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Tue Oct 23 12:42:40 EDT 2012

I usually dont take insulin with meals. I sometimes feel bad after eating and my blood sugar is normal. Is this because of the diabetes?
Asked By: redrocket  

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2012-10-29 13:18:44.0

Thank you for your question to dLife. Eating a healthy diet and managing your blood sugars can be a challenge when you have diabetes. Have you discussed your target blood sugar range with your doctor? Your doctor may suggest testing your blood sugar in the morning (before eating) and two hours after lunch or dinner. Your medications, meals, snacks and exercise regime may need to be adjusted based on your blood sugar response. Please consider making an appointment with a registered dietitian who is also a certified diabetes educator. He or she can help you plan your meals and snacks. Your diet (including your carbohydrate and calorie consumption) may need to be adjusted in order to improve your blood sugar levels. Keep an honest food journal! Write down what you eat (or using an app) to keep track of your food patterns. You can share your food journal with your doctor and certified diabetes educator.

If you continue to not feel well after eating, please discuss this issue with your doctor. You might not feel well for a variety of reasons which may or may not be related to your diabetes.

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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