By runthe Latest Reply 2010-01-01 23:31:00 -0600
Started 2009-12-31 23:21:46 -0600

happy new years everyone. i just took my BG and it is 410. I am type2. What should one do about my High BG level it is always high. my appt is in feb 25 shoule i wait or go to ER. I am not taking any Diabetic meds.

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AddassaMari 2010-01-01 23:31:00 -0600 Report

Yikes, 410 mg/dL!! I am glad that you BS level went down, but you still need to seek immediate medical assistance.Let us know how you are doing.

Iroquois 2010-01-01 13:47:46 -0600 Report

My advise is to either go to ER or see your Dr. Your Dr. should have a cover for him if he isn't in.But if he isn't you need to go on to be on the safe side. Kathy

spiritwalker 2010-01-01 12:44:19 -0600 Report

Go to the ER ASAP. Call your Dr. and let him know what your
numbers are. I sure He or She will change your nest Visit.

runthe 2010-01-01 10:41:39 -0600 Report

I woke up this morning took my blood sugar and it was down to 225 i was relieved to see that thanks to everyone for caring

sweething 2010-01-01 12:10:13 -0600 Report

You still need to do the things others have suggested. At 225, it is still 105 points over what it needss to be to avoid damage to your eyes, nervous system, and kidneys.

Harlen 2010-01-01 09:21:58 -0600 Report

I would got to the ER now your in danger
I ran high # to I didnt feel bad a frend with the same #s is dead now from not taking care of hie BS and I dont wish to go that way , He stroked out and never came back, But its up to you
I wish you well

hbkunkel 2010-01-01 06:32:19 -0600 Report

Get your doctor's appointment changed ASAP. Also be very carefull of how many carbs you eat in a day. The more you eat, the more you crave them. It is a vicious circle. Let us know how you make out. If you can't get into your dr's sooner, get to the ER and they should help you out. Good luck.

Kirla 2009-12-31 23:50:07 -0600 Report

I was Diagnosed Type 2 on 26 Feb. 2009. My fasting blood sugar was 366, A1C was 14.1, cholesterol was 300. Blood Pressure 145/95. The doctors put me on 500mg Metformin twice a day, 10mg Lisinopril, 40mg Simvastatin and 81mg Aspirin once a day.

On March 1st I purchased a meter and started testing before and two hours after each meal.

I stopped eating sugar, using salt, drinking coffee, beer and wine right away. I started eating salads, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, pickles, sauerkraut and homemade coleslaw. Lots of coleslaw.

Over the next several weeks I stopped eating bread, crackers, noodles and anything that contained any kind of grains. No flour at all. I check the labels on everything I buy and will not purchase any product with more than 5 or 6 net carbs per serving with the exception of chana dal. I started to use fenugreek and flax seed on my TVP oatmeal and chana dal. I drink a low carb shake for breakfast in the morning and eat the TVP oatmeal at lunch. I bought like 25 pounds of it and have recently been making what I call TVP carrot, chocolate and more recently pumpkin cakes. I have a small piece at lunch almost every day instead of the TVP oatmeal. I eat about 1 oz of tuna fish every day. I have started eating peanuts, sunflower seeds and almonds for snacks between meals.

I used to eat the tuna with a little mayonnaise in a small bowl. Recently, I finally found some low carb wraps and have been using a small piece with my tuna. I started making Sloppy Joes with ground turkey and spread it over the wraps and put a little salsa & cheese on top and roll them up and toast it in the toaster oven. I put hot sauce on it all, it has been great.

I also eat chicken quite often and eat a little beef at least once a week and occasionally will eat a little pork. When eating out I find myself eating chicken and beef a lot. Chicken wings I seem to eat most of the time when we want something fast. They also come with celery and blue cheese.

My morning blood sugar has slowly dropped from the 200-300 range, to an average of about 80. Several months ago I started testing on the peaks (1hour after eating) and most of the time it’s under 100. My 7-14-30 day averages bounce around a lot but most of the time there between 90 & 95. My lowest 7-14 day average was 88. My 7-day average has only gone over 100 only once in the last several months. My numbers are constantly changing. Like a roller coaster. They dip down and then go up and down.

Several months ago I started taking the Equate Fiber Therapy supplement. I bought it at Wal-Mart. Also taking 4000 IU’s of vitamin D, 2000 MG’s of fish oil concentrate and one multi vitamin tablet for adults over 50.

At Thanksgiving and Christmas I made pumpkin pie. I replaced the sugar with splenda and used soy flour for the crust. I couldn’t believe how well it turned out. I plan on making pumpkin pie more often. Some day thinking about making cookies and muffins with the TVP and splenda.

