Hello, posting for the first time. Thank-you to everyone who welcomed me on board. Hope this is not too long.
I was diagnosed at the end of January 2013, A1C 7.3 it seems I showed an A1C of 6.5 9 months before in bloodwork before an op. but my PCP quote 'let it get past him'!
I am trying to control BS with mostly diet as I have a bad back.
I was trying to be what I thought was fairly low carb around 100 a day but am finding it hard to reach that as any bread type item or fruit sends my BS above 140.
However I keep coming across stuff saying lower than about 130 carbs is unwise plus the diabetic programme I am in is stressing 45 carbs a meal. If I do that I might as well forget it!
Any advice on how to get proper nutrition doing this or pointers to finding clear info on this gratefully received.
I also was trying to avoid ketosis but find low levels of this sometimes, is this a problem?
I suppose my real issue is controlling my BS but not damaging myself in some way while doing so.
I am generally in range of 105/125 2hrs after eating. However since I was trying to keep carb levels up I was eating more often, every 3 1/2 hours so blood sugar is never really coming down into the 90s before being pushed up again. I know it can go lower since if I delay eating to 4 1/2 hrs plus it does.
Is it best to go longer without eating and let it come down?
I realise big fluctuations are a bad thing.
I have lost respect for the 'diabetes education' programme I am on as for a start they did not have a meeting with a dietician until 6 weeks after enrolling and that was a group situation where mostly we looked at reading food labels.
I see the dietician one on one next Monday and I am sure I am going to be told what I am doing is wrong and to eat more carbs. Also they just want testing twice a day in the morning and before evening meal!