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My liquid intake same most days

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I often get dry mouth and have 2 mouthfuls of water. My glucose readings are in mid 20s I drink 2-3 bottles of various drink a day plus 3 teas and 2 coffees.

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Activity2004Administrator

Hi Skertchly,

When you have tea and coffee, do you add anything to it? 😀👍

2 sweeteners

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Skertchly

Thank you for letting me know. Do you add milk, as well? Milk/creamer has some carbs. in it/them. 😀👍

Yes I have milk in tea and coffee. And lots of milk on my morning cereals

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Skertchly

Each serving of milk is 13 grams of carbs..

What is your A1C last 3 times ?? Glucose in mud 20s -- what is that equal to in mg/dl... like 180 or 250 ?? Some time high sugar can cause dry mouth.

2 - 3 bottles other drinks ?? What kind ? How much sugar, carbs in each bottle ??

5 cups, tea and coffee too much. Cut it down to 2 or 3 cups, and black , no milk.

Drink more water -- 1 liter per 20 kg body weight. Or 3 liters per day minimum.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Fatbuddy

Fatbuddy,

When you multiply 18 X 20, the blood sugar is 360 mg/dl.

The readings on my Lantus strip metre range between 17 and 28. I don’t know in mga. I’ll ask

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Skertchly

If you take the result that you get in mm/ol and multiple by 18, then it'll give you the conversion to mg/dl results (example: 18x20= 360).

Mid 20's....is that constantly?!

I feel awful being 20 evey once in awhile! 😧 I would imagine thats why you are thirsty. I would seek help from a diabetes nurse or GP somehow if I was having lots of this. My range is between 3.8-10.

20 or 360 mg/dl is too high. Are you taking medicine ? Need to see endocronologist immediately.

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Skertchly in reply to Fatbuddy

I’m taking pills for diabetes and heart AF. I have a pacemaker.Thanks for your concern.

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Fatbuddy in reply to Skertchly

Why sugar is so high ?? I also have pacemaker and taking insulin.

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Skertchly in reply to Fatbuddy

Keep in touch. We have similar issues.

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