Gastritis and pre diabetes

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Gram4plus
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   Posted 11/30/2016 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been working trying to find foods that do not aggregate my gastritis that became a problem this past summer. So far most of the foods that are agreeable are carbs.....brown rice, steel cut oats, pumpkin bars made with quinoa flour and flakes.......chicken and asparagus .....maples syrup and honey.... 1/2 a banana....almonds......I have lost about 15 pounds in the last couple months and do not want to lose more. Black beans and lentils are big triggers so I have been avoiding all legumes. Lettuce is hard to digest. Greek yogurt seemed to increase acid mouth. Sweet potatoes and carrots both triggered the gastritis.
In October I had a blood test when the gastritis was at its worse and glucose was 110. I will have another blood test in January. I would like to see that number down, I need to try some foods that are non carbs. This food search is so slow. Any suggestions?
I have a lot of diabetes in my family. I have a physically active job. I drink nothing but water.

I will start eating more chicken and turkey and will try baked cod next week.

Lanie G
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   Posted 12/1/2016 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the Diabetes Forum, Gram4plus! It's tricky trying to deal with two different issues that are affected by food. The key to lowering blood sugar is to eat lower carb food. Sometimes it's easier to tell you what not to eat! For lower blood sugar, don't eat: a lot of bread or any food made with any kind of flour, any food with sugar or honey or maple syrup, potatoes, rice, corn, most root vegetables, most fruit. If you eat any of these, do it rarely and not a great amount if you do have some.

The best food for keeping lower blood sugar would be meat/poultry/fish, any leafy greens, vegetables not on the list above. Oils and butter do not raise blood sugar.

So, you need to pick from these lists the food that works best for your gastritis. If you follow what I said above, your blood sugar should not go high.

Your advantage is that you have a physically active job because activity burns blood sugar. The disadvantage is that you have diabetes in your family - but you can avoid diabetes by what you eat and your activity.

I'm glad you posted! Ask all your questions!
Lanie
"The Happy Bunny"

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Gram4plus
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   Posted 12/5/2016 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your help. I purchased a glucose test kit so I can know more where I stand while waiting for the January test. With so much diabetes on my family it is probably a good thing to do.

It seems diabetes had a lot of do not eats!

Thanks again.

Lanie G
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   Posted 12/5/2016 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, if you have family members with diabetes, you may be a candidate, too. Diabetes is on my mom's side, and my brother, sister and I all have diabetes (to various extents because we all eat differently).

As far as food, I prefer to look at it on the positive side considering all the food I can eat:

all meat, poultry and seafood
all vegetables except potatoes (but caution with root vegetables)
all nuts and nut butters and seeds
all unsweetened dairy in moderation
all leafy greens including parsley and cilantro
limited amounts of beans and lentils
limited amounts of berries

All the above is low carb as long as you're not eating a mountain of beans or a pound of cashews!
Lanie
"The Happy Bunny"

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Gram4plus
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Date Joined Nov 2016
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 12/6/2016 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks again for your list of foods. I know I need to look at it positively. It is more difficult trying to coordinate food for two issues. Beans and legumes are not tolerated. Head lettuce is not tolerated but I may try some other greens as I go through the food search. Dairy is probably mostly not tolerated. So I will try some salmon this week and will start a list of foods to try slowly.
On a positive note, since starting this trigger search I have had no wheat and more energy. The nurse practitioner thought eliminating wheat was probably a big reason of increased energy.


This morning fasting glucose was 98.

Lanie G
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 12/6/2016 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there, Gram. Good morning blood sugar! Good for you! Yes, make lists. I honestly don't know about gastritis so that's where your knowledge is important. I can only give you information about food and blood sugar but you will be able to find what works for you.

If you keep a food log along with your blood sugar readings, you'll find what works for you.

Keep posting and have a great day!
Lanie
"The Happy Bunny"

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating
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