After about seven weeks of taking the meds I couldn’t tolerate the side effects any more and quit taking them. My blood sugar continued to drop week after week, my blood pressure has averaged around 110/70 and my cholesterol has remained below 200 since I stopped taking the meds. My A1C dropped to 5.9 in four months and seven months after being diagnosed it was 5.6.

Most of the changes I made to my diet came from the snake oil lady. She sells a supplement that she clams cured her husband. I get several e-mails from her each week. She is always writing about the nutrients in her snake oil. On her web site she lists them all. I didn’t buy her product but I googled all the nutrients and made a list of all the foods that contained the nutrients. I don’t eat everything on the list but I try and eat all the foods I can. So far it has worked.

Alpha Lipoid Acid
A) Foods containing alpha lipoid acid are spinach, broccoli, peas, brussel sprouts and rice bran.

A) Few foods are rich sources of chromium in the Western diet, the best being organ meats, mushrooms, wheat germ, broccoli and processed meats.

A) Your body absorbs 20 - 40% of the zinc present in food. Zinc from animal foods like red meat, fish, and poultry is more readily absorbed by the body than zinc from plant foods. Zinc is best absorbed when taken with a meal that contains protein. The best sources of zinc are oysters (richest source), red meats, poultry, cheese (ricotta, Swiss, gouda), shrimp, crab, and other shellfish. Other good, though less easily absorbed, sources of zinc include legumes (especially lima beans, black-eyed peas, pinto beans, soybeans, peanuts), whole grains, miso, tofu, brewer's yeast, cooked greens, mushrooms, green beans, tahini, and pumpkin, and sunflower seeds.

A)Biotin can be found in brewer's yeast; cooked eggs, especially egg yolk; sardines; nuts (almonds, peanuts, pecans, walnuts) and nut butters; soybeans; other legumes (beans, blackeye peas, peanuts); whole grains; cauliflower; bananas; and mushrooms. Raw egg whites contain a protein called Avidin that interferes with the body's absorption of biotin.Food-processing techniques can destroy biotin. Less-processed versions of the foods listed above will contain more biotin.

A) Bought 5 pounds when I bought the TVP. Got it cheap. Use it a lot in my cakes and TVP oatmeal. Recently have started to add ½ teaspoon to my protein drink in the morning. Not sure yet if its doing any good but will continue for a couple of months.

A) Bought five pounds of it with I bought the TVP. Got it cheap. I add a little to my chana dal. Thinking about adding it to my tea.

Banaba leaves Banaba, also known as Crepe Myrtle, Queen's Flower
and Pride of India
A) Haven’t found it yet. The wife is from the Philippines. She said it’s cheap there. She was on vacation when I was diagnosed. I didn’t say anything to her when she was over there. She said she could of brought it home with her. She is going back next spring. When she gets back in July I will be able to try it. She going to buy tea made from it.

Bitter Melon
A) The wife uses it all the time. Buys it at the oriental store. She made me some. Its hard to eat. I was thinking about dehydrating it and making a tea out of it. Found some bitter melon tea in a Philippine store while on vacation. Tasted pretty good. Not sure if it did anything for my blood sugar.

A) Haven’t found it yet

A) Haven’t found it yet.

Last thing I wanted to talk about was my protein drink. Used to use Atkins. Now I buy a powered mix and mix it with homemade soymilk. Almost gave up making soymilk. Couldn’t get rid of the beanie flavor. Came across an article several weeks ago about making soymilk. Said to blanch the beans in 1-2 quarts of boiling water with 1 teaspoon of baking soda for 5 minutes. Blanch it twice. Then when mixing in a blender add boiling water. 1 cup soaked soybeans to 3-4 cups boiling water. Best soymilk I ever had. 1 cup dry soybeans makes ½ gallon soymilk. Just need to soak the beans in cold water for 8-12 hours. I leave the add ingredients hole uncovered when blending the soybeans with the boiling water. Otherwise it will explode all over the place. You can cover the hole with a towel if you want. I find I have no problem blending with the hole removed. As long as I have the cover on the blender.


AddassaMari 2010-01-01 23:18:34 -0600 Report

Wow!! That was a lot of research that you did. I tend to follow a similar course and since I was diagnosed with a glucose level of 128 and an A1C of 8.6. My 7-14 day average blood sugar is in the upper 90's and my 30 day is 105, which is higher than I want. My A1C has dropped to 7.1 in under 90 days. I am not as rigorous as you but I do lean toward the vegetarian side of the spectrum. I grow and use a lot of fresh herbs, especially sweet basil as it definitely has a positive effect, it lowers blood sugar and cholesterol. I am going to borrow some of your ideas as my goal is to get my A1C below 7 and as close to 5 as I can.

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