Everyone here is so nice but I still feel on the outside. I can’t do a low carb diet it puts me in the hospital. In fact my A1C was 9.3 on a low carb 3 months ago now it is 8.5 and coming down all with simple carbs and all the stuff we are "not " suppose to eat. I can cover cereal, potatoes, bananas and even OJ better then Brown rice and a 4oz steak or chicken. Notice I am saying it does not work for me I am happy whatever someone does with there diabetes that gives them good control low carb included. My fasting BG is now under 200 down from above 250 when I was eating more protein oriented foods even though they were low in fat. I eat tons of fruits and veggies the one thing that has not changed. SO I am getting closer to my BG short term goals with the long term goal now in sight. But I kinda feel like I am the only one.
There is no safe way regardless of diet that the doc’s or I have of dealing with my 2 hour post eating spike. We have tried and taking my insulin 20 or 30 minutes early only puts me into sever hypo’s even if I eat something like cereal. However my 3 and 4 hour post are now falling into a normal range something that never would happen on the other diet. An example of what happens when I take my insulin early looks like this. All the numbers are averages of about 16 months of data
75 carbs all simple = 5 units for me starting at my agreed BG goal of 140 (yep it’s high but there are reasons for now)
Taken 15 minutes early then eat
1 hour 198 seems ok
11/2 hour symptoms and a yucky 62
2 hours 55 I eat a banana
2 15 minutes still symptomatic 52
This will go on for almost 4-5 hours.
Insulin when I eat same carbs same starting sugar
1 hour post 198
2 hour post 258
3 hour post 205
4 hour post 175
5 hour post 132
With the low carb diets my BG looks like this 140 start
1 hour post 155 seems good
2 hour 211
3 hour 224
4 hour 237
5 hour 230
I have tried square bolus, temp basal and all that my BG will sit above 200 for almost 7 hours I have no
slowing in the digestive track. In fact the test they have done shows I might digest to fast. So I need to have simple carbs to get within a range of good BG numbers.
Anyway is there anyone else who has problems with the low carb diet’s or am I really alone?
I measure my foods, count calories as well as carbs, fat and protein since all seem to have some effect on my BG.
I promise I am not being a cry baby it would be a bit nice to not fell on the outside all the time is all is all. So let me know if you have your own way too.
Be well and be loved you are