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worriedgirl
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   Posted 5/3/2012 5:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Well snapped at hubby yesterday by accident pissed him off, ended up crying and being ignored. I cried again. I can keep my sugar down all the way til dinner. Only had 2 slices of pizza and my sugar goes up so I guess no more pizza. The night before had a sub which I have had before and sugar goes up but I think subway put to much sweet onion sauce on it and that's why. I am getting better at it though but still not where i want it to be. the lord just keeps handing me things and im not happy with the hand ive been dealt with. ADD and now diabetes whats next cancer? sorry bad joke just frustrated.
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
Metformin 250 mg at lunch
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet for now.

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   Posted 5/3/2012 6:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi WG,

Our blood sugars go up when we eat. I use to check mine about 30 min after eating to see if it spiked. Just as long as it comes back down, I think you are okay. How high is it when you check it?

I have been unhappy with my hubby lately too. I cry easy... But don't like to cry in front of him. He just gets mad. So that doesn't do me any good.

I think our blood sugars can effect our depression. Just plain not feeling good. Try to stay relaxed, because stress not only effects depression but also your blood sugars. Are you on insulin? Or diet controlled? Or maybe pills? I am diet control for now, but my blood sugars are kind of borderline. I just got blood work last week so I will know more soon.

I hope that you feel better soon. Try not to let things get to you. I will do the same. It is hard, I know...

Take care, have a lovely day...

Hugs, Karen...
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worriedgirl
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   Posted 5/3/2012 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Yesterday was 156 day before 143 and before that 200 but with the 200 I had watermelon
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
Metformin 250 mg at lunch
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet for now.

getting by
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   Posted 5/3/2012 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you post on the diabetic forum? They would have a lot of better information than I can give. I think the 200 was high, and yes watermelon has a lot of natural sugar in it. But as long as it came down you should be okay. If you are concerned do talk to your doctor about it and see if it is normal. Were these fasting sugar checks? Or after you ate?

I hope you get to feeling better soon. Keep us posted on how you are doing, as we do care. Take care of yourself. Do you get exercise? I walk a lot and that helps. I think walking is good for us. Even better than aerobics. Easier on the joints.

Keep posting....

Take care,,,

Hugs, Karen
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Jim1969
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   Posted 5/3/2012 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
As a diabetic it is critical that we know what we are eating. That means checking labels and looking up nutrition information. Most chain restaurants post their nutrition facts online.

Here is an example why it is important. A 6 inch Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sub has 59 grams of carbs. The lowest carb offering that Subway has posted still has 43g of carbs and that is for the BLT.

A single slice of cheese only pizza can have 45+g of carbs per slice depending on the size of the slice and type of crust. If you end up adding toppings, extra cheese, etc that can increase the carb count.

The American diabetes Association recommends that diabetics keep their carb intake to 45-60 grams per meal. This should be considered a starting point. If your blood sugars do well at this level then you are fine. If not then you may need to adjust your per meal carb count down. Diabetics also need to try to eat the same amount of carbs at each meal, within 10-15 grams. Doing this will help stabilize your blood sugar throughout the day and make it easier to make any dietary, activity, and medication adjustments as needed. Consistency is as much a part of control as anything else.

In addition to carb intake, things like calories, fat, fiber, and type of carbs (simple or complex) all effect how your body is going to react to the carbs you consume. I suggest you do some research in how those effect people with diabetes. Also look into the glycemic index and/or low glycemic foods. The lower a food falls on the index the less negative effect it has on blood sugar.
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Jim1969
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   Posted 5/3/2012 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
PS: If you want pizza make it at home. Use low carb whole grain bread as your crust, and go easy on the sauce and cheese.
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worriedgirl
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   Posted 5/3/2012 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Not sweet onion chicken I had turkey with the sauce, it's no fat and no carbs but sweet so if too much then sugar goes high
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
Metformin 250 mg at lunch
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet for now.

Jim1969
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   Posted 5/4/2012 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
You said you had a sub so I assume it was on some kind of bread and there is no such things as carb free bread.

The sweet onion sauce only has 9grams of carbs per 3/4 ounce serving. At that level you would have to have consumed about 1/2 cup of it for it to have caused any real impact on your blood sugar.

Anyway you know exactly what you had to eat. I really suggest you visit Subways web site and look things up for yourself.

Being diabetic means that there is a lot to learn. Even when you think you have learned it all there is still more to learn because research is discovering new things about food, metabolism, diabetes, etc all the time.

All diabetics need to:
Read the labels and look up nutrition facts on everything you eat and drink.
Plan your meals out well before it is time to eat.
When at home measure out your servings.
When going out to eat add 20-25% to the carb count. For example if your meal says it has 100 grams of carbs add 25 more grams to it and figure it really has 125 grams of carbs. (I used these numbers for sake of ease). This is because the meal may be prepared slightly differently than the one that was used to calculate the nutrition information.

I have been diabetic since 1999. Unfortunately I have an atypical case meaning that my diabetes does not respond to conventional well to treatments. Because of this I have spent a large amount of time over the last 13 years educating myself about food, nutrition, treatments, etc. Also because of the atypical nature of my diabetes it also means that I have developed several complications related to it. I have nerve damage in my feet, legs, arms and hands and I also have some kidney damage from being unable to fully control the disease. This is not something I would wish on anyone.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.
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