Hey I just found out a few months ago I'm type 2

By TessMH Latest Reply 2011-05-12 21:19:37 -0500
Started 2011-05-11 21:57:17 -0500

I need help with dieting!! My sugar keeps going up and down! I'm on metformin and some days I'm bad sick!;(

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Kirla 2011-05-12 21:19:37 -0500 Report

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

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-05-11 22:52:25 -0500 Report

Well what I did (I was diagnosed 2 years ago) with in a few days of being diagnosed was call my local hospital to find a diabetic educator. Sure enough they had a diabetic educator/dietitian .
It will take a while to get meds right. While there are certain things we all need to do in terms of diet, the best indicatorcis your monitor. For example; many diabetics can eat fruit and many eat 2 or 3 pieces of fruit each day. If I eat more than the snallest taste of fruit my numbers go way up.
Be sure you have a doctor who doesn't deal with this seriously, change doctors.
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