Doc has put me on gliclazide cus of high bs

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Diligent
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   Posted 4/5/2010 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   
confused i to all,
 
Doc has put me on gliclazide cus of high blood sugar when he tested 25/3 it was 17.6 he said this should bring it down x 2 per day but is only bring bs down by 2 points so what do i do go back on the 12th of april help if still same what happens next then id like to know incase it is the same.
 
i am still really thirst. hungary. tired. going for a wee 4 times per night. drinking loadz of ice cold drinks what do i do next please some info would be nice am really busy trying to decorate in the midst of all this and have an unruly teenager to contend with so can see why my bs is high????????
 
 
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LanieG
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   Posted 4/5/2010 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi diligent, well, I'm tempted to say unruly teenagers cause high blood sugar but I'll just say that stress can do that in some people.  (I survived two teenagers and we're all still alive and talking, so there's hope.  tongue )  I can only put in a couple of ideas here besides the stress, which may or may not be causing the blood sugar rise: diet and the time factor allowing the medication to work.  What are you eating?
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Diligent
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   Posted 4/5/2010 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been eating weetabix pasta dishes fish and chips milkshakes smoothies yogurt sandwhiches kfc cassarole lucozade lemonade anything easy cus have a lot on decorating uruly teenager (last one of five) boys re worse than girls easy.
 
Oh yeah so i could be stressed but who wouldnt be in my situation ??? Which gives me less time to think about myself cause im always thinking about other people instead of myself.
 
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LanieG
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   Posted 4/5/2010 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
This is what strikes me about what you're eating: too many carbs! No wonder your blood sugar is so high! shocked Weeabix, pasta, chips, milkshakes, smoothies, sandwiches, KFC and maybe the Lucozade. They're full of carbs which are driving your blood sugar high. If you change these for food with fewer carbs, you'll see an immediate lowering of the blood sugar. I mean immediate. Eat more vegetables and salad-type food, chicken without the breaded covering, lettuce wraps instead of sandwiches made with bread, fresh fruit with no added sugar, nuts instead of chips. Eliminate high starch (white) food from your list and start eating more natural food and you'll have much lower blood sugar despite the teenager! It has worked for me and I'm sure you'll find it works for you, too!

(Lanie, I put in some words you forgot... I believe you think faster than you can type turn)

Post Edited By Moderator (Jeannie143) : 4/5/2010 11:13:13 AM (GMT-6)


Jeannie143
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   Posted 4/5/2010 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Diligent,
Foods usually fall into one of three categories. Protein like meats, fish, eggs and cheese, Fats like butter, olive oil and nuts, and Starches or Carbs (short for carbohydrates) such as sugar, sodas, milk, breads, baked goods, pastas, cereals, potatoes, rice, corn and other grain products and fruits.

You need some protein every day to replace worn out muscle and organ cells. A small amount of fat helps satisfy hunger, is necessary for some vitamins to be absorbed and helps keep your skin smooth and not dry. Some of the best ones are also good for your heart and they are generally fats from plants such as olive oil and olives, avocado and nuts as well as nut butters like peanut butter. Animal fats (butter, icecream, lard, bacon) are high in cholesterol but may be used in very small amounts for treats or to help a food plan taste better.

If you have a lot of extra stored body fat right now you don't need to eat many carbohydrates because the fat can be turned into glucose (blood sugar) for your body to use. Instead of cereal and milk for breakfast (These are both classified as carbs.) you could have an egg and a piece of fruit. For lunch the bread on your sandwich can be replaced by lettuce leaves or you can make a turkey/lettuce roll up with mayo & mustard, and some radishes or a carrot, along with an apple. Dinner would be some meat such as ham, chicken or turkey, a hamburger steak or some fish browned in a bit of butter. Add two servings of vegetables and another piece of fruit for dessert and you are good to go. Soup and salad can help fill you up if you're hungry, too.

I have dubbed this food plan the "Nothing white except cauliflower and cottage cheese" food plan. You can bring your blood sugar numbers down dramatically by eating mostly proteins and vegetables along with small amounts of fats and fruits.

If you don't have a blood glucose monitor you should get one. If you have insurance then it will be covered. If you don't have insurance then come back and we will show you what to do.
~ Jeannie
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LanieG
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   Posted 4/5/2010 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
lol, Jeannie!  I'm sure I think faster than I can type!  Thanks for filling in for me.  wink   And don't forget that squirrel is protein, too!  tongue
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Diligent
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   Posted 4/6/2010 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Hi Janine,
 
Thankyou for info i was doing that before but when ur hungery i wanted something filling and easy to eat if i have protein for meals its remember to take things out of freezer night before and planning what to have when hubby and son at home iask what they want n theyll say oh dont want that things that i like too n it puts me out having to make differant things cus they are so fussy so i just go for the easiest and quickest which is not aways a good idea as i am diabetic but when ive lots to do i cant organize meals that everyone will eat so i just have whatever.
 
Diligent.
 
 

LanieG
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   Posted 4/6/2010 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Diligent - you chose a name that means "steady, earnest and energetic effort"!  Now, you need to apply that to yourself and your family!  When I was working full-time and our kids were younger, it was indeed a challenge having a decent meal and not something picked up on the way home.  In any case, not only is fast food expensive but you're also getting a lot of additives in the food.  I had to be very organized and I found that doing some preparation beforehand saved time later in the week.  So, on the weekend I'd bought lots of chicken pieces, divide them up into plastic freezer bags and throw in some herbs, cut up onions, lemon juice, some oil, pepper and salt.  Bags were labeled with how many pieces of chicken were inside.  I made up lots of spaghetti sauce and froze it in jars or bags.  In the morning during the week, I'd take the chicken package out and by the time I came home, it was ready for the oven.  Or, I sauteed the chicken pieces.  Wash a head or bunch of lettuce and store all the leaves in a plastic bag with a paper towel on the bottom.  Salads are easy to throw together then.  Other salad food like cucumbers and peppers can be cleaned and ready, too.  I usually made a lot more than we could eat, chicken, lasagne (when I ate lasagne, that is), meat loaf, stroganoff, pork roast, etc.  so we would have leftovers for some other time.  Planning is important and having some food ready on hand to be cooked saves you time.  Not only will you save money but your meals will be more nutritious.  No excuses!  And it may be time to teach your hubby and son how to get dinner going if you come home after they do!  wink 
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Diligent
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   Posted 4/6/2010 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lanie,
 
Thankyou for info will try my best to do better prep for meals i did used to do this before but got lazy n as i would like to loose weight will try it again and see what happens.
 
 
Thankyou
 
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LanieG
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   Posted 4/6/2010 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Diligent!  I understand what you're going through and please don't think I was chastising you.  However - I also know that if you make a small change first and then keep at it, there will be big differences.  If you give up those bad carbs that we first talked about at the beginning and eat more veggies and a nice piece of protein (any meat or fish or fowl), you will lose weight and your blood sugar will not be as high.  Honest.  Please come back and ask questions because we've been through this and are still going through it! 
yeah 
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jujub
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   Posted 4/6/2010 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
We grill skinless chicken breasts and freeze them. Then I can take them out whenever I want to use them. If I put them in the fridge in the morning, our chicken breast (or two if they're small) is thawed for dinner.

Jeannie143
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   Posted 4/7/2010 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Ohhhh, Judy. good idea! Never thought to grill extra and freeze them! I like that!
~ Jeannie
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