pre diabetes

Anonymous
By Anonymous Latest Reply 2010-07-09 10:44:49 -0500
Started 2010-07-06 01:00:19 -0500

when i found out i was pre diabetes ,i couldnt beleave it , im 60 yrs old and ive been all over this world , i always watched what i ate , i mdid not hardly everuse sugar, i kept away from sweets , but here i find i have a deasease, i m having problem controling, i eat a half of a banana my suger jumps up to 300, there is alot of food i like but cant touch it anymore , cause it makes me feel funny ,like dizzy or i cant see very well . give me some feed back , dont no what to do anymore .


4 replies

Kirla
Kirla 2010-07-09 10:44:49 -0500 Report

I found that drinking lots of water and eating lots of low carb vegetables helped lower my blood sugar fast. After being diagnosed I started to test before and 2 hours after each meal to determine how the foods I ate affected my blood sugar. After my numbers came down a lot I started testing 1 hour after eating and was able to fine-tune my diet even more. My A1C went from 14.1 to 5.9 in just a few months. My last 4 were all below 6.

By testing what I ate I found that I had to give up all bread and grain products, potatoes, pasta, rice and most foods that contained more than 5-6 net carbs per serving.

I write how I controlled my blood sugar on my website. I even talk about how and what I eat. Click on the link below. It may help or give you some ideas. Then again it might not. I figure it can’t hurt to at least try some things. This is what worked for me.

http://kirla.wordpress.com/this-is-what-i-did/

Good Luck
Kevin

Harlen
Harlen 2010-07-06 09:17:36 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
Yep with a blood sugar of 300 I dont think your pre
Sorry my frend.
test and keep track of what your blood sugar run and what your eating it will help you later
Best wishes
Harlen

runthe
runthe 2010-07-06 07:51:25 -0500 Report

Hi and welcome to DC. I agree with kdroberts. Having a blood sugar of 300 means that you are possibly a diabetic. you should get a retest.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-07-06 07:04:01 -0500 Report

If your blood sugar is hitting 300 then you have moved out of pre-diabetes by quite a long way. I would get a second opinion and a retest. Not using sugar and eating right play a pretty small part in getting diabetes, genetics are the major player. Bananas are very high in sugar and a lot of diabetics have problems with them but it's really carbohydrates in general that you need to watch. High blood sugar will also cause vision problems so it really seems like you need to go back to a doctor and get retested and maybe start on some meds to help control your blood sugar if you are unable to do it with diet and exercise changes.

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