What I can eat and what I can't eat, a learning curve.

roxanne bohnnow
By roxanne bohnnow Latest Reply 2014-10-26 10:53:25 -0500
Started 2014-10-25 09:50:00 -0500

After years of taking oral medications and seeing no results to the good I, like so many others, am now taking insulin. I am still having those times when my sugar spikes up in the top 300 mark and come the next morning it drops like a rock to the low 100's. I am writing down everything that I eat during the day, including the no no's. Yes I eat those things that I should not. I just can't help myself. Keeping a reading log and a food log is the best way to understand what are yes foods and what are no foods. Staying away from the no foods when they are in the house is not easy. The best one can do is put all the no foods into one cupboard or better yet put them in a different room in the house other then the kitchen, say the laundry room on the shelf. Attach a sign that just says (NO NO). If you have your own way of learning good from bad foods, please share them with me.

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GabbyPA 2014-10-26 02:40:14 -0500 Report

Keeping a journal like you are doing is the best way for me. The numbers don't lie and as long as I am keeping accurate track of what I am doing, it really is very helpful. I'm glad to hear it works for you as well.

Glucerna 2014-10-25 17:15:39 -0500 Report

It's wonderful that you're keeping a food log and using that to help you figure out which foods work better for you. Have you met with a registered dietitian to help you come up with meal ideas that will fit into your life? Often we reach for certain foods due to emotional reasons, such as being sad, or tired, or bored. Experts often recommend including why you're eating to your food log, and that will give you more information. ~Lynn @Glucerna

JustSusie 2014-10-25 15:23:23 -0500 Report

If you can just keep everything you can't eat out of the house your entire family will be better off for it. I wish you all the luck in the world. I am on Metformin, 1000 mgs. 2 x a day and as of right now I still eat whatever I want and it doesn't seem to increase or decrease my sugars. But everyone is different.

roxanne bohnnow
roxanne bohnnow 2014-10-25 17:10:02 -0500 Report

I was on Metformin for over five years and all that time I had to wear a diaper because I could not control my bowel movements. I begged to be taken off Metformin. It took a nurse at the diabetic center to convince my doctor to take me off it. Within one week I had the first solid stool in five years. I can't tell you what a difference this has made in my life. Just because I can't have some types of food I don't think that others need to suffer by going without.. They know where to find their treats when they want them.

JustSusie 2014-10-26 10:53:25 -0500 Report

You know, now that I really think about it I am having the same problem and I have to wear a pad all the time because I never know when it's going to hit me. it seems like anything that has anything to do with tomato's or something that is made with a tomato based product really sets it off. I am going to have to talk to my Dr. about that next time I see her. I am really glad you mentioned that because I thought that I was the only one that had that type of a problem. So, thank you Roxanne!!

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