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Holy carp. How are you even walking around? I feel so bad when my sugar is over 200. Honestly i would go to the hospital if i were you. You are certainly damaging blood vessels at that level. There are many oral diabetic medications that can be tried before you have to take insulin.
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Things got worse yesterday my bloods rose to 523.8,but they have now come down to 334.8.So some improvement.I slept tonight from 9pm until 12am.I am browsing online until I feel like sleep again.Gonna keep a close eye on my sugar levels and I have started a book by hypnotist Paul McKenna about how to cut out sugar from my diet.There is a CD supposed to help program me to now eat sugar.
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Things got worse yesterday my bloods rose to 523.8,but they have now come down to 334.8.So some improvement.I slept tonight from 9pm until 12am.I am browsing online until I feel like sleep again.Gonna keep a close eye on my sugar levels and I have started a book by hypnotist Paul McKenna about how to cut out sugar from my diet.There is a CD supposed to help program me to now eat sugar.

Can the nurse change your meds or does a doctor need to do that?
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I looked online. You are nearing coma territory.

Probably the only thing worse than not waking up ftom a coma, IS waking up from a coma. Like with brain damage, stroke disability? Please be careful
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I am not a doctor but I believe you are in desperate need of insulin injections. The hospital won't let you leave until your blood sugar is under 300. Anything over 300 is really dangerous. Over 500 you are at great risk of falling into a diabetic coma and never waking up. This happened to a friend of mine who was only 24 years old. Please seek help now and not wait until July. If your sugar is that high again go to the ER asap. Best wishes.
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It has come down to 307,I hope to get it down further today.Thank you all for your concern and advice.I have an appointment with the nurse on January 7th,she will be able to adjust my medication and give me something new as what I am taking isn't helping much.I do have to refrain from putting sweet foods into my mouth.We will see what happens today when I stay away from the wrong foods completely.
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It has gone up to 378 again now.I ate watermelon....then I craved so had a mince pie...I felt sick all day and didn't have much of an appetite and so didn't eat a proper meal.I might get hungry later,should I eat a proper meal or just have a sandwich seeing as it is late now? I will get it right eventually.
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It has gone up to 378 again now.I ate watermelon....then I craved so had a mince pie...I felt sick all day and didn't have much of an appetite and so didn't eat a proper meal.I might get hungry later,should I eat a proper meal or just have a sandwich seeing as it is late now? I will get it right eventually.
I take metformin 500 twice a day with meals, so that keeps my sugar pretty regulated. I used to take it once a day and that did not work, so my dr recently increased it.

Aside from that, i have really been making an effort to include a protein with every meal. I usually have canned tuna for breakfast. I used to have oatmeal, which i prefer, but tuna makes me feel better. Sometimes i have tuna twice a day. Im afraid i will soon be mad as a hatter!

Is there a protein you like that you can fall back on like that, at least temporarily? I use very thinly sliced bread with it to keep the carb count down.

Keep at it and good luck!
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I agree with Una. Try to eat some protein it jump starts some of the natural insulin that your body makes.
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I have tuna I will eat some of that when I get hungry again later tonight.Thank you both very much.I found out online that apple cider vinegar lowers blood sugars so I drank some of that,and I tidied the kitchen which needed doing anyway so I could get some exercise.Online it recommends eating apple and peanut butter before bed to keep levels even and prevent the liver from dumping more glucose into the bloodstream overnight.I have all these foods in the house.They also recommend staying hydrated so I am drinking plenty of iced water!I am feeling a little better now,the cravings have stopped and I no longer feel sick.I looked up online ,a reading of 400 is dangerous,coma territory is nearer 700.This has been a wake up call.I must not mess with my health by eating foods forbidden for diabetics.I hadn't measured my blood sugars for twenty days at a time for the whole of this year,I knew there was a big problem with my blood sugars but I just buried my head in the sand.I have to learn to eat foods that are good for my health in general and specifically I have to avoid sugary snacks which cause me harm.It is as if my left hand doesn't understand or look when my right hand reaches for the snacks and won't have it sink into my brain how much harm I am doing to my body eating such junk.It is a psychological problem.

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