Blood sugar dilemmas

By victoriarosenow Latest Reply 2013-08-09 08:27:16 -0500
Started 2013-08-06 17:34:23 -0500

My husband just told me today that in order for him to have his blood sugar in the 90s-100s range he will have to either not eat or eat no more than 250 calories per meal (750 calories per day). I've been trying to tell him he can not take the starvation approach because as a diabetic he has to eat. He's also a truck driver so things are a little more complicated in that realm of what he can and can not eat. I've also told him to walk 30 minutes a day. He can do his walk during his mandatory 30 minute break set in place. Anything will help at this point on what I can tell him he can do.


5 replies

ANZAB 2013-08-08 19:30:19 -0500 Report

BSL's in 90's- 100's range? My goodness please explain that 1!!! BSL's here need to be between 5.0 and 7.5 to be really good never heard in those high ranges, I don't understand that lol

ShellyLargent 2013-08-06 17:59:44 -0500 Report

Calories really has nothing to do with the blood sugar, it's the carbs he has to count. Even foods low in calories and can be high in carbs. Also foods that are high in fiber and protein will have a slower effect on his blood sugars, they tend to release glucose in the body slower. I try to stick to 30g carbs for breakfast, 30g - 45g carbs for lunch, 45g carbs for dinner, and then two 15g carb snacks during the day. Eating less then 1000 calories a day is actually going to do more harm than anything. The human body needs roughly about that just to maintain it's normal functions.

Scarlet03 2013-08-09 08:27:16 -0500 Report

I agree with Shelley…also let him know that being a man with diabetes…the average carb count a meal is 60 to maintain a healthy blood sugar level. One more thing about the 90 to 100 that's what a doctor looks for as a morning blood sugar. I can't walk very well these days but I try 15 mins 2 to 3 times a day walking my dog. As long as he finds a way to stay active he will be ok…and MOST IMPORTANT TO RELAX

victoriarosenow 2013-08-06 18:06:47 -0500 Report

Thank you so much. I am trying to be patient as I can. I will let him know his carb count matters more than calorie count he needs to check his carbs. I will also look into Glucerna stuff for him. Hopefully that will help him as well.

kimfing 2013-08-08 17:51:59 -0500 Report

I find I have to have lower carb count in the morning and no more than 20 carbs at lunch and dinner each. I walk everyday for work 4-5 hours a day. Had to cut out white breads and white flour and stick with high fiber and whole grains. fills me up and I am satisfied. I snack only in afternoon or right before bed so I don't drop. post eating BS range between 90-110. my doctor extremely happy with that.