Starting at 165

By AAHN Latest Reply 2014-05-30 12:34:23 -0500
Started 2014-05-30 05:20:30 -0500

I'm starting at 165. I'm realizing that I must do some type of exercise but food wise … Other than exercise what can person do to lower there BG?

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Type1Lou 2014-05-30 12:34:23 -0500 Report

Reducing the carbs I eat has been the key for me. I would suggest you calculate how many carbs you are now eating per day and per meal. Read the food labels for serving sizes and carb content. Get a pocket guide for other, unpackaged/unlabelled food…"Calorie King" is a good one. Then, try reducing the number of carbs you are currently eating and see what that does for you. Since carbs are THE major component in causing your BG to rise, you should see some results, both in BG readings and in weight. For me, 120 total grams of carb per day allows me to maintain a 120 pound body weight. My last A1c was 6.8. As Joyce noted, we are all different and you may need more or less carbs to achieve your goals.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-30 11:32:50 -0500 Report

You have to find an exercise routine that works best for you and a meal plan that will help you maintain your blood glucose. I walk every day when it isn't too cold. When it is hot I walk before the hottest part of the day.

You have to find out from your doctor how many carbs per meal or day you can have. The amount can vary for each person. Once you know that, it is easier for a registered dietitian to help you build a meal plan.

A lot of us on this site have found things that work for each of us. I know my meal plan would not help anyone who doesn't suffer from the food allergies I have which is the reason why I don't use anyone's meal plan but my own. It was designed for me based on my allergies.

Once you get a meal plan that is good for you, it can be adjusted to meet your needs. Portion control is the key. I stick to serving sizes and I don't eat a lot of processed foods.

This is going to take hard work and determination. Start a food journal and take it with you to a dietitian. Test 2 hours after each meal and include the results with each meal. Make sure you write down serving sizes of everything you put on your plate. This will help you, the doctor and dietitian help you with managing your diabetes. Good luck

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