13 Diabetes Tips to Improve Blood Sugar Control

July 25, 2012 at 8:09 AM | Posted in cooking, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food | 1 Comment
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Another great article from Diabetic Living On Line! You can read the entire article by clicking the link at the bottom of the post. Love this web site!

 
13 Diabetes Tips to Improve Blood Sugar Control
By Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D., CDE; Reviewed by Hope S. Warshaw, R.D., CDE, BC-ADM, 2010;
Good blood sugar control is different for every person, but there are some common tips to follow that can help improve your numbers.

How to Take Control Now
Nothing trumps a balanced meal plan, an active lifestyle, and diabetes medications as needed to keep your blood glucose levels in check. You might have considered other diabetes remedies to lower blood sugar. Find out what works and what you should avoid.

Keep Eating Habits Consistent
Skipping meals, especially breakfast, could push your blood glucose higher. When you don’t eat for several hours because of sleep or other reasons, your body fuels itself on glucose released from the liver. For many people with type 2 diabetes (PWDs type 2), the liver doesn’t properly sense that the blood has ample glucose already, so it continues to pour out more. Eating something with a little carbohydrate signals the liver to stop sending glucose into the bloodstream and can tamp down high numbers.

Skipping meals can also lead to overeating, which can cause an increase in weight. And if you take certain diabetes medications that stimulate the body’s own insulin, such as common sulfonylureas, or you take insulin with injections or a pump, you risk having your blood glucose drop too low when you skip or delay meals….

*Read the entire article by clicking the link below:

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/monitoring/blood-sugar/blood-sugar-control/?sssdmh=dm17.608752&esrc=nwdlo072412t&email=2933188293

Off the Metformin!

November 8, 2011 at 1:33 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food | Leave a comment
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Well after changing my diet and eating habits, weight loss, and daily exercise I am off the Diabetes2 medication Metformin! I’ve been on it since being diagnosed in Sept. of 2006. The past year I really cracked down on the late night snacking and a pinch of something here and there. I snack on Gala Apples, Whole Natural Almonds, Sugar Free Jello and such. I’m also a firm believer of Green Tea. I drink 5 cups a day of hot brewed Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. My numbers on Triglycerides, Cholesterol, and Sugar all started turning around when I started drinking Green Tea.

Another problem was getting enough exercise. Being in a wheelchair was making it difficult to get the proper exercise. I can’t afford a gym membership so I purchased some weights and a tabletop Peddle Exerciser and lift weights once a day and the Pedal Exerciser three times a day. So all the changes worked and as of today I’m off the Diabetes2 medication Metformin! Now the next thing is to stay the course I’ve taken and keep making smart decisions on what I eat. Anyway it’s been a good day!

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