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Can not control blood sugars. high blood sugars w/ high ketones and pregnant!?

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July 17, 2019 / By Juli
Question: I am 24 weeks pregnant.... I am a diabetic with hypothyroid also... I been controlling my blood sugar with the Metformin and diet (which been workin).... the last 2 weeks the levels were creeping up so I asked to be put on insulin also well... the last 2 weeks even with the meds and insulin my blood sugar been high and I been doing everything to contorl them. I tried it with diet and even a lil bit more of insulin... nothing is working! Well now I also have very high ketones in my urine with high blood sugars! I have no clue what to do... has anyone else been through this? Another thing, I had 2 other pregnancies and had to take insulin during that time and I did not have this problem! Thank you so much
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Githa Githa | 5 days ago
High blood sugars and high ketones indicate you are heading towards ketoacidosis. This is a dangerous and life threatening condition. Sometimes it can be managed in the community, but since you are pregnant I think you need to call your ob/gyn immediately. If you cannot get a hold of someone, go to the emergency department. For some reason your body is burning fat stores for energy, and is not utilising the insulin and glucose. If your body isn't able to get the glucose it needs for fuel, then your baby isn't either!
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Githa Originally Answered: Can anxiety be the cause of high blood pressure?
Most definitely anxiety can cause high blood pressure and I believe you. Doctors are always ready to throw pills at you if your overweight You can test it by taking a natural supplement an hour before you go to the doctor next time. or go to a reliable pharmacy they have either a newer machine or have had it checked recently just ask at the window if the machine is accurate. then check your blood pressure you can take 1 Valerian capsule about a half hour before you go to check or if you don't have grass allergies of hay fever you can sip 1 cup of 1/2 peppermint 1/2 chamomile tea with honey on your way to the doctor or a half hour before I recommend warm it is more relaxing and soothing. please let me know what happens.

Derryl Derryl
You need to see your Doctor more often and have a detailed log of your insulin shots and your glucose levels. If you also have a log of how many carbohydrates you're eating and when, that would help too. It's very difficult to get the insulin dose right. With gestational diabetes, it's usually possible to give just a background dose of insulin and let the pancreas take care of the rest but that seems to not be enough and you may need to add bolus shots ( meal time insulin ). Your insulin use isn't just based on the food that you eat although that is how many diabetics think of it hence the tendency to gravitate towards low carb, high protein meals but the TDD is actually based on your metabolism and in your case on both the baby and your metabolisms. If you are already eating just what you should, then a decrease in carbs by going to a low carb diet would only shift meal time insulin to basal insulin. You need to have your Doctor go through your log frequently and adjust your insulin treatment. Ketones is definitely reason to call your Doctor or go to ER.
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Camellia Camellia
I am no expert with diabetes and pregnancy but what I can recommend is cut down the carbs if you eat a lot of those. I don't know what diet you have tried but more protein and fat = slower transformation to blood sugar which makes it more stable. Eat less portions but more often, easier for the body to handle. A lot of vegetables too and fruits. Fruits should be eaten by themselves for optimal digestion and 1 hour without eating anything else after.
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Alyson Alyson
Drink two big glasses of water to help get those ketones down and then call your OB/Gyn. I bet you have an unknown Urinary tract infection that needs to be dealt with. Don't delay and call even if it is Saturday. They will have someone on call to direct you. You don't usually use Metformin during a pregnancy. Be sure that you have a pen and paper when you call and the results of your last three blood glucose and ketone readings . Best of luck.
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Alyson Originally Answered: High blood pressure cause and treatment?
I suggest you read the article “Various Causes of Hypertension”and "Hypertension treatment and prevent”,just from:http://hypertensionblog.info/various-causes-of-hypertension.html and http://hypertensionblog.info/hypertension-treatment-and-prevent.html Both alcohol and cocaine cause hypertension. Excessive ingestion of alcohol can cause a patient to exacerbate his preexisting hypertension, or it can induce hypertension. And cocaine produces devastating effects on blood pressure by increasing the release of norepinephrine, a powerful vasopressor produced by the body in response to hypotension and stress. This can result in acute hypertension, tachycardia, tremor, and seizures as well as coronary artery vasoconstriction from a CVA or Ml. Poisons Many poisons can elevate blood pressure and cause hypertension. Some common poisons include cyanide, phencyclidine, and black widow spider venom. Treatment varies depending on the poison, and it usually relieves the poison-induced hypertension. Pregnancy Pregnancy-induced hypertension can threaten the lives of both the mother and infant. It causes elevated blood pressure, proteinuria, and edema and may lead to abnormalities in the mother’s coagulation system and liver function. The only treatment for pregnancy-induced hypertension is delivery of the infant. Stress For some patients, even mild stress can cause a rise in blood pressure. In response to a stressful event, the patient perceives a stressor, and his body initiates a fight-or-flight reaction. Physical signs and symptoms of stress-induced hypertension include decreased gastrointestinal motility, pupil dilation, and increased perspiration, all of which result from sympathetic nervous system stimulation that causes increased blood pressure and increased heart and respiratory rates. With the white-coat phenomenon, a patient has elevated blood pressure readings in his physician’s office or the hospital but normal readings elsewhere. To determine if a patient has true hypertension, a physician may order repeated measurements over time or ambulatory measurements. In postoperative patients, stress-related hypertension commonly results from sympathetic stimulation caused by pain, bladder distention, hypothermia, or respiratory compromise. Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea can contribute to the development of hypertension. During apnea, the tongue and soft palate relax and fall back, obstructing the airway either partially or completely. As a result, the patient can’t breathe. His oxygen levels fall, and carbon dioxide levels rise, resulting in acidosis and vasoconstriction of the pulmonary arterioles. Eventually, the patient partially awakens, gasps, and reopens his airway. Episodes of apnea may last from 15 to 90 seconds and occur repeatedly during the night. Diseases Causing Vasculitis Scleroderma, polyarteritis nodosa, lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and nonspecific arthritis may cause vasculitis in some patients. About one-half of these patients subsequently develop hypertension because of the effect the diseases have on the arterioles and major arteries

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