will nutra sweet raise my sugar or whole grain bread

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captnemo
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   Posted 1/27/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
will food with nutra sweet raise my sugar,  like sugar free cookies. Is it okay to have brown rice or whole grain bread. What do you eat if are hungry during the day or bored.
 
At night I was having a milky way, ice ream, and a drakes cake all in one night. I would eat dinner at 8pm consisting of  corn or baked beans with hamberger or having pizza or chineese food or roast turkey with brown gravy or chicken with stove top stuffing or eggs and a bagel with swiss cheese.
 
When  I get upset I eat food  My reflux does not help me. Even If my blood sugar test is normal this week I will now change my ways. I will only drink soda, hot chcolate with nutra sweet, or drink crystal light and try to use the gym.
 
(I know you meant to write "grain bread" in the subject line not "brain" - I changed it.)

Post Edited By Moderator (LanieG) : 1/27/2008 4:12:37 PM (GMT-7)


LanieG
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   Posted 1/27/2008 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Captnemo, all the food you're describing is full of carbohydrates.  If you aren't overweight and if you aren't having problems with high blood sugar and if diabetes doesn't run in your family, then you can stop reading right here.  However, if any of these conditions pertain to you, then read on.  As I said in the other post, you have to cut down on the carbs.  Sugar-free cookies and cakes have flour.  Flour is a carbohydrate and will raise your blood sugar.  Bread, even whole grain, will have some effect on blood sugar depending on the person and depending on what you eat with it.  Brown rice is a carb.  Candy bars, Drakes Cakes, corn and beans, gravy and stuffing - all carbs.  They will raise your blood sugar.  If you eat a decent dinner with a piece of chicken (any meat or fish) and a couple of vegetables, some slices of cucumber, a couple of radishes, olives or a small salad, you will do a lot better with the the blood sugar and you won't feel bored and hungry later on at night.  There are wonder ways to eat on a low-carb diet.  Please read through our posts from the past that talk about food.  Also, if you overdo the artificial sweeteners, like Nutrasweet, you might still have a rise in blood sugar.  How do you know if your blood sugar is normal or not?  Do you have a blood sugar monitor?

Lanie
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captnemo
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   Posted 1/27/2008 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I dont have a monitor. I took a fasting blood sugar test and will know my results monday. MY doctor said that my sugar should not be 168mg 1 hr after having a large sugar breakfast of cake and coffee and a muffin top even earlier. Other people say It could just be a sugar spike so I dont know what to beleive.
  
Can I cut down on my sugar instead of elimating it. If I have to take pills. I am over weight about 35 lbs, nobody had diabetis in my family but may have over taxed my pancreas with all the sugar in the past months. 

Post Edited (captnemo) : 1/27/2008 4:04:22 PM (GMT-7)


LanieG
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   Posted 1/27/2008 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
When you took the fasting blood sugar test, was it in the morning after not eating for about 8 hours?  You hate vegetables?  All of them?
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captnemo
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   Posted 1/27/2008 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I took the blood test 11:30 am. I had not eaten in about 9 1/2 hours except drank water and also brushed my teeth with colgate whitening tooth paste about 1 1/2 hours before taking test. I did not swallow any toothpaste.  I also have not been drinking a lot of fluids lately so i hope I was not dehyradited 

I like carrots, peas, corn, lettuce, string beans beans, and that is about it

Post Edited (captnemo) : 1/27/2008 4:06:34 PM (GMT-7)


LanieG
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   Posted 1/27/2008 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok.  Good luck on the fasting test.  Carrots, peas and corn have a lot of carbs compared to other vegetables.  Eat them in moderation.  Stay away from potatoes, too.  If your blood test is normal, that's great.  Still, I think you're overloading yourself with all those carbs.  If you boost up the protein (meats, chicken..), you'll feel fuller longer and you won't have a need to binge on sugary food later in the evening. 

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captnemo
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   Posted 1/27/2008 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the advice and I really appreciate it. I will now cut down on my carbs now. My wife tells me this too. I know you are not a doctor but if I am pre diabetic or my test is marginally high would pills help. Could cutting my carbs plus exercise supercede pills. How do pills work vs insulin.
 
MY best friend takes inslin but he ia really overweight and his wife uses the pump. What stage are you in.

Post Edited (captnemo) : 1/27/2008 4:27:44 PM (GMT-7)


LanieG
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   Posted 1/27/2008 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
It's possible for some people to control their blood sugar by diet and exercise alone.  If you don't have a blood sugar monitor, I don't know how you'd know how well you'd be doing that though.  The fact that you did have 168 shows that you're not processing carbohydrates normally and you could do well to cut down on carbs in your diet.  I think you should start with a visit to your doctor so he or she knows what's going on.  Only doctors can assess the need for medication.  Otherwise, if this is something you're doing by yourself, it wouldn't hurt to get onto a new eating plan (Your wife is right) and start a regular exercise plan.  The bottom line is stop eating those sugary things.  eyes
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sjkly
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   Posted 1/27/2008 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Only your doctor can decide on medication but yes, for many people who are pre diabetic changing their diet and adding some exersize will bring sugar levels back to normal.

LanieG
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   Posted 1/27/2008 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
If your pancreas is not producing insulin or not enough insulin, the doctor would put you on insulin.  There are other drugs that are prescribed first that help your body work with the insulin you produce.  These help keep your blood sugar in more normal levels as long as you're still producing insulin.  You might be insulin resistant, meaning the insulin can't get into the cells when needed, so some medication is prescribed to facilitate that.  Sometimes you can control your blood sugar yourself by diet and exercise but that means severely cutting back on carbs.  That's the point where I am now but I also monitor my blood sugar every day because I have a blood glucose monitor (in fact, I have three).  I see the doctor every 6 months at which time the lab runs blood tests.  This is how I know where my blood sugar is.  I believe your primary physician should know what's going on with the tests you're taking.  This is just my opinion but I'm not a doctor.
Lanie
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