Diabetic 2

By susanms_fl Latest Reply 2009-01-29 20:40:02 -0600
Started 2009-01-29 08:46:41 -0600

Hi I would appreciate it if some of you out there are not to busy to help, I need to make my own number 125 is the blood test number I do every morning, or should have, It runs a little high like 150 and would like to know what are the best food choices, also I have been eating 100 calories for snacks, is that way to much for a snack! I know I am not hungry in between meals since I have done it, thanks for anyones help! God Bless ya Susan :)

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2009-01-29 20:40:02 -0600 Report

Hi there, welcome!! Do you have a certain amount of calories that you are eating daily? 100 calories at a snack is not too much BUT the type of 100 calorie snack you eat could affect your numbers. Have you been introduced to Carb Counting or are you doing just calories? Typically, if you do carb counting you don't need to count calories. I eat mostly foods that are low on the Glycemic Index. If you are not familiar with it, it's a great help in choosing the right foods to maintain your sugars. Here is one website that will introduce you to it. http://www.glycemicindex.com/ I also choose foods that are in their natural state or at least as natural as they can be. I buy organic when possible and make my own combined foods.. Like soups and casseroles etc… nothing processed except peanut butter or cashew butter and cereals but they have to be all natural no long lists of chemicals added to them!! This is probably way more than you wanted to know… lol Sorry!! But if you need any help or explanation of anything let me know!!


GabbyPA 2009-01-29 09:25:50 -0600 Report

Ok, the morning numbers are always kind of tricky. A good goal is between 90-120, so you are heading in the right direction. My morning numbers are always high because of what they call dawn phenomenon. It causes my liver to release sugar in my blood at night. So one thing I do to try to lower that number is eat a small snack of carbohydrate mixed with fat or protein before I go to bed. Like a few crackers with cheese or peanutbutter. Maybe some strawberries with some cream.
There are some great websites out there that can offer you some meal planning. Those are great places to start, and getting organized is hard at first if you are not used to it, but it will save your butt in a lot of ways.
When you want to find out if a food is friendly to you, experiment with it. Eat a single portion of it alone and test your blood every 30 minutes after for up to 3 hours and log what it does to you. This is how I found out that corn in any form is not nice to me. But for others, they can eat it.
It all takes time, and try to focus on one or two small adjustments you can make at a time. If you try to do it all at once, you will get frustrated. Just one day at a time will be all you need, and before you know it, you will be adding another thing and kicking it up a notch again.
We are all here to help you out. If you use the search discussion tab at the top of the page here, you can type in all kinds of key words and find other discussions that will help you find your answers as well. There are also some great books that are recommended in our book club. Check that out also.

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