Try downloading a calorie counting program online. (I use calorieking.com). It will show you what the foods you are eating are doing to your total daily count. Also, when you sugars are over 150 more than 2 hrs after a meal you are doing permanent damage to your retinas, kidneys, the nerves in your feet and hands and the whole rest of your body's systems. I'm not telling you this to scare you. I'm telling you this because it is a fact. There are a whole series of emotional steps you go thru before you really admit to yourself that you have a life-threatening disease. It took me almost 10 years to own up to the fact that I couldn't keep on fooling myself... 10 years plus going on insulin and finally ordering the little 'medical alert
' bracelet that I wear 24/7 in case I pass out and nobody knows what's wrong with me.
The best thing to do for yourself to fix the high sugars is to not get them. (I know I sound like a smart @$$ but it's true!) If you find you have overindulged you can take a heaping tablespoon of psyllium fiber (I use sugar free Metamucil) in a large glass of water and drink it down. This will help level out your spike but wont' stop the absorption of the carbs you ate... just slows it down a bit. Follow this with another glass of water and an hour later one or more glasses of water. The water dilutes your blood and helps you kidneys with their extra load of sugar to plow thru. Also, a walk around the block or a ride on your exercise bike will help you bring the sugars down, but if you are having readings like this very often you need to make an appointment with your doctor to check if your meds are still effective, if maybe they need to be changed or dosages raised.
Having diabetes is not for sissies and that's why this forum is here. We all encourage each other to take our meds, do our exercises, visit our doctors, follow our programs and generally understand one another. We sometimes fuss and fight about
methods and medications but we all want the best for each other and that's what's most important.
So I don't have to repeat something I've already written please click here
and read this past post. It might help you with your situation. Best wishes to you and hang in there girlfriend!
"People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross