From my recent experience with testing my blood at various times of the day while on dex, it looks like the best course of action for me is to stay away from carbs. I already don’t use sugar, but one thing that’s easy to forget is that carbs turn into sugar. Simple carbs, like white rice or potatoes are merely one step away from eating pure sugar. Complex carbs don’t spike blood glucose levels as severely, but they still do a number, and I need to avoid them when on dex. This morning when I woke up, I tested before having breakfast and taking my dex. My blood glucose level was 95 mg/dL. Not bad. After having an omlet with 3 eggs, cheese and onions with salsa on top, my level was 96 mg/dL. Still ok! So I will stick with low carb/no sugar. It will be like being on an Atkins diet for 4 days. Tolerable, even though I am a carb junkie! I’m interested in seeing what my blood glucose level will be like the day or two after finishing dex. That’s when I suffer from pretty extreme fatigue. If my blood sugar is low, I’ll be able to have some complex carbs and fruit juice to boost it.
Dex can cause increases in your blood glucose levels, which can wreak havoc for diabetics. I stopped over at my mom’s house today and used her monitor to check mine. It was a-okay on day 4 of my dex pulse. I’ll continue to check when I’m on dex. So far, no problems.