There are some great diabetic cookbooks out there, but my favorite for simple recipes, if you can find it is "The Diabetic Four Ingredient Cookbook." by Coffee and Cale. It was written using the Nutritionist IV Diet and Recipe Analysis . My only problem with it is they don't tell you to use salt or pepper or salt substitute to taste, so if you forget to, the meal is a tad bland. Otherwise, some lovely recipes in it that are yummy.
Keep up the good work on getting down to your target of 6 for your A1C.
I'm happy to say that calling my doctor every couple of days with numbers has resulted in tweaking the insulin and seeing my numbers get lower than they have been in a about a month or so. Although I feel lightheaded with them this low I expect that will pass as my body adjusts to proper blood sugar numbers. I do have more energy and think we've almost got the numbers where they need to be. I'm glad this community is here and wish I had found it way sooner.View Thread
There is no way on this green earth you could get me to take any kind of statin ever again. I'm the one in thousands that has a bad reaction to it. I seem to have problems with memory, had to have my gall bladder removed due to rare cholesterol crystals (caused by the statins), went through 5 yrs. of emotional roller-coastering starting with attempted suicide...no, no....no statins for me. Look me up in poison control....
I'll stick with Zetia, Fish Oil, non-flush niacin, oatmeal, smart balance and diet to lower my cholesterol. Having a trifecta of diabetes, high cholesterol and hbp makes it hard to find foods to eat at times, but I manage. My cholesterol is currently doing pretty well, total is 200. Triglycerides are a tad higher than I'd like, but I know they will come down again.
I'm more concerned with controlling the diabetes at this point and working on that as hard as I can. Numbers finally back down in the 100 range, but a tad more tweaking by my doctor I think.
I'm not sure this answered your question, by the time I got down here, I was panic stricken at the thought of taking a statin again I may have digressed.View Thread
Hi, sometimes you have to be firm with your parents when they need help. If he's very weak though, maybe if you say, "Look dad, you took care of me for years, right now you're ill and I want to take care of you. I have to get you to a doctor."
I know how hard it can be and how stubborn a man in his 80's can be. Good luck and please keep us posted.View Thread
Thank you for those suggestions auriga1. I have noticed it's the carbs that I have to watch and am doing what I can to keep them down.
I have some nice carb counting books that I try to use religiously but I do slip up every once in a while.
It's nice to hear I don't NEED to snack because the nutritionist told us to. I'm rarely hungry, I guess from all that water I drink to try and lose wt., so I have to force myself to eat 3 meals a day.View Thread
Thank you for the replies and encouragement. Since putting me back on the glyburide/metformin 5/500 Tues. I have actually seen 131 and 164 as numbers. The other numbers were in the low 200's so I know I have more work to do. As the numbers got out of the 300's I got energy back, which in turn gave me incentive to move...so, back onto the Wii at least 15 minutes a day...to start with.
Thanks for suggesting I go to decaf and that I be even more careful about the carbs. I will implement those changes immediately.View Thread
When I was diagnosed with diabetes, I was also diagnosed with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I was put on statins for the cholesterol and began a 5 yr. journey into mental hell which prevented me from doing anything other than trying to stay sane...I do remember being sent to a nutritionist that held up plastic pieces of food and told me this was the serving size I needed to eat. I took the diabetic pills I was given and not told how often or when to check sugars and since I was in and out of mental health hospitals from the statins, it took me until 2 or 3 yrs. ago to really understand and start trying to deal with my diabetes in a rational manner. That's when my mind started becoming my own again.View Thread
Okay, back from my endocronologist (sp?). He took me off the metformin and put me back on glucovance 5/500, he increased the novolog mix to 22 units and told me to call him every couple of days until my numbers go down. I'm to use the humalog based before each meal based on what my number is.
He seems to be more worried about my cholesterol which is actually very good for me, closer to normal than it used to be.
He wants me moving more, I agree that needs to happen....I'm just so tired all the time right now, that's hard to do.View Thread
I was on Victoza for a couple months, I was put on Novolog mix 70/30 and humalog clear quick acting about a month ago. At that time I was taken off Glyburide/metformim5/500 and Januvia and put on Metformim only.
My numbers went to mid 300's almost immediately. Doctor increased the Novalog from 10 units twice a day to 14, then 18.
I did not change my diet in any way...since posting this I have since found Josephs Flax, Oat Bran and Whole Wheat Pita bread that has only 8 grams of carbs per slice and am using that in place of sandwich bread. It seems to have helped somewhat.
Thank you for your replies. After reading them, I feel way calmer about my situation. I'll check in after I see my doctor tomorrow morning.View Thread
Hello, I'm new here. For years my type 2 was managed well with oral meds. In June, my A1C went up to 9.7, they put me on Victoza along with keeping my oral meds. Numbers were still higher than they liked...3 mos. later, I'm on insulin. Now, my numbers are in the mid 300 to low 400 range consistently. This is a HUGE jump for me since on oral meds they were in the mid 100's to mid 200's. Is it normal for it to seem like you're on a placebo the first month of being on insulin? This is really scary, plus I'm always tired and can't sleep anymore. I see my doctor again on Tues I think and I'm about ready to say put me back on the oral meds.View Thread