Just diagnosed 17 days ago (type II). Female, light-moderate activity level, over 40
My question: How fast should blood sugar levels come down with strict adherence to low-sugar, low-carb foods?
My situation: I am greatly encouraged; my level has gone from 402 a little over two weeks ago to 105 this afternoon. Numbers are mid 120's and 115 or so prior to suppertime. Was very, very sick when diagnosed - that's why I went to see the doc in the first place: a week later for follow up I had just finished a medrol pack for an inflamed skin condition on ankles and hands, had shingles on shoulder so was also given something called valtrex, and was trying to kick a cold and horrendous cough that had been with me for six weeks. They tested my blood at that time and discovered the elevated blood sugar. Although I felt better in days (from the meds), I had gone back for the follow up due to rapid weight loss in one week (7 lbs) and frequent urination and thirst. Was Dx'd type II, so immediately began monitoring my carb and sugar in take. Is this about the right time frame for sugar drop, or is it too slow? Should I have had lower numbers faster? My doc put me on something called Janumet 50, which I have been taking twice a day for the past 17 days (have missed a dose or two). I am still getting high numbers in the morning though, around 145-ish. One other question, I have never been Dx'd with this before and have been reading that type II can sometimes be predisone induced when you are/have been very sick. Is this correct? Thanks for your help. Still reading and learning all I can.