ok. I was diagnosed around 6 years ago. I started out taking my BS fasting in the mornings and it was always very good. Under 100 or no more than 110. It stayed that way til I stopped checking it cause I thought to my stupid self, I'm doing very good, I don't need to test everyday. Then it went to testing maybe once a month. When I drank some Red Wine, or ate Fast food out, I didn't want to know if they were up. I wanted and did eat whatever I wanted for 3 years. Now..............I decided last week to take my BS after I had drank about 5 oz. rum with Sugar free koolaid, Eating 1/2 of a large THIN CRUST pizza ( gotta cut back somewhere u know) I took it fasting the next morning. It was 160!!!!! Well That scared me. So now I am taking this decease seriously. The last few days I have read all I can and joined this Tu diabetese( which is a God Sent!) I need so much help my friends. My stats are still high no matter what I do. I haven't had a drink thats for sure. I'm off alcohol! I am counting my carbs, NO sugar, eating lots of veggies, Nuts for snacking (1oz) I had only 1 peice of wheat toast for breakfast, 1 egg, 1 sausage patty ( I know, too fatty) decaf coffee w/ 1 T. 1/2n1/2, and 1 strawberry. before breakfast, fasting 132.... 2 hrs later 151.....3 hrs later-108.
For a snack I had 1 oz mixed nuts, 3 peices vinegar okra, 1oz cheese........Lunch, Collard greens and hot sauce..........Snack, 1 oz mixed nuts........Dinner, Salad 2 T lite dressing on the side w/ 3.5 oz. chicken breast. Snack before bed...2 celery sticks with lite Laughing Cow cheese. Now tell me why is my BS fasting this morning 145! It was 126 last night before I went to bed. I am so confused. I never went to a class. I am trying to find a support group here in NW Arkansas. I won't get offened by any advice. I'm 55 and need to get this under control. Just talk to me in Laymans terms.....lolol Thanks, Emily