Ate peanut butter...it came down!
The only thing that brings down high bs is not eating carbs like oatmeal, grains, sugar, potatoes, all root vegetables, fruit. Eat a ketogenic @diet and you will see results. Eating low carb high fat, moderate protein is scientifically proven to lower blood sugar. Eating LCHF for diabetes has actually been around since at least 1920. In fact this is what doctors back then advised for their diabetic patients. There's even a cookbook online dated 1919 with recipes and the food list to choose from. The diabetes associations then decided that this was not good because it could raise cholesterol, which btw is another myth. Read the book Cholesterol Clarity. Join any facebook group for help. The one I'm in is called Reversing Diabetes. This works. There's thousands of members who have come off their meds. Do you want to keep covering your highs with insulin or get off your meds? This Website Diabetes Team is useless. I've seen a few people besides me recommend a LCHF way of eating but no one here listens or does their own research. I'm actually thinking of unsubscribing to this site. I joined it to share with people what I've learned but it doesn't seem that anyone here is looking outside of the standard ADA way of eating (which obviously doesn't work).
For me I found that oatmeal slows down the absorbance of carbs so the peak is about 2 hours versus an hour after meals ..I tested 3 hrs and it was good ..I use steel cut slow cook oatmeat not the packages of instant . They contain lots of sugar ..For flavour i just add a bit of frozen berries ..
I agree with everything that Valerie says. I have low carb higher fat and moderate protein plus plenty of exercise. This is entirely the opposite of what I was told by the NHS dietician when I was first diagnosed 6 years ago. She told me I must eat a lot more carbs which I thought was completely insane and I could not physically eat so much stodge. I did my own research and eating low carb w3ay I have reduced my dose of Metformin. My hope is to come of medication eventually.
I had oatmeal last week and it put my blood glucose up pretty fast. So I wont be eating oatmeal anytime soon.
Yes @exercise helps. Also you must have protein and have regular meals. Stress is a factor as well. and if you are on any type of steroid your BS will shoot up very high. I have to get a steroid epidural sometimes for back and neck issues and for 1-2 days my bs is in the three to four hundreds.