CONFUSED--High Fiber, Low Carbs, No Salt, No cholestrol What to EAT?

By helen7898 Latest Reply 2011-05-15 18:51:54 -0500
Started 2011-05-04 04:55:19 -0500

I am newly diiagnosed. Not only with Diabetes, but also high blood pressure and high cholestrol. I was told not to eat any salt and low cholestrol, everything has one or the other in it.l I am not sure what to eat so my BS seems to go up and down frequently. Is there a right and wrong food to eat at different times of the day? I also work 2 jobs and checking my BS levels is difficult to do at the right times. I eat at strange times of the day and night and not at the same time daily. Is this a problem? Could anyone teill me the max daily intake on sodium, cholestrol, and carbs I should be eating ? And do forget the fiber! I think maybe I need planned meal guide, it is hard for me to cook or plan meals as I am tired with working 2 jobs

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Kirla 2011-05-08 12:21:59 -0500 Report

This is what I found has helped me.

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

sam1376 2011-05-04 10:03:29 -0500 Report

For normal peole cholesterol intake is 300 mg/day, sodium 2400 mg/day and then u do it your way from here. Consider egg beater in the morning (has no cholesterol) egg white perhaps with bacon or mushroom, you have chicken breast and tuna, not to mention vegetable and salad. Man!!! You have a lot!! I had the same problem but i adjusted to those kind of food.