Type 2

By mrsmaxx1989 Latest Reply 2013-07-20 18:36:12 -0500
Started 2013-07-19 15:28:13 -0500

I was diagnosed with type 2 a couple of months ago I don't hear much about type 2 only type 1. Am I supposed to be worried about the same things as with type 1? I was put on metformin but my sugar still stays between like 130 and 170 my doctor said something about it supposed to be like 80 but I don't see how that is possible

4 replies

Nick1962 2013-07-20 18:36:12 -0500 Report

Joyce pretty much summed up my answer. I usually wake up to the mid-80's in the morning and rarely break 120 unless I've really overdone a meal. No medications, just really watch my diet.
And in answer to your question, yes, some things between T1 and T2 are alike. We both have to watch our foods, but T2's get a lot more slack and aren't all dependant on meds or insulin to regulate our levels (some are though).

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-07-20 14:53:26 -0500 Report

I am a T2 and mine runs between 80-120. The only medication I take is 500 mg metformin once a day.

It is possible if you work to get your numbers under control. You have to count every carb that goes in your mouth. Losing weight and exercise will help lower your numbers. You also have to look at portion control of the foods you eat as well as calorie intake.

I walk everyday, avoid fried foods, in fact I don't fry anything but eggs in Pam. Eat more fresh veggies and leave the frozen prepared meals, the boxed meals and most of the canned goods on the shelf in the grocery store.

Getting your numbers down takes time and perserverance. It may not happen in a month because your body has to take time to adjust to the new eating habits and the medication. To make it easy for yourself, use a food journal. I made one in Excel with the following columns Breakfast -Carbs/Cal -Reading. I listed every thing I had for the meal with the carbs and cals of each food item and did the same for lunch, dinner and snacks with the reading. This helped me see what I was eating the number of carbs and calories and I weighed the meats and veggies. It also helped me learn what foods would cause spikes in my blood sugar. I printed it out and took it with me to my doctor for the first six months.

As a new diabetic you should attend a diabetic education class and see a nutritionist who can help you with meal planning. Find out from your doctor how many carbs per meal you can have. I can have 60 I don't eat that many these days. For snacks I try to keep them as low as possible so I eat sugar free pudding or jello or some kind of protien.

Harlen 2013-07-19 23:31:09 -0500 Report

Mine run at 85 to 110 that's where I feel best .
I too am t2 on a pump weeeeee lol
Takes time to work out all the tricks that help keep your # good.
Best wishes

Grandmama16 2013-07-19 21:22:53 -0500 Report

Hi there. I too was diagnosed recently tho I think it's been sneaking up on me for awhile. My BS runs in the same range as yours but can be over 200 at night. I've been surprised that others have such low BS levels with treatment. I take Mitformin 3 times a day, sometimes 1/2 more if BS is high. I don't understand how others have lower BS. I'm thinking the Met. Just isn't working. What do you take? I don't know what to do other than do better on diet and exercise. Losing weight is so difficult at 69 with fibromyalgia etc. but exercise would probably be the best thing.