Hi, Christie....welcome aboard! I understand your frustration with the meds not working. Unfortunately, because Diabetes is so individualized, it sometimes takes a bit of trial and error to get things right.
The low-carb thing is the way to go if you want to avoid major blood sugar spikes, as well as having more stablized levels. In my opinion, the more low-carb you go, the more savy you have to be with understanding balanced nutrition - i.e. balanced proportion of protein/fat/carbs. There are carbs and there are carbs and even there, they affect us all differently.
Do you check your own blood sugars with a glucose meter? What are your reading like fasting, pre-meal, at bedtime?
I strongly suggest, if you're not doing it already, that all meter tests, food/drink, meds, and exercise be logged for a while so that you may spot trends or patterns with which foods raise your blood sugars. This would also be tremendously helpful to a Dietician or Nutrionist who could help you set up an individualized plan, tailored to your personal lifestyle. Dr. Berstein's Diet is a popular, favorite author of diabetics. You may want to have a read there to start while you're waiting for your referal appointment with a Dietician/Nutritionist.
I don't want to come on strong but, even though you've had it for a few years, maybe a bit more effort needs to be put forth now to avoid the nasty progression of this stupid disease, 'cause it WILL progress. This is something you have to do for you, yourself, and you, too, Christie. Getting hubby on board doesn't count. You have to pilot your own plane on this one and hubby can either get on board as a passenger or not. His choice but, regardless of what it is, you gotta take control of you.
We're here for ya
Keep us posted.
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"
"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus