Karen, in the beginning of all this for me I felt like I had no control over my life because I didn't understand any of this even though both my mother and grandmother had diabetes and died from it. But in "those days", regular people didn't have meters at home and doctors told them they just shouldn't eat cake. But they ate potatoes and bread which is the same as eating cake.
But today with the help of that website and Dr. Bernstein's book Diabetes Solution
, I have much more understanding about
food, so a lot of my posts are about
food - what to eat and different ways to make meals. I really feel like knowing this has made me healthier and will allow me to live longer.
The problem with high blood sugar is that it can affect various organs (heart, kidneys, eyes, circulation and nerve endings) over time and unless we pay attention to our lab results, we may end up with complications later on. And I know that my advice about
keeping blood sugar lower than what the doctors' offices say is against the grain but from reading the research and trials listed on the website and the experience with my own family, I feel it's the only way to live for me now.
I'm not familiar with glimepiride so I can't give advice about
it but I do take metformin. Metformin helps the body use whatever glucose is in the blood for energy because our body is not doing it by itself. Metformin by itself will not lower blood sugar but I know that insulin will do that, not sure about
that dog, could you carry a couple of dog biscuits with you and give it to the dog? May then it would not bark at you. That would scare me, too.
It's great that you are walking. This is incredibly good for you and your circulation and the blood sugar. Normally that should not make your blood sugar go so low but maybe it's the glimepiride and if you're still on insulin, it would definitely be that. Ask you doctor about
a plan to wean yourself off one of them because IF you are changing what you're eating, cutting out bread, potatoes, etc. then you might not need all of those meds or at least at those dosages.
Stay with it. You'll be ok. I promise.
Laniemoderatordiabetes 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/