Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
DRAGONFLIZE's Photo DRAGONFLIZE Posts: 117
5/4/10 6:50 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
maybe you are not eating enough complex carb ....brown rice ...whole grains ..i know if i dont eat enough carb ...my test is higher ...check with your diabetes care specialist or a nutritionist...your hospital may have a dietician you can speak to free of charge ... :) di

 Pounds lost: 2.0 
 
0
12.5
25
37.5
50
I.M.MAGIC's Photo I.M.MAGIC Posts: 12,820
5/2/10 11:34 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I think I'd be confused too! LOL

I'm curious about when and how often you're testing... are you testing just in the mornings or before/after each meal? It could make a difference in what's causing the spikes...

Combining carbs with protein and fat is key to keeping things from spiking-- And though they are usually the primary culprit, it isn't just the carbs that can cause spikes--it's anytime you get too much of just about anything, because what you can't use gets turned to sugar--or fat--or both! LOL

To me it sounds like time to find another program...

Sorry I can't be more help...
Kathy emoticon

P.S. Welcome back, MISSLANA!

Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 5/2/2010 (11:36)
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t


 Pounds lost: 24.0 
 
0
21.25
42.5
63.75
85
MISSLANA's Photo MISSLANA Posts: 551
5/1/10 11:42 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Advocare is a very reputable product that has several different kinds of supplements, plus a 10 day herbal cleanse program that cleans your system out. I did ask the physicians assistant that was there if it was safe for diabetics and she assured me it was. I am eating 3-4 servings of fruit per day which is probably more than I should have. I appreciate everyone's feedback. And thanks for the welcome backs, too.

Lana (Texas)

If at first you don't succeed, try and try and try again....Billy Joe Shaver



 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
16.35
32.7
49.05
65.4
SHATZE1's Photo SHATZE1 SparkPoints: (16,307)
Fitness Minutes: (2,165)
Posts: 1,889
5/1/10 6:07 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi and Welcome.

Slow and Easy is the way to lose.
Rome wasnt built in a day


 current weight: 273.0 
 
285
276.25
267.5
258.75
250
GRANDMAAMIE's Photo GRANDMAAMIE Posts: 44,047
5/1/10 2:08 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
HI WELCOME BACK

.* ) .*) -::-
(.(*. ♥.*)
{.+*+AMIE+*+*+{ ;. .*}.* .**+* SORRY ABOUT CAPS NOT YELLING VERY POOR EYE SIGHT DIABETIC +++++ HUGGS

Stop living life for what's around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street.
***************************

NEVER LOOK DOWN AT ANYONE UNLESS YOUR HELPING THEM UP!
****************************

This life is yours. Take the power
to choose what you want to do .


 Pounds lost: 18.0 
 
0
34.5
69
103.5
138
KATIESMOM8 Posts: 226
5/1/10 12:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
What is the Advocare herbal cleanse? It sounds gimmicky. And...you are eating a *lot* of carbs. Fruit is very sugary, and that drink you have in the morning? 24 carbs metabolize fast into SIX teaspoons of sugar. The way you figure how to "translate" carbs into the #tsp of sugar they will become is divide by 4. Twenty-four divided by 4 = 6. That is a very sugary drink! Those carbs metabolize even faster into sugar because they're already "in solution." Meaning liquid, like with honey. So the sugary fruit plus an am drink with as much sugar as o.j. ... that's a lot of sugar.

Stop the program & see what happens. Hope this helps.
Jill


Edited by: KATIESMOM8 at: 5/1/2010 (12:25)
 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
12.5
25
37.5
50
DONNA753 Posts: 958
5/1/10 11:32 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
welcome back....

 Pounds lost: 27.6 
 
0
7
14
21
28
LITTLEWIND53's Photo LITTLEWIND53 Posts: 14,309
5/1/10 10:37 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Fruits are very high in sugars and may have fibre in them, but they are more of a simple sugar. How much fruit are you eating per day? When you say your carb intake is low, how low is low to you? Do you eat a protein with them?

Linda

Leader: Living with Diabetes
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=10080


YOU can do it.
You CAN do it.
You can DO it.
You can do IT.


 
121,757 SparkPoints
HERITAGE2 Posts: 2
5/1/10 10:00 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Misslana - I'm not aware of Advocare Cleanse but I can only tell you that over the past three weeks my blood sugar levels have been between 91 & 111, which are taken between 6:00am & 7:00am. Previously, they had been in the 140's. My PCP increased my insulin to 48 units at bedtime from a previous of 42. The other factor is that I am riding my bicycle 2-3 miles per day at a brisk speed. I have lost 5 pounds during that time and beginning to build muscle mass in my legs, stomach and arms.(I'm 61 years old)

Nothing magical here except sensible foods, exercise, and increased insulin dosage.

Hope this helps.

"If it is to be, it is up to me."


 
100,000
100,000
100,000
100,000
100,000
MISSLANA's Photo MISSLANA Posts: 551
5/1/10 9:27 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi y'all,
Some of you may remember me. I used to be a regular back in 2007 and 2008. Now I'm back trying to get back in the swing of things. I am doing the Advocare herbal cleanse and my sugars have been really high. I am eating almost all fruits and vegetables (fresh) and lean chicken, turkey and talapia. I don't understand what is spiking my sugar. I am having their meal replacement shake for breakfast but it only has 24 carbs. My carbs have been low since doing the cleanse, so I'm very confused. Anyone have any ideas on this? Thanks for your help.

Lana (Texas)

If at first you don't succeed, try and try and try again....Billy Joe Shaver



 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
16.35
32.7
49.05
65.4
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Managing Diabetes Group! General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Another Year begins... 12/31/2013 2:19:02 PM
Discussion about A1c levels on message board 12/21/2013 6:07:45 PM
New to SparkPeople and this Group 1/12/2014 11:47:46 AM
One Touch Ultra Mini vs. Ultra 2 vs. Verio IQ 11/11/2013 6:33:39 PM
spark people diet plans 3/25/2014 3:38:40 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x629x33829516

Review our Community Guidelines