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Tue Oct 23 11:52:30 UTC 2012

Asked By: rangerburke  

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2012-10-29 15:42:06.0

Thank you for your question to dLife. Eating a well balanced breakfast can help you better manage your blood sugars. Even though your morning schedule might be hectic, it is still important to eat breakfast. Try an egg omelet with spinach and mushrooms. Enjoy your eggs along with a slice of whole grain bread topped with natural almond butter. Need a grab and go breakfast? Hard boil a few eggs in advance. You can quickly peel a couple of eggs in the morning and still stay on schedule. Enjoy a bowl of steel cut oatmeal. Toss in a few slivered almonds or walnuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Yummy! Do you enjoy eating non-breakfast type foods for breakfast? If you have salmon left over from last night, enjoy it for breakfast with some fresh veggies. Eating a breakfast which contains protein, fiber, healthy fats and complex carbohydrate will help satisfy your hunger and control your blood sugars. Remember to test your blood sugars and keep an honest food journal. Bring your blood glucose log and food diary to your next doctor appointment. Consider making an appointment with a registered dietitian who is also a certified diabetes educator. He or she can work with you to develop a healthy meal plan which will take your food preferences and schedule into consideration. Please keep us posted on your progress.
Answered By: Susan Weiner
Accreditations: R.D., M.S., C.D.E.,C.D.N.
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2012-11-20 12:15:40.0

I suffer from the same problem. My doctor told me to drink plain water (16 oz) and if hungry to do as also suggested...eat cucumbers, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower, or celery. I have made a habit now of having veggies in the morning because no matter what I am taking I have a high glucose test first thing in the morning.
Answered By: lanajaniece61

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2012-11-07 22:36:38.0

I prefer celery sticks or cucumber slices. It takes more calories for the body to digest them than you get out of them. They work for me and are healthy too. Hope this helps.
Answered By: uncle_les

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2012-11-06 14:50:55.0

It is possible that the blood glucose is elevated because she didn't eat breakfast, a phenomenon called hepatic glycogenolysis, where the liver releases glucose to compensate for the lack of food derived glucose. Although her Metformin should compensate with that since Metformin slows down the amount of glucose released from the liver, her current dosage may not be able to control this. The experts answer - to eat breakfast, was an appropriate solution to this problem long term. The short term answer would be at least a small snack, 15 - 30 grams of carb included. If the blood glucose is elevated after that small snack, then it may mean her physician needs to take a look at the type of medication they are taking to better determine her needs.
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2012-11-06 11:28:07.0

I am not seeing how the expert answer supplied is helping address the question. It appears to be too late for her to go back and eat breakfast (your only solution to her issue) it is mid morning /lunch time and she needs to eat. What are her options. This question is something I think all of us have faced and a straight answer would be helpful instead of a "if you had done this you would not be in the situation you are in" answer.
Answered By: unixwoman

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