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ADA guidelines are for 45 grams of carbs per meal and 15 for snacks. That is 165 carbs or more per day depending on how many snacks. For most people who want to get off medication that is too many carbs. Carbs are what can spike your blood sugar and the crash will want you to eat more carbs. If you stick to eating your carbs as vegetables you will avoid the spikes.

The ADA is trying to keep the blood sugars up so people don't have lows (which can happen anyway). By keeping the carbs low you can avoid most of the complications of diabetes. Some will come with age and the length of time you have been diabetic.

If you keep you calories within range and do exercise you will lose weight even with eating a lot of fat. Check out the Sparking Low Carb team.

Unfortunately there is no one size fits all for diabetes. Each person has to find out for themselves what works for them. Try talking to your doctor about getting more strips for a while so you can test more.

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I only have test strips for 3x day covered by my insurance. I can't afford extras, as much as I'd like to.

Why would the ADA guidelines be too high? I don't understand that. I thought that they were the experts. My Dr sent me to the ADA website.

I know fat doesn't raise blood sugar, but if you eat to much then you don't lose weight & that's part of lowering BS.

None of this stuff makes sense. There should be rules that work. Is everyone just out there floundering around, but doing a better job of it?

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To start a new thread you click on create a new topic.

As for your numbers don't worry about the fat. Fat does not raise your blood sugar. The ADA guidelines are too high for carbs. If you are eating anything white (potatoes, bread, pasta) stop.

Even though you doctor said test 3 times a day you may need to test more. Especially when you want to find out how a food effects you. When you try a food, test before you eat it and then 1 and 2 hours after. If your blood sugar is not down to where it was before or very close you probably don't want to eat that food.

Any more questions just post and someone will reply.

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I don't know how to start a new thread. I really need help!
I'm so confused by all the conflicting information. I was diagnosed about 6 weeks ago now as Type 2. I was told to test 3 times a day. I test when I get up, first thing and before I go to bed. I tend to forget before lunch, but do test at some point between 12 and 3. I have had no problem staying within the SP (& ADA) carb guidelines , but my numbers are all over the place. Some as low as 110 and up to 215, mostly in the 130-150 range. Some mornings are higher than when I test at night and other mornings are lower. I have no idea what I'm doing right or wrong. I am on metformin Am & PM.

This is all so frustrating! I am having trouble eating enough calories (1200) because I'm so worried about carbs and fat.

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I want to try the asparagus drink

Sometimes my numbers are ok, but I feel strange, so I eat something and then I'm better? Make sense?



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I am finding I am insulin resistant in the mornings, is there any thing I can do about this, doesn't seem to matter how much I take, my numbers just won't drop. The insulin doesn't seem to work until I take my second shot before lunch, and then it works sluggishly, my dinner shot works great. Is there anything I can do to fix this?



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I just read an article that said to throw asparagus (fresh, canned or frozen) into a blender and juice it....and it will lower your BS

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I have yet to try it; but a few days ago my mom told me she saw on the news that asparagus can reduce your blood sugar by about 100 points. What they actually said is to take a piece of asparagus and soak it in a glass of water overnight and drink it in the morning.

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I've been running high since a manic/low blood sugar overcorrecting episode. I got new test strips, and have been checking pre-post meals.

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I don't think I've ever "met" anyone who didn't like ice cream! I too am learning that eating better overall makes a big difference. My problem is I doze off watching TV and when I wake up eating is the last thing on my mind. So I tried an experiment where I bring something upstairs with me earlier in the evening. If it needs to be kept cold I put it in a lunch bag with an ice pack. It's all a learning process for sure.


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My mornings are always high as a cats back. The snack at night helps but I do a higher protein snack. My Dr. said try a no sugar ice cream but I don't like ice cream. Still it is a hit or miss at best. Would help if I ate better all day too. Right now I'm in a denial fit. They come and go. I recently went gluten free and have lost some weight. Any weight lost is good but we are not talking drastic poundage.

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Thank you to everyone for your tips. There is so much information and some of it's so controversial. I'm realizing not everything works for everyone so many things are learned by trial and error. I just get so frustrated ... On top of trying to learn what works and what doesn't, Dr has also put me on Victoza which I'm plagued by the nausea and no appetite. I eat and the nausea subsides somewhat but the trick is eating when you aren't hungry ... I have a whole new respect for people with diabetes ...

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Hiya Libby,
Dr Hyman solution, you can find on internet and click on recipés he has some really delicious ones, I have the same problem with high bs in the mornings.. so I'm searching for way's to control it also...
clean eats Team here on SP also have a recipé thread..

George its true sometimes you can have a good control and all of a sudden your bs reacts different to the same plan that helped before... I have read in one post from you that you eat alot of food in the morning..... do you still do that??... I my self can't eat much in the morning its usually trying to find food that fills enough for me not to get too peckish in the evening.. I guess eating alot in the morning keeps you full for a long time ..
But, i've understood from most info here on SP from info and friends that its best to eat every 2 to 3 hours and then always carb,protein and healthy fat...
I still have difficulties to reach this due to my budget and what i can afford, but i do try with baby steps....

Due to my DD baby passing when she was 8 months pregnant i'm still struggling to get bak ontrack, My pc is also not relyable either... and i do my exercise with the video's here on SP, and lesley; So i havent as yet got back to where i was a year ago..

MsGayle, that was great advice, thankyou emoticon
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You got it. I have a sister with the same spelling of your first name. You can do it!

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It's definitely worth a try....just remember you only want approximately 15 carbs total in this snack. so one piece toast and 1 Tblsp. peanut butter. I don't normally eat Greek yogurt but check the carb count; you want no more than 12 to 15 grams carb.

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Thank you.might a greek yogurt or piece of toast with peanut butter work?

