I have been borderline diabetic for years and yesterday my doctor told me I had finally crossed over the line. My BS was 134 and my A1C was 7.1. He has put me on metformin 500mg and wants me to come back in 3 months. Also wants me to cut out all simple sugars (candy, cakes, sodas, sweet tea - I love my sweet tea!, etc). Also wants me to reduce my intake of white foods (breads, pasta, potatoes, etc). Am I supposed to cut out sugars all together or is there a limit to how many I can have a day, i.e. 45mg? I obviously need to start exercising more and I am putting a plan in place for that but I don't know a whole lot about the diet. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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