My blood sugar is up on my new COPD inhaler - diabetes

I’m mildly diabetic, and my blood sugar was running 100-105 fasting. This morning it was 118 on the first reading and 121 on the second. To be sure, I’m cutting carbs to a minimum today and am going to check tomorrow morning.

An article on Google says my inhaler can elevate your sugar and affect sensitivity. I checked with my pulmonology nurse, and she said it can but I need to use my inhaler. We left it at that I’m going to check with my PCP to see if I should go back on diabetes meds.

I used to take Metformin XL, then later Glipizide XL, but I see my insurance doesn’t cover the extended release versions of these drugs anymore. It looks like they are really expensive now.

What’s going on with this?

I’m not sure, but I hope your dr can help you work it out. Are you calling Monday morning? I would

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Likely you are dealing with the health care industry. These guys want to make a buck.

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Thanks @Jayster @CoCo I have an appointment to see my PCP Tuesday.

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My blood sugar was back to 104 this afternoon then 95 before dinner. I’m going to check it at bedtime then have a snack.

These numbers for fasting blood glucose if in the US units aren’t even considered diabetic by most physicians or the diabetes association, but some diabetologists know better and will agree with you and say that anything over 83 is pre/diabetic. Low carbing and/or regular metformin should be fine as well. was never prescribed the er version.

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Also, there are supplements that help with insulin resistance.

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I’m getting some trace minerals into my system in an attempt to stall diabetes. For example, some call chromium the “glucose factor”.

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i was thinking about berberine and alpha-lipoic acid. there are some more ppar-gamma acting substances. one of them is fish oil, and most don’t get enough of it as it’s essential. meaning you have to get enough of epa and dha (by the way for mental health too).

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most people don’t even get enough of regular minerals - such as magnesium. which is involved in hundreds of biological pathways.

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I’m with you. I’m taking nine capsules a day of Magnesium as well as some healthy fats from Sunflower seeds. Although advanced in years, I appear to be younger than I am!

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sunflower and other seed oils are not good for you, because they oxidize (go rancid) quickly and are new in our evolution, so our bodies don’t know what to do with them in large quantities. they’re also industrial. these are polyunsaturated mostly, if you look at the percentages of fatty acids in them.

saturated (yes, despite them being demonized), and monounsaturated like olive oil are fine.

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