Originally Posted by marys1358
Thank you Coravh for responding and yes your information helped out alot but I do have a couple more questions.
His Dr. started him on SIMVASTATIN,METOPROLOL AND METFORMIN also BREEZE 2 which he is testing everyday for a month. Can anyone tell me if #123 is high and will that keep him on the testing everyday or its low enough to take him off this (BREEZE 2) needless to say its very expensive.
If I was to buy a book on diabetes which author do you recommend?
While I'm not a doc, it sounds like what the doc is prescribing makes sense. The simvastatin (I'm on it too) is to help with cardiac risk - his is at risk due to the smoking and the diabetes. I suspect the metoprolol is given due to elevated blood pressure. The metformin will help with insulin sensitivity and make the insulin he produces work better.
You should vary the times at which he tests. The best indicators are fasting (to see how things went overnight) and 2 hours after the start of a meal. This way you will see if what he is eating is ok or if he should modify his diet. While I am not a strong believer in ultra low carb diets, I do know that eating less carbohydrates (especially white carbs like refined flour, pasta and white rice) will help with the glucose levels. I do not agree with Dr. Bernstein, but some of his advice is sound and with testing, you will probably be able to find a happy medium to the diet that will work for you.
The level of 123 is too high if it is fasting. Basically you want to shoot for numbers that are in the non-diabetic range. That means between 70 and 99 fasting, and less than 140 two hours after the start of the meal.
Feel free to ask lots of questions.