I need some help and information as I am having problems maintaining a diabetic diet. I live in India and weigh around 147 pounds and my height is 5 feet 3 inches or 160 cms. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes around 13 years ago when I weighed 154 pounds. I then lost weight until I was 104 pounds. At this weight I did not have any high blood sugar levels for around 8 years. When I gained weight and was around 135 pounds. I developed diabetes again.
Currently, I have a problem maintaining a diabetic diet because I cannot eat anything with carbohydrates. This includes rice, all wheat based products, oats, cornflakes etc. So I eat only food that is rich in plant and animal protein and fruits such as apples. Even though chickpeas and green peas all have carbohydrates it does not cause my blood sugar to spike.
With this protein rich diet I was finally able to achieve an HbA1c of 6.2 which never used to fall under 8 when I used to eat bread, rice, etc (in small quantities).
Even eating a slice of bread with twenty units of insulin and Gemer 1 mg causes my blood sugar to shoot up to above 200 mg/dL in postprandial testing. This is after going for a very fast walk for 30 minutes.
Now with a protein diet I take around 10 units of insulin in the morning with Gemer 1 mg (metformin hydrochloride (ER) 500 mg, glimepiride 1 mg) and 5 units in the night with Gemer 1 mg. My blood sugar is normal with this amount of medication and I walk around 30 minutes per day.
Has anyone faced the same problem with eating a diabetic diet? If anyone has please let me know what you'll did. The doctor that I visit has just told me to continue the protein rich diet nothing else. View Thread