Diet to lower blood sugar

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Is it possible for a fasting blood sugar to elevate from anxiety in the doctors office. My blood pressure can. It has gone from 140/70 to 110/58 in just five minutes at the clinic. I hate the doctors office. Even though my best friend is my internist, I get torqued out big time.
HI 48 year old male, 5 feet 8 inches. 164 lbs. Recently had blood test , Blood sugar came back 128m/dl. Doctor has not recommended any medicines . He suggested to exercise and control the diet. Day before the test had a pasta lunch with cola and small pasta fried fish dinner with 2 drinks(alcoholic). dinner complete at 9.00pm. Also had a antidepressant for sleep. Went the next morning for test around 8.am. Is it possible for my test to be wrong given the previous days gluttony.
Your doctor is uninformed and irresponsible to be allowing your blood sugar to go so high without advising you to do anything. As Zoelula said, it is your health. It is up to you. Get yourself educated and get it under control. Else there will be consequences. This is the plain and ugly, but necessary truth!
"I tested my blood sugar this morning and it was 105." Was this fasting, nothing to eat or drinking of colored liquids for 8-10 hours? Makes a huge difference. Random/anytime testing is useless as it only provides a false/positive.
It seems to me that you are doing a very good job. Don't expect to always have a perfect blood sugar. I don't believe that is possible, but watching what you do and modifying your behavior as necessary, as you are doing, is the key to success. As to the specifics of milk vs. regular soda. Both actually have sugar in them. The sugar in regular soda goes into your blood sugar comparatively quickly which will naturally stimulate your body to produce insulin.
So nurse calls me back and tells me to keep taking synthroid and doctor strongly recommend I do the low blood sugar diet and lose weight as levels were slightly high. Only problem is they didnt say which low blood sugar diet or give me any info. Argh. And I have been trying to lose weight but thyroid does not help. oh well, just venting I guess, will figure it out.Anyone else have problems with sugar level and thyroid?
Sometimes patients are undertreated, which makes losing weight much harder. Best diet for thyroid is generally lower carb type diet. Avoid junk food, highly processed foods, and sugars. Don't eat too much fruit, or drink fruit juices. Some people with thyroid conditions do much better following gluten free diet. Would be good if you can be tested for celiac. Sometimes celiac and thyroid occur together. Hope this helps. btw, all caps means you are "yelling".
I've now cut out virtually all sugar from my diet, switched to high protein, and eat lots of dark green vegetables. I've been a chocoholic for 40 years and removing this greatly loved product from my diet has been very hard indeed. Since this diet change, I've gone the longest without needing a stent. I've also gone through some very stressful times, and although I suffered digestive issues from it (cleared up now), my heart seems to have survived the ordeal (touch wood).
I have just started testing my own blood sugar. In the morning it is 101 to 120 after meals it is 120,130,151,160,181,209 back down to 130,140...Should i be worried..Im 30 years old...
pototes etc stuff that is white, read everything you eat to see how many cards are in it , they turn to sugar, dont use diet sugars/drinks that diet sugar makes your sugar go up. try and eat lots wheat. no white bread etc.
A low carb diet has worked well for me also. I stay below 60 grams per meal. I eat three meals per day at roughly the same times daily. Read the nutrition label on everything.
I commend you for exercising as exercise is very important with helping to lower blood sugar and hypertension levels. But, do you break sweat 10 minutes into your workout? If not pick up the pace. And, eat before working out not after. Working out on an empty stomach makes you crave food after.
I am a type II diabetic and I would like to know what is considered a "good" blood sugar reading for me when I test at different times of the day....before meals, after meals, fasting in the morning, at bedtime and other random times during the day.
Because you have to monitor your blood sugar, using herbs that lower blood sugar require a lot of monitoring, and if people don't do it they can go too low. As for you, Gym is right, diet is by far the most important factor. It and exercise will determine if you go diabetic or not, not the thyroid. Personally, because you have the Hashimotos, I'd consult a naturopath and a physician who is open to herbs. Lowering blood sugar too much can affect your hormone production.
Good Morning, I have a question about high blood sugar levels that don't seem to stabilize. My boyfriend has been struggling for years with high blood sugar. He told me this morning that his level was at 480+!!!! He says he doesn't feel any different whether it's high or low. The lowest it's been (to my knowledge) is still in the high range of 200+. He's one of those who just try to do things "naturally" so therefore is not currently taking RX meds, just natural supplements.
