By race49 Latest Reply 2010-07-09 11:33:19 -0500
Started 2010-07-08 17:40:13 -0500

I haven't been feeling well the last couple of days. I have Type 2 Diabetes. Can't seem to keep anything in my system. What can I eat to feel better? A list of healthy snacks would sure help out some. Blood count today is 98 and yesterday it was 215. To late to call Doc. When I found out I had Diabetes-blood count was 1300. I just can't seem to get a handle on all this. Please help if you can. Plus-having stomach pains again.

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Kirla 2010-07-09 11:33:19 -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.

Good Luck

Harlen 2010-07-08 19:05:33 -0500 Report

Hello I fined that chicken broth with a little veg in it help me a lot if I cant keep much down I drink a lot of water st what comes up is ez to come up lol sorry wife sed I am to pragmattic lol I like to drink a lot of broth the cand not bullyun
Best wishes
I hope your feeling better soon

bettymachete 2010-07-08 19:03:51 -0500 Report

papaya and ginger normally do the trick for me. Combining the two is an excellent way to settle an upset stomach. You could always cube up some papaya and chew on the ginger but…
Here's how I do it for my kids and myself.
2 cups fresh papaya ½ lime, juiced
¼ inch of ginger root slice, peeled and minced

Place papaya in a blender and purée until smooth. Add lime juice and ginger and continue to purée until all ingredients are blended. then I fold into some plain greek yogurt. I then pour into those freezer pop forms and freeze. Makes a perfect pop to suck on to settle the stomach. Peppermint also helps if you can find some tea. diet ginger ale will work as well.

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