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Thank you.might a greek yogurt or piece of toast with peanut butter work?

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Some folks do have high morning sugars; this is often attributed to the "dawn Phenomenon".
Click this link:

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id=CIuglZ2sjbsCFWUV7Aod13YAcg&xid=g_dlp-v1t01

You'll find an explanation of the dawn phenomenon and some ways to manage this cause of high blood sugars. You may also want to check the SparkPeople resources for diabetes management. Sometimes eating a small snack, i.e. 1/2 cup whole-grain cereal and half cup of milk. No fruit or sugars added. This may supply the small amt of carbs you might need during the nighttime hours but won't spike your blood sugars.

Good luck!

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OHDJOY, often my FBS numbers in the morning are high. I had a visit recently with a dietician who suggested to monitor the carbs. Sometimes it seems too many carbs at night spikes my numbers. As a result, I eat too few carbs. This to spikes my number. We are all different. i still take metformin. I for the time being, will consume more carbs than before and look for better numbers in the morning. Good luck!

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Hi Libby,

Found this message this morning and I apologize for not sending you a reply. We've been busy with a major holiday, Thanksgiving. It was delightful and full of food as always though I tried to limit what I ate. Did very well this year. You were asking about veggies and how many you can eat....Surprise! You can eat all the veggies you want. Vegetables, your greens, carrots, green beans, cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. have very few carbs. A half cup serving of any of those veggies contains approximately 5 carbs each. It's the starchy vegetables that you need to limit: corn, potatoes, etc. Even watch your legumes such as kidney beans and other types of beans. Limit your white foods: white flour, white bread, white rice, etc. Those foods are very high in carbohydrates. Not sure what is available where you live but, if possible, find a small book that lists most major foods and their carbohydrate counts. Eat lots of vegetables and fruits too....tho, keep an eye on the quantity of fruits that you eat....but roughbly a daily 5 vegetables and 3 or 4 fruits. Don't forget protein: fish and lean meats. Always have some protein, carbs, and fats at each snack and meal. It takes time to get used to eating this. Lots of veggies but don't add lots of butter etc. because you need just enough fats to keep your weight in control. I confess I eat too much food sometimes.....it's hard not to but I concentrate on eating what is good for me rather than sweet, fatty, or starchy. You will need to practice and maybe find a low-fat recipe book to add new dishes (and interest) to your diet.

Keep in touch and have a wonderful December.

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Does anyone else have difficulty managing morning highs? For the most part I can manage my BG but my morning fasting readings are usually high. I was diagnosed with T2 about 3-4 years ago and haven't really been eating & keeping active like I should. I've been on Metformin since being diagnosed and was also recently put on Victoza.

Any suggestions?

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mrskate- I have the same problem. Every time I try to cut calories and exercise more my glucose levels drop -- very low. I've cut back on my insulin and that doesn't seem to work. The thing that upsets me the most is when they drop, I have to eat something to bring them up to a normal range, which adds weight on. It's a vicious cycle.

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Hi MsGayle,
thanks so much for adding me, I am sure I will be talking a lot with you over the course of my journey. I like that saying and will surely remember it. I agree with it:) What types of exercises do you do and for how long?

I seem to be struggling some what to add in more foods to my daily intake without them being a carb at the same time. I love vegs so do you think it would be safe if I had like to different greens at say dinner time, like kale and broccolie together? I use to eat about 5 different greens with my lunch and dinner but not sure if this is still such good thing to do now? Would welcome your thoughts:)

Thanks again.

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TO LIBBY

Thank you for writing to me and I'm glad to have you as a friend. I will add you to my list also. Glad you are coming along so well in learning what you need to know. It's always very confusing for most of us and one phrase I like to say....even if something works well for me and others, just be aware "your mileage may vary". So I wish you luck and I'm happy to share my experiences with you.

Thanks again for writing,

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I was wondering if anyone else has trouble keeping their blood sugar normal while cutting calories? I am technically done eating for the day, but my blood sugar is 96. it will go lower before I go to bed in about 3 hours.

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Hi Mgayle,

thank you kindly for your reply. I am learning already which foods seem to spike my blood sugars. I have been keeping track of everything I am eating and taking my readings 4 times each day. I have been getting morning readings between 179 and had a few low ones like 151, and 149. I have been doing 5 minutes of walking between each of my meals and thru out the day. Most of my meals have given me numbers of 203- 179 after certain meals.

However I have not had the 251 -300 ones like when I was in the hospital, none of my numbers came down while in the hospital at all and based upon the types of meals they had been giving me, like mashed potatoes etc for each of my meals, along with bread I can now see why.

However, the readings I am getting are also based upon the fact that I am closely watching my carb intake for each meal as well. But my total calories have also been coming in between 1,100 and 1,000 which I do no is too low.

I am trying hard to do this without going on the metformin. It just seems that if I can do this by changing my diet around, and exercising ( by walking for now at least) then perhaps I can avoid even starting the medication for now anyways.

However, I will give this another week and if the numbers do not come down some more than I will take your advice and make an appointment to discuss these options over with my doctor.

I am going to take the classes here that is for certain. I learned some things while in the hospital but not enough I realize that.

As far as my other health issues, for now I have postponed getting the test with checking if my arteries are clogged and if I need a stent or not. I still do not feel that test is yet warranted, I have not been getting any chest pains while I am walking for the 5 minutes at a time and have managed to work up to doing 30 minutes for the past 4 days so I will see how that goes for few more weeks.

I agree on the banana and oatmeal I have had to cut both of these down a lot. I am only eating 1/4 of the oatmeal, and measuring out 1/2 a banana, but I want to keep these foods if I can, as I noticed when I did not eat them while in the hospital for 4 days that my potassium levels dropped so much they ended up giving me 40 grams of pill form to bring it back up. However I had been maintaining it by eating foods until then.

