Hello I was hoping that I could get some help to deal my high blood sugars. I’m extremely frustrated and have done some reading both on this site and others but often find that the discussion moves towards how much insulin should be taken and when. I am a type 2 and I take 1250 mg of Metformin per day (500 with breakfast and 750 before bed) I am not on insulin and my doctor is very opposed to prescribing it for me and also wants to slowly increase my Metformin (I started with 500 mg per day for a month, then 1000 mg for a 2nd month, 1250 for the 3rd month and stayed at 1250 this past month but started taking 750 at bedtime instead of with dinner). She is in favour of intermittent fasting (diabetes educator and exercise therapist are not) using low carb, moderate fat and protein). I have been exercising (rowing machine, walking and weights), I’m struggling to make sure that I drink lots of water and I have really struggled recently to not drink Coke, Gingerale & root beer. I feel like if I could get my morning fasting blood sugar to below 7.5 (I know it is still too high) then I might have a hope at having lower sugars throughout the day. Would something like a 24 hour water only fast help to bring my initial reading down?
Today I woke up with 10.5
I had chia seed pudding (thank you Terry for the recipe) which normally produces a good number but even after a walk and some weights my 2 hour reading was 10.3
I’m so frustrated it is starting to make me quit testing!
Your advice on things that I can do, eat, not eat would be greatly appreciated. I will be having my A1C done towards the end of the month and will go over results with my doctor.