Sorry to hear about
your woes with prednisone. It truly is one of the drugs we diabetics try really hard to stay away from. It makes trying to control blood sugars a real challenge.
Protein and carbs will give you energy and keeping to a low-carb diet (as low as you can go), will help keep the blood sugars in check. You're doc is right on the money.
What can you eat? Make your meals as fresh as possible. Fresh meat/fish/eggs/beans/tofu/chicken for protein, fresh veggies (all except corn, potatoes and watch the carrots & peas) for carbs, fresh fruit for carbs, and skip the grains/starches entirely if you can. Pasta, rice, breads, anything made from flour all fall into this category. Processed food is out.
What can you eat a lot of? Most salad greens & sprouts, many veggies, sugar-free jello & pudding, and maybe a few more things; mostly sugar-free products. The whole thing about
keeping blood sugars normalized is eating balanced meals. There's not much "a lot" of anything. Doesn't mean it can't be had but there's a way to go about
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
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