Welcome Shannon! Trish gave you some good advice. Since your doctor has not started you on meds, it is best if you watch your carb intake. Eliminate as much as you can. Make better choices and eat smaller portions. It is very beneficial to walk, especially after meals. It doesn't have to be a long walk. 15 minutes or so should definately help.
Trish - Definately cut back on the fiber if it's bothering you. I had to cut way back after getting those belly pains and haven't had them for a while. I love quinoa! I cook it in chicken broth and add some frozen mixed veggies in with it. I use a little more liquid than the package calls for, I think 2 parts liquid to 1 part quinoa. It is different, and takes some getting used to. I didn't like it the first time I made it, but the next time I used more liquid and let it cook a little longer, until the broth was gone.
I have bought frozen okra but I don't even know if our stores have fresh okra. I think it's a southern thing that's only catching on around here recently. I only use the frozen in my veggie soup.
I went to the doctor today to get my new script for my BS. I asked him to give me Amaryl that I had taken when I was first diagnosed and he agreed that would work. Since we were going to the casino and I didn't know how my body was going to react to the new med, I only took half the dose. My BS dropped like a rock. When we got home I tested at 81. I haven't had an 81 since 2008. I was afraid to go to bed for fear it would drop too low, so I grilled a piece of fish and ate that. I will test again before I go to bed to make sure it's not too low. I have to find out how this is supposed to work because I don't want to have to keep eating something to keep my sugar from going too low. Diabetes sucke!
Ruthie - Thanks for the offer for lunch, but our weather is warming up so I think I'll stay here. LOL I didn't eat any of the grilled cheese, by the way! Yay Me!