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Newly diagnosed, confused about carbs

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by brianmt, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. brianmt

    brianmt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday was a bad day, I felt so hungry, even after a bacon egg and mushroom breakfast, could have murdered a steak Pie, but I didn't succumb. Had a glass of red wine which turned into 3. Just befor I went to bed did my BG just to see what damage I'd done, It was 6.7, yeah that means I can drink a bottle of wine a day ( only kidding, had friends visiting). This morning sunday I thougth lets see what special K and milk does to my bg, which was 6.4 upon waking 2 hours later it was 6.6, so once again the odd treat of Special K will not go amiss. After 2 weeks of confusion I seem to be getting the hang of this. Thanks to all those who have offered my encouragment since joining the forum, feel less lonely now. Cheers people !!!
     
  2. dazwalshe

    dazwalshe Type 1 · Active Member

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    Buy a book, Think like a pancreas..brilliant... amongst all the interesting facts ..is this one: The three major nutrients in food are Carb, Protein and Fat. Proteins effect on Blood sugar is minimal..EXCEPT when little or no carb is consumed. without dietary carb to provide glucose for meeting the body's energy needs the liver will convert protein to glucose.. and will take a couple of hours to do so...
     
  3. Yazza

    Yazza Type 2 · Newbie

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    I have been recently diagnosed and really have not got a clue cut out carbs but finding eating really hard no one has explained anything to me so working in the dark l am in need of help please
     
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  4. Yazza

    Yazza Type 2 · Newbie

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    I have lost almost a stone in weight but l want to eat sensibly
     
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  5. goosey39

    goosey39 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I eat sensibly and have low carb ish diet, if we have a hot dinner, i have the same as my husband just no potatoes, i cant eat rice or pasta as spikes my sugar too much
    However i am lucky i can eat fruit
     
  6. Onwunyirigbo

    Onwunyirigbo Type 2 · Newbie

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    I was just diagnosed 2 days ago, with hba1c of 8.2. When I test at home I always get from 6.1 to 6.9. But when I tested at a lab and pharmacy it's still 8.2 and yesterday 9.3 with blood taken from my wrist. Pls help, y is it so
     
  7. Onwunyirigbo

    Onwunyirigbo Type 2 · Newbie

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    I mean when I test for blood glucose level
     
  8. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Hi and welcome.

    Are you comparing like with like? An HbA1c is a rough average of blood glucose levels over the previous 2 to 3 months. A finger prick test is snapshot of your blood glucose level in your capillary blood at the ttime of the test. You can't compare the two as they are not the same.

    What sort of tests were the ones at the lab and pharmacy?
     
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