I thank you once again for taking the time to reply back to me, and sharing your story with me. I have added you as a Sp friend as I sure can use all the friends I can to help me get a grip with this new condition.

Libby



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Thankyou gayle for putting it more clearly than me; but i do think that some damage has already been done with so high glucose counts.. I get scared for anyone with high sugar counts... I don't like anyone to find out after how they have got damaged or a diabetes complication...

I was reluctant when i was pre-diabetic, i didnot forsee the problem ( plus i had not used the internet before that.. so been a learning process aswell).. and i was in denial, thats how i know about damage, i had no idea until 6 years into being pre and then a diabetic that there was damage done; you dont feel it it's very sneaky as you say, after taking metformine a few years i discovered where my nerves were damaged.. That frightened me as my BS was not so high to think damage could be done...
In the US you do have the advantage of a diabetes education class which is good,and if i was living there i certainly would go to one...

Everyone reacts differently to food..so its best if posible to test how food reacts on BS..

The low carb diet seems to help with keeping sugar counts down with alot of people.. But its not the same for everyone...It is best to be moderate with white carbs though.. they do tend to bring BS up quickly..
I do eat white potato's in moderation and i do eat bread, mostly dark brown all in moderation.. I also enjoy sweet potato's so i try with a low budget to eat a variety...
I love fruit and have difficulty to eat them in moderation.. that's where i get go off track alot, specially in the summer months..

When i first got on SP i did try the diabetes diet on the tracker for a few months 10 mnths, as well as i could as some foods were not easy to find here in holland, so i just put my food in and got the calculation from the whole day..
It had helped me alot, i lost some pounds and felt really good, peanut butter?? i learnt to appreciate through SP, eating almonds, walnuts etc, and it had a big impact as i felt mentally and physically different , better than before..
Then my daughters baby died in her belly at 8 months pregnant and i was devestated and its still ongoing a little so I'm having trouble to get back ontrack... and the stress its not helping my BS..But i still try every day....
I am fortunate though to have a natural low BP, so when its high for me its on a normal count, so no meds for me there..
My mother also was dying back in england, so had to rush over ther aswell which added more stress...
Well sorry Gayle and Libby i been going on about me, was'nt intended..
I am here to help Libby make the right decisions for the high BS..
What i have learned here on SP is that drinking enough water is so important for diabetes, and moving, even going up and down the stairs a few times a day is good.. a walk around the blok..also the daily chat here on daily sign in had helped me alot...

But Libby I advise to at least take the metformine while the BS is so high..It may be normal after the other issues are resolved..
Like my daughter had insuline during her pregnancy as soon as the baby was out she never had to use it again...
I agree with Gayle that it takes time to manage diabetes and taking baby steps each day.. also reading alot of articals from SP members and other news like mayo clinic, diabetes living, there is so much and i found this all since i found SP..Plus made some great friends along the way..

Goodluck Libby in your choices
Gayle great advice thankyou..
Tisha

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Hi Libby,

I've been a member of this board for quite a while but don't usually post. Today I saw the comment from Sweetisha and others about the struggles you are having. It does seem that you don't quite understand how all these different medical issues you have are actually working in synergy together to sabotage your efforts. Diabetes is a sneaky disease and it's the rare person who can assimilate all the habits a person needs to acquire to handle their diabetes.

Metformin is your first line of defense against Type 2 diabetes. It's been around for a very long time and many people take this medication. It assists you in handling the blood sugars which come from two main sources; carbs that you eat and the glucose produced by your own body. Eating fewer to no carbs will not solve your problem. You need vegetables and to learn which foods you may be most sensitive to. Bananas can be super-sensitive and you will have to eat a few and see how your blood sugar reacts. I sensitive to bananas as well as oatmeal. Both of these are healthy foods but I can only eat 1/2 of a small banana if I want to control my blood sugars.

Please consider asking your doctor to enroll you in a diabetes education class. Most insurances will cover the cost and you will learn so very much. You'll also be shown just how to manage your diet, which foods can be problematic, how to make menus as well as the appropriate amount of food you should have for your age, weight, and body type. This is the beginning of learning how to manage diabetes.

Use the metformin and when you know you can absolutely deal with your foods, exercise, other health issues, then your numbers will improve. You will then be able to consider if you can handle all of this without the metformin.

It's your life and this is my opinion and is how I had to deal with my diagnosis 14 years ago. I know what to do and how to manage it but I do get lazy. That's my current struggle and one I don't wish anyone else to have to deal with.

Good luck to you and don't despair. It takes time and sometimes just one step at a time to learn to manage diabetes.

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Libby,
Despite what you are going through with the stent question... YOUR B/G IS WAY TOO HIGH!!
You will get damage to your organs which will not be reversed if you do not take med's for it...
Believe me you do not want that..
(Not sure if the doctors are worried that you refused the metformine ??.. maybe thats why they want to do the test to save something for you)????

Take the metformine( it will bring your glucose down so the damage will be less) you can eventually get off it.. there are plenty people here on SP that have got off with a change of lifestyle and diet.. You can always ask questions on the forums here there are daily chats aswell...
Congrats for stop smoking etc, but open yourself now to realise the damage high blood sugar gives, can be devastating, and yours is way too high... I take 4 a day, but my sugar is not so high, the highest is what your lowest is, so really agree to the metformine please save your organs even your sexual organs can get damage( the nerves, sensitivity, no libido),
So Libby don't want to scare you but if you agree to the metformine maybe the doctors will back off a little..
You can ask anything you will always get an answer
Lots of success goodluck today with your decisions
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Hi,

thanks, yes I feel like I was doing well, stopped smoking, then got high blood pressure a year later. dealt with that, still kept on walking and trying to eat right, then got the blood clots in the left entire leg. Dealt with that and recovered and tried to eat even more healthy. Then just recently got the diabetes diagnose. Just don't get it. by the way I canceled having that last heart test, for now at least. I still welcome all thoughts.
Libby

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Despite the questions you presented with your stints, you have done so well!

