Hello type 2 Diabetic here

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

MickeyMom
New Member


Date Joined Feb 2016
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 2/26/2016 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello , hope everyone is doing well ! I am new to forums and working my way around this is a nice page a lot of information and support . I am hoping I will get some in here with people that have the same disease as me . I have type 2 diabetes by genetics .

I am trying to adjust to this new medication called Janumet 50-1000 mg It has been rising my BG after meals , maybe it is because its new? It is to be taken with meals which I chose lunch and dinner. Fasting would be 200 which is too high so I would not eat anything until it comes down. I am hungry but refuse to eat because its too high. I will drink lots of water and I do through out the day.

I had the change due to insurance and this is the third time they had done this which is very frustrating because once you start one and the body is functioning well with right foods. Then switch then switch makes me all messed up that is not fair now it makes me work even harder or the medicine just might not be it for me then it would the 4th time !! Is anyone experiencing this type of medication? some input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks .

Lanie G
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 6027
   Posted 2/26/2016 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and welcome to HealingWell and the Diabetes Forum! I know that Janumet is a combination of Januvia and Metformin and should work well as long as you're adjusting your food plan and have some kind of regular exercise. I am only on metformin and I eat a very low carb diet and my blood sugar is pretty well-controlled.

It's normal for blood sugar to rise after eating but we don't want it to rise too much. And of course you also need to consider what your blood sugar level is before you start eating.

In any case, can you write what food you're eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner?

Thanks! I'm glad you found our forum!

:-)
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

MickeyMom
New Member


Date Joined Feb 2016
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 2/26/2016 11:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lanie! Thanks for the welcome! How long have you been a diabetic? I would have a bowl of instant oatmeal in the morning ( before eggs and bacon) I just love my bacon but I know it's bad for me . Lunch I would try to eat salad and today it was salad with tuna from a can (dry) and 1/2 cup of low fat cottage cheese , dinner I went out to a mexican restuarant and had half a Chipotle burrito with jalapeƱo rice ,lettuce ,grilled chicken and cheese. Took the other half home. What kind of low carb diet is there? I was told we can eat anything we want long as we watch the serving size ..do you count your carbs with your serving size on everything you eat? That's what I'm doing now. Then I'm told of its more carbs you eat less fat if it has less fat your eating more carbs it's insane . It's like why even bother eating .lol snacks can't be more than 15 grams.
OK on the glucose count Dr says no more than 120ml after a meal and others tell me no more than 180 after each meal.. which do you follow ? It has to be one way or does it depend on each body weight ? I have diabetes because it runs in the family.

Thanks for listening! You seem so healthy ! Good Job!


LISA

Lanie G
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 6027
   Posted 2/27/2016 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lisa! Unfortunately there are lots of conflicting information and advice among doctors as well as the different medical organizations about what to eat and what the blood sugar goals should be. When I followed the recommendations of the ADA (American Diabetes Association), my blood sugar remained very very high because of the diet in their program. Now, I follow a no-white food (except cauliflower) plan and I do not count carbs at all.

Simply put: no rice, no potatoes, no grains (and this includes corn), no food made with flour or sugar.

Here is a website with all the information about blood sugar you need as well as studies: www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/. This website has a search box on the right hand side for you to look for specifics on their site.

I eat lots of vegetables, leafy greens, meat, poultry, fish, nuts, eggs, yogurt. I use wheat bran a lot for "breading" chicken or eggplant or crab cakes and for making pancakes. I drink almond milk. I like the Almond Breeze Coconut Almond Milk (unsweetened) and also the V-8 juice drinks which are not the ones with added sugar. You have to look at the labels.

You can read the two stickies at the top of the Diabetes Forum for information, too. I started out with
Diabetes Solution by Dr. Richard Bernstein who is a type 1 and a medical doctor. His book explains in depth what diabetes is, medications, blood sugar, food and also has recipes. That book was my savior along with the Scot who was a member here about 10 years ago. He introduced me to Bernstein.

For many years I kept normal blood sugar with just diet and exercise but after bursitis put me on the sidelines, I couldn't do all the walking I used to do. I am now on metformin but still continue the no-carb diet and have been doing well.

I know it may be a challenge to change ways of eating but in the long run for health, it's worth it and it works.

I'm going out of town today so I won't be online but I'll be back tomorrow and I can answer any questions at that time. Have a great Saturday!
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

MickeyMom
New Member


Date Joined Feb 2016
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 2/29/2016 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lanie!!

Hope you enjoyed your time our of town!! I have adjusted the food with Janumet and it has brought the sugar down which made me feel much better as I was getting so worried. I dont like it when its high it makes me feel so tired and I am always tired anyways and getting tired of being tired ha.

I want more information on the foods, what do you eat for snacks? and as you said above that you do not count your carbs? are we not to exceed more than 45 grams of carbs a day? that is of course if its all carb foods. I would like to know if you whole grain wheat pasta? I love pasta and I know I cant eat it because of the carbs and would like to find low carb or would it be better to just avoid it all way and have whole wheat or avoid that as well? I do not know how to cook egg plants ( I am learning how to cook as we speak) I dont want to fry because the oil would rise the sugar . Do you eat on a time basis like the same times everyday ? and snack in between? as for breakfast what do you eat because I will only eat oatmeal to be safe, then sometimes I crave eggs and bacon and potatoes . Its so sad that we cant enjoy any foods that's so tasty . it sucks being a diabetic . I am used to it I have no choice lol. give me some snack ideas , I do eat a lot of salads, veggies, and when I do eat a hamburger I do not add the french fries. I eat it alone with a glass of water. I try to eat more fish and I was told that if you have red meat it helps with iron, but I am not to crazy or dont really like eating red meat. I hear its for iron and protein, I know fish has protein is it ok to eat fish everyday? chicken I really dont care about to much, My stomach sometimes cant handle to much meat. Thanks some feedback would be great thanks !!!

