About to be....

By kjcowpoke Latest Reply 2011-11-21 08:19:16 -0600
Started 2011-11-17 17:52:22 -0600

I'm pretty sure I'm about to be diagnosed with something. I had some tests run last week because I've been feeling very tired, achy and I have frequent episodes with blurry/fuzzy vision. The test came back and said my insulin level was 48 when it should have been between 3 and 9. I'm very ignorant about all this and my doctor sent me home with some info about diet but it's very hard to apply to my life. How many carbs should I be consuming per day or per meal? What foods are absolute no-nos? And are there any foods that I can't go wrong with?

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Nova69 2011-11-21 08:19:16 -0600 Report

If you're talking about the levels of insulin in your body, an excess of insulin is called Hyperinsulimia which may, or may not, lead to type 2 diabetes. Here's a link to a website that gives a simple general description of the problem.


I'm sure you can google the term and find more specific information from a good medical site. Good Luck!

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-17 22:16:31 -0600 Report

Well, this is a good place to start. This site is full of wonderful advice and caring people to help support you. It is all very confusing at first, but the more you research, the more you learn. Meg is correct, about 45 grams of carbs is as good as any place to start. You want to make sure it's good complex carbs like brown rice, whole grain breads and the such. Stay away from the enriched white flours, white rice and really bump up the raw veggies and proteins.
It will start to come together. Truly is correct when he states an Diabetes Educator will be a big help for you. Good Luck

MEGriff1950 2011-11-17 19:17:05 -0600 Report

Hello KJ, I am not sure what tests numbers should be for insulin levels. If it was suggested to you that you might be a diabetic you can go here to the American Diabetes Associan to get some general information about diabetes and nutrition. As a general rule most diabetics stick with about 45 carbohydrates per meal and eating 3 meals a day is a muct.
I imagine that your health care professionial will go over your tests with you soon then you will know more what you are facing. While waiting I encourage you to continue to search this site to see what others have asked and been answered back.

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