New to this stuff (forums and diabetes lol)

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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 5/21/2009 2:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Recently my doctor informed me that my fasting blood sugar was slightly high (123 & 127 on another occasion). She wanted to start me on insulin tabs. I refused and said I could bust this with exercise and diet and am determined, but also have to learn some stuff. I would appreciate any help or ideas, I really want to turn this around. My H1BAC (did I get that right?) was 6.1 and the doctor said under 6.4 was ok. My daughter has hyper-insulinism, so I do have some knowledge of sugar levels.
I have just had lunch which was 2 slices of wholegrain bread, one slice of cheese and a little pickle with some salad. After my BS was 168. I was like, WOW. that is terrible. On fasting today it was 110 and after breakfast (oatmeal) it was 134, not bad I thought.
I would love to hear what kind of food you would recommend. I like eating lentils & beans, grilled chicken and veg. I hate fried foods, and I am sure you are all wondering how I ended up like this? Chocolate and sweets and ice cream. My sweet tooth is unbelievable. I have drowned it now.
Many thanks for reading this. I am looking forward to participating.

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 481
   Posted 5/21/2009 4:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi ice :)

I'm kinda new to all this too.  My whole story is in a message titled 'For Newbies' (I'll bump it up for you).

The reason for your 168 reading after lunch was most likely the 2 slices of bread.  Read through the old messages on this forum and look for references to the 'Nothing White Except Cauliflower & Cottage Cheese' diet.  Basically, you avoid anything made with grains (cereals, pasta, breads) , starches (potatoes) and sugars.  There are many more examples of what to eat & what not to eat in and around the forum.

Hmmm .. eggs are white & they're OK ... so I guess it is the 'Nothing White Except Cauliflower, Cottage Cheese & Eggs Diet'?
Anyway, read ... ask questions.  This is a nice & helpful place.
~ Diagnosed Type 2 in July/'08
~ Dropped 35 or so pounds after following HealingWell advice
~ Diabetes under control / no meds - so far - knock on head
~ My doctor thinks HE is responsible (Don't tell him! He's happy ;)

I used to eat 100% wrong -- now I eat 95% right

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 5/23/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, Chris, and radishes are white on the inside... So we should change it to... NEVERMIND! turn
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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