Hi, I've posted a question once on the general diet board (about the Biggest Loser diet) but it looks as though there may be more ladies familiar with diabetes here. I started this thread because I didn't want to hijack the other lady's thread.
I've been borderline diabetic for a few years now, basically since I had GD with my son who was born in 02. I've never taken it seriously because I never felt sick, so it's almost like nothing is wrong. I can't tell you why I haven't buckled down before now. BUT, my glucose levels are way too high now and I have 3 months to try and bring them down. I've got my metformin, a new meter and the weightloss/exercise program they'll be starting at work soon. My Dr is very disappointed (almost an understatement!) that I haven't taking it seriously and resisted putting me on insulin right away since I will be dedicated to losing weight. He did get upset with a coworker who is much heavier than I am, and suggested gastric bypass to her. He hasn't done that to me yet, but if I fail in this, that might be me at my next appointment.
You'd think that when someone at work told me about what he called 'carb comas' before he lost his weight (150lbs with phen/fen) would have sent a strong message. That sluggish, sleepy feeling you get after eating a meal high in refined carbs. UGH. That is me most weekends since DH is home when I get home from work and can watch our son while I read, eat and then fall asleep for a few hours, waking up b!tchy and groggy.
I might be posting with tons of questions while I get used to counting the carbs for each meal and try to find the best range to keep things steady. I'm only supposed to test once a day and need ideas as to what would be the best time to test. My Dr didn't specify because he thinks I'm not serious about this (who can blame him?) I'd like to test more often, but he would have to rewrite the script so I can get more strips when these run out. I'm guessing that if my levels are getting better throughout the day, my morning levels would go down and that would be what to test? Should I pick a different meal each day to test after and after a few weeks start the morning levels? Or maybe rotate meals/morning levels on a regular basis? IE today I tested 2 hrs after lunch, tomorrow dinner, then Thursday fasting, Fri breakfast?
Sorry this is so long and thank you bunches if anyone made it all the way through.
(my cousin photoshopped my avatar pic and somehow erased my double chin...believe me, I have one! LOL)