"non-diabetes, reactive, hypoglycemia"?

By Mommycaj Latest Reply 2011-02-15 18:19:43 -0600
Started 2011-02-15 16:42:50 -0600

I feel a bit overwhelmed and confused. 1st Doctor said I have "pre-diabetes" but 2nd doctor wants me to test blood sugar and keep a food journal. He says its "non-diabetes, reactive, hypoglycemia". I'm learning that if I eat more than 45 carbs in one

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MewElla 2011-02-15 18:19:43 -0600 Report

When I was diagnosed I was directed to a Diabetes Class at the hospital which taught me how to use the gloucose meter and test my blood sugars. I was given a blood gloucose log, told to test as soon as I got up, eat breakfast within the hour, test again 2 hrs after eating, and test before bedtime. Everytime I go to Dr I take the log book, my food journal (showing all 3 meals eaten/and any snacks) and what I did for exercise (I walk daily). This log will show the Dr what foods are working for your diet and what drives up your numbers. What works for one will not necessarily work for another. He will run the A1C test every 3 mo. (or mine does) and this determines from Dr if I can maintain control with A1C reading under 7…or if higher, may put on pills or insulin. This is what the 70-120 range (testing #'s every time you test) your dr was talking about. Your hospital may have a diabetes center where you can pick up pamphlets re:diabetes testing, menu planning, etc. Hope this helped. We are here for you, don't hesitate to ask questions, and remember, you are not alone.

alanbossman 2011-02-15 18:15:55 -0600 Report

Lower carb meals will help lower your numbers. white rice,white potatoes,and white bread are higher in carbs and will raise your blood sugar numbers. Walking and excrise will also lower your blood sugar numbers. Also drink water instead of soda or juice drinks.

Harlen 2011-02-15 16:48:22 -0600 Report

Thank god you have a good Doc !!!
What he sead is right on
It will help you in the long run
My first Doc didnt give me a meter iether I am so glad my 2nd one did .
Best wishes

Mommycaj 2011-02-15 16:59:56 -0600 Report

So the food journal and blood sticks are the way to go? What am I looking for?

Harlen 2011-02-15 17:32:14 -0600 Report

The only way you can with out mesds is to cut the carbs down DON'T cut them out unles you can live that way for the rest of your life.
What the journal will do is let you and your Doc know what foods are doing what to you ,we are all difrent and what works for me may not work for you .
I even use a scale so I know exactly how much I am eating.
We are here for you and you can post anything here or email any time you like
Hope this helps
best wishes

Mommycaj 2011-02-15 17:05:19 -0600 Report

My doctor wants my readings to be between 70 and 120…but he idn't tell me HOW to do that! I'm very confused and alone. I'm really out of my comfort zone here. :(

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