I have done everything to bring my blood sugar down

jennny
By jennny Latest Reply 2010-05-18 22:26:13 -0500
Started 2010-05-18 13:42:04 -0500

I eat right, exercise, and listen to what my doctor says. What else can I do? My blood sugar stays in the 200s. I guess that means I will be on insulin all my life. I am Type 2 diabetic Jenny


5 replies

Harlen
Harlen 2010-05-18 22:26:13 -0500 Report

Counting carbs is the only way I was able to get and keep my BS in the good.
Best wishes
Harlen

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-05-18 14:27:53 -0500 Report

What does "eating right" mean to you?

jennny
jennny 2010-05-18 15:19:33 -0500 Report

Eating right means I count my calories for 200 calories a meal according to my doctor. I exercise 5 times a week , I still have high blood sugar

Roy531
Roy531 2010-05-18 15:31:04 -0500 Report

You need to count carbs not calories. Have you been to a Diabetes Education class? They will have a dietician there that will tell you how to eat. Mine told me I could have 2100 calories a day but only 150 carbs a day. You need calories for energy, any exercise you do burns calories.

monkeymama
monkeymama 2010-05-18 16:09:20 -0500 Report

I agree with Roy here. Eating right for us is watching our carbs, fats, and calories. You've got the exercising thing right on there. Great job!!! I would suggest seeing if you can see a diabetic educator & dietician. They can help you figure out how many carbs & calories you should be intaking each day. Each person is different in the amounts they are permitted. I am only allowed 1200 calories and 120g of carbs per day grand total. For me I also count whole carbs because of my insulin pump. All in all, it is all based on a individual plan (set-up). Hang in there and hopes your numbers do come down for you. :)

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