numbers out of control
By Latest Reply 2011-10-29 19:28:15 -0500
Started 2011-10-21 16:52:08 -0500

I am a 60 years young diabetic with heart problems,etc;etc;. I have started a new diet and doing well with the food, and not snacking, but my numbers are from 65 to 320. This is a diabetic friendly 1800-2000 calorie diet from Schwann's Live Smart meal plan. I was diagnosed with type 1 in '93, type 2 in '95. I figure if I diet and diet well I can maybe put this diabetes out of my way. I also thought if I can put this diabetes out of reach my heart problems might be alittle better and a little more manageable. I can't figure why I go from 141 to a 320 or higher. I am faithful with this diet. Have not cheated in any way in the last 9 days. Suggestions or answer from anyone. PLEASE!!! i am FEDUP!!!

15 replies

Young1s 2011-10-25 11:54:06 -0500 Report

I am using the calorie counting method in trying to control my levels. Unfortunately, I am seeing little change in my spikes. But I found a site that aids in my calorie count.

It's useful when I cook with or eat foods that don't have a nutritional label.

jayabee52 2011-10-25 12:25:23 -0500 Report

calories are not the culprits for diabetes. It is the CARBOHYDRATES you might want to focus on. Carbs and calories are not equal.

Young1s 2011-10-25 12:29:58 -0500 Report

My mistake, I meant carb counting. But the name of the site is the Calorie King. I am on a 45g carb "diet", per my nutritionists request. Still experiencing scarily high levels. I recently posted "Out of control levels" because since day one I have barely went below 200.

jayabee52 2011-10-25 13:13:44 -0500 Report

Howdy PC
Folks have confused the two terms, and sometimes it is by persons who IMO should know better, that was why I said something.

Yes, I am aware of calorie King website.

I manage my BG levels without diabetes meds simply by eating a low carb, high protein meal plan. I had been on a low dose of insulin up until Feb 2011, but decided and followed my experemental eating plan with the knowledge of my Dr. I was able to keep my BG levels in normal range, my May 2011 A1c was 5.5 and I have lost about 50 lbs.

If I fall off my meal plan occasionally, I have the high BG levels for a bit following my indiscretion, but at max it lasts about a day, and then I go back to eating my meal plan and return to near normal BG readings.


StephanieMe 2011-10-26 16:47:13 -0500 Report

I hear that- congrats on staying med free and kuddos on the low carbs…I have done low carbs in a previous pre-diabetic life bc i wanted to and bc i was on South beach now I am being told not to WELL thats an entirely different thing…I know its the carbs that pushed me into a diabetic life- due to a stomache issue i was and am on a bland carb diet so here I am trying to ward off stomache cancer and come down with diabetes—- at least i still can laugh about it

jayabee52 2011-10-29 19:28:15 -0500 Report

Thank you Stephanie. I want to live the med free life as much as possible. I could take the easy way out and do the insulin, but I want to be free of diabetes meds as long as possible. Eventually I may have to start "shooting up" again.

hughsbayou 2011-10-22 23:45:04 -0500 Report

I didn't know that you could go from type 1 to type 2, are you on insulin? I really have no idea how insulin works as fortunately I'm a mild type 2. There's a lot of new information on the web and some really good books to be found on Amazon etc. Best to start doing some research. 2011-10-21 17:44:12 -0500 Report

Could be the apple or orange juice I had?

JustJenny 2011-10-25 10:20:05 -0500 Report

Remember, OJ has high, fast acting sugar (miost juices do). That is why it is recommended to treat low BS. If could very likely be spiking your BS. Unfortunately, its better for us to get our fruit in the fresh form. Eat an orange insted of the OJ. The extra fiber is also healty. 2011-10-25 11:04:37 -0500 Report

yes it is the orange juice that spiked the high BS. I should have known this after all these years. Even though the juice was low sugar it still made it higher than normal. Thanks for your input.

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser 2011-10-21 17:49:16 -0500 Report

Even "light" orange juice will raise me, also have to watch watch what they call a "serving size"
Tom 2011-10-21 17:57:26 -0500 Report

I wonder if anyone outhere has tried this diet from Schwann's. Please let me know if you have and if it worked for you. I hope it is rather expensive and if it doesn't I might consider Jenny or even weight watchers with a little help. 2011-10-21 17:54:06 -0500 Report

With the diet I go by serving size all the time. Before I would eat a 24 oz rib eye now 4-6 oz rib eye. I really want this to happen for me. I have 8 grandkids I adore. I hate DIABETES!!!!!

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser 2011-10-21 17:22:58 -0500 Report

I would compare the menu with your readings and try and find out what is spiking your BG. There may be one food that you may need to stay away from.

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