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Why Am I Having Such A Hard Time Getting My Diabetes Under Control
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Why can't I get my sugars under control? I exercise I eat right I lost 167 pounds I only have 50 more to loose. I had a miscarriage in November and was put on birth control which I had stopped taking in January because of the depression side effects. Ever since then I can't not get any sugar numbers in a 6 range. I'm beyond frustrated and aside from not eating anything I don't know what to do. Can anyone help with any advise

posted August 13, 2017
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one thing that will help is to test, test, test, when I was first diagnosed my A1cs were 7 .8 and 7.6 they now range to 6.0 to 6.1 always test your sugar 2 hours after you eat to find out how a certain food affects your blood sugar..... the foods that spike the blood sugar cut down or cut out depending on how your meter reads.... record the food that is causing the sugar spike and find new and different things you enjoy that are more blood sugar friendly:) I try to balance my carbs and protiens I don't drink cokes any more or have sugar in my home.... I have honey but use it very sparingly.... to be honest I don't miss the sugar or the cokes and I don't like the artifical sweetners......I enjoy tea with a touch of vanilla extract in it and coffee I drink black or with goats milk ......I have found I like the flavor better and it is more satisfing:) I also eat home made stir fry veggies and grill the meat on a goerge forman grill.....after a while you will get the hang of what you can and can not eat and you will feel more confident in your ability to keep you bloodsugar under control.... I hope that helps

posted August 25, 2017
A DiabetesTeam Member

Also part of it is you need to know what foods will make your blood sugar ruse fast, finding out is a trial and error. Once you know, either avoid those foods completely or eat less of them

posted August 23, 2017
A DiabetesTeam Member

I've lost 300 pounds in 5 years I don't eat Mybe once a day if I'm lucky I can go days with out eating I drink a lot of water and milk I don't drink soda coffee some times I lost my appetite when my Wife died

posted August 15, 2018
A DiabetesTeam Member

I find getting my diabetes under control is on going battle. I amlearning in what my body can tolerate. I am slowly getting my diabetes under control. I am learning about the balance in my diet. I am always on the hunt for low-carb recipes. I do get frustrated time to time with my sugar and sometimes get depressed about it. I always remember that tomorrow is not here yet and will be better. Just remember you are not alone in this battle we all try to support each other.

posted March 10, 2021
A DiabetesTeam Member

A fatty liver and pancreas are the cause of insulin resistance and diabetes. I've been doing a low carb, high good fat, moderate protein diet for over a year now. Right now I'm 10 days into an extended fast and have lost an additional 9 lbs. My blood glucose has been well controlled even before the fast. Beware of eating fruit. Fructose, contained in fruit is processed by the liver and if you have a fatty liver it will only make insulin resistance worse. The liver will package the fructose into the form of new fat and store it into the belly because the liver is out of storage space. I wish you well.

posted January 19, 2019

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