Brenda Groth wrote:
well my numbers have never been above those..except for an occasional morning BS that was in the 140's..but generally the numbers for the entire day are in the 115 to 135 area.
Brenda Groth wrote:
cancelled my appt with nutritionist as i spoke with her on the telephone, my blood sugar numbers were good enough to where she said all she would do is encourage me to use a diet to try to get them lower and exercise..i already knew that so going in and seeing her would have been a waste of her time and my money
so i'm continuing on the super low carb diet and my normal exercise which is a lot..and this morning my numbers were the best i've seen since i started checking them over 4 weeks ago.
Hi, Brenda, I am new to the forums but not new to prediabetes and I am a nurse and well versed in natural health. The best number you want to keep track of is your HgA1c. Has this been tested? You want it to be less than 7, but less than 6 and even closer to 5 is optimal if you are not on any diabetes meds. The HgA1c measures the average blood sugar over the lst 3 months rather than just a random time here and there... much better for getting the whole picture. The fasting blood sugar is best below 90 if you are not on any meds. Too many diabetics are told that their FBS should be around 110 but that is ONLY if you are on insulin, because you don't like it to get too low as that is dangerous. For a diabetic on no meds, the lower the better. Even 60 as a FBS is great.
I conquered my prediabetes by switching to a raw diet. I eat raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. I don't do a lot of grains, but now that my weight and blood sugar are normal, I plan to venture into sprouted grains. I enjoy fruit and raw desserts (divine) though a year ago when I started this life I limited them a lot. I lost 50 pounds and dropped my HgA1c from 6.8 to 5.6.
I do enjoy raw pizza and crackers....they can really be delicious. I don't worry about fat, but raw fat is naturally the healthy kind. Berries are very healthy and have a low glycemic index. I enjoy carrots and would eat beets if I could stand them, lol. I do not eat potatoes raw, of course, but there are some raw dishes that have a comparable taste and texture. The raw life is an adventure and a bit of a learning curve, but since you have a huge garden and berries, etc, you have a great start.
Since you have a bunch of the ingredients for a raw diet already growing on your land, you might want to investigate this. Feel free to contact me if you want to know more.