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Old 09-04-2010, 17:06   #21
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I'm pre-diabetic. I don't usually drink sugary soda. Dad bought it for me for a kind of treat while I heal fromy my surgeries. When this is gone, I'll be back to diet coke.
What kinds of surgery have you had, Brittany?

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The other thing you need to be ready for is rebuilding your menus. Insulin injections and pills have their place, and it's a very important place, but the foods you eat hold the greatest power to do harm to your body, and that's the hard truth that many diabetics want to ignore with a vengeance.
You have a dangerous disease. The complications can be very devastating. Simply taking your meds or your insulin to keep your sugars down is not good enough. A healthy diet and regular exercise are vital. Aim for a healthy body and mind; don't simply rely on pills and needles.
It is your responsibility to eat right, exercise, and consult with your doctor about the best course of treatment. Our doctors can prescribe for us, but it is up to us to give our bodies the best chance to heal and maintain good health by avoiding the foods which cause high blood glucose. And those foods are carbohydrates. Strip your diet of the carbs and the battle is half won already. And don't be surprised if you find yourself losing weight when you start stripping away the carbs. Build your diet around protein, fats and high fiber vegetables. (and believe me, fats are a diabetic's best friend - forget everything you've ever been told about low-fat being a healthy diet. Doesn't apply to us diabetics. )




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...Build your diet around protein, fats and high fiber vegetables. (and believe me, fats are a diabetic's best friend - forget everything you've ever been told about low-fat being a healthy diet. Doesn't apply to us diabetics. )
Wow sweet! I was tired of low-fat dieting anyway, it simply wasn't working. Thanks for the added info

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I'm pre-diabetic. I don't usually drink sugary soda. Dad bought it for me for a kind of treat while I heal fromy my surgeries. When this is gone, I'll be back to diet coke.

I have yet to be diagnosed as diabetic, but I am pre-diabetic according to my a1c and fasting blood glucose. I have a meter and test strips so I am going to start using them again. I just ate so I'm going to test my blood at 1 hour and then 2 hours. Thank you for your concern.
Brittany-I know first hand that regular pop (which used to be my best friend and I was not addicted to the caffeine since I was drinking caffeine free) will make your blood sugar spike quick and high. I keep a couple cans of regular pop around for a severe hypo, it raises my blood sugar within 5 minutes. I am on insulin and have hypo unawareness and there have been several times that my blood glucose would drop below 30, which is very low and one can of regular pepsi brought me up to around 130 sometimes higher. A 12 oz. can can make your blood sugar spike 100 points.

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A 12 pack of anything every day sounds like too much.

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A 12 pack of anything every day sounds like too much.
Yes, I know. :/

I found moms new (free) meter. It's a Freestyle Lite. I really like it. Anyway, just had a large dinner 2 hours ago. I tested at 1 hour and 2 hrs post meal. 1 hr was 154 and 2 hr was 153. Is that normal for a 2 hr mark?? I always heard it should be back down to about pre-meal level... I'm confused and a bit concerned. I'll test again in another hour.

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Yes, I know. :/

I found moms new (free) meter. It's a Freestyle Lite. I really like it. Anyway, just had a large dinner 2 hours ago. I tested at 1 hour and 2 hrs post meal. 1 hr was 154 and 2 hr was 153. Is that normal for a 2 hr mark?? I always heard it should be back down to about pre-meal level... I'm confused and a bit concerned. I'll test again in another hour.
It all depends on what your pre-meal reading was and how many carbs you ate at dinner. Is your Mom a diabetic-you said you used her meter?

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Hmm. I didn't check pre-meal. I was at 116 a few hours before that though.

Mom is pre-diabetec but her numbers seem great. Her fasting glucose was about 88 i think. I just saw her labs from last time. I wish I could be that low! Mine are usually about 107.

She received the new meter free through a diabetes class at the YMCA. She just found it, it was in her car somewhere. So I decided to use it instead of my meter, mainly because the batteries were dead in my meter and I wouldnt have batteries until late in the week. I realized I like this meter much better than mine, so I'm using this one. She doesn't test her blood sugar anymore. She did for a while though.

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Hmm. I didn't check pre-meal. I was at 116 a few hours before that though.

Mom is pre-diabetec but her numbers seem great. Her fasting glucose was about 88 i think. I just saw her labs from last time. I wish I could be that low! Mine are usually about 107.

She received the new meter free through a diabetes class at the YMCA. She just found it, it was in her car somewhere. So I decided to use it instead of my meter, mainly because the batteries were dead in my meter and I wouldnt have batteries until late in the week. I realized I like this meter much better than mine, so I'm using this one. She doesn't test her blood sugar anymore. She did for a while though.
You need to test before you eat and then test at 1 hour and 2 hour. At 1 hour, you can usually see what kind of spike you might experience with the food you just ate. At 2 hour you should be on your way down to your pre-meal reading. You really don't need to wait to get your blood test results back to begin watching your carbs. My fasting blood glucose reading was 126 at diagnosis and then I was diabetic. That was on one test only and I could have challenged that number, but why--I already was high enough for diabetes. My doctor who diagnosed me didn't diagnosis anyone as pre-diabetes and I agreed with him, you either have it or you don't. You can use CalorieKing - Diet and weight loss. Calorie Counter and more to figure your carbs.

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I'll test before a meal and 1 and 2 hrs after next time. I just forgot to test before the meal. I am starting to log what I eat and what the readings are. So hopefully I'll get a good idea of what's going on, so I can take that to my doctor.

Thanks for the link I'll check it out.

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