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#1

hello again... this is my first day here, but I am happy I already got friends... thanks to your blogs it is so educational, now I can really say that I am not the only person in this world experiencing ups and downs of diabetes, Hope someday they can really find a cure for this (If I am not mistaken there is! a surgery! I can't remember the right name for it- for type II, It was on the news yesterday).

Please help me pray that I could find a job soon, so I could buy and sustain my medicines (glucovance). And also soon I could control my nervousness (sometimes I cannot determine if it is hypoglycemia or panic attack that struck me since same symptoms occur). I cannot buy strips as needed since it is expensive here. I did not take my medicine today because of the hypoglycemia that i had experience last night... Before I was taking medicine twice a day morning and evening, but since I change to brown rice from the regular white rice, we Filipinos are rice eaters :-) ... my blood sugar drop dramatically to close to normal range, so my doctor told me to take medicine once a day (evening)- my blood sugar in the morning for a week. was - 127, 117, 113, 103, 105 and 95 right after a badminton game.

But after experiencing hypoglycemia last night, the doctor told me to stop my medicine for now, but don't forget to exercise and watch what I eat... Wish me luck...

God bless us all...


#2

We Chinese are rice eaters too, so I know how hard it is to not have rice. I switched to Basmati rice. Do they have that in the Phillipines? It’s far less starchy than even white rice and does not make me spike at all. But I don’t have very much of it, and I eat about 1/4 cup of rice at a time.


#3

Glad to hear your spirits lifted a little. Thats why everyone is here, for education and support. I love eastern and asian food and therefore rice is a part of it. I still eat white rice but moderate the amount. I tried the Basmati but really didn’t help me much. still as many carbs but just doesn’t spike as quickly.

Good luck with the job search and the blood sugar control


#4

thanks for the info, I’m going to look for basmati rice in the market, :-), can’t live without rice in my meal, though I only eat rice at lunch and dinnner (with viand)
In the morning, just 4 pcs cracker, a banana and non-fat milk, i don’t eat snacks often(only if I got cravings…junk foods…LOL but not everyday… once a week maybe), my snack is usually boiled banana musa. I love banana!!!