09-15-2011 10:09 PM
09-16-2011 01:57 AM
It's good to meet another pro-active beginner. So few newly diagnosed diabetics are prepared to try "so hard to maintain a healthy diet and exercise."
That's a great start. I wrote this as a guide for beginners; you may be able to refine or even expand your menu by applying some of the techniques suggested here (click on it): Getting Started. Please read that and come back to ask any questions.
I am avoiding as much refined sugar as I possibly can, trying to eat whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies. We eat chicken, some meats, & fish. I am drinking water as much as possible. I use small amounts of splenda for my morning coffee.
We call that the "Dawn Phenomenon". This may help explain it for you: I Ate Nothing! Why Are My BGs high?
Last night I took a reading just before bed and it was 96 at 11pm, this morning it was 105. How can that be when I had nothing at all between the two readings?
09-16-2011 02:41 AM
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09-16-2011 06:34 AM
The only answer I can offer is to try each, one at a time, to see if you can find what works. There really is no right answer except for the one that works for you.
I am going to take your suggestion to eat something just before bed. Would you say I should eat something such as an apple, fresh cherries, an orange etc., or would a piece of 12 grain toast with peanut butter on it be a better idea, or even celery sticks with humus?
I lived in Canberra for six years in the late '70s. I was in the RAAF at the time. I loved the place, but it gets a bit chilly in winter for my liking. Now I live here, on the Tweed Coast just south of the Gold Coast: Home in Pottsville
By the way, where in Australia do you live? My husbands niece lives in Canberra.
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