Blood sugar

By Kcuddle Latest Reply 2018-04-22 08:58:18 -0500
Started 2018-04-16 18:07:26 -0500

Changed diet dramatically but blood sugar levels keep going up recently diagnosed a week ago

3 replies

suecsdy 2018-04-21 14:48:07 -0500 Report

Kcuddle, you didn't get into this mess in a week and you won't get out of it in a week. It took me several months of insulin and diet/lifestyle changes to see consistent results. Keep at it. You'll get there.

GabbyPA 2018-04-21 07:05:02 -0500 Report

Give yourself some time. Your liver is most likely very full of glycogen and is helping you out if you have made drastic changes.

It does take time to get things going on a smoother path. It takes constant vigilance however and the "cheats" will beat me up every time. One week is just barely getting a toe in the pool. Be patient and keep a log. It will help you see patterns so you can make adjustments, but it takes around 3 months to get an idea of what is happening and so make changes and keep consistent for another 3 months.

Unfortunately there is no quick fix for this.

Type1Lou 2018-04-20 13:49:48 -0500 Report

You can dramatically change your diet but, depending upon HOW you've changed it will make a difference. For me, reducing my total daily carbohydrate consumption is what enabled me to better control my BG's. Do you know how many total carbohydrate grams you are eating each day? That is a good place to start. If your BG's are still too high, reduce the carbs that you eat until you find a level that will give you good blood glucose (BG) readings. If weight-loss is a goal, by reducing your carbs you should also drop excess pounds. There is no one right amount of carbs for everyone. It depends upon age, gender, body size, metabolism and activity levels. I limit myself to no more than 115 total carb grams per day which works for me. Some may be able to eat more than I do and others must eat less. Reading Dr Richard Bernstein's book "Diabetes Solution" was a turning point for me in my diabetes control. It made me aware of the role played by carbohydrates in high blood glucose levels. Changes in medications and stress levels or illnesses can also factor into higher BG's. Learn as much as you can about diabetes so you'll know how to better manage it. It can be done with knowledge and support. Welcome to this site. You'll hear from people who are living with diabetes and they will share what has worked for them.

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