Newly diagnosed T2

By moo17j2002 Latest Reply 2010-07-13 09:24:04 -0500
Started 2010-07-12 15:10:43 -0500

I was placed on Janumet in April '10 and take2 tablets a day. At first my readings were in the 600's but have droppedto 120-130's. I am exercising and trying to watch my diet. I went to a class and learned a lot but when I returned to my dr. she totally disagreed with almost everything I learned. I don't know who to listen to. I received printed info and packets from the class but she says no to all.

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GabbyPA 2010-07-13 09:24:04 -0500 Report

Wow, that is unusual. Is there a reason that your doctor says that what you learned is all wrong? What kind of class did you go to?

What I do often times is if I find something that works for me, I do it, experiment with it and make notes. Then when I go to the doctor, I can show him what I have been doing and how it works for me. The thing is that we are all different and generic statements just don't work for us.

Find out your doctor's objections and if you disagree, let him know. Find out the why, as he knows your body better than the educator, but sometimes the doctors are in the dark when it comes to newer treatments. The info I got from my doctor was so out dated, even the ADA website was more updated than what he was passing out. No wonder we don't know what to do.

Kirla 2010-07-12 16:42:09 -0500 Report

You have some reading to do. You need to research as much as you can and find who’s giving you the better info.

Last year I was diagnosed type 2 with an A1C of 14.1 and fasting blood sugar of 366. I started to drink lots of water and eat lots of low carb vegetables. I started to test before and after each meal to see how the foods I ate spiked my blood sugar. I cut back or eliminated most foods that spiked my blood sugar more than a certain amount.

I would be careful following any advice that says eat the 45 to 60 carbs per meal and 15 to 30 per snack. You have to find out what’s best for you by testing.

I searched the Internet and found a few people who got their blood sugar under control and were able to quit taking meds. I recommend finding as many people as you can who has succeeded in controlling their blood sugar and trying some of the things they do.

By testing I found that most starchy foods like bread, grains, pasta, potatoes and things made of these products spiked my blood sugar more than I liked.

Good Luck