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Old 06-13-2016, 16:35   #1
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I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic 10 years ago with A1C at 5.7, took Metformin for a brief period and then stopped. Since then, I have been trying to control glucose level with diet and exercise. But A1C slowly kept increasing, last reading it was 7.4, diet and exercise were not able to keep A1C from rising. I have started taking Metformin now, will check A1C after 3 months. For now fasting levels are about 100 and 2 hrs after meal numbers are around 150.

I have been walking 15,000 steps Monday to Friday and eating the following meals daily. My exercise over the weekends is not consistent. My alcohol consumption is about 2-4 glass of red wine per week.

Breakfast at 7:00 AM:
1 slice of wheat break with Almond butter
Quinoa small bowl
Almond milk with spinach

Snacks at 9:00 AM:
Coffee with milk
Small serving of fruits

Lunch at 11:00 AM
Salad and 1 slice of wheat bread with cheese

Snacks 3:00 PM:
Low fat Yogurt and 10 almonds

Snacks 5:00 PM:
Nuts (10 almonds and 5 cashews)

Dinner 7:30 PM:
Lentil soup
2 wheat bread (Indian bread - rotis)
2 servings of vegetable

What do you recommend to change in order to reduce the glucose levels?

Thanks

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Old 06-13-2016, 18:34   #2
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I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic 10 years ago with A1C at 5.7, took Metformin for a brief period and then stopped. Since then, I have been trying to control glucose level with diet and exercise. But A1C slowly kept increasing, last reading it was 7.4, diet and exercise were not able to keep A1C from rising. I have started taking Metformin now, will check A1C after 3 months. For now fasting levels are about 100 and 2 hrs after meal numbers are around 150.

I have been walking 15,000 steps Monday to Friday and eating the following meals daily. My exercise over the weekends is not consistent. My alcohol consumption is about 2-4 glass of red wine per week.

Breakfast at 7:00 AM:
1 slice of wheat break with Almond butter
Quinoa small bowl
Almond milk with spinach

Snacks at 9:00 AM:
Coffee with milk
Small serving of fruits

Lunch at 11:00 AM
Salad and 1 slice of wheat bread with cheese

Snacks 3:00 PM:
Low fat Yogurt and 10 almonds

Snacks 5:00 PM:
Nuts (10 almonds and 5 cashews)

Dinner 7:30 PM:
Lentil soup
2 wheat bread (Indian bread - rotis)
2 servings of vegetable

What do you recommend to change in order to reduce the glucose levels?

Thanks
when we eye-ball it , all food staffs we eat during our meals ,must contain zero carbs . Absolutely no wheat , no bread no rice, be it whole meal , white or brown . Commercial available yogurt contains too much sugar , it it wise to avoid it as well . Shy away from high sugary fruit , and all fruit must be eaten with its skin intact . pure fruit juice with no fibres in it is a dose of poison . Quinoa is considered as grain , it shoulld not be considered as daily dietary item . Nuts are complex carbs , consume it moderately as they do contain lot of good staffs . Most of the Vegetables are high in cmplex carbs but this is our main souce of carbs .
After eliminating the above , there is nothing left for you to eat . The low carbs high fat diet is therefore the only option as you would have to increase you fat intake to fill the void . Check the menu on " the dietary Dr ".
This is my humble opinion , it works for me and numerous people around the world .
Another important thing is that you probably have too many meals in between. The concept of small but frequent meals is a killer advice . This spike the blood sugar 5 times a day and maintain high insulin level in the body throughout the day . Insulin is suppose to be phasic . Meaning that it should only be secreted when foods are present in the body . Omnipresent of insulin is known to cause insulin resistance , hence diabetes .

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Like old chinese man, I think you need to reduce the carbs you eat per day to lower your BG. Almost every thing you say you are eating contains lots of carbs.

I think he was referring to Dietdoctor.com to see a better choice of food for diabetics than you are now eating.

Welcome to the forum. Keep us posted.

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Welcome pankajb

We're glad you joined us. This is a great group of diabetics here who have one thing in common - a determination to gain and maintain low and stable blood sugar levels.

Basic to reaching this goal is to know what how the foods one is eating affect blood glucose (BG) levels. Know what the carbohydrate content of your foods and meals are, and test with a glucose meter to see the effect. Most of the folks who have reduced carbohydrates will eat less than 50 grams of carbs per DAY. Divide that up into three meals and snacks, that makes each meal's carbohydrate count quite low. But this method works.

As is mentioned in the diet doctor link - you will want to increase fats as you decrease carbohydrates so you won't be starving yourself.

The way to know if this LCHF way of eating works for you, is to test BG after eating. Follow this procedue http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...ng-method.html and it will take all the guesswork out of managing your diet. Testing will also help you determine just how many grams of carbohydrate your own body is able to process without your BG spiking. With this knowledge you can tailor your meals to keep your BG low and stable.

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