Hi Mamo and welcome to the forum. You'll find folks here with a lot of experience with difference aspects of diabetes, so please take some time and look back through the past topics for information that covers many different topics. Did your doctor give you any diet guidelines other than cutting out pop? Any appointments with a nutritionist? Nausea and thirst might signal uncontrolled blood sugar and the best thing you can do is to get started on a new way of eating today! (Cataracts are also associated with diabetes.) You might be able to bring those high blood sugar readings down immediately if you change the food you're eating. Now, having said that, there are a few choices of which diet to follow and you are the one who should decide which one is best for you. The American Diabetes Association has one way of eating and you can get that information from your doctor's office or online. Most of the members here would say a low-carbohydrate diet works better than what the ADA recommends. Carbohydrates raise blood sugar and if your diet now includes bread, potatoes, cereal, cakes,
cookies, pop, rice, etc. your blood sugar could be elevated all day long and it wouldn't be surprising that your morning fasting would be elevated. Try reducing those carbs to very small amounts and increasing your vegetables, salad food and proteins, cheese and see how your blood sugar is affected. Make a daily journal of what you eat for each meal and then your blood sugar readings 2 hours afterward so you know which foods raise your blood sugar more. Then, you will have more control of your blood sugar levels. This is going to take some organization and dedication on your part but you will be amazed at the difference you'll see! If you need to lose weight, changing the diet will help, too, as well as engaging in daily exercise even if it's just walking. I've read that some people may experience waves of nausea when they finally bring down their blood sugar from high levels. I suppose it takes a little time for the body to get used to living with normal levels, so don't be discouraged if that happens. Let us know how it's going. Hang in there because we're in the same boat!
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"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds