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mary121658 (@mary121658)

Type 2 diabetes - Erratic Sugar Levels

Diabetes & Endocrine System | Last Active: Feb 15, 2019 | Replies (5)

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I pretty much have the same things every day. Toast with butter and coffee for breakfast, a scramble egg sandwich for lunch and since I'm wheelchair bound my husband makes our meals so my evening meals do vary.

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@mary121658 Your post concerning your food could be a problem. I eat from the same food groups almost every day, but I vary them. The Mayo Clinic food Pyramid for diabetics shows how to vary your choices. You are eating eggs and bread twice a day. You don't say what you have for the evening meal. But, you should have dark leafy greens, like green beans, turnips, mustard greens, spinach and others in that category. You should have some meat: chicken is the first choice, and turkey a little ham and beef. There should be some nuts and fruits and salads. Occasionally, you should have some dairy and a variety of other foods. I find that though my morning numbers are usually over 120, they are in the 120's or 130's. Then after my lunch, they always are down below 100. Evening meals add more veggies and variety so that I have fiber and healthy choices every day. Does you husband cook your evening meal and change it regularly? Have you seen a dietician to help you and your husband plan a menu that would be healthy and help your numbers? Do you see an endocrinologist? Perhaps your medicine needs changing. Diabetics are all different, and we need to be sure that what we are doing is working for us. I made several adjustments in my food choices over the last six months and at my endo appointment on Monday, my A1C was 5.9, which is really good. My Dr. was very pleased. Has your Dr. made suggestions for change? Of course, I don't know, but it sounds to me as if you need to rethink your food choices and see your Dr. about getting to a dietician who can help you and your husband. Diabetes is like anything: if you do the same thing over and over, your body will give you the same results. Maybe you could get a check-up and ask some questions or read what you could do. I hope you can take the initiative to do something that will help you and get you back in line again.
Keep us posted.