Hi again. His A1c of 7.1 is an average of 157 which is high but his readings are between 89 and 105. Those last readings are really good and would not be a problem but what is making his A1c so high? Obviously, his blood sugar at other times is really high.
A good substitute for milk is almond coconut 'milk' which doesn't have as much potassium. A cup of milk has around 366 mg but the almond coconut milk has about
Here's a link to WebMD with a list of potassium (high and low) in food: /www.webmd.com/food-recipes/low-potassium-diet-foods#1
For gaining weight, he would need to eat more food in general but not carbs or his blood sugar will be even higher than it is. (I'm wondering why the A1c is that high anyway.)
His doctor should be advising him and referring him to a dietitian but I will tell you that from my own experience, the registered dietitian that I saw (two, in fact) gave me the ADA's diet plan and following that sent my blood sugar very very high because they advise so many carbs per meal per day.
So, food higher in calories like nuts might help. A lot of vegetables on the low potassium list with some drizzled butter or oil.
It's tricky when we have dietary restrictions along with diabetes but I will tell you that he needs to be compliant or he may see complications in his health.
Do you think he would like to join HealingWell himself? Maybe if he starts to take control of this himself, he might try to stay on track?
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very low carb way of eating Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/