I'm slowly getting my blood sugar levels down. They were 22 and now they 14 when I tested 30 minutes ago. I don't know they down because I just quitted smoking 3 days ago,I'm doing a grapefruit detox diet How to Quit Smoking in 7 Days | eHow.com. The toast I'm eating is wholemeal.Rochelle? Are you having any success getting your blood sugar levels down? I'm puzzled at the meals you're eating, because they would send me over the moon.
You mentioned that you registered 13.5 after a glass of milk for breakfast the other day; I would think if milk sent you that high, you would also be getting spikes from all the toast, fruit/fruit juice, and now potato & ice cream.
As I understand it, you're on metformin and something like the sulfonylurea drug gliclazide - is that right? While I'm not a proponent of any of the sulfonylureas, even they can't overcome a diet high in carbs, and metformin surely can't. Have you done any research on a lower-carb way-of-eating?
Yeah I do take Diamicrom MR 60mg. I check ot LCHF for beginners.Do you take something like 'Diamicron MR 60mg'?
You can get started on low-carb by following this plan: LCHF for Beginners, and you'll have a lot more success getting your blood sugar down quickly. I commend you on quitting smoking too. It can't be easy to change two big issues at the same time!
Should I stop it fully, or wait to see my GP in months time. I test just 10 minutes ago and it still 15. I take it at night-time before bed.Okay - it's the Diamicron that is a sulfonylurea drug and it damages the pancreas by forcing it to produce more and more insulin. Since you're insulin resistant, it's the metformin you need to help your body use the insulin that's already available. Forcing your pancreas to produce MORE insulin does nothing but cause it to wear out too soon, and once it dies, you're going to be insulin dependent and have to use injections. Best to dump the diamicron now while your pancreas can still make some of its own insulin.