New diabetic

By westphilly Latest Reply 2013-02-18 11:44:55 -0600
Started 2013-02-13 15:57:30 -0600

I just was told I have type 2 it's been about a week and a half and I can't seem to get my blood sugar under 250 can I get some feed back

4 replies

Mz Tara
Mz Tara 2013-02-18 11:44:55 -0600 Report

When I was diagnosed I was very strict on my diet … I even bought measuring cups so that I could measure every I ate and I had pen and paper on hand (in the kitchen) so I could count everything. Eventually it came down and now I don't have to be THAT strict. It will get easier … you just have to be persistent and determined.

Harlen 2013-02-14 11:24:41 -0600 Report

Hello and welcom
It dose take time to get it all down.
What are you taking to help with D????
Are you cutting back on the carbs ??????
With out knowing what your doing its hard to help
Best wishes

SandySilvers 2013-02-13 17:49:46 -0600 Report

Hello! Welcome to the community! I was just diagnosed in late August of 2012. When I was first diagnosed my A1C was 14. In late October I had gotten it to 7.1 and three weeks ago I was at 5.6. It CAN be done. Just be sure to research and learn as much as you can about Diabetes. Like Jake said, exercise and cut your carbs. Learn how to read food labels and test, test, test. This will teach you what foods your body can handle better and which foods to stay away from. Listen to your body. It will amaze you and teach you things you never knee before. Stay active- even if it's only for a few minutes a day. When I first started exercising I walked 10 minutes a day and now I've worked up to 1-2 miles a day! Start slow and you'll do just fine. Take any medicine that your doctor tells you to take. And most importantly - NEVER give up! Best of luck to you!

Jake Levinthal
Jake Levinthal 2013-02-13 16:38:43 -0600 Report

Hey westphilly, My mom has been diabetic for over 15 years now, and it was a huge adjustment for our entire family. I know a few things that really helped bring her blood sugar levels down: eating less carbs (quinoa not white rice, no white bread, whole wheat pastas), lots of exercise, and also eating lots of things like bitter gourd, and fenugreek. I also found this cool new service that will send you tips about diabetes and how to deal with it: Definitely wouldn't hurt to try it out so that you remain motivated to lower your sugar levels. Good luck, I know you can do it!!

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