By Anonymous Latest Reply 2018-02-14 18:24:59 -0600
Started 2018-02-05 20:12:32 -0600

hello I'm a little nervous cause i have had diabetes for 6 years but the last 2 and 1/2 years i have used insulin. so this is very new to me. I am trying to get my sugars under control i recently was in the hospital with pneumonia and completions from my diabetes so i could use some pointers on portion sizes and exercise. I also have copd so i am on oxygen 24 hours a day. And the oxygen is at 2 leaters

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Prprincess0923 2018-02-14 18:24:59 -0600 Report

take your blood sugar and keep track of it. I know it hard cause I have trouble too. exercise and I pray all will be all right.

GabbyPA 2018-02-08 07:40:34 -0600 Report

Being sick can make it hard to regulate glucose levels. I see you are home now and hopefully on a good road to recovery.

There are many exercises that don't require you to leave your home and chair exercises might be where you want to start right now or simply walking. Walking is highly underestimated. It does a body good to just get moving. The key for me is to find something I like to do or I just won't do it.

Portions are really up to your levels and how they react. I avoid large meals, even healthy ones. For me, too much food as well as too many carbs cause me issues. Testing a lot during the period of understanding what your body is doing with the food you give it is a big help. It will tell you if a meal is a problem. Some people here can eat cereals without an issue. I cannot. So we are all different in those discoveries. It will take some time and good logging. But it will be a great tool for you to learn.

Type1Lou 2018-02-06 15:40:19 -0600 Report

The best advice I can give you is to track your daily carbohydrate intake and test your blood sugars frequently. If your blood sugars, both fasting and after-meals are higher than you'd like, redcue the amount of daily carbohydrate grams you allow yourself to eat until you reach satisfactory blood sugar levels. Exercise can increase your individual sensitivity to insulin but, with COPD, I'm not familiar with what kind of exercise limitations you might have. A normal fasting blood glucose target range for an individual without diabetes is 70-100 mg/dL (3.9-5.6 mmol/L). The American Diabetes Association recommends a fasting plasma glucose level of 70–130 mg/dL (3.9-7.2 mmol/L) and after meals less than 180 mg/dL (10 mmol/L).