I have heard so many people say they have to eat at specific times, (Scheduled) that it worries me. I am very likely to eat breakfast at 11 AM I if I'm not working on the day. Is it really important to be scheduled. I am not the least interested in eating in the AM, and often have no appetite at 5:00PM either but have to feed my family... 😣
Also, I have days when I will be burning hot one minute and freezing cold to the bones ten minutes later. Is this possibly related to diabetes?
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You can test any of these foods for yourself by having a regular meal, for example your chicken wrap lunch, and taking your BG reading before you eat, and then take it 2 hours after the beginning of your meal. Then another day have the chicken without the wrap and with some side vegetables, do the same test before and after and see if there is a difference. Your meter will tell you what you can eat. No book or nutritionist can tell what will raise YOUR blood sugar. I think a nutritionist has a very valuable role, and it is imporotant to have one supervising your foot plan, as he/she will know what nutrients you need, and when you report your foods them them, they can tell you what you add to need in the way of vitamins, minerals, etc.
I had better stop rambling now, as I do tend to go on and on..... but trying to help and give you some ideas to get yourself on to a decent plan and see you gain back your health. Diabetes doesn't mean we need to be ill, or to suffer. We DO need to take care of it though, and although it is a P.I.T.A. we all have to do it. Good luck in finding your way, and if you need help just ask...
I am not sure what reading would exactly make you blind. But, consistently high numbers can and will cause damage to the eyes, even to the point of blindness. Can also cause neuropathy in feet, legs, & hands that can potentially lead to amputations. Plus, high numbers can cause severe kidney disease which can lead to being on dialysis and requiring a kidney transplant. High numbers are very dangerous.
@A DiabetesTeam Member I am on forxiga in a combination pill with metformin. The call the duo Xigduo. Forxiga helps you to get rid of access sugars by urinating them out. However, when you are on this pill, any test you take to check ketones becomes useless, so that is something to consider. It helps me to achieve normal numbers. However, it might be best for you to be on insulin. With oral medications, you must adhere to a very strict menu plan and must absolutely be able to do half an hour to an hour of brisk exercise if you want any hope of them working correctly. I think you can be a little more lax in th exercise on insulin, however, with numbers like yours, you should be aiming for that half an hour a day at least. Like a nice evening walk after your last meal.
I eat smaller meals more often ensuring I get enough protein and carbs. I cut back on sugar eat more natural sugar, thus has helped me a lot
I personally have a schedule. Having a schedule and the right food helps elevate bs. It was hard in the beginning, but got it down. Breakfast is important even for people without diabetes. It helps the brain and metabolism. Take care💘💖
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