I just winced)
Anyway, I changed my eating habits, began drinking enough water, made sure to keep exercising, and made sure to keep natural senna tea on hand (for emergencies only).
The result? I no longer suffer from this frustrating “strange phenomenon” of monthly insulin de-sensitization and lingering high blood sugars. What a relief!
And all I had to do was use this: diabetic troubleshooting method.