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12/28/14 9:16 P

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I usually just test once in the morning, unless I am eatting something unusal then I test it 2 hours after it. Haven't heard of peppermint tea helping before.. have to try it.

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12/11/14 9:39 A

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Just curious - how many times a day do you monitor your blood sugar. I started out at about 5 times a day, then went to 3, now most days it is just in the morning. I am thinking now that I should do it more. I am thinking 2 hours after breakfast and maybe before bed.
I am also trying some of the spices that they say help control blood sugar. I have cinnamon in my coffee in the morning and I am using turmeric in my eggs. I do not see much difference. But drinking peppermint tea in the evening does seem to help.

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12/10/14 2:05 P

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Taking a peek here, hi everyone. Doing pretty good with dietary control lately, hope it stays that way and certainly am losing weight.

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11/29/14 7:53 P

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I use almond butter too. A Tbsp. works for me. It has protein, fat, carb. All good. Good fats are needed for carbs to be metabolized.

Yes, the nuked apple and cinnamon is good w/a few walnuts too!



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11/29/14 7:13 P

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Crazydog - thanks for the idea about a carb with a fat at night. I had not tried that. What are some of the things you use? I was thinking of almond butter or walnut butter since I have peanut allergy people living in the house. Totally agree with you about the exercise. I cannot stand, but can certainly use weights and resistance bands. Love the info about berries and bananas (know about berries, but not about the slightly green bananas)

FancyQ - you made me laugh with your comment about "eat until you bust" that used to be how I knew it was time to stop. I am finally learning some portion control. It is still a problem.

I would like to try the nuked apples and cinn. with a few walnuts.

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11/29/14 4:40 P

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Yes, I microwave apples once in awhile, too and they're delicious w/cinnamon!!

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11/29/14 4:06 P

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I usually have berries, maybe a banana once in a while (particularly for potassium, too), once in a while orange or Cutie, and apple. I just don't do that too much. Usually have to cook my apples to get them soft, so will put cinnamon on them. Sometimes during the summer some melon. If I eat too much fruit it will hit my IBS, so I have to limit them anyway.

I didn't know that about resistant starch.



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11/29/14 3:50 P

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Ah. I am very conscious of the fruit I eat, because it IS a form of sugar (obviously, fructose). It's not bad for you, but if your over-do it, it DOES raise the blood sugar!

Berries are the best to eat. Bananas that are just slightly green, too, are better than the fully yellow ones. They form a resistant starch, so the blood sugar has a smooth rise and fall.

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11/29/14 2:54 P

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I would like to follow this, too. I have been mostly trying to stick with 50-75 g of carbs per day. (doesn't always work) The list I got from my doctor says I can eat meat, eggs, vegetables and fruit (all you can eat), then daily allowed milk and dairy, nuts, oils, seeds, beans, lentils (last two I can't have, though, for other reasons). Avoid or eliminate all grains, white potatoes, sweet drinks, sugar. She has a lot of patients with diabetes and said that seems to work for most of them. I usually don't eat a lot of fruit and my all-you-can-eat doesn't usually turn out to be all that much. I don't think she means to eat until you bust (like I have before)

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11/29/14 1:57 P

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at times mine has been as low as 35 . i feel sick and dizzy when this happens . other times it is as high as 400 +, i am so tired of fighting myself .

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11/29/14 11:29 A

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Exercising consistently, daily is crucial.

I do find that it is necessary to have a carb with a fat @ suppertime otherwise my blood sugar starts to dip overnight and the liver releases glycogen, causing a rise in the blood sugar.

I find that when needed, breaking exercise up into 10 minute increments is doable. I also find that standing while on the computer, at least for a little while helps.

I do not sit down and watch TV. I am either doing my resistance band, hand weights or the stability ball. That's what works for me.

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JUSTME9898's Photo JUSTME9898 Posts: 2,975
11/29/14 11:01 A

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At the moment I am controlling my T2 diabetes with exercise and diet. I have blood sugar spikes and then other times my BS is great. I am trying to develop a sensible way of evaluating my present routines and working to improve them. I would like to avoid medication for as long as possible. My A1C has gone from 6.5 to 5.9 to 6.0 and last was 6.3.
I am finding that I need to go very low carb in the morning, but dinner must have some carbs and I seem to do better if I have a carby snack after dinner.

I am very interested in what routines have worked for you.

I have a very hard time exercising and would be interested in how you fit movement into your day.

What do you do when you have a blood sugar spike?

I have NEVER been hypoglycemic. The lowest my BS has ever been is 95.

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