suggestions for diet

By sisser Latest Reply 2012-03-24 13:19:29 -0500
Started 2012-03-21 07:39:09 -0500

Hi! I would like some information on how to lower my bg… i am on metformin1000mg twice a day and glucotrol 5mg once a day.. sugars are still running close to 200. I been watching my carbs.. no more than 30 carbs a meal.. watching calories… no more than 1200… trying to exercise everyday.. walking at least 30 mins… do not seem to be losing any weight either.. been eating lots of salads so most times i do not even have many carbs at lunch bc i eat salad with just veggies in it… like cucumber tomatoe, onion with olive and garlic.. any suggestions please… ty

6 replies

GabbyPA 2012-03-21 09:17:04 -0500 Report

I will start with asking about how low do you want to go with your numbers? It sounds like you are doing some great things to get your levels in control. How long have you been doing this? It does take time as well to make it all work out.

sisser 2012-03-21 12:00:56 -0500 Report

i just started doing this for about 2 months now… Should my numbers be in the 130 -140 range? I know i need to exercise more… Know losing weight will help to, just not losing any pounds yet.. you just get frustrated sometimes!

GabbyPA 2012-03-24 13:19:29 -0500 Report

Your range is for after eating a meal or before? 130-140 is a great after meal number. A goal for a fasting is an 80-110 or so. It varies and your doctor should give you your goal numbers to work into for now.

You are just starting so give it some time. If you are not already keeping a journal, that will help you a lot to see what food types play well with you.

Jeanae 2012-03-22 21:15:43 -0500 Report

When I started my numbers were in the high 200's. I made drastic changes in eating and exercising. In the first 2 months I lost a few pounds but was sick all the time. It has now been 7 months and I went from 208 to 138. I have 15-20 more pounds to lose but I feel great physically. My fasting bs numbers are in the low 70's and 2 hrs. after eating they are in the low 120's. I went from 1000 mg of metformin twice a day plus insulin to 500 twice a day and no insulin. My dr. ordered more blood work and said if it comes back the way he thinks it will, he is going to take me off metformin completely. Doing the happy dance. He tells me even if my numbers are great I will still be a type 2 diabetic because of the way my pancrease works now but if I stay rigid and determined my bs should stay low. Give it time. It will work.