By bsingu Latest Reply 2015-03-22 09:13:55 -0500
Started 2015-03-19 17:04:18 -0500

Hello I am new to here. Have been a type2 for several years now. Recently I am having trouble getting my A1C down as well as my blood sugar levels. I am eating right and exercising but it doesn't seem to help. I am frustrated by what else to cut out of my diet. My doctor wants to put me on more meds but I don't want more. So any help or suggestions would be great. Thanks

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Sopies Grandma
Sopies Grandma 2015-03-22 09:13:55 -0500 Report

when I was first diagnosed I was told I was type 2, they put me on Metformin, which worked but not good, it did help lower my numbers from 600 to the 300 range, but it just wouldn't drop any further, 2 years later I ended up in the ICU very sick, in fact almost died, at that point they started me on injections, and gave me a lecture about taking my meds, which totally pissed me off. they thought that because my numbers wouldn't drop below 300 I wasn't taking my meds, but I never missed a pill. They just didn't believe me, until they did some pretty extensive blood work and found out that I wasn't type 2 but rather type 1.5 LADA. and then they changed how they treated me, and now my numbers are with in normal range. and my AIC dropped from 13 to 7.1, and I believe that my next AIC will be even lower.

JoleneAL 2015-03-20 13:21:58 -0500 Report

HI there! The first year after I was diagnosed, I couldn't get under 200. I finally added Lantus to the mix and that did it! Got it down. So you're not alone.

Do you drink diet drinks? I have recently discovered how damaging they are to my glucose levels. I have stopped drinking them completely.

I couldn't tell, but I would suggest food logging. When I started that, I discovered where I was adding more carbs than I needed. And I don't do net carbs, but all carbs.

bsingu 2015-03-20 04:58:39 -0500 Report

Lean protein veggies fruit. Have cut out bread pasta rice once in a while I have a sandwich thin if I want a sandwich for lunch.

jayabee52 2015-03-20 00:23:01 -0500 Report

Howdy Bsingu
you write " I am eating right and exercising " Could you give an example of what you mean by "eating right"?
When I was first Dx'd I thought I was eating right also. but come to find out later my eating was really too high in "simple" carbs (see ~ http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/image...) Once I got that understood my BG (blood glucose) evened out.

I got better when I understood complex carbs are my friends (see ~ http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/image... ) I started eating a high protein/fat and low carb meal plan and currently have followed that for about 4 yrs and manage my BG levels without meds in that fashion.
I have written this plan in a discussion and will share with anyone who requests it.

I pray you get your BG levels and your A1c lowered.


Type1Lou 2015-03-19 17:30:21 -0500 Report

How many carbohydrates are you eating per day? Have you set a daily limit for yourself? For me, it is all about counting the carbs in everything I eat. I tally the "total carbs" and allow myself no more than 120 grams per day. Your age, gender, body build and height and activity level all are factors to consider. (I am a 5'3", 65 yr old female, moderately active and have been able to maintain my weight around 120 lbs with my last A1c at 6.9. I'm trying to get it lower and may need to increase my activity level while decreasing my daily carbohydrate limit. As we age, our metabolism slows down and we may need less to sustain ourselves. Some here can eat more and others need less. It is a very individual number.

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