I have been back on medication to control my blood sugar since 5/03/11 currently taking Glyburide 5mg 2x a day Metformin 500mg 2x a day. I was unemployed and out of work unable to pay for my medication for almost two years. I was only diagnosed in 2008 and my sugars have never been in control.
Since my doctors appointment I have cut out most carbs at the suggestion and advise of my doctor who put me on the medication I am currently taking because they are each $4 at Walmart.
It has been hard to cut out carbs… But, for the most part except for low carb yogurt and soy milk and the carbs in veggies I have been successful. But, the carb cravings are strong. I don't know how much weight I have lost since I do not own a scale but I have lost about an inch in my waist. The days I eat more than 45g of carbs I feel depressed like I am failing at this new plan of action. I am not portioning out everything just tracking my carbs. I know this might not be the best plan but I am feeling hungry especially at night while watching TV when I would snack. My doctor didn't give me a diet plan just said no carbs ie: bread, pasta, rice, and starchy veggies.. I have a carb counting book and I try to have low carb options that are at least slow acting carbs. My discouragement is this I miss pizza, bagels and pasta. I have tried to substitute whole wheat pasta and portion it out to 1/2 a normal serving to keep the carbs down when I have to give in to the urges to eat carbs. Today I had 4 wheat thins just to quiet the carb craving and ate them with soy milk.
I don't go back to the doctor until Aug 3rd.. I can't afford any of the Atkins shakes and meal bars and from what I see they still have sugar which I am trying to eliminate all sugars. I need some encouragement and helpful solutions which is why I joined this community!
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