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Hi George,
thanks for your reply. I have had high blood pressure for 3 years now. I got COPD back at the age of 36, I am now 47. The diabetes part just happened to me on OCT 30th, and they put me in the hospital to run tests. I had blockage ( the blood clots, last year, and they got successfully removed, they had me on coumadin for 6 months as a precaution. I came off of that Jan of this year.

My diet, I have been eating healthy for 5 years ( since I gave up smoking, my problem I was consuming too many carbs, even though they had been vegs, and fruits, and I was having bread with all my meals. I also use to take a multi vitamin, but the heart doctor said I should not trust any vitamins as that might have caused my clot ( I am not sure on that one even now)

I could not take off any weight before the blood clot procedure. However, once that got cleared up I lost 15 pounds alone while in the hospital. Over these last few months I was watching closer what I was eating, and managed to get my weight down from 260 to my current weight of 233.

However, now they say that I have diabetes, and the heart procedure they want to do combined is what is scaring me along with this new more lifestyle change I have to get use to.

See last year I had the stress test done, and had the dye put in me and went on to do a MRI, I moved during the procedure by accident, and he said an abnormality showed up on the test results, he also said they are not 100% reliable anyway, that was last year back in Nov.

Then they did a routine EKG while in the hospital this last time, and the heart doc said it came back abnormal. So he wanted to go into my heart arteries and inject dye and take pictures to rule any blockage out.

I was okay with that part, but then he said that I also had to agree to have a stent put in if he found any blockage ( that is the part I am scared about) It is like they were pressuring me to get it done while I was in the hospital and when I said I needed time to think about it, he said I will book the room just in case. Next morning I wanted to ask more questions, and the nurse said you will have to go down to the operation room and the doc will met you there to answer your questions. That was when he said I had to agree to getting a stent put in if a blockage was found or he would not do the test at all. So I said at that time, no I am not ready.

Okay so I got released from the hospital even though my B/G was back at 300, so I have only been home for 4 days, and his nurse called today to say they scheduled me for this same procedure and be at the hospital at 6 AM.

See after I backed out of having this test, all the staff and even the doctor kept coming into my room and saying I was going to leave the hospital and have a heart attack if I did not do this certain test? I just felt very over pressured. So I told the doctor, let me go home and think it over and I will call you with my answer by the end of the week. Was surprised that he took it upon himself to go ahead and book me in for the morning before even getting my answer? That is also what I am struggling with here.. and questioning the whole test now?

Mind you I done well never to have dye put in me, but with that Blood Clot hospital stay last year I went from no dye to having 5 different sets put in me.

On my COPD, I still go to my lung doctor, and he has said that my COPD is now almost gone, and I have what he classes as Asthma, I have not had any attacks in over 5 years.

I hope I have provided more information, and so hope members here can share their views on this.

Also still need much needed help with the numbers I am getting with this new diagnoses of diabetes. thanks

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Been diagnosed with both high blood pressure and diabetes. You have some blockages and have had COPD. Your diet has also been poor. You have a lot going on. Can't comment on that stent though.

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Hi I am new to just getting diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes. I had my first AC1 done and it showed me at 10.00 ( however, I had not realized that for that past 3 months I had been consuming a lot of carbs)

I did not even know that fruits and certain vegs were classed as carbs to which I was eating lot of. My B/G in the hospital got as high as 300 and as low as 175 when I was not eating.
They kept giving me a lot of mashed potatoes, and bread and pasta with each of my meals even though I was suppose to me on a diabetic diet, and 1,600 calories.
They wanted me to take the metformin, but I was not convinced that the AC1 are accurate considering that I had been eating what I thought was healthy. I use to weigh 260( actually could not lose any weight until the blood clot got removed from my leg and lung last year. However, oddly enough I am now down to 233 pounds.

Since I came home from the hospital a few days ago, I started to really examine each piece of food, and my numbers after a meal are staying at the following:
When I first wake up: B/G 173
After breakfast: B/G 238- 244
After Lunch: 204- 216
After Dinner: between 174-211

I am not eating any snacks, and I have started doing 5 minutes of walking after each meal, I am starting back slowly, as I have not done any walking for the past year since having surgery to remove blood clots from my entire left leg, and lung. I have however been doing bed exercises during this past year just not every day as I should have done.

Now the heart doctor wants to examine my arteries to check for blockage, and say's he would be very surprised not to find some in their that would possibly require a stent. Now he wanted to do this test while I was in the hospital, but I chickened out as it was too much news all at once to take in. I have seen me losing weight and even more so since paying closer attention to my diet and "carbs" He just called me and wants me to have this test done tomorrow morning. I am scared that he will put a stent in me that I may not need, based on my other health concerns, I have copd ( that is in remission since I stopped smoking 5 years ago, I no longer have to take any of the 6 meds for it)
I have high blood pressure, and I am taking meds for that and it seems to be under control with the meds.
I really want to try the diet changes first before committing to taking any drugs if that is possible. I also wanted to hold off on having this test done until I could shed some more weight and try eating certain foods that are suppose to help with clearing the arteries out?

Please can other members kindly respond and help me sort this out I have like 2 hours to either confirm to having this test in the Am or canceling it for now?

thanks every one. I will be here online waiting eagerly for replies back to help me.

