Hello: I went to the hospital 2 weeks ago for another problem, had my blood tested and found out it was 762, I was told by the doctor on duty, that if I had went to sleep anytime that day, I would probably never have woke up. I did not realize I had diabetes but for me it was a wake up call that I will never forget. Thanks to my fiance we are both on the diabetes diet and both exercise now more than ever. I urge all of you to get your blood check and take care of yourself.
I hope you realize that this a lifetime commitment. I hope that you have also followed up with a Dr. visit and an A1C blood test. That would really help you know more about the extent of your blood sugar problem.
WOW Anon, that had to be a scary thing. As long as you get an hour of exercise a day and I mean vigorous such as treadmill or bike or stepper and do some weight bearing if you can, you should be fine if the diet is also exact. I lost 23 pounds just by taking a small dinner plate and splitting it 3 ways. 1/3 lean protein, 1/3 veggies and last 1/3 moderate fresh fruit. I eat a lot of salad. I stay away from all the bad carbs such as pizza, pasta. white rice and bread. I may have a couple of baby red potatoes since they metabolize more slowly, otherwise no potatoes.
For snacks I have 1/2 low sugar/ low fat yogurt only before working out, Trader Joes mixed nuts with dried cranberries (only a few) and Safeway/Vons Lacy swiss cheese at the deli since it is low fat and low sodium.
For breakfast, 1/3 cup plain Quaker oatmeal and a Morning Star veggie sausage pattie for the protein. Be sure and add protein when you eat carbs since they work well together. If not your blood sugar could elevate more than you thought it would.
Always test 2 hours after any food just to see how the body did with it. What works for some will not work well for others.
What are you doing now about the exercise. I am glad you are doing it now! What foods do you seem to eat now? How about meds? Are you on oral meds? Or type 2 on insulin?
I am so glad you are adapting. It really is the way we all should have taken care of ourselves to begin with. Nothing like a little nudge right
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.