Diet to lower blood sugar

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Avatar f tn Post eating blood maximum sugars to be perfectly normal should be less than 100 (though this may need to be in combination with a lower carb diet). Certainly one should not see post eating numbers higher than 120. Non-diabetic completely normal Hba1c should be 6.5 will get you an official diagnosis. Prevention (type 2), low carb or ketogenic diet, exercise, weight normalisation. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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 Is it possible for my test to be wrong given the previous days gluttony.
1058898 tn?1275678751 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!
Avatar n tn "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.
72351 tn?1281996142 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.
878888 tn?1319637644 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?
1286779 tn?1400016406 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".
Avatar m tn 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).
Avatar f tn What does "watch my diet" mean? 480 is WAY to high that is go to ER way to high. Carbohydrates raise BG. do you "watch your Diet" and eat potato? Potato will raise your BG do you "watch your Diet" and eat rice? rice is carb and will raise BG. do you "watch your Diet" and eat bread? bread is a carb and will raise your BG. sorry but "watch my diet" just pushes my buttons. I have no Idea what it means but every one says it.
Avatar n tn 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...
Avatar n tn Hi, if your Hba1c is 5.6 then your average blood sugar is around 120. Your fasting blood sugar is close to this. YOu are almost at the cutoff where you can be diagnosed as diabetic. To address your blood sugar, the following are recommended:- 1. Losing weight if you are overweight (this will most easily happen on a lower carb diet). 2. Reduce processed foods in your diet, cut sugars, and eat lower carb. This will help greatly in managing blood sugars. 3. Exercise daily.
1090423 tn?1286291250 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.
Avatar n tn If you are looking for some ways to lower your numbers, my advice would be to avoid the carbs as those can raise your numbers and work on getting 20 minutes exercise. Staying hydrated with water can help a lot too.
Avatar f tn So because I threw up during the 3hr glucose test, I have to check my blood sugar levels at home for a week. So just curious what is the normal range? I have to check it when I wake up and 1-2 hrs after every meal.
Avatar f tn Hello, fasting blood sugar in the range of 120 - 130 puts you firmly in diabetic territory, as does your hba1c of 7.4 which corresponds to an average blood sugar level of about 180. These levels would already require medications. Consider that normal fasting should be below 90 and normal hba1c is < 5.0. Given your height and weight, you are not overweight. Further you have no family history of diabetes. Therefore, I believe you should be evaluated for adult onset type 1 diabetes.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
798555 tn?1292791151 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.
1773108 tn?1314161667 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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).
Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar m tn ( Not Fasting) The next time when i was giving Blood Test i had blood sugar 95. ( not fasting) But i tested 1 time my blood sugar as fasting: The first time was 89 Right know i tested my blood sugar 2-3 hours after light meal ( vegetables) my sugar was 80. The reason why i`m checking my blood sugar is that i had a stress some period of time and after i started to feel sweaty palms and legs symptoms.
Avatar m tn 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.