Well my husband is 36 and was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the doctor says it is mild. His blood sugar level was at 144, we have been testing his blood sugar levels twice a day (morning and evening) and it definitly fluctuates a lot between the 120's and the 140's.Welcome to our community! There is much information in the forums here. Ask all the questions you want and tell us more about your husband. The more we know about him, the better advice we can offer. Good luck to both of you!
I was diagnosed with T2 at age 40. My diabetes was mild at that time. I was put on Glucotrol XL 5 mg. and watched my diet and exercised as much as I could, I was working 14 hours a day, sitting at a computer. I am a very picky eater and will not eat fish or seafood. I only like lettece, green beans and pickles. I will drink V-8 juice but it has too many carbs for a 6 oz. serving. I stick to chicken, turkey and lean beef and lean ham. I still continue to eat the few vegtables mentioned above. After being diabetic for 5 years, I needed to be put on insulin. I was only testing a couple times a week and was missing the bs readings in the 300's. It wasn't until my vision became so blurry that I couldn't drive that I became aware that my diabetes was a bigger problem than I thought. I stayed on insulin for 1 1/2 years and then lost my job and insurance and then I stopped testing and using insulin. 3 years later after losing 60 pounds with no known explanation, I ended up in the ER with bs readings in the high 400's. I am back on track and have good control. It may take some time for your husband to come around but he will. Some diabetics are in denial at first. I was for about 6 months. You will find food alternatives, it all takes time.Well my husband is 36 and was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the doctor says it is mild. His blood sugar level was at 144, we have been testing his blood sugar levels twice a day (morning and evening) and it definitly fluctuates a lot between the 120's and the 140's.
So far we have cut out all soda and sweets, potatoes and pasta.
This is real tough on my husband because we are having a hard time fidning alternatives for him to eat. He can't stand to eat fish or seafood and refuses to try any vegtables that is not baby carrots and romain lettuce drenched in Caeser dressing. he is not even willing to try.
Anyone have any suggestions?
Breeze, you can be a mirror image of my hubby. I showed him your post and i think it was a wake call for him. he even requested a salad for dinnerI was diagnosed with T2 at age 40. My diabetes was mild at that time. I was put on Glucotrol XL 5 mg. and watched my diet and exercised as much as I could, I was working 14 hours a day, sitting at a computer.
Hi Apa,Helllo caitriona,
I am 30 and recently been diagnosed as Prediabetic . I would be interested to know how do you handle the situation and what kind of precaution you take ?
I will also be sharing my side as well .I work in office for 10 hrs a day Plus I was a smoker & no exercise whatsoever . 18 months
ago,June 2008.My sugar was at 5.2 and I think my level was up in last june but was not detected .Today it is at 6.8 or 121. I am trying my best to quit Smoking and have aslo joined GYM today alongwith changes in my diet .
Good luck & stay in touch.
Thanks, I know that all this is a bit overwhelming for him, and having to have an angiogram last week didn't help either. we are taking it one day at a time.He will come around. Sometimes it takes time for the diagnosis to set in. Give him time and tell him the computer will always be there!
Yeah i have noticed that my hubby's fluctuates between 110 and the 120's, and it only spikes if he eats something he shouldn't. and i'm sure the meds will begin to regulate as well.Prediabetic is the range which is slightly higher than normal meaning Blood fasting 6 or higher and less than 7 as Diabetes officially starts from this level . In other other if the level is between 100-125 it is prediabetic range .If higher than 126 then it is diabetic .
I am trying to bring the level down but have been told it is possible to control it at this range/level but difficult to lower it . Anyway I am keeping my fingers crossed .
Hi Caitrona, glad to meet you. You will learn a lot in this forum. Here, you will be able to help your husband. You have all ready been given a lot of good advice.I eat whole grain or oatmeal bread that is low carb. My oatmeal bread has only 8 carbs per slice. Whole grain digests and raises the blood sugar much more slowly. Exercising after a meal when high carb foods are eaten can really help prevent high blood sugar. Testing before eating breakfast and two hours after some of his meals is a good idea. You need to find out how various foods are affecting him. That way you can keep records and know what foods to eliminate or eat in smaller portions. Portion control is important with certain foods. The glycemic index tells what foods are best to avoid fast increases in blood sugar levels.
Be sure to look at the "Diabetes Diet and Nutrition" forum for other help.