Need to hear some opions

By FoxieLily Latest Reply 2013-04-11 08:04:03 -0500
Started 2013-04-10 14:50:29 -0500

In 2006 I thought i was in ok health but at the end of the year I was rushed to the hospital in a diabetic coma. My blood sugar reading was 1967 after a week in a coma i came out with the new idea of being a diabetic. I was put on insulin but in 2010 the doctor took me off the insulin only to go in yet another coma 3 days later, with a reading of 1367. As u might have figured out it did some major damage. I fight daily to keep me readings good. i work out 3 times a week and eat a healthy diet but nothin seems to work. Any ideas. Yes i have talked to my doctor and nothin seems to work.

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flipmom 2013-04-10 20:51:53 -0500 Report

my suggestion is really a lot of testing in the beginning…log what food and activities that causes your bg to go haywire…for some people its fruit and for some its starchy food… we are all different.. so if you do testing after then you will know what your body cant tolerate..also if you have other medications ,i suggest to look them up if they can cause elevated bg..goodluck

FoxieLily 2013-04-10 21:08:10 -0500 Report

Thank u I will try that and keep a chart and that way the next time i go to the doctors I can take it and it just might help us figure this out or at least get it where i can control it

jayabee52 2013-04-10 15:34:40 -0500 Report

Howdy Foxie!

I am extremely sorry to hear of your Dx and the damage which was done to your health. There is some question in my mind as to the meaning of the words "healthy diet". I know what I mean by eating healthy, If you would be so kind as to describe for us what it means to YOU to eat "healthy"? The reason I ask this is when I was first Dx'd I thought eating healthy was eating "light" but I found soon out what I thought was light, was exactly the wrong way to be eating.

I now also have really serious complications from diabetes as well! But that is a WHOLE 'nother story!

Praying for your healthier life


FoxieLily 2013-04-10 16:49:51 -0500 Report

Well as in healthy eating I eat 5 small meals a day with a light snack before bed. I watch carb intake eat fruits and vegatables, limit my intake of meats to stuff like grilled chicken and low fat and lean cuts of meats. I gave up all sugars except for what comes from my fruits. I gave up all sodas I drank water or unsweet tea or decaf. coffee. I base my fruit intake on what my sugars are running. I excerise 3 times a week at the gym and walk at least 2 miles a night. I do not eat junk food if i want a snack I just drink water and wait till my next meal. I have managed to loose 50 to55 lbs since the first of 2007.

jayabee52 2013-04-10 17:07:25 -0500 Report

What is your carb intake on each of those small meals"

FoxieLily 2013-04-10 17:31:38 -0500 Report

On a good day my readings run between 90 and 110 but it is the bad days that get me. Change the lest little thing like how much i excerise or how I fill and bam it goes hay wire! I do not know how to balnce my good days with the bad ones. I watch every thing i do it is like walking on egg shells ! I honestly fill like giving up but i know i can not do that cause i have my children to live for as well as for my self.
It is like figh

jayabee52 2013-04-10 18:06:59 -0500 Report

so if we go with the middle between those numbers 40 x 5 = 200 g of carbs per day (not including the evening snack). General guidelines for carb intake for women with diabetes is (@ 40 g carb x 3 meals) = 120 so you may be eating 80 g of carbs per day too many. May I suggest trying those 5 meals with a max of 25 g of carbs per meal (125 g / day not including snack)? See if that makes a difference in your BG numbers.

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