Hugs,

Lisa

Lanie G
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 6027
   Posted 3/1/2016 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning, Lisa. I don't count carbs because my blood sugar is well-controlled on this eating plan. I cannot eat whole-grain anything, bread, pasta, whatever. On some occasions like when we have a dinner in a nice restaurant and they have really good bread, I'll eat a piece of that with food.

Oil and butter do not raise blood sugar. In fact, they are supposed to keep the blood sugar from rising very quickly. Fiber is supposed to do that, too.

I do not eat oatmeal (or any grain, as I said) because it spikes my blood sugar and then makes it drop and makes me sleepy.

If I'm out and I order a hamburger, I order it on a plate with no bun, then eat it with a fork and knife. I eat the whole thing: meat, cheese, lettuce tomato, ketchup, "special sauce", onions... And, of course, no french fries. I've actually lost my taste for potatoes.

In place of mashed potatoes, I mash cauliflower and add a little half and half and butter.

Snacks between meals are nuts, cheese, celery sticks with cream cheese or peanut butter, yogurt with artificial sweetener, luncheon meat with a mozzarella stick.

I eat all kinds of meat and a lot of fish. Tuna fish is great, especially if you like tuna salad. Tuna salad would be a good snack, too.

I can post some ideas for cooking eggplant later today. It does take time because you have to peel it and prepare it for the dishes but fortunately my family really likes it so I make dishes with it a few times a week.

Here is a website that has different forums about food and even exercise, etc. forum.lowcarber.org/index.php?.

(P.S. I'm going to start a new thread (topic) about eggplant recipes, so check that out for ideas.)
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Post Edited (LanieG) : 3/1/2016 6:58:22 AM (GMT-7)


MickeyMom
New Member


Date Joined Feb 2016
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 3/1/2016 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
AWESOME! I look forward to the recipes!! Thank you so much for your help !!

WOW! no whole grains for you ? looks like you are on a NO-CARB diet which is better anyway. I try not to skip meals and I am very weak with that because sometimes I will skip breakfast and just drink coffee and move to lunch and start there, I will need to go food shopping for more snack choices as you stated. I agree with those choices they will work well than having whole wheat crackers. The meat and cheese together is good just by itself, I love almonds and I will start eating that as a snack choice as well. I love sharing ideas and learning I have read the sites you have gave me. Everyone's body functions differently with their meal plans and how the BG works for them. With this new medication I hope my BG will start to get into control and have fasting lower than 120 I will eat my last meal at 6pm then nothing all night. Like for instance last night I had some fish with a side of broccoli after 2 hours it came to 139 then I ate nothing for the rest of the night except drinking water. I wake up and my fasting was 140 hmmm,...it should go down not stay high. I dont know why it does that. I have to figure it out. Anyway thanks again and looking forward to learn some recipes from you :)

Hugs,

Lisa

Lanie G
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 6027
   Posted 3/1/2016 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lisa. Your dinner of salmon and broccoli is a really good start. I would have added a little salad on the side with fresh baby spinach, some cucumber slices, some slivered almonds or walnut pieces and parmesan cheese with olive oil and lemon juice. Or, instead of the salad, I would have a very small plate with a few olives, some bell pepper slices and a slice of any cheese. Most often at dinner I make up this kind of general plate with salad-type food for anyone to pick from and it might have: olives, pieces of raw bell pepper, any cheese, slices of little cukes (those small cucumbers), a couple of cherry tomatoes, raw broccoli, raw cauliflower, radishes, baby spinach leaves, etc. It's for anyone at the table to pick from and it takes the place of a salad or a vegetable if you want.

After that dinner you had, I would have had some nuts or a couple squares of dark chocolate or a mozzarella stick or part of a little container of yogurt or sugar-free gelatin. Then, see how your fasting is the next morning.

I posted some eggplant recipes, too, and I hope others will add theirs.
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

couchtater
Elite Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 3/1/2016 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Spaghetti squash makes a great substitute for pasta. Look on net for how to prepare it.
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, diabetes, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

MickeyMom
New Member


Date Joined Feb 2016
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 3/8/2016 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Joy!

I tried the spaghetti squash and it was amazing that it does come out looking like spaghetti, I had about a cup ( cooked) with some butter and garlic, it filled me up quickly , I was not able to eat it all. It does not taste anything like spaghetti, and of course it's better than pasta . I can also eat it alone as a side along with some fish since its a vegetable itself.
Thanks!

Lisa

worriedgirl
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 1172
   Posted 3/9/2016 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
You can have the eggs. I eat two Sunnyside up eggs and a dannon light and got yogurt for breakfast but I don't get the jumbo eggs just the large. My sugars 2 hours after depend on my fasting but generally 100 to 124. Not bad. Its not what I eat there it's my fasting which I'm working on
"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.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 1500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:43 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,904,671 posts in 318,781 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 158158 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Mrblonde369.
263 Guest(s), 4 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Girlie, OptimisTick, mordant, garyi