I have been diagnosed with diabetes for three years now, and began with average blood sugar levels of about 140, but the past 6 months they have been rising. I have been to several doctors (GP and endocrinologists), dietitians, specialists, and I have left them all standing and scratching their heads. I am 5ft 9in, and weigh 190 lbs (was 212 to start). I am muscular in my build, so I don't consider myself extremely overweight. My starting A1C was 8.8, and I was able to get that down to 6.1 at one point. But now my A1C has risen up to 7.4 and my daily fasting blood sugar levels are now averaging about 185 on my meter…doing the exact same things.
I've been told to get my levels down below 130 and an A1C below 6.0. I exercise on a reclining bike 1-hour on M-W-F and then I walk 30 minutes after dinner on S-T-Th-Sat. A typical daily diet is made up of 1 hard boiled egg and tsp peanut butter and 6oz of skim mild for breakfast, 8-10 raw almonds for a snacks twice a day, a small salad with vinagarette dressing for lunch, and a hamburger patty (no bun or condiments) and a handful of raw vegetables for dinner. I drink 8 12oz bottles of water on average every day. That is a total of less than 1500 calories a day and hardly any carbs and yet my blood sugar levels are still increasing.
What am I missing? What else can I do?
I am getting to the point where I feel depressed, agitated, and resentful at meals. I am about to toss in the towel and say forget it.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be wonderful to hear! Thanks!
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