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Mon Jun 16 08:17:27 EDT 2014

Not sure what else I can do to prevent complications...
Asked By: tillmanator  

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Newly diagnosed… two weeks ago. 6.5 A1c (based on readings before I started trying to lower BS) 213 at the end of the two 2 hour yucky drink test. I'm a 47 year old female whose dad is a type 2 also. I'm on meds for high BP (three weeks now) and my BP readings are now like 100/70. I work out 5-6 days a week and I weigh 122 at five foot four. Doc didn't tell me much but I've been reading a lot. The first thing the articles say is to lose 10-20 pounds. OK.. I might be able to get down to 112, but I'm not sure if I can get to 102! My cholesterol is already low and my BP is under control. I've figured out that to keep my BS under 120 after meals, that I can't eat more than two carb servings per meal and my calories are around 1200 or less per day. Is there anything else I can do or I am just going to have to deal with the fact that I'll eat tiny little meals throughout the day and rarely feel
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Expert Answers (1)
2014-07-21 12:03:42.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

It appears that you are already doing quite a bit to control your blood glucose. You are at a healthy weight for your height. Additional weight loss may not provide any extra benefits. Continue with your regular exercise routine.

Healthful eating is more than just counting carbohydrates and calories. Consider talking with a registered dietitian. He or she can review your eating plan and determine what changes, if any, is necessary to obtain optimal nourishment.

Read about treating type 2 diabetes.

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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Community Answers (1)
2014-08-08 15:41:20.0

If stress is a factor for you, better stress management could help you achieve better diabetes management. Stress releases stress hormones that cause glucose levels to elevate. I've found that no matter how well I do everything else, long term stress seems to undermine my efforts to maintain optimum glucose control.
Answered By: vivianeagleson

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