Hi Aurora, welcome to this forum. Gosh, your doctor sounded maybe a little too harsh about
your blood sugar in my opinion. There's no need to be scared. Just be "aware" and informed. First of all, many doctors will say that a blood sugar reading between 100 and 125 is prediabetic; normal would be under 100. You might be having trouble keeping your blood sugar at normal levels and this could be because: 1. diabetes in your family?; 2. excess weight that you need to lose; 3. a sedentary lifestyle where you don't have any sort of exercise; 3. eating too many carbs; 4. some medication that causes high blood sugar; 5. sickness and or anxiety. Any or all of these factors may affect your blood sugar, elevating it.
Please read the two stickies at the top of our Forum, Testimonial by TVEditor and Resources. There is information in both about diet and pointers for controlling blood sugar before you're put on medication.
It's true that as we get older, our metabolism slows down and our body is not operating as it's supposed to or as efficiently as it was when we were younger. And if we become less active we may put on weight. All this may contribute to blood sugar rising. At this point, if you make just two changes in your life, you can bring the blood sugar lower. You've already started by cutting down on carbs. The second would be some sort of sustained exercise. Walking is great if you can do this without pain. If you have trouble walking, you should speak with your doctor, of course.
I'm sorry the doctor scared you so much. You are in no way critical in your blood sugar. It's great that you are aware of it creeping up though. about having a blood sugar meter, you should ask your doctor. You might check to see if Medicare covers it. Some manufacturers give meters out free but then you have to continue buying the test strips.
Here is a website that has lots of interesting information: http://www.bloodsugar101.com/
A diet of vegetables, salads, chicken and fish and some beef will help you stay pretty level if you're avoiding "white" food.
If you have any other questions, come on back.
Laniediabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled so far by diet and exercise
very low carb way of eating
Post Edited (LanieG) : 1/29/2012 6:56:26 PM (GMT-7)