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Old 07-23-2008, 08:37 AM   #1
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what can I eat or do to lower sugar

It's been higher than normal all week...last night I finally got it under 200 - but this morning after raisan bran cereal it went to 298 - 2 hrs after meal and meds it's still 258....I tried my cinnamon supplements it did nothing...

 
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Re: what can I eat or do to lower sugar

I've always heard that cereals (cold especially) will spike your sugars. The only one I have found to be ok is something called Hi-Lo, which I usually only eat as a snack and not in the morning. It's very high in protein and pretty low in carbs considering it's a cold cereal. It has 13g/carbs in 3/4 cup I think and I use the silk unsweetened soy milk, which is 4g/carbs per cup. Have you tried eating more protein with your meals to see if that helps?

 
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:13 PM   #3
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Re: what can I eat or do to lower sugar

I didn't know that about cold cereal - I'll start eating more protein for breakfast and see what happens...
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Re: what can I eat or do to lower sugar

Oh yes...cold cereals are one of the worst for diabetics. Very high in carbs. I stopped eating it because I would spike very high and then crash down into the 30's from all the insulin my pancreas was putting out to compensate. Try eggs (I use egg beaters), morning star farms veggie bacon (I try and do the low bad fats, high good ones. I use a lot of olive oil, it's all I cook with, and Brummel and brown "butter" spread), pumpernickle bread, try berries, blue and straw (they don't effect my sugar, but everyone is different)...try stuff like that and see how you do. Please keep me posted.

 
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Re: what can I eat or do to lower sugar

You need to speak with your doctor about getting your sugars under better control. Those are much too high. Try eating less carb (lots of carbs in raisins), more protein, and try to exercise as well.

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Old 07-24-2008, 02:13 PM   #6
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Re: what can I eat or do to lower sugar

I do exercise - but when it went high yesterday I didn't have the energy to exercise (I have MS also)
I added protein to my breakfast and my #'s have been good all day...thank the Lord.
I just had my blood work last week and everything was good - I don't know why they went so crazy the last 2 days - but seem to be back on track now...
But, I am thinking of going to a endr(sp?) cause now I just use my primary care doc...
Thanks everyone

 
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Re: what can I eat or do to lower sugar

You need to definitely see an endocrinologist for SURE with your numbers and you really should also have your doctor send you to a dietician to learn how to make more "diabetic friendly" choices. Please take care of yourself.

 
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Yeap, I plan to get that appt tomorrow and I've never seen a dietician -
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