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What a surprise. I would think your blood sugar levels would be much lower with exercise. Are you eating or drinking something that would bring this about. I know when I work out, my meds love exercise. My levels become significantly reduced with exercise.

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Hello everyone. I have a questions. Been doing good with my type 2 for a while until the last couple of weeks. I have been trying to work out more, but my eating hasn't really changed. When I come home from work in the evening my sugar would be in the 70s Now when I come home from work it's in the 100s not bad but still a big jump from what it used to be. My friend thinks I need to eat more since I'm working out more. Does any one agree. I'm terrible with food. It's something I really struggle with.
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Have high blood pressure and Diabetes2. Taking meds for both. 1750 mgs of Metformin.

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BABCIATEA: Are you waiting the 2 hours after your meal to check your BS?

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today after lunch of 1/2 small banana 45 grm whole wheat flat bread 1 1/2 T peanutbutter sugar was 170 . Can't understand this. I amgoing to try to keep carbs below 30 gms per meal.

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Hello I have had type two for a couple of years and recently increased from 500 to 1000 metformin due to increase of A1C fro 6.5 ish to over 7.Yesterday I tried a vegetarian dinner meal of a butternut stew well within appropriate range for the meal pp bs was 195 and today after a lunch of a small sub sndwich I am 221. I am wondering if I need to cut carbs down further than usual ranges

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Hi there! I'm new to this whole diabetic issue. I have not been diagnosed with it yet, but if I don't get things under control...I will be considered diabetic. So I'm a newbie at this. Any help you can give would be awesome. My last blood sugar test was 150. Doctor says he wants it below 125. Trying to figure out the things to avoid. By reading some of the posts already, I've got a few ideas.
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Let me tell you my best advise is to get on the bandwagon now with managing your sugars with your diet. I wish someone had given me this advise. I have had type 2 diabeties for about 6 yrs now. Once they start putting you on medication it's all down hill. They put you on medication that makes you gain weight and then they tell you to diet and exercise. Exercise is important, even if you just walk 30 mins a day it will help tremendously. I read in a book once that eating a 1/2 baked pototoe is equivilant to scooping out the potatoe and filling the shell with sugar. That is how that potatoe brakes down in your body as sugar. So if you can cut the white potatoes out, stick with sweet potatoes. Try some of the multi grain pasta's, better than white pasta and eat lots of veggies. You can have reg. pasa and potatoes every now and then but for the most part they're gone. If you just cut these few things down in your diet and try to work in some exercise you should be ok.

I really do wish someone had told me this so I hope it helps you. I'm now on medications and insulin (which i don't even take anymore) and feel horrible. I struggle to loose a lb and try to keep active but it is difficult. Hang in there and just read some books on it and you should be fine.

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Good morning

Would like to join in with this group as I have recently been advised by my doc that my blood sugar is on the verge of being diagnosed as being diabetic. My BS has been normal until just recently. The last two tests have been over 100 (105-126). My next test is in Feb. He has advised me to give up white potatoes, pasta, bread, rice, cereals, sweets. I have been taking my BS on a daily basis and I do not like what I see. I am scared. Diabetes runs rampant in my father's family. I searched out for a support group and found you all. I don't know where to begin and need some help and advice. All I can think of right now is a life of eating fruits, veggies, meat. Any suggestons would be deeply appreciated.

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PDANNYK, emoticon for your comments and suggestions. I am happy to report my FBS as been in the 100s every day since this one crazy day. I record everything I eat and the time of day I eat and go to bed. I can't seem to explain why it would have gone so high on that one day. Perhaps, I didn't get the strip in the meter correctly. I see my doctor in Jan. Looking forward to discussing with him.

I'm researching the "ph diet" and I am a firm believer in God's grace and healing power. So good to see your health improving in so many ways. emoticon

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Paulla, I went thru the motions for 15 yrs untill the chrisis of my wifes lung cancer and hopeing for a cure I went on the lifestyle changeing diet I commeneted about. Proir to this, I lost weight, exercised but still had little control over my diabetes. As soon as I started this diet I saw and felt the difference in my health. This woke me up to the fact that "hey, You can beat this maybe". The more I read and studied the more I became convinced I could turn not only my diabetes around but my blood pressure dropped to normal, my cholestrol went down and this realy excited me! All it took was the people who authored these books support on facebook to make me realize that I was not the only one who had problems that mainstream medicine could only give me pills for as a crutch when there are ways to beat all these health problems using alternative medicines method of a healthy alkaline diet to cure ALL my health problems. I am now off all meds for all my health problems. Last week my A1c was 6.3, my b/p was 100/65, my cholesterol was 145, all without medications or insulin. I ma not cured cause if I do not eat right my FBS goes higher than a normal persons would so I gotta eat right. But, That still beats the cost of meds and insulin and poor health!.

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I am very confused this morning. My FBS has been running 122, 124, 128, then TODAY 411 emoticon What happened? Can one day of too many carbs really cause it to go this HIGH?

I'm looking at this as a SIGN!! emoticon I think I have been just going through the motions NOT taking this as seriously as needed. I will be calling my doctor tomorrow if the AM results do not improve.

