Good that her numbers are coming down steadily. Soon she will be in the preferred range. Everyone knows that it can be difficult /impossible to stay in that range all the time. I see why he started her on Insulin. Numbers over 140 are considered high. Some feel that up to 160 is okay. I am in that group of People. It is common for many Diabetics to go higher but hopefully they come back down shortly after. Low BG numbers are 75 and less. Did your Mom’s Endo mention what her A1c(blood glucose average for a 3 month period) was when he got her test results back?
Gee, I understand how you would be worried about
the tumor on her pancreas and you are right, she has enough going on, as is. She is in my prayers and thoughts and the best results to her.
Diabetes is cruel! As you probably know, sugary cereals like Cheerios is not a good food choice for someone with Diabetes. They raise the blood sugar high. Some Diabetics do eat them and other sugary foods but they use an appropriate amount of fast acting Insulin(Humalog, Novolog or Apidra) about
15 minutes before they eat their food. Check to see what your Mom’s number is 1 – 2 hours after eating Cheerios. Januvia works on high blood glucose and works less on low blood glucose numbers. Hopefully, Januvia and Lantus will work good together for your Mom.
Sometimes I get hooked on one meal and don’t change for a while. Like 3 tablespoons cottage cheese, bacon, a slice of toast and a low carb fruit yogurt(5 - 7gm). Plus coffee. Lanie is wonderful to share good meal choices. Here are some low carb snacks for your Mom to eat when she gets hungry in between.
• Celery with tuna salad inside
• Celery with cream cheese inside
• Hard boiled eggs
• Deviled eggs
• Dill pickles and cheddar cheese
• 1/4 cup berries with 1/3 cup cottage cheese
• A handful of nuts
• Sunflower and pumpkin seeds
• Cheese sticks
• Sugar-free Jello, alone or with cottage cheese.
• Cheese with a few apple slices
• Plain or low carb yogurt with berries.
• Salmon and cream cheese on cucumber slices
• Romaine lettuce leaves rolled up with luncheon meat or tuna, etc inside.
• Raw veggies with low carb dip
• Pork rinds
• Ricotta cheese with blueberries and/ or strawberries
• Canned mushrooms, cheese cubes
*Please let us know how the use of the Januvia works with your Mom. Good Luck to you both!!
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