By Hollykaye45 Latest Reply 2010-10-10 07:43:58 -0500
Started 2010-10-09 10:01:29 -0500

I everyone. I need some help. I found out that I could have diabetes two weeks ago, but I am not sure what what my numbers are subpost to be and what I can eat and what I can't eat can anyone give me some advice.
Thank you Holly

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GabbyPA 2010-10-10 07:43:58 -0500 Report

Hi Holly,
Welcome aboard! We are all in the same boat and we will be here for you how ever you need. So hang in there and explore the site. It will give you a lot of great information.

I would start with our "Health Center" It is loaded with a lot of the basics. Good foundation for you to build on.

There are some great videos too that help explain diabetes and how to count carbs or how to test your levels. Here are a few of my favorites.

Our Book Club also has tons of great books with reviews from members here. It is a great source.

There are also some other sites that offer great information such as the American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org and www.dlife.com There are more, but those are good primers for you.

MAYS 2010-10-09 15:46:06 -0500 Report

Hello and Welcome !

First and foremost you must understand diabetes, what it is, what it does, and what YOU can do!

Diabetes care is much more than what you can, and cannot eat, it's more about what you must know, and do!

It's all about getting reacquainted with yourself, the "new" you.
This article and video should help you to understand a little about diabetes.
From this point on in your life, YOU are now in control, it's all up to you.


Let's take it one step at a time.


Guardianstone 2010-10-09 15:30:22 -0500 Report

Welcome to the family. Like a family we try to give advice, support, an ear to listen, a sholder to cry on, a place to vent, a haven when we need a safe place, a place to laugh, communicate, make friends . . . Gasping for breath . . . a place to learn, or teach, reviiew products, aid and comfort, and much much more.
Sorry I'm soap boxing again. I have found true family here. We also argue, get angry, get in a snit, pout, storm out and take our toys with us.
I have found answers to questions I didn't know I had. How are your numbers, and what have you eaten are a couple of questions asked. Others can be why me, am I cursed, and what do I do now.
We don't have all the answers, but we try. Not all our advise is good or right and should be taken with a grain of salt. You need to listen to your heart and brain. Talk to your doctors and see if any of the advice is valid.
Gods love
Guardian stone

RAYT721 2010-10-09 13:47:49 -0500 Report

I will begin with a welcome to our community. There are so many diabetic support groups out there and I've explored them but made my way back here because I sense a family, a community, and a boatload of friends with genuine concern and hands-on knowledge of what I have, am and will go through. This place is awesome!!!

If you ask 10 people where your readings should be, you'll get 10 answers that vary. What works for me may not work for you. What's important is to be at your best … with mind, body and soul. Diabetes was not a condition that I asked for and I was totally thrown off because of all of the risk factors for diabetes I have a total of ZERO. It's not about height, weight, family history, eating, exercise or lack of… it's your pancreas!!! Everyone is different; yet, we are all the same.

If your glucose is at 60 or 250, you may have a serious problem. Put the keyboard down and check yourself in to a hospital. Actually dial 9-1-1. But please don't obsess (I speak from experience) about that five or six point variance from normal, ideal or target BG (blood glucose) ranges you are given. What's right for you may or may not be right for anyone else on the planet. You are unique. You will have ups and downs and they are not reason to panic. Your doctors, dietitians, personal trainers, and/or whoever else is on your side can help you with the what to eat or not eat but it's your meter and body that really has the answers.

Oh, you'll hear about exercise. This doesn't mean to join a gym and lift your weight or to walk to Walla Walla and back. Exercise is about baby steps… one step at a time is more than you've been doing. Housework is great exercise and not only for the body. Oh, you'll hear about diet. Put down that cookie!!! STOP!!! Come on, we're human and an overnight change in anything is gonna make you lose your mind before you lose any pounds. Oh, you'll hear about medication, meditation, mediation and probably masturbation but YOU hold the key to your success in what you're willing to do rather than willing to talk about doing. Diabetes is about controlling what you can and giving the rest up to the Lord. This is not a death sentence and not a right or wrong exam. Diabetes is a life-long condition that if managed right can be a long and happy life.

You get out of life what you're willing to put into it. Give it your all.

We are all here to help!!! Please message me if you need a smile or laugh. For anything else, I'm useless. :)

Kirla 2010-10-09 10:43:01 -0500 Report

Before eating it should be between 70 and 100. After eating it should be less than 140. At least that’s where I try and keep my blood sugar. Everyone has different opinions of this but I think it’s a nice place to start. Your doctor should have given you some advice on this.

Eating. Everyone is different. I found that drinking lots of water and eating lots of low carb vegetables helped a lot in lowering my blood sugar down to normal levels.

I also found that testing before and after eating I was able to figure out what foods were spiking my blood sugar and eliminated them from my diet. That’s the advice I got from my doctor. If it spikes your blood sugar then don’t eat it.

So I quit eating all bread and foods made of grains. Pasta, potatoes, corn, cereals, crackers, chips and most foods that contained more than 5-6 net carbs per serving all spiked my blood sugar.

By testing I decided to quit eating foods that spiked my blood sugar more than 40-50 points 2 hours after eating and when my numbers came down I started testing 1 hour after eating and was able to fine tune my diet pretty good.

I don’t know what your blood sugar readings are but the before and after eating numbers should be less than 40-50 point difference. At least it’s a good point to start. Your doctor should of given you some kind of advice on this or you should talk with them on your next appointment. Bring your blood sugar readings with you and they should tell you what you need to do.

Good luck