I was diagnosed type 2 August 3rd.
I am currently taking 500 mgs of metformin in the evenings. Eating the way the RD told me to in class has not brought my blood sugar down…it was way too high. Up to 205. I could see some of those being stress numbers though. Also I have been recovering from surgery…so kind of hard to be a new diabetic while in pain. (from what I hear)
Anyway…I have been eating low carb to try to bring my numbers down. Yesterday I ate about 40 carbs total, with a very low carb dinner. I had a grilled pork chop, sauteed mushrooms, and almost a half glass dry white wine.
My fasting blood sugar this morning was 156, then I had an Atkins shake with 4 total carbs, and my blood sugar at 2 hours was 140. Sheesh.
Do you think I need more med? Do I wait until my next class, or do I make an appointment with my Dr?
Do I need an endocrinologist? I haven’t seen my doctor since my diagnosis, they just called and said, “you’re type 2D, we’ve called in a scrip for you.”
My RD tells me to eat a minimum of 100 carbs aday, but I think if I do that I’ll just gain weight!
What do you all suggest?