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Sugarsmom2: I attribute ALL my sucess on 2 things.
First is the fact that I changed my lifestyle of eating. I researched and read 3 books on a "Diet" (they like to call it a lifestyle of eating cause they truely state, DIETS DON"T WORK,) called the PH diet. I joined a couple of groups on facebook that helped me stay on and further learn this diet One of the authors also conversed with me via email to help me.
2nd, I prayed for the fortitude to stick out and learn all I could about healthy living (and i think this prayer was answered).
As I said, I used to eat what health nuts like me call the SAD (sad American diet) and leaned on the doctors advice that I would be on meds the rest of my life cause I was genetically prone to diabetes since most of my family was diabetic. I treated my body just like most people not knowing that I could help myself by changing my lifestyle. 3 yrs ago I weighed in at 240lbs with a 42 (tight) waistline. I "dieted" for 2 years and got down to 189lbs. Tthen I started the ph lifestyle.I am now 156lbs with a 32-34"" waist! (my high school weight)
The real challange was believing in the diet, but I am glad I stuck with it. The more i read and learned why this works the more confident I was and am! I AM going to cure this diabetes thing!
I eat right, walk 1 mile @ day, bowl 3-4 times a week and go to the Gym twice a week for a 15 minute simple core muscle building routine!

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that is just great pdannyk. to take no meds. and to have that low a reading . great job . tell us your secrets .

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Makes perfect sense. THANKS

I will go for my first A1C in 2 weeks. We should know more by then.

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You may have a genetic disposed to having high tri's ( all my sisters have it) but you can overcome this with diet. As I said, I was told this in 1994 and accepted the fact that I would take chemicals to counter this high Tri's for the rest of my life. I now take NO meds and my Tri's last check 1 week ago were 61.AND, I am takeing No meds, just changed my lifestyle of eating!

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Tx, wait untill you get your A1C back. Ir will tell you just how diabetic you are. Then the next step is to get your doctoer to get you to a nutritionist that specializes in a diabetic diet. If they now have you on a 700 cal diet thats not enough calories to get proper nutrition.! If your A1C is over 6.2 you for sure need to lose weight. And remember, diets do not work!!!! A change of eating lifestyle is needed or when you stop or relax the "diet" , you will go back to gainiing weight and losing health! Change your lifestyle of eating, don't diet! Make sense???

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Hello Folks,
New here. I've recently been diagnosed T2 Diabetes. I've been placed on a very strict 700 calorie liquid diet and one low calorie/low carb meal a day. I'm not on meds and trying to drop the weight so I do not have to be. Here's my issue. I have not been taught the ups and downs of my BG levels. I printed out a little chart I keep with my "go bag" and check my levels each morning and sometimes throughout the day. I chart EVERYTHING here! I have not had my A1C test yet, will be test in two weeks.

My new lifestyle is going pretty good, the weight is coming off, I'm exercising but i'm also human. Last evening I had a moment of weakness, I saw the Doritos bag in the pantry, I smelled them........and there I was...just had to have 1......then another... and so on until I'd had about 10 or 12 chips. Then I prepared my evening meal and within 30 minutes of eating, I was OUT! Sound asleep on the couch. When I woke 2 hours later I felt pretty groggy still and checked my BG and it was 147. I went on to bed. This morning it was 143 upon waking but after I began moving around and came to work, it had dropped to 114. Is this normal? Is this the curse of the Doritos? I have a lot of questions and do not quite grasp the whole concept of my blood sugar, but I do know that Doritos are no longer my buddy. emoticon

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Thank you for your responses, they are appreciated. I must say however, Genetics isn't a cop-out it's a reality to me...all my family have it...even my daughter.My daughter BTW is a vegetarian. ... doesn't even drink milk! I am on 1200 calories per day and exercise at gym 5-6 times a week, eat lots of veggies & fruit. My a1c in Jan was 4.5, my current cholesterol is 214 and everything else was fine. My arteries are clear no problems.

Everyone is different and men can lose weight a heck of a lot easier than women. My husband went from 38 to 32 at the same time I was exercising along side of him at the same intensity...I made muscle but didn't lose weight! I am controlling with diet & exercise and I have never been on a diabetic medication.


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My doctor when I was diagnosed w/ diabetes said that tri's were caused by genetics in some people. Mine were in the thousand range. Today after changing my eating my tri's were 56 this checkup! My Chol. used to be in the low 300's and now are 156 with an abundance of HDL! Don't let genetics be a copout though! I used to take 2 gemfibrozil @ day and now take none, simply for diet change! There is a formula for figuring true total chol. it is LDL + HDL+ trigs (divided by 5) = total chol.

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I have always had hig trigs...its genetic...my last a1c was 4.5 and my cholesterol is just 14 points above the range they want you to have them in.

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Pardon my spelling, my Kindle fire changes spelling and adds letters here and there. sorry!!!


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My Dr. also made the reccomendation to take chromium piccolate and it helped. I stopped one time and as 30 days w/o it approached my sugars started up again. Chromium is usually defficient in diabetics according to him. I know it helped me.
You are way to high in chlor. and trig's though!!! You need to change your diet like I did. I never believed much in a strict diet but. I changed my entire lifestyle of eating and I am now off insulin, off my b/P pills, off my trigy. pills and am only taqkeing 500 mg metdfromin before dinner. Google the Ph Diet or go to http://rense.com/1.mpicons/acidalka.htm and read about it. If you want to bad enough you can get complete control of it. My A1C was 7.5+ a tyear ago and is 6.1 now. I went from a 38" waiste to a 32" waiste with this diet and exercise. There are many books out oon this diet also.

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Morning! you know about using chromium Dr recommended it for me controlling with diet & exercise? my cholesterol was 214 fbs 113 and trigs 555 but for the past 3 months running 130-140+ for fbs




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Thanks for the advice. I am gonna try the snack at night and see what happens. I have been light headed too when my BS is in the low 100's. Seems if it is normal I feel bad like when it is too low. I hope my body is just adjusting and this will soon pass

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if my blood sugar is low enough that I might get too low at nite I usually have a serving of a fresh fruit with a small glass 4 oz of almond milk with whey protein in it or a tbs. of almond butter with the fruit. That way the blood sugar doesn't spike but will not go down as much. during the nite either. Try this but let your body tell you if it is right for you.
I do not know if this is right but that is how I handle it. I also check my blood sugar in the middle of the night if I get a potty call. Mine goes down to about 65-75 sometimes but that is not too low for me! When my diabetes was not under control though 100 seemed low and I felt light headed. I think the body acclimates itself to high blood sugars and also when you have it under control it does the same thing. 75 doesn't make me light headed like it used to. Anyone else find this true?

