First off - Hello, my name is Rachel, I am new to this and have lots of questions.
I just learned of my high blood sugar on Monday. I stopped at my mom's house after work and had her check it. She has Type 2 and has the monitor to do it with. Anyway, it read 239! Ahhh! Just to go back a bit...... I developed a yeast infection with this month's and last month's "time of month". That is what prompted all this. My OBGYN suggested I get my sugar checked. So, I made an appointment with my Dr. for Tuesday afternoon. She set me up to have bloodwork Thursday morning for the A1c. I am trying to have a glimmer of hope that it will come back pre-diabates, but don't think so with my numbers. My mother also had a few monitors and gave me one to check for a few days. Two days in a row my morning sugars were 195.
Ok, here's my BIG question.......... How the heck are you suppose to eat??????? I mean I get the whole stay away from sugar and "white" stuff and eat low carb and all that, but at the same time, I'm confused. I have eaten very good for like 2 days, but tonight had a breakdown and had 6 oreos, 5 pizza bites, 1/2 french bread pizza, cup of chocolate milk, 5 crackers with cheese and a cup of regular milk. I wasn't going to check my sugar as I was scared because of all I had eaten, but then decided I need to face the music. So, I checked it and it was 201. Now, I know that's high, but this afternoon after a cup of berries it was 288!!!!!!! I can't imagine how fresh fruit can make it go higher that all the junk I ate tonight! My mother said because there was fat with it to slow the digestion, the berries are like straight sugar?!
I know I've rambled, I'm just trying to figure things out. I really need to do alot more research on all this. WOW! Very overwhelming! I've been crying for three days just trying to figure this all out and beating myself up at the same. I am also very overweight and preety much knew this was going to happen, but.........
Well, thanks to all who listen and answer. This mesage board looks great!