Thanks, Claire, your answer is really helpful! I've been skimming through this forum, trying to see how I could lower the morning reading (fasting ones). I don't eat anything after dinner except tea with milk, so from around 9pm to 7am, I don't have anything, yet the reading is high according to the information I've gotten. I am not eating potatoes, rice, breads or cake but I do eat the "diabetic friendly" cereal Eat Well, Be Well. It's frustrating because I have really changed my diet to nearly no carbs. I will eat a couple of those WASA crackers made with whole grains with turkey bacon and an egg about 3x a week for breakfast. And I realize I need to start more exercise or walking routines. I need to lose 20/25 lbs. I'm trying to control this so I don't have to go on meds. I see the doctor again in January - right after the holidays. That's just great. Scrooge has taken my Christmas. :(
Thanks to both of you, Claire and Jeannie! (And I'm sorry about your dad, Jeannie.) You're really helpful with all the information. At what point with these numbers would the doctor put me on meds? I seem to have so many questions. Is it possible to bring these numbers down by losing weight and following the low glycemic diet along with exercise? During the day, when do you suggest are the best or most crucial times to test the blood sugar? An, now, I've read that cinnamon can bring down blood sugar. Is the true?