Exercise daily will also help with blood sugar control. Use oral or injectable meds to control sugar levels. Best practice for diabetes is to start even persons with Type 2 on insulin early. Starting insulin while your pancreas is still working means lower doses of injected insulin - enough to support your pancreas rather than replace it, which is safer than having to depend totally on insulin. Please research and read up on diabetes.
However, it is possible for some people (with good attention to diet and exercise and weight management) to return their blood sugars to normal range. In the long run, there is still a good chance that the diabetes will come out again.... but it will have been postphoned for a (long) while and the complications prevented.
Long term high blood sugars can lead to complications like he tingling feeling you have, as the extra glucose in your system. The first thing you need to do is figure out how to lower your blood sugars. Changing your diet, increasing your exercise, adjusting your carb ratios, these are all things you can do to lower your blood sugars. Lowering them will do more to prevent complications than anything else. 150 is not a low blood sugar for anyone, it's on the high side of normal.
Hi, During pregnancy normal blood sugar can be a bit lower and I was given a normal range of 60 - 100 (approx). The meal you ate sounds to be low carb and would be digested quite slowly. If you feel perfectly fine your sugar levels in the 60s may not be a problem (though definitely keep an eye on it). Howver you may have seen something very different (and high) had you eaten a high carb meal (pancakes, pasta, or rice).
While you are waiting to see your doctor, try excercising (it is a natural way to lower your blood sugar). Even a walk will help. If you don't feel up to it, make sure you stay away from sugary, white foods (things high in carbohydrates). 276 is a fairly high reading, the range should be 80-120. Mine is typically 110-170, although after a meal it has been in the 200's. My husband just found out he has diabetes also, and his was 479 when he found out!
You could experiment with eating different foods (your diet should now be focused on low carb foods) and see which foods don't raise your blood sugars at 2 hours. These should then form the basis of your diet Ideally your blood sugar at 2 hours after eating should be close to fasting numbers and normal fasting should be in the 80s (4.3 - 4.6). (multiply your numbers by 18 to convert).
For diabetics it can go either way. Treatment can cause the blood sugar to go up or down. But if the diabetes is not under good control before starting treatment for Hep C, it lowers your chances of success. Adverse events are also more common on diabetics. I have NEVER seen diabetes go away after treatment. I have seen the blood sugar improve but diabetes disappear? Never.
Haven't yet been in to see an endocrinologist or a dietary person to talk blood sugar levels and diet. Am having problems dealing with my insurance company who won't even cover my stupid testing strips. They basically are $1 a strip. Expensive. I had gestational diabetes several years ago (gestational diabetes was covered 100% for supplies and visits), so I am aware of how to do all the blood testing and have been doign fine about that.
His regular pediatricians have gotten blood work for glucose levels and whatnot, and everything seems to come out fine. Do these episodes sound like blood sugar "crashes" in your opinion? Also, I have always been curious if these episodes (but on a lesser level throughout the day) have anything to do with what might look like ADHD? Could it all be related somehow? BTW, he is not on any medication. He does take omega-3 and evening primrose (omega-6).
if you have a particularly harrowing thing to do, the dentist, a blood draw, make sure you eat beforehand and after...those excitement hormones tend to lower blood sugar as well...hope this helps...
You feel low at relatively lower value just becuase you are not used to it. Also rapid changes in blood sugar can make you feel bad. 2. Humalog should be taken before meals - 15 - 20 minutes before. If you are going high at 40 minutes it is becuase rice is easily digestible and the sugar from the rice is hitting before the humalog can cover it. Do not take the humalog after (only before).
Check out the Low Glycemic Diet.... this is a diet recommended for diabetics because it doesn't raise blood sugar levels, which would in turn require added insulin. A low glycemic diet is best for everyone, because it's, typically, lower in calories when you eliminate added sugar and white flour. Most foods have some sugar, naturally, so you can't eliminate it all. Just buy fresh/frozen fruits and veggies and make sure they have no added sugar.
Hello. I am on the OptiFast Liquid diet to lower my blood sugar by diet. I need to make sure I am taking fiber because I have a history of getting constipated. I am 47 by the way. I am being monitored by a doctor. Which is the better fiber for me? Psyllium or Flaxseed? Is there any danger with the Flaxseed and irritating the lining of the stomach. Diverticulitis comes to mind. I don't have it,but I am a person that does not taking new things for fear of contracting a medical problem.
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