I have read that gestational diabetes will frequently be a forerunner to regular type 2. I didn't have this (I have two kids) but diabetes is on my mom's side and my brother, sister and I all have diabetes, so we really inherited the trait unfortunately. Another unfortunate thing is that many doctors (including my own) don't know too much about
blood sugar. Even the nutritionist I was sent to gave me a 'diet' supposedly diabetic friendly which kept my blood sugar in the high 100's, nearly to 200, which I had never had before when I was following my usual low-carb diet. So, I thought this is stupid and I went back to my own diet plan.
Low-carb doesn't mean high fat or high protein, which many people might think. People like you and me (and all diabetics and pre-diabetics and anyone with high blood sugar problems like insulin resistance) cannot metabolize carbs from any source because a carb is a carb whether it's from fruit or vegetables or rice or flour (bread, pasta,
cookies, crackers, cake, etc.). It's just the way our body is. Eating all that will keep our blood sugar very very high and over time, high blood sugar can cause heart and kidney problems, blindness, circulation problems that lead to neuropathy especially in the feet. This is why we really do need to control our blood sugar.
A decent piece of protein (meat, poultry, fish), lots of vegetables and leafy greens, and some eggs, dairy, nuts and seeds and small portions of fruit make a good eating plan. Dr. Richard Bernstein wrote Diabetes Solution
which has the best explanations of blood sugar, diabetes, medications and food that I've read. He also includes some recipes at the back. He himself is a type 1.
In any case, if I were you I would probably look for another doctor, someone who does not rush you onto medications without first changing food plans and keeping a food/blood sugar journal. Keeping a log of your blood sugar when you get up and before and after meals is the only way you'll find out how your blood sugar is after the food you eat.
I'm glad you found HealingWell!
Lanie"The Happy Bunny"diabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating
Post Edited (LanieG) : 11/30/2016 10:43:17 AM (GMT-7)