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  #11  
Unread 11-10-2003, 04:24 PM
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Thanks for the support and the advice. As for my sugar....question sunsoaker: when you mention 15-20 carbs - is that daily or at once???

I have been taking my blood and monitoring it...seems that diff foods don't matter. I have a sugar snack and my levels dont seem to change. The other nite I had gone for hours just had water and 1/2 hr of good excersize and it shot right up! So I can't seem to find what works and what doesn't.
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  #12  
Unread 11-10-2003, 06:22 PM
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That carb amount is at one time. And that level is what works for me, quoted just as an example. Everyone is different. Are you on meds for the diabetes? You may need to be put on some to get control. I was on much higher doses of meds when first diagnosed.

On another note, although I don't seem to get much in the way of collaboration on this, I think the hysterectomy effects the diabetes some way, or more accurately, the lack of ovaries. The first 2 weeks after my surgery, I had to go off my meds as I was going way too low. Right at 2 weeks post-op, I had to start them again, which is also about the time I started showing symptoms of low estrogen. Insulin is a hormone after all.

There are lots of things that can effect your sugar levels. If you are under a lot of stress, be it physical or mental/emotional, that can wreak havoc on your levels and control, which would also make whatever the norm is for controlling them not work. One thing I did forget to ask is if you were at type I or type II, that would also make a big difference. It will also make a big difference in how you control it. Type I basically doesn't make the insulin in the first place, so excercise would cause you to use what there is in the system (usually not enough) and then no more (causing sugars to rise). Type II has all the insulin needed, but the body doesn't use it well. Excercise helps your body use the available insulin to bring the sugars down. I am type II. If you have any questions I can be of help with, don't hesitate to email me. One thing I do know a lot about is diabetes. Now if this hormone thing was as easy to learn (I'm so confused!!) I'd be a happy camper!!!
  #13  
Unread 11-10-2003, 06:26 PM
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I was re-reading your original posts... a thought here. Did your sugar levels go out of control at the time you dumped the Climara Patch??? I do believe the is a connection with diabetes and estrogen levels.
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Unread 11-10-2003, 09:30 PM
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I have been trying to do some research on the internet regarding the link between diabetes control and HRT. I have found a whole lot out there... but this is one of the things I found.

http://diabetes.lifetoolz.com/content.asp?Ltz_CId=302
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