I've been reading around the forums every now and then trying to gain some knowledge.
This whole thing is confusing to say the least. After bloodwork my doctor came out of left field and just randomly told me "You have diabetes", I was obviously in shock although I probably should've been expecting it.
I have lost 7 pounds since then by exercising for at least 30 minutes a day, drastically changing my diet, using veggies as carbs and eating tilapia or chicken breast with an occasional turkey leg here and there. I am more paranoid than anything right now, since I seem to be having more issues with low blood sugar than anything since I've dropped about 15 pounds in the last month, but 10 pounds in the last two weeks.
First day I ate 3/4 cup of oatmeal for breakfast and my blood sugar went up to 146.
I haven't witnessed my blood sugar drop below 70 but when it gets to be around 75 or so I start feeling the symptoms of low blood sugar.
Today I started having some complex carbs, I ate a few cheez-its, my blood sugar was fine. At one point I had a meal which was one tilapia filet, about one cup of green beans and a half-cup of penne pasta with sauce. My blood sugar didn't seem to spike or anything last I checked it went up to 102 from that.
Tonight I had 1/4 cup of rolled oats toasted on top of an eggwhite omelet with chopped broccoli. 2 hours later my blood sugar was down to 76.
Not wanting to go to bed with b.s. that low I had a sesame candy with 4 grams of sugar and then ate about a cup and a half of fat free greek yogurt. About 10 minutes after eating my blood sugar went up to 96, now I just took it again 30 minutes later and it's down to 92.
I stopped taking the "500mg metformin 2x daily" because it started effecting my memory after a few days. My blood sugar hasn't done anything drastic, I just feel low every now and then. I have tested my blood glucose over 70 times and my average is 89.
Should I just keep doing what I am doing and wait for my follow up appointment 2 months away? Or reschedule a new appointment to see about changing medications or something?
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