You are doing fine and do not let this upset you! The reason I think you're going to get control over this is that you are concerned about
your blood sugar and you are looking for ways to control it.
This is from the website I had told you about
before. Be sure to read through all the different headings. This is a page about
blood sugar goals: www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/14045621.php
Just keep in mind that the more carbs you eat or drink, the higher the blood sugar will be. It's honestly that simple.
Eating out can be a challenge. Bread, croutons, breading and sauces/dressings all contribute to higher blood sugar in an otherwise healthy meal. I frequently eat salad at McAlister's Deli but I order it without the croutons and do not take the crackers. Dressings and of course gravy and sauces are notorious for hidden sugar. Honey is as bad.
And remember that if you start the day high, the blood sugar will be that much higher later when you're eating. If you start out fasting with 95, you'll have more control with breakfast and so on, but if your fasting is 125, then where will it go from there? There's not too much leeway.
Increasing the metformin dosage may give you those unpleasant side effects but they should subside but it's different how it affects different people, of course. Just stay away from heavy carbs and greasy food to lessen those effects.
GP's have general knowledge about
diabetes and blood sugar and follow what they're been taught and think that if they give you the ADA guidelines, you'll be fine. But as I've written (too many times), those parameters are very high. I am my own health advocate and am keeping my blood sugar as near normal as I can with diet and now metformin. I found myself explaining what I've learned to my two GPs.
Life will take your attention in different ways. Sometimes it's work, family, house, car, kids or health and sometimes they all grab you at the same time, so it's easy to lose track of what you're eating. Do not get discouraged. You will finish this week fine. Look for another doctor but just know that sometimes GPs will give you the same information they have learned from their training. If you think an endo would be better, then go for that if you can.
Laniediabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating
Post Edited (LanieG) : 2/17/2016 8:55:47 AM (GMT-7)