Diabetes

FISHINBOB
By FISHINBOB Latest Reply 2017-11-23 08:56:31 -0600
Started 2017-11-15 19:15:30 -0600

I am 69 years old. I am of slim Build & I keep Weight between 150 & 155 which my Doctor says is good for me. 3 years I was Diagnosed as Type 2 Diabetic. I started out on a Sugar Free Diet. I was going crazy trying to find Food & Drinks with a Decent Taste, Mission Impossible. Then I was informed by a Nutritionist that the Body needs some Sugar, so I switched to Low Sugar Diet, which was much better. I was told to keep my Glucose level between 70 & 300.As long as I did this, I found that keeping my Glucose Level in the 120's I feel the best. The 200"s are too high and under 100 is too low.I found that I can eat almost anything as long as I watch my Sugar Intake and take my Medications..


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Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2017-11-23 08:56:31 -0600 Report

Rather than following a No or Low SUGAR diet, you should follow a Low CARBOHYDRATE diet… (all sugars are carbohydrates but not all carbohydrates are sugars…e.g.pasta, potatoes, rice). Your body converts non-sugar carbs to glucose. Limiting your carbohydrates will yield better BG control. The better your BG control, the less likely you will develop those nasty diabetes complications that can severly impact quality of life. Wishing you well!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2017-11-16 18:07:54 -0600 Report

I am hoping that your goal of 70-300 is a typo. No one should tell you a goal of 300. That is not a good number. A better goal if you feel bad under 100 is to go for 90-140 maybe. I know when I first went below 100 I felt bad, but that was because my body was used to much higher numbers.

Finding what works for you is important, but I would definitely ask about the goal range. Even the American Diabetes Association tops out at 180.

I am not saying you will be perfect all the time and never go high, but getting lower highs means better health in the long run for the most part.

FISHINBOB
FISHINBOB 2017-11-22 15:58:56 -0600 Report

Thanks for the Reply. It took me several days to accept your Friend Invitation because I was having trouble logging onto the Site. I think I've got it now. Computers and I just don't get along. I have less trouble with my Diabetes than I do with Computers..

haoleboy
haoleboy 2017-11-16 11:05:30 -0600 Report

bacon and eggs are pretty darned tasty to me and have no sugar
hmm … but damage that leads to complications starts at 140 mg/dL, possibly as low as 120.
I'd have serious reservations about any nutritionist that thinks the body needs to be fed sugar. it is more than capable of producing its own glucose (which is part of the reason we're diabetic).
but then we all need to do whatever works for us
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❤ eat as if your life depends on it
Steve

FISHINBOB
FISHINBOB 2017-11-22 15:55:30 -0600 Report

I've been told that a Diabetic's your Life does depend on one's Diet. I've been a Diabetic for 4 years now and it took me 2 years to finally figure out a Diet that I can live with. I am Type 2 and take 3 different Pills for my Diabetes itself, 1 for Diabetic Nueropathy, and 1 fo protect my Kidneys. I am fortunate in that I can eat anything that I want as long as I watch my Sugar intake.