I am going to see the diabetes educator next Friday (March 19th) I have not started to monitor my blood sugar yet, but I remember from when I had gestational diabetes, that I always had trouble with the "fasting" blood sugar. I think they wanted it around 100. I've been eliminating the "white" foods - white bread, white potatoes, white rice, etc...from my diet. I've also been watching the sodium and fat content. Lots of veggies.
If you have specific questions, let me know and I'll try to get answers next week.
I love almond butter as well. At whole foods, they sell it in individual packets which makes it easy for bringing as a snack! I don't know what the nutritional difference is between almond butter and peanut butter but I have always read the almonds are better for diabetics. I don't eat much of either really as I typically through in a few nuts in a salad.
My blood sugar this morning was 119 which is really good considering 1 month ago, it was crossing 150. I feel like I've lost a little motivation or rather I've gotten increasingly busy and it's harder to plaN. PLANNING IS THE KEY!
I just started using the meal planners a bit too. I'm a picky eater so it's hard but you can hit the button and it will give you a list of items that are substitutable!
First off, peanut butter is awesome. There is no denying that!
My problem that I've had with peanut butter is that once I start snacking on it, I can't stop (especially when I wake up in the middle of a night). One spoonful would turn into many. But I digress...
Has anyone almond butter before? It is an amazing alternative to peanut butter. Almonds have more "healthy" nutrients than peanuts and less sodium (which can trigger the sensation of wanting more). I keep a little thing of almond butter & whole wheat crackers at my desk. It's the perfect break-time snack!!!
Thanks Hungry for the information. I am going to stay off peanut butter for a while unless I can find one without sugar. It seems like everything has sugar in it. I have never added sugar to my cereals as I dont care for it that much. Bev.
I would check the label on the peanut butter. While there is protein and fat in peanut butter to help with the absorption of sugar, some peanut butters have a a lot of extra sugar in them. They make low sugar types and "natural" types at foods such as Whole Foods that are also less in sugar. However, peanut butter on high fiber bread or whole grain crackers is a recommended snack for me.
For now, i would take it first thing in the morning and then two hours after you eat. Two hours after you eat, it should be 140 or below. Your doctor, of course, is the best resource.
In addition to the high protein and high fiber, eating at regular intervals is also very, very helpful. Say, every 3 or 4 hours - small meals to keep you from getting too hungry to avoid eating too much at a later time.
Anxiety will not work in your favor either. Try to be peaceful and relax. Think of all the right things you are doing. We are all here to support you!
Thanks to youall for your support. Last evening my bs was 152. This put me into an anxiety attack,big time. I will be glad when I can find out what the numbers are in the right range. This morning my bs was 145. I am not going to take it again today. Bev.
I am happy to help you in any way! I do believe you can control your diabetes through diet and exercise. I have stayed away from insulin for years now. I still have a lot of weight to lose but have made a lot of progress. Please email if I can help. You will find a lot of support on this site!
I am predibetic. I am going to try and control this with diet, exercise and vitamins. Then in three months my DR. will check with me. If it is high I will take meds.I am so new here---not sure what to eat. Have ordered a book on what foods are allright , I hope that I can find a buddy here and we can exchange information. Bev.
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