I agree, your doctor should set you up immediately with a Diabetes Management group. I just attended a 3 day class conducted by a nurse, a nutritionist and a doctor. They are all experts on diabetes and though I have attended these classes twice over the past 14 years, I really learned a lot. Really too much to try to share. Besides, each person is different with different needs and ways of fulfilling these needs. A class such as this can SAVE YOUR LIFE! I will share a few high points of my 3 days. Be faithful in doing the following: Track what you eat, monitor blood sugars, take any prescribed meds and exercise, make sure to get the recommended about of fiber! Let your Diabetes Management Team help you and call them whenever you have a question. They will be happy to help you.
Here were some surprises new to me. If you go to bed with a moderately low to low blood sugar and wake up with one higher or much higher it is because you went too long without carbs and your liver dumped stored glucose into your system while you slept. Avoid this by having a snack before going to bed. This should be a healthy, slow digesting carb snack up to 30 grams.
When checking nutrition labels be aware that the sugars have
been included in the carb count. Don't pass up a healthy food that is within your recommended carb allowance because it has sugars you may feel are too high. I had been avoiding healthy foods such as some snack/energy bars and yogurt because the sugars looked too high to me. I even avoided skim milk for the same reason!
Hope this helps! You can do it and your worth it!!
Edited by: SKINNYGGMA at: 8/13/2010 (18:14)
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