just diagnosed, high blood sugar
Posted 27 November 2007 - 09:22 PM
Posted 27 November 2007 - 09:39 PM
Hey there. Relax and have a nice fresh apple harley. 280 is a bit high but don't panic. Just get busy reading up on what to eat, it won't be long before you make peace with the whole food thing.
Lots of great folks here with good answers for you. You found the right place!
Posted 27 November 2007 - 09:47 PM
Posted 27 November 2007 - 09:55 PM
Until you see the doc, don't get in a panic about what to eat, but do TRY to avoid food high in sugar and carbs. If you need a cola, choose a diet style.
If you want a snack, try celery, raw carrots, fresh fruit, or simply a few dry crackers.
But don't panic.
Posted 27 November 2007 - 11:27 PM
8/18 A1C 11.4
11/8 A1C 7.7
metformin 2x1000 daily
Posted 27 November 2007 - 11:27 PM
Welcome to the Forums :shakehand
Avoid that chocolate for now
280 is way too high, keep your glucose under 140 at all times
get a glucose meter & start checking daily.
Avoid too many carbs, avoid some fruits, avoid that regular cola, drink diets or water.
keep reading here at the forums.
Feb '09 ..5.4
Posted 27 November 2007 - 11:39 PM
You need to make a lifestyle change for the better. Start walking 1/2 an hour each day and start eating better. By better I mean cut way back on the sweets and pops and start eating whole fruits, veggies, and higher fibre breads, cereals, & pasta.
If you don't have an apple, go buy some. Throw some salad stuff in the cart too. Chocolate is not the worst food for making sugars go up as it has lots of fat to slow it down, but you don't need it. Listen to them when they say keep the sugars below 140. Bad things will eventually happen if you don't. There's no bargaining with the devil on that one.
Go slow, but go. Please keep coming here and learning too.
On MDI and doing well. A1Cs range from 5.6 to 6.4. December 2016 was 6.1. 12 911's in my career; a few highs; lots of shots. Diagnosed Oct 19th, 1975.
Proliferative retinopathy March 1994, 4,000 laser, vitrectomy Oct. 2006. Vision 20/25 in right, 20/40 in left (slight cataract).
Posted 28 November 2007 - 06:46 AM
This is a very good book that is easy to read and understand:
Amazon.com: The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed (First Year, The): Books: Gretchen Becker,Allison B. Goldfine
A1C @ Dx = 7.0
9/15/07 = 5.1 (Biosafe home test kit)
10/9/07 = 5.4
1/18/08 = 5.4
6/11/08 = 5.3
11/4/08 = 5.6
Fortamet 500 mg
Posted 28 November 2007 - 07:06 AM
Posted 28 November 2007 - 08:02 AM
With your blood sugars elevated as they are, you're not going to feel "normal" until you get them under better control, THEN, you'll be amazed at how much better you feel.
As the others mentioned, watching your carbs (potatoes, rice, pasta, breads) will go a long way in helping stabilize your blood sugar. I'd encourage you to avoid the candy bar, if you need something sweet, have some sugar free jello or sugar free pudding or a sugar-free popsicle....as your blood sugars normalize, you'll be able to have the occasional "treat," but right now your goal is to get them down to an acceptable level so you'll be at less risk for complications.
The Gretchen Becker book mentioned above is VERY informative and easy to read....you should definitely get it.
Read and learn all you can about this new chapter in your life...its not going to go away, but you can learn to live with it and have a healthy and happy life.
T2, diagnosed 8/31/06.
Meds: Metformin-ER 500 mg twice daily, HCTZ 12.5 mg every other day for BP Enalapril 20 mg 1 daily (ace-inhibitor)
Diet: I eat to my meter, generally eating 75-100 carbs/day with the occasional splurge.
Posted 28 November 2007 - 09:32 AM
Great advice was given from the other posters before me, so I won't add my two cents worth!