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Venkat
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   Posted 4/21/2017 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,

I am new to this forum.I was recently diagnosed as diabetic - type II, a month ago. From then I have been monitoring my fasting and post blood glucose levels. No matter what my fasting levels are always in the range of 119 to 127, whereas my post sugar levels are in the range of 118 to 121 (this is taken 2.5 hours after my meal(s)).

My routine is: I am a vegan. I do brisk walking for 45 minutes in the morning and 45 minutes in the evening. I eat oats porridge for breakfast at 9:00 am, then 1/2 a cup of skimmed milk (sugarless/no artificial sweeteners) at 11:00 am, then a cup of millets and some pulses + spinach for lunch at 1:00 pm, then a slice of papaya and 1/2 a cup of milk at 4:30 pm, a cup of salad at 6:30 pm and 2 rotis/phulkas(Indian bread) with some veggies at 8:30 pm.

I have no idea, can someone throw some light on why my FBG is always high!!

Thanks for your help.

Regards
Venkat

Lanie G
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   Posted 4/22/2017 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell! From what you write, I would say that your blood sugar is high because of your diet.

Oats, millets, pulses, papaya and bread all have a lot of carbohydrates and these raise blood sugar. The spinach and salad are fine. What other vegetables are you eating?
Lanie

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

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

Venkat
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   Posted 4/22/2017 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

Oh!! but my dietitian suggested the diet, anyways I will check with her once again and see whether she can suggest some alternatives. Apart from what I had stated earlier, I also eat ladiesfinger, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, bitter-gourd and tomato.

Need your suggestions, please.

Regards
Venkat

Lanie G
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   Posted 4/22/2017 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
The diet your dietitian suggested might be fine for someone who does not have problems with blood sugar but if a person is diabetic or insulin resistant, then that food I listed and that he/she suggested will cause high blood sugar.

Vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers and tomatoes (tomatoes in moderation) are good. Other vegetables you could eat would be: zucchini squash, eggplant (aubergine), mushrooms, and bell peppers (green, red). Leafy greens like all the different varieties of lettuce, herb greens like parsley, cilantro, dill are fine.

Whole milk is better for you than skim milk and has fewer carbs. You do need some healthy fat in your diet.

Fruit, all fruit, has a lot of natural sugar and raises blood sugar a lot. All the nutrients in fruit are also found in the variety of colorful vegetables listed above. The only difference is that fruit has lots of sugar.

What you need to be aware of is the carbohydrate count of the food. Also, it would help if you read the link to the website in my signature for more information about blood sugar. The bottom line is: how does the food you eat affect your blood sugar. To know this, you need to test right before you eat and about two hours after you eat.
Lanie

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

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

Venkat
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   Posted 4/22/2017 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the useful information. Sure will read the link and plan accordingly.

Thanks once again.

Regards
Venkat

Lanie G
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   Posted 4/22/2017 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
You're welcome, Venkat. I hope you can find a good eating plan that will help bring your blood sugar down. I see that you are serious about your health! Good luck and post anytime!
Lanie

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

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

IamCurious
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   Posted 4/23/2017 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I have seen some recent research indicating that gluten and/or dairy can raise blood sugar. Dairy is OK with me but gluten definitely is a problem. E.G. I can eat gluten-free grains like corn even though it is high in carbs but cannot eat wheat without getting a spike in blood sugar.

I dunno but you might also have the "Dawn Effect", a hormonal imbalance that drives the production of glucose from the liver and less so from the muscles. You can call on Dr. Google for more information.

”The dawn phenomenon is a rise in blood glucose that occurs in the early morning hours, usually between 3 and 6 a.m. in people with a typical sleep schedule. ... Eating breakfast helps to normalize blood glucose levels; it signals to the body that it is day and time to rein in the anti-insulin hormones.”
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Post Edited (IamCurious) : 4/23/2017 7:11:12 AM (GMT-6)


Lanie G
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   Posted 4/23/2017 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
IamCurious, what other food has gluten besides wheat? Thanks.
Lanie

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

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

IamCurious
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   Posted 4/23/2017 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
The following grains and starches contain gluten: Wheat. Wheat germ. Rye. Barley. Bulgur. Couscous. Farina. Graham flour. You can scroll down to page 56 in Suzy's book below for more information:

/books.google.com/books?id=Zz-3R7QXQ-4C&printsec=frontcover&dq=suzy+cohen+diabetes+without+drugs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjprquJnLvTAhUJ0oMKHbb1AxEQ6AEIIjAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Lanie G
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   Posted 4/23/2017 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks. I only eat wheat bran at various times and no other grains, so I'm guessing I don't get any gluten in my food unless there is gluten in wheat bran. Corn in any form raises my blood sugar. I know this because of testing. Unfortunately there no page 56 in the preview but her book seems interesting.
Lanie

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

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/
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