I used to eat saltines with almond butter but I found that made my am readings higher. Fruit doesn't seem to do it. Must be the starches in the saltines or something.

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I've learned that when I am high in the morning, I have bottomed out during the night. I need to have something before bed for keeping me from bottoming out.

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I have found a way to keep my blood sugars level that works real well for me. I try to eat somethig high-protein or a good fat like nuts or seeds and nut butters 3 hrs prior to going to bed and this helped lower my AM blood sugar. I have been on a diet called the Alkaline diet and have changed my lifestyle of eating. I have gone from 2000mg of metformin( max daily dosage allowed) and 28 units of Lantus and an A1c of over near 8 to now when I take 1- 500mg of metformin and 6 units of Lantus a day with my last A1c of 6.3. . My blood sugars are near 100 in the Am and never above 130 after meals IF I follow my diet. I have lost 18lb all since I started around the first of Nov. 2011!. I hope to cure myself and be off all meds soon If The Good Lord is willing!!!
My IM Dr. cannot believe the change in me. All my blood profile levels are great for the first time since I was diagnosed in 1995!
I add protein like Almond butter or whey powder or seeds to my lunch and PM snack to keep my daily totals at a 50% carbs, 30% fat, and 20% protein! This protein and good fats are essential in keeping ones blood sugars normal. Track your foods on here and try to keep your nutrient levels at these levels adding protein and see if it helps you!! My insulin resistance is decreasing daily as I am virtually never above normal. I didn't believe them when they told me this would happen when I started eating alkaline..

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My morning BS has been running in the 130's and today 140. I have come off my Metformin. As long as I eat right it is normal during the day but is still high in the morning. Any suggestions on how to keep it stable for the AM?



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that's good news I am a diabetic and i really can't keep my blood sugar under control i only use insulin and i do zumba three times a week.Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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CNICHOLES..

Your sugar count is stil very high!!!!

You should be around 108 to be fairly safe without med's..

I'm not sure its the meds that affected you maybe the stress of it all..
Stress is a no go when you have high sugar.. I had stress for 2 years due to other problems and my sugar was always around 198 and 300.. so i would call your doc just to be safe.. you may damage your heart or nervous system..

My doc and nurse talked to me for months, sent me letters and called me randomly into the surgery, made 3 appointments in the week first thing in the morning to test my blood, trying to explain these things to me and i didnot really understand,I was like you kindof in denial thinking it will get beter,...
I was not that high then only around 109 to 115 to 117.. because of all the commotion i got to thinking these guys are so concerned maybe i'm missing something, maybe it is must be life threatening, so i gave in, and they started me on the med's.. My sugar was already going up slightly each month and the med's did not bring my sugar down much i had to go from 1 to 2 in a very short time.. I'm now on 5 which was partly due to the stress i had.. and not changing my food and drink etc eating 3x a day instead of 5....

You can always stop the med's later but to avoid other complications i would seriously not do that..
2 a day is not much for your high count.. my count is 115 to 133 these days and i take 5 a day..

Since im on SP with all the info they send and links to other sites & info i have read & learnt about the effect high blood sugar can have, and i've already had a few strokes that i never realized and my nervous system has been slightly affected .. and i was not as high as you when i started med's.. so i think you should take it a bit more serious.. i know how you see it i was there it took me months to get started on med's.. luckily i had a doc & nurse who didnot want me to get too many complications and were there for me..
I hope you will try to look into the other complications high sugar creates and what the med's do to help prevent that.. here is a link for you.. there is an intro from a talking lady when she's done you can scroll down and do some reading on all kinds of subjects..

DiabetesCare.Net
I hope yhis helps you..
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Thanks ladies. I've been testing and my #s are still going down even though i'm not taking the meds. They are high ....between 150 and 180 but they were even higher when I was on the medicine. I'm gonna stick to my plan of eating very low carbs, drinking lots of water and talking to my Doctor on monday. Maybe the extended release is the way to go but if my #s keep going down then why even bother with the meds?

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CNICHOLES Please dont stop the med's metformine makes you sick the first month then it gets beter.. but if you dont take your med you can get other organ complications!!!!

When my sugar went up my doc prescribed more i use 2 in the morning 1 for lunch 1 for dinner & 1 just before sleep..

if your count do'nt go down a little before you see your doc you cld call the surgery & ask if it would be ok to take an xtra 1 before sleeping
Tisha

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Good luck CNICHOLE518 emoticon . You are definitely not alone. I'm frustrated every other day with this and it's been 4 years. Just when you think you have it figured out, it goes all screwy again.

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Thank you! The frustrating part is that I was diagnosed at an urgent care center. They faxed the bloodwork,etc to my doctors office, I followed up with my Drs office and made an appointment and they were able to "squeeze" me in THREE WEEKS LATER. So...i'm still waiting for my 1st appointment with my GP which will be on Monday.I guess I will wait til monday and talk to him then. Maybe the extended release is the way to go.

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I agree, call your doctor. When I took metfromin only, it didn't seem to work at all for me. My numbers were still in the 200s. He switched to the extended release ones and now I take 3 in the morning. 4 made me sick, but sugar was still not low enough so then he gave me actos.

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Go back to your doctor and tell him/her what is happening. You may not be able to take metformin. Ask to try metformin extended release. You may also need another medication to make your body produce more insulin. You may not need this after you have had surgery and recovered from it.

