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Old 03-21-2012, 23:58   #1
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I'm 65 years old, 20 year Type 2, recently having a lot of trouble with BG. Take 1,000 Metformin AM and PM. AM BG running in 150's and spiking after any carbs. No weight change recently but about 40 lbs overweight. Really getting help reading all your posts. Thank you. Never had to watch my diet this close before. Will be here frequently.

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Welcome, Nancy. Keep reading and perhaps try www.bloodsugar101 for more information. You may like our recipe section also.

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Hi Nancy. When you are diabetic you have to choose your food wisely. All carbs even the healthy ones may spike you. The trick is to find how much you can eat and be back to normal within 2 hours. This takes lots of trial and error and lots of bg tests. Ideally you want to be 120-140 or lower after meals, but that may take quite awhile. Using this process I found my maximum is about 15 carbs per meal. So I have given up all whole grains, fruits and potatoes and rice and pasta. I have found lots of alternatives and eat plenty of eggs, cheese, meat, veggies, nuts and seeds. Check in our recipe forum and you will find some creative use of all these ingredients.

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I'm taking lots of notes. Have started a list of 'EAT' and 'DON'T EAT'. I'm going to get this under control.

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Hi Nancy. When you are diabetic you have to choose your food wisely. All carbs even the healthy ones may spike you. The trick is to find how much you can eat and be back to normal within 2 hours. This takes lots of trial and error and lots of bg tests. Ideally you want to be 120-140 or lower after meals, but that may take quite awhile. Using this process I found my maximum is about 15 carbs per meal. So I have given up all whole grains, fruits and potatoes and rice and pasta. I have found lots of alternatives and eat plenty of eggs, cheese, meat, veggies, nuts and seeds. Check in our recipe forum and you will find some creative use of all these ingredients.

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hi nancy - welcome do you have a meter? there's a mantra alot of us eat - it is 'eat to your meter'. which means, if you can eat it and your readings are below 140 1 and 2 hours after, its ok (personally i shoot for 120) for you to eat.

can you give us an idea of what you are eating right now? maybe it would help make suggestions for you.

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Have started a list of 'EAT' and 'DON'T EAT'. I'm going to get this under control.
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You can do it, Just don't give up I didn't and I have brought my BG a more reasonable level. Although I have to chose what I eat very carefully. It's worth it thought when I started taking meds and insulin I was 22 mmol/L now my highs are more like 13 mmol/L at the worst mostly under 11 mmol/L 2 hours after meals. I don't know how to convert sorry

 
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I like your determination. "I'm going to get this under control" Yay! I believe you will!

I'm also new here, and like you, I've started the Eat-Don't Eat list. It is working out SO well for me and it's only been a week so far.

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hi nancy - welcome do you have a meter? there's a mantra alot of us eat - it is 'eat to your meter'. which means, if you can eat it and your readings are below 140 1 and 2 hours after, its ok (personally i shoot for 120) for you to eat.

can you give us an idea of what you are eating right now? maybe it would help make suggestions for you.
Ascencia Contour meter. I like it. I have only started eliminating carbs for about three days now. Checking labels on everything. Weight watchers oatmeal this am. Spiked - too many carbs. Lunch - Tuna with mayo on three romaine leaves with chopped tomatoes and two hour was 121. Dinner - Greek salad in restaurant. Chicken, feta, Tom, cucumbers. No bread or croutons. 2 hour 104. I feel like I'm winning already.

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You can do it, Just don't give up I didn't and I have brought my BG a more reasonable level. Although I have to chose what I eat very carefully. It's worth it thought when I started taking meds and insulin I was 22 mmol/L now my highs are more like 13 mmol/L at the worst mostly under 11 mmol/L 2 hours after meals. I don't know how to convert sorry
Multiply your readings by 18 will get you the American equivalent.

The actual is a bit more than 18 but your dealing with rounding errors then.

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