Welcome to the Diabetes Forum, Gram4plus! It's tricky trying to deal with two different issues that are affected by food. The key to lowering blood sugar is to eat lower carb food. Sometimes it's easier to tell you what not to eat! For lower blood sugar, don't eat: a lot of bread or any food made with any kind of flour, any food with sugar or honey or maple syrup, potatoes, rice, corn, most root vegetables, most fruit. If you eat any of these, do it rarely and not a great amount if you do have some.
The best food for keeping lower blood sugar would be meat/poultry/fish, any leafy greens, vegetables not on the list above. Oils and butter do not raise blood sugar.
So, you need to pick from these lists the food that works best for your gastritis. If you follow what I said above, your blood sugar should not go high.
Your advantage is that you have a physically active job because activity burns blood sugar. The disadvantage is that you have diabetes in your family - but you can avoid diabetes by what you eat and your activity.
I'm glad you posted! Ask all your questions!
"The Happy Bunny"
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating