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New and confused

Thousands of people online have learned how to lower their blood sugar by cutting back on their carbohydrates. Testing can tell you various different useful things – but only if you time it and interpret the results correctly. Glucose from food makes blood sugar go up within an hour or two of eating a meal, but the extent and speed of the rise can depend on what you eat and how much—and also on how insulin resistant you are. The amount of time that your blood sugar spends elevated over 140 mg/dl (7.77 mmol/L) proportionately raises your risk for damage to the pancreas and the nervous system. On the forum we have found that with the number of new people being diagnosed with diabetes each day, sometimes the NHS is not being able to give all the advice it would perhaps like to deliver – particularly with regards to people with type 2 diabetes. The diabetes researchers theorize that going a long time without eating (from dinner one day to lunch the next day) results in the pancreatic beta cells being delayed in making insulin when they are finally called upon to make. This is NOT a low carb diet suggestion, just a reduction in your intake of carbohydrate.


My typical breakfast is 1/2 serving of bran flakes or Cheerios with a cup of blueberries and sometimes I’ll add a strip of turkey bacon or a hardboiled egg for protein. In multiple daily injection therapy, you take three or more insulin shots per day. Targets will take your age and any other medical conditions into consideration. A blood sugar spike means that your blood sugar levels go above the desired range. A diet that is high in carbohydrate can also force the pancreas to overproduce insulin to the point where cells develop a resistance against its effects. The only other thing I would suggest is to occasionally test at the 3 hour mark, to make sure it isn’t staying up at 8.5 for too long either. Additionally, Marion J.

Earlier this week however I had the 10.2 reading which was five hours after lunch. You’ve seen some of their testimonials on The 5% Club Page on this site. That might well be very high, and that doesn’t matter. This is natural and not necessarily a problem. Believe it or not, the American Diabetic Association (ADA) still recommends eating some of these foods, even to those with diabetes! I’m going to tell the doctor all of this obviously and hopefully he can help further. Right now I don’t think diabetes is a diagnosis, perhaps pre-diabetes but the hypo symptoms don’t say diabetic to me.

Sometimes they are not keen to give Type 2’s the strips on prescription, (in the UK) but you can but try!!

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