So I have been recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and there is still a lot I am unsure of. Like My Blood glucose is Never Lower than 200, I take the Metformin 1,000 mg twice daily, And the Levemir Insulin Pen. My doctor says everyday turn it up two numbers if I am still high. Well I am to 30 units and my Blood sugar without eating anything ranges from 200 to 400. It is just stressful that I can’t control this. My Step-mom says if my blood sugar is always high it is going to make me have kidney problems, I Have already had pancreaitis and that is how they found out I had diabetes. I am very afraid of eating anything that raises my blood sugar. I know that it will take some time to get to know how and what raises my glucose levels. I guess I am just venting.
Watch the carbs avoid things white rice bread rolls pasta. It is difficult but you can do it. I am 84 years old and it was all new to me but I just made up my mind I was not going to let it defeat. Join the Group Low Counting Low carb recipes. This is my breajfast 1 egg 3 slices of precooked bacon add a little milk…whip together put in skillet with little PAM scramble 170 calories 0 carbs. DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED. Reed
Tracy it does take some time for the medicine to kick in. It took about 3 months for me before metformin was succesful at brining my numbers down. I did wind up changing my diet big time during that time also. When I was first diagnosed i used insulin and it was easier to deal with carbs since I just used a slide scale to adjust for carbs. Now as a type two it took some time to figure out what food I should eat and when. I check my sugar levels before I eat and verify what number I am at. If I am running in the 140’s or so then I tend to eat salad and meat with very little carbs. If I am lower or around 100 I eat a meal with some carbs.
You should focus some effort in the amount of carbs you eat at each meal. My typical meals are for breakfast- one english muffin, an egg white, a piece of cheese and 8 oz of milk and 500mg of metformin. I check after 2 hours and see where I am at. I may have 10 grams of carbs at 10 so get me to lunch.
I check lunch and see where I am at. Good number meal - A turkey sandwhich on wheat bread and a salad with vinegrette and water for a drink. I may do unsweeten tea. Bad number meal is just a salad with chicken meat and cup of soup.
Dinner I am ok with more carbs since I excercise right after dinner. So i go with a meet , to veggie sides, some wheat bread.
So in all you wont figure it out right away but it will take practice to get to learn how carbs impact your numbers and what types of meals to eat.
If you have more questions I can send you additional information.
I am glad you said it takes awhile for the meds to kick in. I have been on the Metformin since May. So hopefully things will start to lower! Now I am not a breakfast person I don’t really know why lol but I simply can’t eat until lunch. When I was in the hospital for 9 days with the pancreaitis I didn’t eat for a week straight. And they said I have to eat like 5-6 small meals a day. And I simply can’t. So I eat lunch and dinner and a small snack. I only have 6 carbs a day 2 for lunch 3 for dinner and 1 for snack. I only drink water and I don’t eat past 9pm. And every morning - wake up at 8am and my blood sugar is so high… My hubs says I must have really sweet dreams!! Thanks so much to you both for helping me!