I've had a meter for a few days now, and it is giving me readings of around 194 in the morning, maybe 207 before lunch, 190's again before bed.
I've been good, no fast food, no pop, fruit juices, sugary drinks, haven't touched the salt shaker, all multi grain & wheat everything.
Picking up sugar free versions of things as we go. Maybe a cup of coffee in the AM, otherwise now its mainly tea, water, crystal light, I average 1 beer a week maybe, less over the course of the year. (my pattern for the last 25 years or more)
Maybe 3 times I got shakey and had 2 minature snickers which solved the problem. and I had a couple necco hearts. A sliver of a brownie a couple times as snack, No other chocolate, eaten 3 meals a day plus snacks. More veggies and fruit then you can shake a stick at. Nuts, flax seed in the appropriate places, fish, which is fine because I like it,
We have always cooked a lot at home, but I have not had 3 meals in a day plus snacks for 19 days in a row in my life.
One day it will stop snowing and I can get outside more, we've only had a couple good days in the past 3 weeks to get outside and work in the yard. Still trying to get my head wrapped around an exercize routine that will work for me.
Metaformin 2xq 500mg and Actos 15mg 1xq plus my vitamins. I start everyday with Metamucil before breakfast which helps me get through the morning till lunch.
I think I'm doing a lot of things that are good for me, haven't got the carb thing down of course but I think I understand why my GP did not want me to get a meter yet until the meds kicked in and I had a month to make some changes in diet etc.
I think I carbed out once after lunch, and I've found that when I get muscle aches that a glass of fiber works better than a Tylenol.
3 weeks ago a bag of chips and dip with 2 pitchers of kool aid or pop was the regular snack, Candy, cookies, all that stuff was the norm.
I did not expect readings to be normal, but I did not expect them to be 200 consistently in light of how good I feel. BP is down though consistently to about 120/80 My energy levels are great, I'm sleeping almost all night lots of other positives. I think I'm on the right track.
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