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After having a pretty craby day yesterday my fasting was 99

with all I ate though I thought that was pretty good--even had a donut before bed other wise fasting the 3 times I did it was 86-89-99

so for break I had my low fat granola cereal and I cookie that a rep brought in

2 hrs later it was still 99

then for lunch had leftover chop suey, little soda and cheetos

2 hrs later was 101 little high but again not bad for what I ate

Right now Im just exparamenting with testing and eating

dr didnt say I had to test--actually he said since I got rid of 2 risk factors Im not even borderline like he said last yr so Im just doing this on my own


any advice or tips--Im listening

thanks
Penney
 

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Stop eating those unneeded carbs, keep testing and learning, keep excercising


After having a pretty craby day yesterday my fasting was 99

with all I ate though I thought that was pretty good--even had a donut before bed other wise fasting the 3 times I did it was 86-89-99

so for break I had my low fat granola cereal and I cookie that a rep brought in

2 hrs later it was still 99

then for lunch had leftover chop suey, little soda and cheetos

2 hrs later was 101 little high but again not bad for what I ate

Right now Im just exparamenting with testing and eating

dr didnt say I had to test--actually he said since I got rid of 2 risk factors Im not even borderline like he said last yr so Im just doing this on my own


any advice or tips--Im listening

thanks
Penney
 

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Hi again Penney,

Just keep on going - you are moving in the right direction!

Good luck - John
 

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What are your 1 hour numbers?

and keep eating like that and we see you hear in the "newly diagnosed section"
 

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its funny how everyone has different thoughts

actually breezy--I only did one "1 hr"

it was 111 after eating a fried egg sandwich on Italian bread

it was down under 100 at 2 hr

also why if I keep eating like this will I be on newly diagonised

Im not planning on eating like this every day--Im just seeing how much of what I like I can eat

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There are hundreds of thousands of people who eat worse than you do and will never be diagnosed nor will they ever feel bad. So if you have changed the way you eat thats fantastic but most people never have to change. I for one do not eat low carb nor do I believe that I will ever have to.
 

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It's good that you have a meter now, and can learn which foods raise your blood sugar, and how much they raise it. In order to learn that information, it will be necessary to start testing at the 1-hour interval after eating. Whether or not your doctor advises you to test has not much bearing on the matter . . . if you're serious about managing this condition, and I think you are, then you're doing the right thing.

Since you did solicit advice or tips, Penney, I'm going to be frank and say that many of the foods you like are not going to help you keep the weight off, or delay the onset of diabetes.

I acknowledge how miserable/cranky/irritable you've been because you've said that when you're hungry, you just want to grab what you like and eat as much of it as you want, without having to think of the consequences; that you'd rather not eat if you can't have the foods you like. You've also said that you wish to avoid going on oral meds or insulin. I'm afraid you can't have it both ways. Agitater says he doesn't eat low carb and doesn't intend to, and the reason for that is because Agitater uses insulin - he is on an insulin pump - and that makes all the difference.

If your decision is to continue eating foods like donuts, cereal, cookies, sodas, cheetos, bread, etc., on a regular frequent basis, then using insulin to cover those carbs and avoid the high blood sugars would seem like the next step, but that combination often includes weight gain, which I'm sure you don't want.

You've had success losing weight and getting your blood pressure down too, along with the reduced blood sugars. It wasn't easy, and you surely want to maintain the progress you've made. Your doctor does you a serious disservice by acting like you are no longer at risk for diabetes, but the truth of the matter is, as soon as you relax your eating habits, the "bogeyman" is still right behind you and will start jacking up your blood sugars, either now or tomorrow or next week.

As I stated earlier, you can't have it both ways, which is why diabetes86 says you'll be in the "newly diagnosed" section if you continue pushing the limits with the donuts, cereal, cookies, sodas, cheetos, bread . . . sad but true. :(
 

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Hi again Penney,

Once a non-insulin-dependent Type 2 has reasonable control then in my opinion its the one hour after finishing eating test that tells you most. Why? That is because that is usually when people's blood glucose levels are at their highest so it tells you what effect different foods have on your body.

Ideally, two hours after eating a non-insulin-dependent Type 2 should be back to around where you started so once you are on the right track and doing OK that reading starts to tell you very little.

It's the same for the before eating test, inasmuch that once you are on the right track that reading also tells most people very little - because it is almost always around 4 to 6 (72 to 108).

Please believe the others when they advise you to cut back on the carbohydrates - especially the starchy carbohydrates such as cereals, bread, potatoes, pizza, past, rice etc. You'll find that it is those foods that will take your blood glucose levels to dangerously high levels. You need to be trying to keep away from doing that if you want to keep well clear of the very nasty complications that can come a diabetic's way.

Best wishes - John
 
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