Need help

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-04-14 14:33:57 -0500
Started 2013-04-14 03:03:08 -0500

Hi - I have had diabetes 2 for 3 years - not too much trouble. Past 6 months stresses of life kicked in & my numbers have been in the 400's - I am on Glimeride twice a day & 1000 mg of Metformin twice a day Lantus Solostar 32 mg at bedtime & now Novalog during the day depending on how high the sugars are… And they still are not under control - watching carbs & sugars. Feeling like @$$@@ ! Exercise could be increased but don't feel so well to do so!
Need a good dietician !

4 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-04-14 14:33:57 -0500 Report

You should try a food log, weighing your food and counting carbs and calories. You should walk after your meals. I don't combine carbs in a meal. If I want bread, no potatoes, corn, no bread. I eat more green leafy veggies and meats.

You can go on You Tube and find exercises that will help you. Check around you area, sometimes you can find health fairs or free diabetic education classes. We have them around here. Thankfully for me my neighbor is a certified nutritionist and will adjust my diet for me at no charge. Good luck.

Gingerbutterfly 2013-04-14 14:08:00 -0500 Report

I had that same problem. I started using myfitnesspal and doing the food journal on there. I would drink water with meals or atleast a glass of water before and then go for a 10-15 minute walk, sometimes longer. Be active after your meals. This helped me bring my numbers down into the 120's. I have also lost 15 pounds. Best of luck to you

srs1960 2013-04-14 12:26:00 -0500 Report

Might try keeping a food log for a couple of weeks to see if some foods may be making numbers high . And I find stress does not help just breath take a short walk 10 minutes 3 times a day if you can't 30 minutes at a time . Make the chose to take care of you we all deserve it

snuggles11 2013-04-14 08:52:38 -0500 Report

Try going to your local hospital and ask if they
Have classes on diabetic meal plans
You will need a RX from your dr also to attend the classes !
If insurance is a problem for you their is a
Government grant that pays for your classes !
A nutritionist will work with you !
Good luck

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