Fasting sugar is high always around 160's...

Anonymous
By Anonymous Latest Reply 2014-12-26 18:27:04 -0600
Started 2014-12-25 02:43:10 -0600

Hi,

I was diagnosed with diabetes after my toddler was born. My fasting sugar is high in the 160's and I could never bring it down for the past two months. My post meal sugar level becomes too high like on the 200s if I eat anything involving white rice, any carbs for that matter unless I don't have portion control. This diet thing is driving me crazy and I could not stick to proper diet. Can anyone pls help me following a good diet plan? I feel so stressed out and helpless especially with a toddler. I just don't know how to take care of my health, because I don't have routine to do or follow when it comes to diet. I don't do red meat. I try to exercise two times a week because of fascia and muscle spasm. Sometimes I feel frustrated to do my medications because I have so many supplements for weight loss and glucose control. Thanks.


4 replies

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-12-26 18:27:04 -0600 Report

My advice would be to become CARB AWARE. Carbs are the primary reason for hikes in your blood glucose. Eliminate much of the carbs and you'll achieve better control. Read the labels of all of the foods you buy and eat, both for carb content and for serving size. A first step would be to determine how many carbs you are currently eating per meal and per day. If your sugars are too high, reduce your carb allowance until you achieve the results you want. It does take some effort but the results will be well worth it.

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-12-26 14:33:29 -0600 Report

You're already taking the first steps to manage diabetes by testing your blood sugar, noticing which foods raise your blood sugar more than others, and reaching out here for support. In addition to working with a registered dietitian, look for a diabetes education program in your area (hospitals often offer them) so you can learn as much as possible about diabetes. Gabby's idea to fit diabetes management into your toddler's routine is excellent! ~Lynn @Glucerna

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-12-25 06:36:40 -0600 Report

Can you work within your toddler's time routine? Sometimes we want to do things on our time, but kids can be a chink in that armor. When the little one naps, can you do some indoor exercise or sit down and plan the meals for the week? Planning can make a lot of things go easier, then you are not just making it up as you go and generally, unless you are keeping close tabs on what you are eating, it get out of control really fast.

Another thing that might help is a journal. Write down what you are eating so that you can see where you tend to just improvise. That has always helped me and I am planning to start it up again in the new year.

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2014-12-25 03:26:22 -0600 Report

Hi and welcome to DC. My very first suggestion is to have your doctor make a referral to a registered dietician. That is where most of us get our nutrition counseling and how we have learned how to eat the healthiest. The dietician ill be able to tell you how much protein and carbohydrates and calories you need daily. If you are on medication for your diabetes, you need NEED to be taking it as directed to help keep your BG in control. I don't mean to sound like a nag, but it is serious business.
As for diet, I recommend a low carb diet. I eat low carb, high protein. I do not eat any rice at all, no bread, no potato, veggies veggies veggies. protein, lots of chicken and fish I eat red meat a few times a week. (you don't have to) I eat healthy fats, lots of nuts and seeds. I have a well rounded diet that is low in carbohydrates. You CAN do it.
Merry Christmas, HUGS, Heidi