Hi meliskiss, welcome over here to our little corner. Thank goodness your fiance got medical attention because those numbers are extremely high. With the meds he's on, his blood sugar should continue to be coming down. If he feels "funny" at times (like shakey or dizzy) it might be because his body isn't used to the lower blood sugar numbers but he'll be fine. He needs to get down to the low 100's. Diabetics benefit from a diet lower in carbs because carbs are what keeps our blood sugar high. Added to that would be: carrying around too much weight and not engaging in regular exercise. If you google "low carb diets", you'll come up with lots of different plans. Independently, you could just go by the glycemic index and choose food that's on the low side, with an index lower than 50. Or, he could try the South Beach Diet plan. Also, Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Diet Book or The Insulin Resistance Diet. These two books are different in their approach: Bernstein is strictly low carb and the insulin resistance diet pairs food (like proteins with carbs). He'll have to experiment to see which approach works best for him. The best "diet" is one which we can actually stick to and controls the blood sugar. So, he needs to read up on all this. Basically, stay away from starches like bread, potatoes, rice, cereals, sugar. Eat more vegetables with a piece of meat/chicken/fish and salad. And.... encourage him to join HealingWell, so he can come here and talk to us, too!
Post Edited (LanieG) : 9/2/2008 2:44:53 PM (GMT-6)
Thanks for your replies, I'll check those books out, and have him check them out.
Lanie - Were you ever on any meds? I was hoping he was going to be lucky and able to control his with diet & exercise but tomorrow they are supposed to be upping his insulin dose since he's not getting down to the normal range fast enough. We were told the insulin is temporary but I've read conflicting info that says once you're on it, you become dependent. Besdies not wanting to be dependent, it's also a huge cost to him.