By graylady59 Latest Reply 2011-04-26 13:02:13 -0500
Started 2011-04-25 16:26:25 -0500

i'm new and need help,my sugar is staying over 400 i take the pills and
shots two times a day. i like to eat. i would welcome all the help that i can get thanks. nora

10 replies

Kirla 2011-04-25 19:10:36 -0500 Report

This is what helped me. It may or may not help you.

Feb 2009 I was diagnosed with a fasting blood sugar of 366 and A1C of 14.1. Started to eat a salad every day at supper. Also started to eat lots of low carb vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumbers, spinach, pickles and sauerkraut. Started to drink 8+ glasses of water every day.

I then bought a meter and started to test my blood sugar before and after each meal. At first I was testing 2 hours after each meal and when my numbers dropped a lot I started testing 1 hour after meals. I was testing 5-7 times a day. I cut back or eliminated foods that spiked my blood sugar more than 50 points after eating.

By testing I found that foods like bread and most foods made of grains along with pasta, rice, corn, potatoes, oatmeal, cereals, chips, crackers, cakes, cookies, candy, soda, fruits, fruit juices, milk and most foods that contain more than 5-6 net carbs per serving as found on the package label all spiked my blood sugar. Some people can cut back on these foods and some people like me have to stop eating them.

After about 6-8 weeks my blood sugar readings were almost normal levels. After 7 weeks I quit all meds and my numbers continued to get better and better.

I found by reducing and eliminating high carb starchy foods helped me a lot. By adding small amounts of chicken, beef, pork or a hard boiled egg to my meals helped reduce blood sugar spikes also.

Good luck

alanbossman 2011-04-25 18:28:36 -0500 Report

Hi Nora and welcome to DC family, you need to watch your carb intake and need to eat portion size meals more vegs. on your plate and eat more chicken, turkey and fish. No white bread, no white rice,and no white potatoes. Eat more protein plus go see your doctor also. Hope this helps.

cherokee925 2011-04-25 17:14:29 -0500 Report


Please change the way you eat or your are head for some serious complications with your health believe I know I was diagnosed over fifiteen years ago with type 2 diabetes and I thought as long as I took my medicine that I could eat what I wanted. Wrong I have been sick off and on also in and out of the hospital with different things the past year I ended up with on three occasions with sixth nerve palsy from eye to the other. I am getting over my third time now which has driven me to make some serious changes in my life. I am 22 days in for being on a vegan diet which is seriously helping me to control my blood sugar levels that use to run 200-300. Here is a link to check out the program: http://www.pcrm.org/health/diabetes/

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