Hi GenM and welcome to HealingWell! Yeah, that's high. The best thing is to learn everything you can about
blood sugar and diabetes, make changes to your diet and lifestyle and do all this slowly.
Please read the link in my signature under my name. That is to a website that is nicknamed BloodSugar 101. It will tell you everything you need to know about
Next, you can also read the stickies at the top of the forum, the Diabetes Forum, for more information.
I know there is a lot to digest (pun intended!) but if you basically understand that carbohydrates raise blood sugar, then you're off to a good start. For nutrition, we do not need
the carbs in bread, potatoes, corn, rice, sugar, flour or any food made with these things. Any nutrition and fiber for a healthy life we can get from vegetables: leafy greens (all the fresh salad greens and other green leaves in the produce section), vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, mushrooms, celery, eggplant, okra, green beans are all full of fiber and nutrition. A piece of chicken, pork, fish or beef and you have a balanced-meal.
Some snack ideas are nuts (unsalted), unsweetened yogurt, string cheese, hard boiled eggs, peanut butter and celery,
Someone living for awhile with very high blood sugar may feel odd when the blood sugar comes down to normal levels and because of this, I think it's best to start slowly by changing diet, then adding some kind of regular exercise (like walking, biking, swimming) and medication. The "off" feeling could be feeling dizzy, queasy or even confused but these feelings will pass as the body gets used to normal blood sugar again.
I know this might be somewhat overwhelming at first but I know you will get the hang of it. I promise!
I'm glad you found our forum. Please keep us updated!
Laniediabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/