Blood Glucose Lowering........

By kyladee Latest Reply 2008-10-25 08:48:20 -0500
Started 2008-10-12 05:23:18 -0500

Could some ppl share with me how long it took for them to gain control over their blood glucose levels? I'm constantly struggling to get it under control. My diet is very bleak and though I see it dropping daily, my doc still tells me to keep cutting my diet. How much more can one cut when there's not much left to cut???? I'd appreciate some feedback. Thanks for listening.

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Anonymous 2008-10-25 08:48:20 -0500 Report

If you are eating the right protein, fiber and carbs in small meals a day it is easier than 3 meals a day. I try and do 4-6 little meals a day. Something as little as an apple and a piece of string cheese. or 1/2 peanut butter sandwich with an 8 oz glass of milk. Or a handful of walnuts or almonds. If you are drinking alot of water it also keeps you feeling full longer. or try crystal light.

GabbyPA 2008-10-14 08:53:45 -0500 Report

I am still working on mine. Every day it gets lower and I get happier. It is taking me a very long time, I have been working dilegantly since about June of this year. I don't have meds to help me, so mine is purely diet.

What kind of foods do you like? Perhaps we could find you some recipes that would jazz up an old fav without the added carbs? It took me a long time to figure a lot of it out, and I do get into a rut sometimes because I am afraid to venture too far from what seems to work. I am sure there are some here who would be glad to help you plan a week of meals to try out, and then grow with.

Anonymous 2008-10-14 03:19:41 -0500 Report

Not to be depressing or anything but I have been Type 2 since 1993 and still have problems with control. I am finally getting control with portion sizes and insulin and pills. And see if your local hospital has diabetes classes. They are good for any diabetic, newly diagnosed or veteran, they help with all kinds of issues.

Bluebutterfly 2008-10-14 04:01:47 -0500 Report

I was having trouble with portion control. I went to e-bay and bought some divided plates for kids.This is how I see how much to eat. I guess you will have to find what works for you. I hope this has helped.

patti 2008-10-13 01:29:57 -0500 Report

Hi kyladee. Getting it undercontrol without starving is the key. Go to a dietician that knows about diaabetes they can help. Also start testing to see what raises your blood sugar. You can eat foods just watch the portion size. many say if it is white dont eat it…white bread white rice etc. switch to rye, whole wheat, breads brown rice, check the amount of carbs in a serving on the package. I hope this helps a bit Patti

kyladee 2008-10-13 01:52:54 -0500 Report

All advice has been helpful. I had to attend diabetes classes when I was first diagnosed last month. There were very good dieticians there, and were very helpful. But when you get home, and have to do it alone, well you kinda feel like you don't have alot to select from when it comes to the food you eat. I'm working on it…that's about all one can do isn't it?

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2008-10-23 10:30:23 -0500 Report

I don't know about everyone else, but my dietician said to eat 45 carbs per meal. I said oh, okay!…
But, when I got home,45 carbs wouldn't feed a toddler.
I weigh 222 lb.s and I am 4'11 hmmmmmm… I wondered how many people I would kill before I lost weight! ha ha ha… seriously, maybe that could be my goal AFTER I slow down and gradually wein myself off of food…
I have been eating everything, anything, and what I want!!! I know that sounds terrible, but, it is the truth.
I have started by cutting my meals in 1/2… EVERYTHING but, my liquids… they have been transferred to sugar free. water,crystal light, juice (reg), coffee/sweet n low, SF soda ect…

Good Luck my dear. Write if you want to… We can tackle this demon together. I am just starting also.

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