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Type 2 High BG

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by dmhmsh, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. dmhmsh

    dmhmsh · Member

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    It's been a while since posting but could do with some advice. I am type 2 diagnosed in October last year. I take 2000mg metformin and 4 x 80mg Gliclazide a day. I managed to get my bg down to around 6 - 7 on average but recently they have shot up again without changing anything. In the morning my bg is between 9-10. I saw my gp yesterday who said this is because my liver is over producing glucose and as I'm on the max dose of tablets, there is nothing that can be done. The problem I have is with my bg so high in the morning after I have had breakfast it's even higher. I think this could explain the reason for my headaches all the time and feeling pretty ****. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    What is your diet, typically?
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Can you give us an expanse if what you eat in a day. Maybe we can help.
     
  4. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    In one of your other threads there was talk about possible T1, especially as both of your parents were T1. Have you had a follow up on that?

    I agree with the above questions as well, what kind of foods do you eat?
     
  5. dmhmsh

    dmhmsh · Member

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    For breakfast I tried Greek yoghurt with fruit but that didn't agree with my stomach and my bg didn't come down change, so have gone back to weetabix. Lunch is brown bread sandwich with fruit and dinner is meat veg and small portion of potato. Snack on fruit. Drink plenty of water. Sometimes at bed time my bg is 3-4 but high again in the morning.
     
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    dmhmsh · Member

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    I saw the specialist in December who said defo not type 1 as not loosing weight and the fact my Hba1c has dropped from 114 to 71 in 2 months.
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    If you are trying to control you BG with just diet the I would cut out weetabix, bread, potatoes and fruit that isn’t berries and increase a bit of fat to keep you from being hungry.
    If you are type 1 I have no advice or experience
     
  8. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek I reversed my Type 2 · Expert

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    I'm sorry, but that's a LOT of carbs... Weetabix? Might as well have a sugary coke in the morning. (Yeah, it's that bad). Diabetes is a progressive condition, unless, and only unless, you change your diet to include less carbohydrates. They all turn to glucose once ingested. So that's bread, spuds and cereal as well... Don't get me started on fruit.

    If the yoghurt doesn't agree with you, how does eggs with bacon sound? Would that be do-able? Salad for lunch with tuna, warmed goat's cheese, bacon or salmon? In the evening, just have more meat and veg, skip the small potato.

    It's really "just" a matter of adjusting your diet. T2 doesn't have to be progressive, it doesn't have to get worse with more medication and eventually, insulin. Here, have a read: https://josekalsbeek.blogspot.com/2019/11/the-nutritional-thingy.html I might have shared it with you before, but might be useful as a refresher.

    It's not hopeless and you're not doomed. But you do have to take some action, sooner rather than later. Mind you, with gliclazide you really have to test your heart out because if you cut carbs drastically, your blood sugars will drop like a stone, and hypo's are no fun.
     
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  9. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Very well possible to not lose weight and to initially reduce hba1c when late onset T1 (LADA), so those factors aren't conclusive.

    But I agree with the others that you seem to be eating a lot of carbs. Do you use a meter to check before and after meals to see how a particular meal affects you?
     
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  10. dmhmsh

    dmhmsh · Member

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    Yes I have to check myself about 8 times a day due to my job. I'm trying very hard not to eat carbs but it's hard to find alternative breakfast that I can prepare and eat at 4am with waking the rest of the house.
     
  11. Energize

    Energize Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    For breakfast, I have BabyBell cheese ( x 3)
    Sometimes, for a change, I'll have a slice of ham from the deli with 2 x slices of Dairylea cheese on the ham, and then rolled up
    The ham and cheese roll could easily be prepared the night before, or on the morning.
    What about hard-boiled eggs, done the evening before?

    These are all quite filling and will keep hunger at bay for some considerable time
     
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  12. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Apart from the breakfast, why fruit multiple times a day? What about cheese, or making a nice batch of meatballs to keep in the fridge as a cold snack or even breakfast?
     
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