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Ok. I'm at my wits end. I'be been on Metformin for 3 weeks now. I take 500mg 2x a day. I have been drinking water like a fish, watching what i eat, Ive cut back on my carbs BIIIIIGGGGG time and the lowest i got my FBS to go was to 150. Now, for no reason at all its slowly creeping back up. Yesterday it was 180, this AM its at 188. I'm doing everything by the book and I dont understand why this is happening! I went for two walks so far this week. Each was an hour long...i dont know what else to do. I wanted to go for a walk yesterday but my back was hurting so bad it took everything i had just to finish my 8 hours at work and go home. I have herniated disks in my back and I need surgery. I actually have an appointment with a neurosurgeon on 5/16. I just dont know what to do. I'm doing cardio whenever i can (usually 2-3x per week)
The metformin is STILL making me sick. Yesterday was awful so today i'm not taking my metformin just to see what it does to my FBS.
Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Foxstar that cld be my problem aswell.. woww why does the liver do that i thought the meds control it??
I usually have yogurt with berries or grapes and sometimes 1 or 2 walnuts in the evening.. is that not good enough??.. you say dont forget the protein.. but what is the best protein before sleeping and how much??
I have started eating or a little cheese or piece of sandwich meat with my apple snack during the day.. but Im the same as MRSLP06.. my sugar goes up & down usually on the high's all day....
I try not to stress as i know that has an averse effect.....
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I'll try a snack and hope that helps thanks emoticon Is it normal to just start getting higher all of a sudden like that, because the past 10months its been no higher than 115.

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Your liver is dumping sugar into your bloodstream when you sleep. You need a small snack before bed. About 15 grams of carbs and some protein. Don't forget the protein. That should help your morning numbers. If you are having problems during the day try lowering the number of carbs you eat. Start with bread, pasta and rice if you eat any.

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Hi Tisha, Thanks for the response! It's great knowing I'm not alone. Yeah the Actos is for my surgar too. I do take a cholesterol med too but that hasn't changed in the couple of years that I've had this. I'm doing ok with that right now.

I talk to my doctor next month. I really just hope my meter is bad. I don't understand how one day my sugar is just consistantly high all of a sudden. I work out after Dinner since it's when I eat the most carbs. And I'll be honest I'm not getting up any early to do it before work (at least right now). So after 40min on the stationary bike my sugar was 122 and went to bed. Then this morning my FBS was 139. I can't tell you how many times I just want to give up and say screw it. I've been diagnosed about 4 years ago and only feel like I've had it under control last year until now. I just don't understand. I wish it was as simple as eat this and not that and be done with it.

How much does stress really affect your number?

I do try to eat around 45carbs for each meal. I'm trying to track my food on SP too. So far it's easy to do breakfast and lunch because I'm at work and on the computer all day but when I get home I slack with entering the food. I will check out that Leslie Sanson on youtube too. I just bought a kettlebell and I'm excited to start with that too.

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MRSLP06..Hiya I'm pretty much with you there.. only my doc puts me on 5 a day..
last month my 3 month check was beter than its been in a year but still he wont take me off 5 a day... i have to go another 3 months if its a little beter he might!!! reduce the tabs...
I'm strugling to try to get my diet correct here on SP .. i have alot of problems to get the righjt balace.. usually the carbs are on the higher side of the track and the protein, fat & caloties under the lower ..i've started eating nuts but it only sometimes helps a little..
Aother member has suggested that i go really low carbs or zero carbs for a while.. which i will plan to do.. when my pantry is empty again.. another week or 2..
I do know that if I'm stressed my count goes higher and if thats been ongoing i discuss that with my doc and has taken that into consideration.. freaking can cause stress...walking helps with stress... I like a cup of tea preferably with milk when I'm stressed
I've started to do the Leslie Sansone walk away the miles on youtube.. she has a few and i do the slow ones when I'm stressed...
What is the Actos?? and is it also for the sugar??
sorry i can't help you much but let you know you are not alone.. I've just recently been able to test and I'm really shocked at my high numbers...
feel free to ask anything..
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Hi guys, don't normally post but I'm kinda freaking out. For almost a year I've had the BS under control. It's been between 97-115 for FBS and after meals under 150. Last two weeks my sugar as been higher than normal FBS at 120-145 and after meals 198. I try to do almost every day at least 30min on my stationary bike. My eating habits although not great haven't changed. I tried a new battery in my meter and new pack of stripes and still higher than it's been.

Is it high cause im freaking out before I test my finger? I have been trying to exercise more, do I need to eat more? Do I need a med change?

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3 metaformin 1500mg total
1 actos 15mg

I don't want to change my meds... I'm doing my best to at least get off the Actos.
I see my doctor in june
last AIC in January was 6.1

Nothing has changed except riding my bike longer. Anyone know having any suggestions?
I know part of my issue is I want "normal numbers" not the diabetic numbers I'm getting.

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Hi guys, don't normally post but I'm kinda freaking out. For almost a year I've had the BS under control. It's been between 97-115 for FBS and after meals under 150. Last two weeks my sugar as been higher than normal FBS at 120-145 and after meals 198. I try to do almost every day at least 30min on my stationary bike. My eating habits although not great haven't changed. I tried a new battery in my meter and new pack of stripes and still higher than it's been.

Is it high cause im freaking out before I test my finger? I have been trying to exercise more, do I need to eat more? Do I need a med change?

medicine is
3 metaformin 1500mg total
1 actos 15mg

I don't want to change my meds... I'm doing my best to at least get off the Actos.
I see my doctor in june
last AIC in January was 6.1

Nothing has changed except riding my bike longer. Anyone know having any suggestions?
I know part of my issue is I want "normal numbers" not the diabetic numbers I'm getting.

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