It was not diagnosed when it should have been as I already had slightly numb soles of my feet. Having asked about this several times, eventually the Cardiologist ordered blood tests and diagnosed it from those.
Its been 40 yrs, but It was picked up on a routine Blood Test.Still suffer from it but under control some days, and some days not. A1c flucuates fro m 8.7 down to &7.4. Hard to control.
@A DiabetesTeam Member Hello. Sorry to hear about your mother. I have not suffered such a loss since my diagnoses. That said, I know how my blood sugar reacts to stress and anxiety. Based on that, I would expect my blood sugar to skyrocket for a while after such a loss.
Some things to consider:
- If this is a circumstantial stress related spike, it may be "short term", with stressing about the high may make the situation worse. It has for me.
- With blood sugar at 251, it may be a good idea to check in with your Dr..
- You talked about walking and drinking water, but have you cut back on the carbs?
- Since your high blood sugar may be related to the stress of your loss, taking time to meditate and process the loss and grief may help over time.
Because it's all over my dad's family, I had been watching my numbers for years. Even though I was good about watching what I eat, it still caught me about a year ago.