Why am I having such a hard time getting my diabetes under control

Why am I having such a hard time getting my diabetes under control

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

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

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
Linda

posted about 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

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 over 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

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 about 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

high fat will keep you satisfied for longer periods. The advise to eat several small meals a day only keeps the blood sugar up. Intermittent fasting is ok. I never eat from dinner until noon the next day. That's called 16-8 and it's easy because you're asleep for most of it. Once or twice a week I only eat at noon. I always eat if I'm hungry but I never am because the high fat is so satisfying - and fat tastes great.

posted about 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thank you so much Linda. I will five that a tey for sure. I never thought about certain foods affecting my sugars before. I was carb cou ting and though that was working. I'll start a journal tonight. Thanks again for the advice

posted about 2 years ago
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