keeping blood sugars down

By Robin04736 Latest Reply 2010-01-09 22:38:05 -0600
Started 2010-01-08 23:26:05 -0600

i have been having trouble keeping my sugar below 200 and with the insulin i am on i don't know it seems like at tome it help and other time it is not working.can some one tell me snome tips to keeping it down

12 replies

spiritwalker 2010-01-09 20:28:45 -0600 Report

I think every one answering has shared the basics. If certain
foods affect your numbers cut back on portion size or replace
the food. A good example from my own life is grapes. If I
eat red grapes my bg is reasonable. If I eat even 5or6 green grapes my bg skyrockets.

mamaoak 2010-01-09 15:20:07 -0600 Report

watch your carbs they say 30 for breakfast and lunch and supper 35 i eat small meals watch potatoes, sweet are the best 1/2 a cup or 1/3 white eat foods low in carbs no spigettie if you have some choose whole grain noodeles you can have 1/2 cup watch boxed food it is best to make your own. watch reastraunt food as well. eat small amounts of fruit chos e vegtables whole grin breads hope this helps.

lifelearner 2010-01-09 11:02:15 -0600 Report

I have found that if I watch my portions and keep track of what I eat I have better control. Also, exercise and drilnking
water instead of sodas, even diet drilnks, helps me keep better control. We are here for you.

alanbossman 2010-01-09 08:52:37 -0600 Report

This is all good advice and as Harlen has said we are here for you . Just watch your carb intake and portion size control. Some foods do affect some people differently then others Like me i have to have a very low carb meals or my bs will sky rocket. Also see doc about your bs control.

Harlen 2010-01-09 08:32:38 -0600 Report

All good advice we are here for you
I like to keep a log of what I eat and what it dose to me some foods afect me in difrent ways so if I need 5 ut of insulin for a bun but only 2 for a pice of bread its good to know.
Best wishes

Hinboyz3 2010-01-09 07:03:42 -0600 Report

I think eating correctly and portion control if a big factor, stress can cause problems too.

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-01-09 12:49:03 -0600 Report

I agree with the stress factor…my sugars often will spike a little for no reason and my Dr. says it is from being stressed and what now. Also, when I am sick my sugar spikes out of control, especially with the stomach flu.

hbkunkel 2010-01-09 05:25:11 -0600 Report

Are you taking your insulin correctly? Watch very carefully what you eat - I know that is hard but it has to be done. Keep a food log to see and record your bs more frequently to see what affects them the most, then restrict that food. See your doctor and discuss it with him.

jayabee52 2010-01-09 00:21:42 -0600 Report

One of the tips I would add to Danni's fine suggestions is portion control. Even if a food is so-called "diabetic friendly" if one has too much of it, you will have problems. Everything eaten is transformed into glucose or glucagon, and raises one's BG levels.

Best regards ~James~

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-01-08 23:33:45 -0600 Report

You should definately talk to your doctor if you cant keep it down for awhile and maybe you will have to increase your insulin. Keep track of your fasting blood sugar and what you are eating. Excercising and drinking plenty of water has been helping me.