food intake

randys531
By randys531 Latest Reply 2014-03-31 09:17:45 -0500
Started 2014-03-30 10:21:05 -0500

ok as you know I'm new at this so here goes my wife is border line diabetic her a1c is usually in the sixes she is also a nurse so after being told last Tuesday I was diabetic I started trying to eat right I eat 3 times a day and have a few snacks in between have cut down my meals a lot from the past trying to eat low carb.to trying to stay less than 40 per meal eating salads to help cut down portions sizes I am not getting to hungry in between meal when I do I get a snack so my blood sugar is coming down about 50 points fasting since I started at 219 last wed. today 150 I think i'm doing pretty good but here's the kicker my wife thinks I'm not eating enough I am a big guy 6'5" and I did weigh 295 at one time I am down over the last year to 260 I am trying to get back to 215 to 225 that's what I was until I quit smoking 17 year ago. after meal my test 2 hrs later have been running 219 last wed to around 185 to 190 the last couple days so I quess what I would like to know does anybody have a general idea how this sounds


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Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-31 00:20:38 -0500 Report

When I was first diagnosed I had lost down from 140lbs. to 110. My doctor told me it was because I was drinking so much water from being thirsty all the time. He told me this was normal and that it happens to a lot of people when their blood sugar was as high as mine. He told me my blood sugar was so high it was off the chart and wouldn't register anything except a warning.
Once my blood sugar came down I quit needing to drink so much water and gained the weight back. I wish I had kept it down to around 120 because I am only 5'2.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-30 19:10:29 -0500 Report

Did you ask your wife what she meant by you not eating enough. I also cut my food intake and realized I wasn't eating enough food. I added more veggies to my plate with more meat. I am not a salad eating person. They make me hungry. I added carrots to snack on that seemed to help me.

Nick1962
Nick1962 2014-03-30 10:57:46 -0500 Report

You’re doing exactly the same thing I did after I was diagnosed. I lost over 100 lbs and my numbers are so good my doctor no longer considers me diabetic. Additionally all my other levels are textbook normal as well (and I’m over 50).
As for not eating enough, ask your wife on what she bases her opinion. I was surprised myself to find out just how little we need to eat. You may want to look into what your caloric needs are for your activity level using one of these type calculators
http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calc...
http://nutritiondata.self.com/tools/calories-...
and then you’d know for sure. Have the discussion with your doctor as well, but I say keep it up.

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