What am I to do?

By doodlesmom09 Latest Reply 2011-09-01 21:21:03 -0500
Started 2011-09-01 15:52:51 -0500

My bg is up and down everyday. My Dr. told me to eat something every 2 hours, this is really hard for me to do, but I am trying. I watch my carbs, because my cholestrol is also up, I have hypertension, so I do not eat much sodium, I only drink diet drinks if I am having soda, and I drink a bottle of crystal light water between sodas, I do my best to stay away from sugar all together, but it is not always easy to do. I am always tired and feeling horrible, because I can not get my blood glucose levels in synch. What can I do to get this more leveled out so that I can feel as if I can have a normal day. Is there any advice out there?

Tags: diabetes

2 replies

Kirla 2011-09-01 21:21:03 -0500 Report

This is what 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.

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

Harlen 2011-09-01 16:45:58 -0500 Report

Boy do I know how that is .
What I try to do is eat unsalted nuts as snaks ,I can keep a bad of them in my pocket or on the desk
It helps me .
I hope it helps you
Best wishes