newly diagnosed

By moore3 Latest Reply 2012-03-29 12:36:27 -0500
Started 2012-03-27 11:22:36 -0500

i was diagnosed with pre diabetes before i got pregnant and know its getting worse and i dont know how to handle it

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jayabee52 2012-03-27 12:51:23 -0500 Report

Howdy Moore3! WELCOME to DiabeticConnect!

Since you seem to want suggestions to change the course of your Diabetes ("DM" = "Diabetes Mellitus" —), it would be nice to have some more background on you and your situation.

I don't mean to be intrusive by asking you these questions but to get a better handle on what is going on with you it would be good if these questions could be answered:

> Are you still pregnant?

> How do you know it is getting worse?

> And how often are you testing your Blood Glucose (BG) levels

> Are you taking any medications to alter your BG readings?

> Name the foods you are eating regularly. (yes, even the "healthy" foods)

answers to these questions may help us to determine what might be happening in your body with regards to your DM.

Blessings to you and yours

James Baker

moore3 2012-03-27 20:23:27 -0500 Report

no im not pregnant no more, i know its getting worse cause i went to the doctor about my feet cause they were hurting so bad when i walk i have to text my blood 4 to 5 times a day.. and i am not hungry so i dont really eat and whe i do get hungry i eat fruit or salads

jayabee52 2012-03-28 00:26:30 -0500 Report

It is important to eat 3 meals per day, generally for a lady of about 45 carb grams per meal and a couple of snacks in between meals of about 15 carb grams per snack. Your Blood Glucose (BG) levels will be more stable if you have a continuous stream of nutrition flowing into your bloodstream. There are those who eat 6 smaller meals (about 30 carb grams per meal) for the same reason.

If you are not hungry, eat anyway so your system gets habituated with your new eating schedule. What people who only eat one or two meals per day do is they wait until they are famished, and eat much more at a sitting than they ought. The eating meals with regularity plan short circuits that famine/feast cycle.

Salads and fruit sounds healthy enough, but if one eats TOO MUCH fruit at one time it is not good for one's BG levels. By salads, I suspect you mean green leafy salads rather than pasta salads or potato salads. But watch out for salad dressings! Regular salad dressings contain a lot of carbohydrates. It would be better if the salad dressing were vinegar based (which lowers BG levels) like Balsalmic Vingarette.

It is also important to also eat some protein with your fruit and salad. The protein will keep you fuller longer and will even out you BG levels curve as it digests slowly and delays emptying of the stomach.

And it is also important to eat some non-starchy veggies (avoid potatoes, corn and peas) like green beans, cauliflower, brocolli, zucchini, yellow squash and cabbage. These give you wonderful nutrition.

Your feet hurting when you walk leads me to think that you have diabetic neuropathy (DN). I have it too and it is not fun! There are ways to try to stop the pain from DN but that is enough info for now. Don't want to overload you!

Blessings to you and yours


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