Trouble with Diet

By Pappy03 Latest Reply 2011-08-05 13:01:23 -0500
Started 2011-08-02 11:40:47 -0500

Is it because I am new at this or does everyone have trouble staying on a diet? I thought I was doing good watching my sugar intake, even with carbs, but I checked this morning and my BS was 164. That was before I ate this morning and I even took a Metformin 500mg before going to bed last night. WHAT IS GOING ON?

9 replies

peewee0618 2011-08-04 21:14:05 -0500 Report

I have trouble staying on a diet. When I get stressed, I tend to eat a lot of junk. I know that I should not but it makes me feel better. And lately, I have been under a lot of stress with trying to take care of my mom who is sick.

Type1Lou 2011-08-03 08:56:12 -0500 Report

You are not alone! Even after 35+ years with diabetes, I still scratch my head sometimes, not understanding why my BG spiked or dipped. I'm working with my endocrinologist now to try to regain better control. It's all a HUGE balancing act…food, exercise, dosage of medications and time of day that you take those meds…sunspot activity and alien intervention???…sometimes, you do wonder! Keep gathering the info on what works (or doesn't) for you since we all react differently…then share that with your doctor so he/she can guide you along the correct path to better control!

Marytea 2011-08-03 08:34:59 -0500 Report

I helps for me to remember it is not a diet, but a lifesaver. If you do what your doctor advises, eat right (snacks can be ok) and exercise,you should be healthier than ever before. A friend told me to think of diabetes as a job with a great payoff: better health and longer life.

jayabee52 2011-08-03 03:51:06 -0500 Report

Howdy Pappy
Yes it is often because one is new to this WAY OF LIFE which has come upon you due to your diabetes. But even "old hands" who have had diabetes for many years and should know better can mess up. Please don't be hard on yourself.

What is more, you can be doing everything right, and an infection spikes your Blood Glucose out of the blue, or so it seems. Or you can get stressed. That will do it too.

And you were probably doing what you were supposed to do watching your BG, and then your BG is 164. Perhaps it is what is called the dawn effect. You might be going low during the night, and to keep you from going too low your liver dumps glucose into your bloodstream. Unfortunately it just dumps and doesn't meter the glucose out slowly. That is what it sounds like to me. What others have done, is to eat a slow digesting carbohydrate together with a protein like peanit butter. That way your blood glucose doesn't drop low during sleep and cause the liver to dump glucose into your blood.

I pray you find out what IS going on with your body and get it corrected.


George1947 2011-08-03 00:02:51 -0500 Report

First, stop thinking of this as a diet, it's not a diet its a Way Of Eating. The change in your life is going to be permanent so you need to get your head around this new Way Of Eating. If you "cheat" on this, you are only cheating on yourself. Remember you can eat nealry anything you want if you consider the foods you eat as part of your entire eating plan!

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