I am new too, just found out on October 1. I am on the same meds you are and if you are like me, your FBS will be the highest in the morning and decrease over the day (assuming you are sticking to your diet).
One thing I have found that helps a little on my FBS is eating a protein snack after dinner. A few peanuts for me (dry roasted no salt) helps my FBS stay down for the next morning.
You will find lots of good information here on SP, I have only been on it for a few weeks and am quite surprised at all the information and great support that is available.
Well, it is nice to know I am not alone,have an hmo, and they are horrible..when I first tested at 330, they did not even give me a monitor..the doctor told me "not to eat cookies"..and take a pill everyday..he told me I did not LOOK sick. I WILL beat this thing..tonight, after dinner, I tested at 123..and earlier this afternoon, I was at 87. Bought some new tennies, and am gearing up for "planned" walking..not just walking daily. Got a pedometer, not sure how it works, yet..lol. My plan is to have my Spark people help me, since this doctor does not want to see me for 3 months. Thank you for all of your help..I sure do appreciate it.
Patti, it hit me smack dab in the middle of my head and then I spent time in denial, later confusion, then frustration and now just getting a gripe on it. I didn't have much help from my doc and others here have great docs. I hope yours is helpful. My sugars fluctuate but not as high as yours and I can't figure it out. I am on the "NO White" plan too..no white flour, bread, sugar, potatoes or white rice. If I don't walk I am sure my FBS will be up so I try to do that every day. I don't have any answers, just keep testing and doing what you should.
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Just when you think life is going along pretty good, you get the smack down...diabetes..diagnosed 6 weeks ago..fbs was 333..yay..highest ever was 429..(!). Have been hitting it hard. Nothing white..no pasta, potatoes, rice, flour shhhugggggga..cut out bread, and this morning, I stand at 138 fasting. metaforin..And gliperide. Obsessive about testing..still, but, am thinking that will slow down. lead a pretty active life, am finding it is really difficult to loose weight with these meds..and wonder if that is normal..excercising by walking and hiking and riding my horse. Wondering just when things will level out. Yesterday, I tested at 207, and then 87. I just don't get it, yet. Don't understand the dynamics. Do you?
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