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Numbers rising?!

It was about a week ago that I was told by my GP that I needed to start taking ozempic, And double my statin dose.

I was able to double my statin dose easy enough because I had available medication to do so, but I was not able to start the ozempic yet, because I'm still "waiting for approvals" from my insurance.

The Doctor did NOT tell me, that I needed to get a blood sugar kit, or a wrist band that indicated my "Type Two" status, but I did both.

I guess I figured I was being proactive.

Each day in the morning before I eat anything I check my sugar. I'm familiar with this process, because I've watched my wife do it, every single day, and have been observing her "Type One" status for 8 years.

The first day my blood sugar said it was 104

The second day my blood sugar said it was 112

The third day it said it was 122

The fourth day it said it was 144

Either I have an enormously broad "Bell Curve," and I need to take that into account, or I'm about ready to explode?!

Can somebody help me figure out why my numbers just keep going up?! The Doctor didn't ask me to check my sugar, so maybe I should stop it, because it's freaking me out!

  1. Hi there! Thanks for sharing your concerns with the group. I can understand how this can be confusing. Did you have your A1C checked recently for your diagnosis of type 2 diabetes? Is your A1C elevated? As far as your morning fasting blood sugars, they are individual spot checks so they aren't specifically indicative of 'worsening diabetes'. I think it's a great idea to check your blood sugar to gain an understanding of your baseline. Do you check your blood sugar at any other time throughout the day? All the best, Lauren (team member)

    1. My A1C was derived from bloodwork ordered by my GP for a routine physical.

      No I don't check my bloodsugar at any other time of day.

      1. Hi . Are you aware that statins can increase blood sugar levels? There are lots of other factors that might be impacting your morning blood sugar levels such as food you ate the night before; when and how hard you exercised; the amount and quality of your sleep, but it's possible the higher statin dose is contributing as well. Here is an article that discusses the impact of statins on blood sugar: As my colleague Lauren noted, variations are common and don't necessarily mean your diabetes is worsening, but it's still good to look for patterns over time. I hope your prescription is approved soon and that Ozempic helps. Thinking of you. - Lori (Team Member)

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